Rihanna's injuries from Chris Brown were horrific, including bite marks. E! reports police found Rihanna beaten really badly and hysterical. Brown had taken the keys to the car with him and she was basically left on the side of the road with the car.
TMZ reports Rihanna had major contusions on both sides of her face, with serious swelling and bruising. Her lip is split and her nose bloody. TMZ also confirmed there are bite marks on one of her arms and on several fingers. OMG.
Photo by: Giant magazine
Chris Brown didn't appear to be a man with a violent temper. But Chris Brown has a family history of domestic abuse. In 2007, he told Giant magazine about how his stepfather abused his mother for years.
In the Giant
article, Brown recalls telling his mother at the age of 11, that some
day, he would go to jail by age 15 for killing his abusive stepfather:
He made me terrified all the time, terrified like I had to pee on myself. I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, ‘I’m just gonna go crazy on him one day…’
Just goes to show the power of the domestic violence cycle. What do you think about the updated news?
Check out Healthy Living Buzz's post about a CafeMom member who lived through domestic abuse and is helping other women.