Rihanna and Chris Brown - Wednesday 4th February 2009

*file photos* * 'BEATEN Rihanna SNAP' POSTED ONLINE A photograph of a badly bruised RIHANNA allegedly taken after her reported fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has appeared on a celebrity website. The shocking snap features a close-up of what appears to be the Umbrella singer with heavy bruising on her forehead, a swollen nose and a bloody lip. The image was posted on TMZ.com. It is not known from where the photograph was sourced as WENN goes to press. Rihanna returned to her native Barbados last week (begs09Feb09) after she was reportedly assaulted by her then-boyfriend Brown in the early hours of 8 February (09). The incident was said to have left her in need of hospital treatment. Brown is facing possible jail time after he was charged by Los Angeles police with making criminal threats following the heated argument. Earlier this week (16Feb09), Rihanna's cousin told reporters the star's injuries were not as as bad as people make them sound. Yvonne Fenty said, Rihanna is holding up well. Everyone is looking after her. Her injuries weren't near as bad as people make them sound. Brown released a statement on Sunday (15Feb09) admitting he was saddened by the incident, and that he was seeking solace in getting counselling from his pastor and his family. Rihanna has yet to issue an official statement about the incident. (MJ/WNWCZM/MJ) Rihanna out and about at The Grove with friends Los Angeles, California - 04.02.09 (1 image)

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