First Off: I’ve seen the picture, and let me tell you – you won’t find it on this website…I think the sites that are posting it – are just wrong. If you want to see it, you’re going to have to go find it on your own. Shame on you if you post it!!
A photo of Rihanna after she was allegedly assaulted by Chris Brown has been obtained by TMZ.
In the disturbing picture, the singer appears to have a swollen, bloody lip, two black eyes and marks on her forehead.
The Los Angeles police have launched an internal investigation to determine who leaked the photo.
“The photograph has the appearance of one taken during an official Domestic Violence investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department takes seriously its duty to maintain the confidentiality of victims of domestic violence,” the LAPD said in a statement Thursday.
“The Department launched an immediate internal investigation and subsequently filed a personnel complaint. A violation of this type is considered serious misconduct, with penalties up to and including termination,” the statement concludes.
Rihanna — who turns 21 years old tomorrow — has been lying low in her native Barbados following the alleged attack the morning of the Grammys, which started when another woman sent a text message to Brown, Us Weekly reports in its newest issue, on stands now.
Brown, 19, was arrested for making criminal threats, but has yet to face charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney.
He released a statement on Feb. 15 saying he was “sorry and saddened…over what transpired.”