Celebrity Gossip Site: Rihanna Photo Obtained Legally

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Harvey Levin, the executive producer of TMZ, one of the web's biggest celeb news and gossip sites, went on Fox News' On the Record show on Friday night.

The purpose of his visit? To address the escalating controversy surrounding the battered Rihanna photo, which the LAPD has insinuated was leaked illegally.

"Now, I should be quick to say that we got this picture legally," a Fox News transcript of the show quotes the celebrity gossip publisher as saying.

"And we - when we got the picture, we believed it was not an LAPD picture, and we still are still not convinced it is. The police department is sounding like they say it is, but they haven't said that unequivocally, either."

The Los Angeles Police Department has not officially identified Rihanna as the alleged victim in the Chris Brown case, in which the entertainer was arrested and charged with battery and suspicion of criminal threats February 8.

Chris Brown, Rihanna Photo

The LAPD launched an internal investigation after receiving "numerous inquiries about the release of a photograph associated with a domestic violence incident that occurred on February 8, 2009, involving entertainer Chris Brown."

Levin said TMZ has heard a lot of rumors surrounding what Rihanna will do next in regards to Brown, but most of what they have heard is unsubstantiated.

"There are a lot of rumors going around about this case, and I don't really put a lot of credence in any of them, which is why we haven't put any of that stuff up on the site, because I don't think it's concrete enough," he said.

"But I think the fact is, with those pictures, I've got to tell you, I mean, I don't think the DA is going to be completely stymied if she doesn't cooperate."

We have not posted the photo in question on our homepage as it is so graphic. Follow the jump to see how badly Rihanna was hurt:

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hi rihana i'm sorry for what happened too you i know how u feeling i know some1 thats going through the same thing.

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rihanna is beautiful girl in the world so that Iasay that
noone music is the best for me and Igive suggestion you should follow like this.
if ithink all people love her but ilove her like mother when iremeber her song

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hey rihanna sorry to hear about wat chriss done to you and i think that he is bang out of order and ah hope he will rot in hell xxx keep the good sings up dnt let him roon your career xx fae tammii babe xxx

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omg! i feel sad for u!u r so hurt but i am sure u upset him so much! he didn`nt mean it plz dont press charges against him i luv u!

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you shudint hit a girl. but thats men for ya

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Kia ora Rihanna far look wat he dd to u far hes a mole aye nemind eni1 jus 4get about him bt if u cant den yea bt u should yea yea

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oh my God, rihannah dats riily sad! am rilly mad at c.b bt u know he'z a nyc guy and come on your acute gal so no one deserves such brutality. so then decide wether to move back or move on. athawiz, u will get beta and u'l stil hav me as afun. love you so much rih. tek care. mwah!

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sry I meant feel

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I fell very sad for you...
Hope your face gets better
"He" is a cruel guy!

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OMG LOOK AT YOUR FACE YOUR PREETY BUST UP GIRL YOU GONE NEED ALOT OF MAKEUP FOR THAT WHAT DID YOU DO TO MAKE HIM SO UPSET ANYWAY YOUR IN MY PRAYERS AND DONT PRESS CHARGES CAUSE HIS FANS WILL START A RIOT AND KEEP UP WITH THE GOOD WORK

Rihanna Biography

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Born
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Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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