Father of Rihanna Speaks Out

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In the first interview with a family member since her alleged battering at the hands of Chris Brown, Rihanna's father, Ronald Fenty, said that when he first heard that his daughter had been assaulted last week, "I didn't believe it.

"I know my daughter," said Fenty, 55. As for her boyfriend and alleged attacker, he said, "You think you know somebody, but you really don't."

Brown, 19, allegedly battered Rihanna, 20, in Los Angeles last Sunday before the Grammys. He was arrested and may face charges from the L.A. district attorney.

Describing Rihanna's current condition after seeing her in Barbados on Thursday, Fenty said, "There is some bruising. She will be all right. I think so."

He added of his daughter, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, "At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world."

Ronald Fenty, a salesman and freelance clothing designer, said that Rihanna is spending time with family and girlfriends in Barbados while she heals.

While Fenty said he wouldn't tell his daughter what to do regarding the future of the couple's relationship, he did say, "If it were me, I'd move on."

The last time Fenty had seen Rihanna and Chris Brown together was in July. "They seemed pretty happy," he recalls. "I don't know what went wrong."

As for Brown's alleged pattern of abuse - Rihanna apparently told the police it was not the first time this happened - Fenty said, "I was really shocked because he’s such a talented person. He’s a little immature, yeah."

"I hope he learned his lesson," Fenty added, still reeling from what happened to his daughter. "And that this will never happen to another women."

According to reports, police are still investigating Brown, who is free after posting $50,000. He was arrested for making felony criminal threats - after allegedly threatening to kill Rihanna - but sources say proving that charge may be iffy.

A lesser, but still serious charge of battery is more likely.

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Things may have been going bad for this relationship for quite some time....this was just the big blow up!! If Rhianna is as close to Daddy as he portrays in this article he knows the real deal. Rhianna seems to be a little sneaky young lady..with a lot of hellish ways...hint hint

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I think chris brown is a coward and a selfish young man who is insecure and just dont have strenght to pic on someone his own size. I am upset about this and i hate what he did , my point is they have an argument yes, but that doesnot give him the right to hit her. She is and will always be a Caribbean super star and i hope that she pick up her life and leave that 'jerk ' that is what he is a 'jerk ' .leave his ass theren is a ton of hgood men who will be good to u and make u happy , you di nothing wrong keep your head up .

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1 mo thing rihanna next time he touch on u look me up on dat intanet and we gone fight chris brown iight gurl cause he ant no real boy he just 1 of dem men who wann get sucka punched ya her me gurl but i hope u well soon i may be a lil guh but ya no me i ant playin!! oh yea and chris ima put u in prision my mommy ish a judge and she will do any thing fo me and ima put yo ass in prision my big sis even dont like u no mo so u no she gone wont u der my mommy da same so gud luck in jail and rember dont drop da soap hoe

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omg i hate chris brown now dat stupid biych i thought he waz dat nicca i wanna marry when i grow up but god dam chris fuhk u now im sorry but dont touch feel punch hit my sister rihanna no mo sucker cause if i waz der and i saw u hit ha baby boy she ant gone be in da hopsital u iz and u da 1 gone get yo black eye and datz dat gurl promize i no u richa nd famaz but i ant scard to fight no man >:[

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RIHANNA YOU DISERVE SOMEBODY THAT IS MATURED NOT A LIL BOY LIKE BROWN,
YEAH ISAY IT AGAIN THAT BOY IS PROUD FOR NOTHINK,HE IS NOT A MAN ENOUGHT FOR YOU,FENT!!!! GET WELL SOON, AND FORGET ABOUT A BOY THAT DOESN`T HAVE RESPECT FOR A WOMAN,SPECIAL A WOMAN LIKE YOU.
WISH YOU THE BEST.

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LOL do all the real women in the world really want Rihana to speak for them? I don't think so. She's loose. And she's an overrated colored singer. Just keep hiding out in the Bahamas, hoodrat. Lyn fromwembleypark.com

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OMG!!!!

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Oh yeah... He definetly bit her by accident... Yeah right Chris you woman beater!

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listen up all 3 of u agree wiva all of u 1 she is no saint and dat u dont hit accidentaly listen 2 this the way she was controling him he had 2 snap dont do dis do dis that she wa lik 2 him she was the 1 after him he can go out with any 1 in the world thats how famous he is and yh so she can but the point iz she knew this and woz trin 2 control him so yh he might hit coz of coz of dat i a not chris brown or rihanna fan but i am sayin luk at it dis way an u will figure it outwhich sier will fly all te way 4rm ny 2 see they boyfreind in englnd leaving million dollor cd signin
also some1 close 2 her mentioned she went 2 check on chris

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How can you not mean to attack somebody?! Was it just like 'oops my fist slipped and it hit your face, sorry!'.