Rihanna Describes Chris Brown Assault in Her Own Words, Graphic Detail

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Yesterday on Good Morning America, Rihanna had a message for her fellow women who have suffered domestic abuse at the hands of their men: eff love!

She meant that in the sense that you can't take a man back just because you love him, as she did with Chris Brown. You have to stand up for yourself.

Today, in the second part of her interview with Diane Sawyer, Rihanna described, for the first time in her own words, just how bad Brown's attack was.

While it was all happening, Brown "had no soul in his eyes," she said.

We've read the police reports and seen the graphic, post-beating pics, but to hear Rihanna recount the events of the evening in detail is still shocking.

She says Chris really threatened to kill Rihanna for calling her assistant that night, and while she doesn't believe he ever follow through with that scare tactic, the physical abuse she recounts was both very real and deeply upsetting.

Rihanna in her interview with Diane Sawyer for GMA and 20/20.

"I fended him off with my feet from one ... side of the car, but ... it was not like, it was not like a fight with each other. I just ... wanted it to stop," she said.

"I was bleeding. I was swollen in my face. So there was no way of me getting home, except for, my next option was to get out of the car and walk ... start walking in a gown, in a bloody face? So I really don't know what my plan was."

"I didn't have a plan. That whole night was not part of my plan."

By the time the police came, she was already "battered" and when asked what caused the fight initially, she would only say that her boyfriend lied to her:

"I caught him in a lie. I was being more annoyed at that point in our relationship he had to lie about something so stupid, I couldn't take that he kept lying to me. And he couldn't take that I wouldn't drop it. And ... it was ugly."

Follow the jump for more details and a video of Rihanna's interview ...

She said she got a booty call text from another girl and caught him.

Rihanna says he couldn't let go of the fact that she wouldn't drop it, she couldn't take the fact that he wouldn't admit what he was doing wrong and it escalated.

He punched her in the face - while driving - as blood poured out of her mouth. He pounded her nearly unconscious and ultimately walked away from the scene.

Despite how badly she got hurt, she was feeling a "host of emotions " and that her love for Chris Brown "blinded" her from seeing the reality of the situation.

"The physical wounds go away, you put it in the back of your head and you start lying to yourself subconsciously," she said, noting that it took getting over the hurdle of feeling the need to protect her first love before she could walk away.

"I just said to him, 'I can't do this.' I resented him. I resented him so much. And I always put the tough face on and try to just try to play it off. But he knew."

"He kept asking me, 'You hate me, don't you? You hate me.' And I would lie and I would say, 'No, no. And ... I did hate him. Everything about him annoyed me. So finally, I just said, we can't. We can't do this. I cannot continue to do this."

Rihanna says a part of her may never recover from this.

"The thing that men don't realize, when they hit a woman ... the face, the broken arm, the black eye, it's going to heal. That's not .... the problem. It's the scar inside."

"You flash back. You ... remember it all the time."

"It comes back to you whether you like it or not. And it's painful," she admitted, fighting back tears. "So I don't think he understood that. They never do."


C Brown should have left her when she was slapping him etc. then it wouldnt have come to this. Rhian should have left him when she felt like she had to get physical, would have prevented this. Instead they didnt now look but I like C Brown music and just bought his new single.


c pour la vie


wow that really sounds terrible. chis must hate that shes finally coming out with it


'Olivia' said: "because no man would beat a woman unless the woman give them reason to". Olivia, you have oatmeal for brains. Get an education and some common sense and then re-think what you've written.


Is she ever going to stop talking about it. She is milking this for all it's worth. What Oprah and the other phonies fail to remember is that this wasn't the first time things got physical and she chose to stay, so she has some fault too. Also, it takes two to tango.


to all of this he ended killing my aunt >>>>>>.Thats why OLIVIA people like u make me sickkkkk U need a plunger pump for your brain


and all of this my mother try to put an end to it but when she decided to leave she whent with her older sister ,to make short he was so mad that he couldnt find her and when he found her he took me with him for 4months . He took me back with my mon and told her im leaving to U.S. ill work and ill send you some money .My mom said you may give your dauther what ever you want but not me .He got deported an that same night he whent where we lived an broke into the hause and he started stabbing my mon


and you know whats the worst is that she never deffended her self. she once found out he was cheeting on her; just for the fact that she asked him he graved her and slamed her body to the wall that made her bleed like if she was on her period


What ever the reason was a Man should never ever put a hand on a wonem ,and this wasnt the 1st time cris hitted her, if she would had done anything about this ,he would of keep on going. And olivia i dodnt care about cris and rihanna what makes me mad is that people like u deffend this type of cases........ just to let u KNow my mother was physically hurt by my father (s..t)


I don't why everybody takin sides chris and rihanna were probably both in the wrong. No man would hit a woman unless the woman give them reason to. Besides chris is already doin community service and he's on 5 years of probation and they might investigate
Even more and throw him in jail. I mean d*** what more do yall want from the man. It aint like he can go back that night and change everything, so yall need to forgive and forget. E erybody knows chris brown would've never done anything tragic like that, everything happens for a reason. So people just need to fall the f*** back and let and rihanna do them.

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