Earlier this week, a judge allowed Chris Brown to once again have contact with former girlfriend Rihanna, tossing the restraining order against him.
With the passage of time, and Brown doing an exemplary job with his probation, one practically forgets that he beat his one-time lady love senseless.
Until today, when MediaTakeOut posted uncensored photos of Rihanna's battered face after the attack - pictures even more graphic than you think.
Follow the jump to see one of the images. Warning: It's upsetting ...
This was apparently taken at a hospital back in 2009, following the brutal attack on Rihanna by Brown on the eve of that year's Grammy Awards ceremony.
Contrast it with a TMZ's original photo (below), and the new image, due to its clarity and likely its timeliness, makes the attack appear even more savage:
Brown eventually pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna but was not sentenced to jail. He was given five years' probation and ordered to stay away from the singer.
While he has complied with the probation and all its requirements - counseling, extensive community labor - these images will hurt Brown's image forever.
After what he did, as illustrated by these photos - not that it would have made it okay, but this was more than a one-punch flare-up, clearly - it probably should.
Lifting the restraining order is one thing, but if we were Rihanna, we'd think long and hard before moving forward with any sort of reconciliation.