The first real photo of Rihanna‘s injuries after allegedly being beaten by boyfriend Chris Brown has made it’s way onto the internet.
The picture was obtained by TMZ, and is a close up shot that shows the bruises and contusions on Rihanna’s face.
Brown, who is accused of assaulting Rihanna in the early morning hours of February 8th, is being investigated for domestic violence, assault resulting in great bodily injury, and possibly attempted murder.
Rihanna reportedly told police that Brown made death threats and choked her until she lost consciousness.
Brown, who is free on $50,000 bond, issued an official statement one week after his arrest, and is currently home with his family in Virginia, while Rihanna is recovering from her injuries with family and friends in Barbados.