Rihanna said to have told cops Chris Brown threatened to kill her

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The more details that come out in the Chris Brown and Rihanna saga, the worse Brown looks. E! Online has supposed insider details of the investigation. According to their source, not only did Chris Brown threaten to kill Rihanna according to what she told to police, but he strangled her so hard so lost consciousness. He then took off and left her there. Cops that responded to the scene were so worried about Rihanna when they found her in the car that they drove her directly to the hospital instead of calling an ambulance. It’s a good thing someone called the police when they did.

[Rihanna and Chris Brown] began squabbling after leaving Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party late Saturday. Shortly after midnight, things blew up. Brown pulled his silver Lamborghini to the side of a street in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood. That’s when, per the source, Rihanna grabbed the car keys and tossed them out the window, sending Brown into a rage.
He tried in vain to find the keys, then came back to the car, put his hands around her neck and, according to the insider, said, “I’m going to kill you!”

According to the source, the 20-year-old “Disturbia” singer told police that she lost consciousness, and when she awoke, Brown had fled.

According to the source, her right eye was blackened and badly swollen and she had hand prints on her arms. The responding officers were so concerned about her, they drove Rihanna to the hospital in their squad car instead of waiting for an ambulance.

Officers took two sets of photographs of the banged-up singer, one at the scene and the second after she was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. Those photos were presumably among the evidence presented to the district attorney.

After being treated for her injuries, police escorted her down a rear elevator and into a waiting Mercedes, the source says.

[From E! Online]

It’s pretty safe to assume that Brown’s promising career is over at this point, and his endorsement deals are quickly dissolving. He was dropped from a Wrigley’s gum campaign earlier in the week, his Got Milk? deal has ended, and there are even radio stations refusing to play his music.

People has more details of Rihanna’s injuries, which were previously said to be “horrific,” and it sounds like that account was unfortunately true. She had a black eye, “a swollen split lip and two red and purple contusions on either side of her forehead,” according to a source quoted in People.

Rihanna is now safe with her family in Barbados. Her grandmother told a local newspaper that she is “fine” and that her nose isn’t broken.

OK! Magazine and the NY Daily News both have potential details of the incidents that led up to the fight, but whatever they were arguing about hardly seems relevant now in light of the abusive way it ended.

Brown has said in the past that he grew up in an abusive home, and that his stepfather was physically abusive to his mother, a charge his stepfather denies.

Both Rihanna and Chris have canceled scheduled upcoming appearances. It doesn’t sound like Brown will have many offers after the dust settles.

Rihanna and Chris Brown are shown performing on 12/13/08 and 12/16/08. Photo credit: WENN.

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  1. sissoucat says:

    Poor girl. She was very lucky someone called 911.

    Good to know that cops did the right thing by escorting her right away to the hospital.

  2. mojoman says:

    There is a special place in hell for abusers like him (along with animal abusers and pedophiles). He will be lucky if his record company still keeps him. Piece of scum!

  3. Rreedy says:

    Glad she is safe with her family. CB needs his sorry behind locked up for a while, surrounded by inmate goons who would LOVE to get at him.

  4. sissoucat says:

    I just read the People article and I’m disgusted that they focus on how Brown’s a nice guy and how his career could be saved if Rihanna forgave him.

    See, that’s a part of abuse : you’re a victim and you seek help. Do you get help ? No ! Most people around you start saying “oh, it’s a first time, just forgive him, it was unintentional”. It’s so much easier for them to pretend it never happened – and they’ll tell you you’re the one abusing the other if you only think about pressing charges !

    People, you don’t like abuse ? Then don’t harass victims of abuse, harass abusers !

  5. xiaoecho says:

    Does anyone know how long they have been together?

  6. xiaoecho says:

    She looks very Whitney-ish in the header

  7. saintdevil says:

    If he strangled her and fled when she was unconscious, I hope he goes down for attempted murder.

  8. xiaoecho says:

    sorry, I mean’t the bottom photo

  9. Emily says:

    They’ve been together since at least last summer, if not before then. But I don’t think they’ve been dating that long.

  10. HEB says:

    If she threw his keys out the window, that makes me think he had been drinking

  11. Debbie says:

    From People: “Just hours after the incident, witnesses spotted Brown and Rihanna leaving the London Hotel together around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday”

    Did they meet back up at the hotel after this happened???

  12. bros says:

    are you serious sissoucat? PEople mag actually hinted that rihanna should forgive him so that he could save his music career? they deserve some hate mail for that. can you post the link or did you read it in print?

  13. Shelly Shellz says:

    He’s young. He needs counseling. I dont condone abuse in any way but I as a victim of teenage luv gone wrong as well understands how it can effect someone who grew up with it to repeat it if they didnt get the counseling to deal w that reality. I feel for Rihanna on so many levels but I dont believe he’s a bad guy, he needs serious help.

  14. cara says:

    Over at Janet Charlsomething, yesterday a person in the comment section said they were at the pre grammy party and CB seemed to be jonesing the coca (iane that is) and that was the possible reason for overshooting their hotel as well as reason for her getting pissed and throwing the keys out of the window. Certainly seems plausible. (I have waaaaay too much time on my hands, forgive me)

    BUT this punk should get the backlash rather then Phelps. (actually so should Hefner for sexing barely legal ladies!!!)

  15. Kait says:

    I’m with Sissoucat – that People article made it seem like “oh, well, he’s a nice boy who got angry and did something bad on accident. Poor guy!”

    No. Obviously we don’t know what happened exactly but any man who will choke a woman until she passes out and then abandon her is NOT a nice guy who makes a mistake in anger. That guy is a first class asshole and deserves every horrible thing that comes his way as a result of this.

  16. kiki says:

    I dont know if his career is finished. Look at OJ Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee.
    you dont know what goes on in someones private life if they get off on certain freaky stuff methinks its not the first time they fought He ran away like a little punk

  17. kiki says:

    that PEOPLE article oh man now I know why this magazine is called knee pads yeah arent most abusers charming and nice the abused should just not press charges and let it go @@ ironically enought the above examples thats what happend OJ was acquited, Tommy lee did go to jail but Pam goes back and forth with him. Diane Lane refused to press charges against Josh for domestic violence. Rhianna could very well go back to Chris

  18. Ash says:

    I wonder when we’ll know what this huge fight was over. Hmmmmm….

    This Josh Brolin news is new to me. What happened?

  19. meme says:

    I didn’t think his career was over until I read the Jay Z is beyond livid over this because he is RiRi’s mentor. Jay Z will squash him like a bug.

  20. meme says:

    Ash, Early in their marriage Diane Lane and Josh Brolin had a “domestic” incident and the police were called.

  21. BluePlanet says:

    And after she fell unconscious, he fled?? Not knowing if someone is dead or alive after strangling them, and then leaving the scene? THAT is beyond reproach and very serious on top of what already went down.

  22. Baholicious says:

    Chris Brown might as well get his applications in at McDonald’s or KFC right now because he’s finished.

    “Would you like fries with that black eye?”

  23. xiaoecho says:

    Thanx Emily :-)

    Baho…..you are incorrigable

  24. Annie says:

    Didn’t Ike and Tina have a similar relationship? And didn’t they go on to have pretty lucrative careers for a bit? And then he went to jail, but then his ass came out and wrote a book and made more money and shit?

    Not that I’m condoning abuse. Because I think that hitting a woman is one of the lowest forms of low a man can go.

  25. Mairead says:

    Jesus that is horrific. Considering that the sources in these sorts of cases are usually someone connected with the police station, then I’m pretty sure that much of what’s being reported is how it was reported to and by the police. (I’m choosing my words carefully as he’s not been convicted of anything yet, plus I don’t want the site to be sued *wink*)

    If any of those silly little girls who think that “hez so kewt – if hee wuz wit mee he ud nevaa doe dat” – had BETTER stay on bloodyhalfwits-dot-com otherwise I will teach them the meaning of sorry.

    (because they made me and it’s only because I care. If I didn’t care I wouldn’t get to riled up, so you should think yourself lucky that you’ve someone who cares about you that much etc etc etc.. abuser-whinge ad nauseum)

  26. CosVis says:

    The more I hear about this, the worse I feel for Rihanna. Poor girl. However, at this point, it’s all speculation until an official statement is released. Wouldn’t her injuries include severe bruising and hand prints around her neck in line with being choked so hard she passed out. Also, did he beat her before or after she passed out and then ran off? I would seriously prefer to get an official statement and see the pictures of the injuries. Not saying they aren’t there, just that Chinese whispers distort things.

  27. CandyKay says:

    I also don’t believe his career is finished.

    Look at R. Kelly – that one was on tape! – and he’s still around.

  28. CosVis says:

    Oh scratch my last comment. I guess going by Mairead said, the insider must be legit. Damn. That really is messed up.

  29. Mairead says:

    CosVis – I could be wrong. But the bruises around her neck could have taken longer to develop or been internal, I’m assuming that we’re hearing what the police reported initially and what was visible to them then; anything else will be added later.

    Candykay, unfortunately you’re right – and RKelly’s stuff was rubbish anyway.

  30. Codzilla says:

    Mairead: I love you. If I wasn’t married, I’d propose.

  31. juju says:

    any man that hits a women is a straight up punk, sorry but there is no excuse for this behavior. Men who hit women will do it over and over, they will not stop. oh nice guy chris brown, fuck chris brown and any motherfucker that wants to hit. I will never look at him in the same way. NEVER

  32. sissoucat says:

    bros: just follow the link towards People provided by Celebitchy…

  33. aoibhin k says:

    i cant believe he would do that poor rihanna i used 2 love chris brown not anymore!
    im glad rihanna ok!

  34. Mairead says:

    LOL! Sorry Coddie, but gg has first dibs on this site (after the bf of course)

  35. Codzilla says:

    I was going to suggest a cage match (inappropriate on this particular thread, I know), but if your mind is already made up, then I can live with it.

  36. Diva says:

    R Kelly didn’t have Jay-Z gunning for him.

    I’m guessin Chris Brown has done his last moonwalk.

  37. Cece says:

    This scared me so baddd! i love rihanna im a big fan, and i can’t believe he would just leave…that so messed up
    my stomache dropped just with the thought that she could have actually died..omg glad ur ok riri
    he could have killed someone seriously like wtf

  38. NotBlonde says:

    I think the difference with R.Kelly is that it was plausibly questionable that it was actually him and the girl refused to testify against him. I think he did it, and he’s a sicko pervert who should be in jail and getting therapy for his pedophilia, but what can you do? If the chick wouldn’t say anything, you can’t really do anything in court.

    Chris Brown’s career will be done with because it is not only obvious that he beat her, but she is cooperating with the police and allegedly said he was the one who attacked her when the police arrived. There is very little evidence to the contrary. No one likes a woman beater.

    He might come back after a looooong time (like Josh Brolin) but it’s harder for singers. Actors you can kind of forget that they did something horrible because you see them in so many new characters.

    Chris Brown can never sing about love or relationships or women again. His whole career was based around making tweens and young teens love him because he seemed squeaky clean and such. What is he going to sing about after he beat up his girlfriend?

  39. tt says:

    I don’t think Chris career is over, look at Kobe Bryant, Rape charge. Edorsements drop left and right. What he reached a settlement, he then got new endorsements. Its amount money people we are in a recession people will risk promoting risky entertainers, b-ball players,etc just to fill their pockets… Also look at R-kelly… He kept making music and selling and his charges were horrible also. My take on this is that they both are young and immature. I remember being in my early 20′s upset because dude didn’t return my call, or upset because dude playing games in my face. People get emotional and can provoke one another. No that is no excuse for anyone to put their hands on each other. Women are so emotional and get pissed if things don’t go our way especially immature women. I think something like this has been going on with them for some time now and those around them business executive’s etc had an idea. Even if they were arguing, cursing, etc. That’s verbal abuse and is not good at all for anyone to receive or ditch. So if Rhianna partake in verbal abuse she contributed to the escalation of this manner, playing the we together one min game and we are not together the next min game. So childish, but expected for 19 and 20 year olds. Also I heard they both were drinking at Clive’s party, aren’t they under age?? Isn’t that illegal? Yeah they better be careful with this case because the truth will have to come out from top to bottom…. I think both of them do need help, I really think Chris did snap, but I don’t think it happen intentionally. Also Jay Z need to slow down.. These are young, young adults. Why go after a kid??? Jay is what 40??? I understand his frustration, but didn’t he just push a camera woman in her face in Africa somewhere? That’s disrespect and abuse, I don’t care if he didn’t know the woman. Some people are so Phony.. REAL TALK. People need to evaluate theirselves and know that no one is perfect and usually in most caseses it’s both man and female ditching and receiving abuse. Not good at all. But America be fair. I pray for both of them. I also pray the industry folks conduct this fairly and stop trying to blackball people. Keep it Real…. Rhianna could have been upset, jealous, and feeling rejected. As a woman, now older we tend not to take rejection well. I’ve grown up and know now not to snap off when it comes to being rejected in any ways shape or form. Its something about this just leads me to believe she entertained the abuse, dramma, text, booty call, whatever and she played her part too as the other party in the relationship. No excuse to snap, but some folks can’t control what they say and do, later regreting. With that being said prayer is much needed and counseling for one who’s angry and can’t control their temper. But Women need to check theirselves too, we can be sneaky & slick and play the victim if things don’t go our way. I’ve done it, not proud of it in my early 20′s made false police reports and threat to call po po’s just to get a different respond that’s suitible for me from the guy. I do not recommend nor condone this behavior and advise those to seek help and prayer for guidance. I’m not proud of past mishaps, but I know how women coud be and I have had past female associates that were similar to their boyfriends in the past. Not a good look at all.

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  41. Bambilee says:

    “It’s pretty safe to assume that Brown’s promising career is over at this point…” If only. He has a Grammy now. I still can’t believe it.