Pop and R&B singer Chris Brown was charged with two felonies today as a result of what was apparently a brutal attack on his pop star/model girlfriend, Rihanna, last month. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed the charges this morning, accusing Brown of committing an assault likely to cause “great bodily harm” and making terrorist threats.
There are reports all over the Internet today with details of the alleged attack, which are painful to read. Court documents indicate Brown viciously beat, bit, and then threatened to kill the victim, identified as Robyn F. Rihanna’s full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Copies of the court document/ affidavit are on the Los Angeles Times and CNN websites.
According to the court documents, the spark for the alleged attack was the discovery of a text message from another woman on Brown’s phone by 21-year-old Rihanna. It happened early on February 8, after a pre-Grammy event the couple had attended. The couple, with 19-year-old Brown at the wheel of a rented Lamborghini, argued. The altercation soon escalated with Brown reportedly shoving, punching, choking, biting, and threatening Rihanna.
Eventually, Brown stopped the vehicle on a street in Hancock Park, but the alleged attack continued. A resident heard Rihanna’s screams for help and called police. When officers arrived at the scene they found a battered Rihanna and the Lamborghini, but Brown had fled on foot.
Hours later, Brown turned himself in at a police station, was booked, and then released on $50,000 bond. If found guilty of the charges Brown could be sentenced to probation or the maximum of four years and eight months in state prison.
Brown appeared briefly in Los Angeles Superior Court this afternoon. The singer was supposed to be arraigned on the charges, but that was postponed until April 6, 2009. Also, Brown was ordered “not to annoy, harass, molest, threaten or use force or violence against anyone ” by the court commissioner, according to the People website.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that the couple has been attempting to reconcile. Rihanna needs to think long and hard about the consequences,( mental, physical, and career), of staying with a man who will beat you bloody for any reason. And yes, statistics have shown that the chances of it happening again are high, unless that man gets some serious therapy.