Photo of Battered Rihanna Published Online, So Where is Chris Brown's Mug Shot?

Police photographs of singer Rihanna's battered face were leaked to the celebrity gossip site TMZ.com on Thursday. It should be noted that these were not an official release by the Los Angeles police, but rather, were illegally obtained and distributed. A statement released by the LAPD Friday morning said that the "unauthorized release of a domestic violence photograph immediately generated an internal investigation." Until this point, the extent of Rihanna's injuries sustained in an alleged attack by then-boyfriend Chris Brown were pure speculation and hearsay.

The disturbing image of Rihanna's face as photographed by police on February 8, 2009 shows the two large contusions on her forehead, bruised and swollen eyes, various abrasions, swollen bloody lips, and a swollen nose.

Rihanna herself has not yet commented on the situation, and has not been seen in public since the incident took place. Instead, she fled to her home country of Barbados where she has been keeping company with close friends while she heals. Given the measures that she has taken to protect her privacy, we can only assume the embarrassment that this photo brings. Now instead of Chris Brown being embarrassed by a mug shot being released, it's the victim who has become the focal point of this case.

And speaking of Chris Brown, the alleged perpetrator of the attack on Rihanna, no official mug shot has yet been released. Countless other celebrities in California have been arrested and have had to endure facing their mug shots published in the media, so why not Brown?

The reason that no mug shot of Brown has been released is because he was arrested within the city limits of Los Angeles, which has a policy of not releasing mug shots unless the individual poses a threat to the public or if its distribution will assist in the criminal investigation. Others arrested within Los Angeles County, not the city of Los Angeles, do often have their mug shots release as there are not the same restrictions in place that the city has enacted.

The LAPD should make an exception in this case, and release Chris Brown's mug shot so he can bear the shame of his alleged actions. The photo of Rihanna's injuries should have never made it out past the walls of the police department, and the individual involved in its release should be fired. It's not fair that photos of the victim in this case have been plastered everywhere, while the accused gets off with nary a photo published.

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i dnt think this is really rihanna because if someone from the police department cas release a picture of rihanna i'm sure they could have released a picture of chris browns mug shot aswell i mean if there selfish enough to embaress her for money i'm sure they would have no problem giving chris browns mug shot and getting more money....anyways don't think thats rihanna cas her makeup is all different and she has all spots around her chin and rihanna dosn't have spots and also the tatoo is to bright and obvious rihannas is more faded.....either ways happy birthday rihanna i can't wait to hear the full story its killing me and i don't want to immediatly throw chris under the bus

i dont believe these are the real photos, And even more rihanna have ear rings in her ear all the way up an there are no ear rings, and she dont look like that at all, i think these are funny along with the others,And a detective said that the injuries werent as bad as they spectulated them to be , come on people dont believe this mess. Rihanna i love you an i wish u the best, And chris i love u 2 very much an ima still be a big fan regardless we all make mistakes. And i think people fail to realize he had bruises and a bloodie lip too. So i think they both were in the wrong an they both are victims.

THAT CANNOT BE RIHANNA!!!! ....THIS IS HORRIBLE

That is RIHANNA. Look at the tattoo on her left shoulder.

dis can not be rihanna, it dnt look anythin like her. i mean she jst came from a party she would have some make up on and earings. Rihanna i love you n am ur biggest fan and chris brown's 2. i really thing the world she give you 2 a break from al dis fukin shit. deep down i stil believe chris is a gud person he jst made one stupid fuck mistake and i bet u he regreds it with al his heart. we have 2 know dat he is stil a kid n jst cos he is famous dat dnt mean he dnt make mistakes. he came from an abusive background give him a second changes. he stil loves rihanna n feels for her and rihanna loves him 2. they jst need 2 get away from the media and work things out. the good book told us that we should forgive and love one other. N our brother 2pac (RIP) told us 2 forgive but not forget througt his song keep ur head up. Rihanna i love you and ma prayers go out 2 u both. Chris jst keep prayin. ur true fans wil b with you side by side jus like me. people leave them alone 2 work things out

Thats just stupid. Give him another chance? he still loves him inside? this is the kind of reasoning why a lot of women keep getting into abusive relationships and dont leave. "never mind he beats me like a dog as long as he love me", what the hell is wrong with you? a slap is a MISTAKE, beating a woman up is just plain wrong. Accidentally stabbing someone is a mistake, but they still go to jail for it. Throw Chris Browns ass in jail, let him learn the hard way that you dont put your hands on a woman!

WOHA!!! THAT SO AWFUL TO SEEN HER FACE IS NASTY AND WORST SHE FEEL SHIT BAD WHILE SHE IN HOSPITAL SO I HOPE CB IS AWSOME TO BEATIN HER ASS DOWN THAT GATA GET HURT RIHANNA U KNOW CB IS WHOOP UR ASS DOWN> SHAME ON U!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK U RIHANNA U LOSE

WE HATE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U SNOOD.
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As a women I know how crazy we can act so she was probaly trippin but that doesnt excuse what he did so yall need to suck it up get back together and let that shit go yall know yall still love each other

DAMN U GT UR AZZ BEAT

dat is sum fuck up shit u need to beat his ass and send him to the hospital so i can laugh at him to

Rihana you are most beautiful girl on earth and I am a great fan from The Old Capital of fiji. Please you will be dead if you go back to him and what if never change........come on there is plenty fish in the sea. Chris Brown is young to feel the pain. After what he did.....I dont think he is good enough for you. Please date a guy who is religious and respect us women.

Rihana you are most beautiful girl on earth and I am a great fan from The Old Capital of fiji. Please you will be dead if you go back to him and what if never change........come on there is plenty fish in the sea. Chris Brown is young to feel the pain. After what he did.....I dont think he is good enough for you. Please date a guy who is religious and respect us women.

fuck chris brown dats a damn shame wat he did to u i wat hav beat his ass u to beauty fr dat gurl dats a sham dats some real shit he did to u he a low down dirty bitch n he is not ma fan no more