Chris Brown charged with assault + gory details of Rihanna row revealed
Chris Brown had his day in court yesterday – and was charged with assault following the ‘brutal argument’ which left girlfriend Rihanna with shocking facial injuries.
Brown appeared at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County to answer charges of assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats.
Rihanna is allegedly said to have told police she will not testify against him but, according to Californian law, an individual can still be charged with domestic violence even without the victim’s co-operation.
If convicted, the possible sentence ranges from probation to four years and eight months imprisonment.
Gory details of the 8 February fight were also leaked from a detective’s affidavit.
The couple reportedly got into a fight after the Umbrella singer found a three-page text message from another woman on Brown’s mobile phone.
Brown pulled his car over and tried to push Rihanna out, but she was still wearing her seatbelt, Los Angeles Police Detective De Shon Andrews wrote.
He said Brown then pushed Rihanna‘s head against the window, punched her with his right hand, and continued driving while hitting her, the affidavit states. According to the affidavit, he also bit her on the ear.
Brown then allegedly threatened to kill Rihanna after she pretended to leave a phone message with her assistant, telling her to have the police waiting at her house.
Andrews described Brown’s blows as causing Rihanna’s mouth to fill with blood. He also writes that Brown tried to choke Rihanna after she took the keys to his car away.
Andrews wrote that Rihanna nearly lost consciousness but also tried to fight back while in the car, at one point trying to gouge at Brown’s eyes.
Brown and Rihanna recently enjoyed a reunion in Miami, and this week flew back to LA together, where they checked into the Beverly Wiltshire.