Yesterday was a blur of fast breaking information and wild speculation about the arrest of Chris Brown and his alleged domestic assault against his girlfriend Rihanna. While new information continues to make its way to the Internets — none of it really good, btw — we seem to be getting a better picture of just what may have transpired in the wee hours of Sunday morning leading up to Brown’s eventual arrest late Sunday evening. TMZ is reporting that Rihanna’s injuries were photographed by police and are described as “horrific” in nature. E! Online is reporting that Rihanna called 911 after the incident occurred and appears to have been cooperating with law enforcement at least in some capacity as police gathered evidence in this alleged assault. Meanwhile, Chris Brown has stayed relatively out of sight for most of yesterday … but was seen packing his belongings into a private jet, most likely making his way back East (back to Virginia?) to hide out with his family. Here are photos of Chris Brown loading up his luggage on board a private charted jet yesterday afternoon along with information from E! about Rihanna’s actions just after the alleged assault and the unsettling account by TMZ sources of Rihanna’s injuries:
From E!: According to a source close to the investigation, Rihanna made the 911 call to police after Brown “fled on foot” from the scene following the attack. Two officers from the LAPD Wilshire Division found Rihanna in Brown’s rented silver Lamborghini “beaten really badly and hysterical.” Brown had taken the keys to the car with him and Rihanna was basically left on the side of the road with the car. “Rihanna didn’t want anyone to touch her, she was in so much pain,” the source says. Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, had visible bruising and scrapes on her face and what appeared to be bite marks on her body. Officers took her to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. A member of Rihanna’s inner circle tells E! News her family is making plans to get her out of L.A.: “They want to get her back to Barbados. They want to keep her away from Chris right now.”
From TMZ: Law enforcement sources have now gotten specific with us… police took pictures of Rihanna’s injuries and they are “horrific.” As we reported, the photos show major contusions on both sides of the singer’s face — there is serious swelling and bruising. Her lip is split and her nose bloody. We have now confirmed there are bite marks on one of her arms and on several fingers. And we now know this… Rihanna claims Brown struck her with his fists and that’s what did the damage. There was no object used in the alleged attack. Rihanna refused treatment at the scene, but before she left cops took photos. We’re told the photos alone are “devastating proof of abuse.” And we’ve learned it was not Rihanna who called 911. Someone in the area heard her screams and called.
As you can plainly see, E! and TMZ have conflicting information on who made the 911 emergency call after the alleged incident occurred. Despite all this information from both outlets and their sources, it is impossible to know for sure which information is absolutely true. At this point, it’s really a matter of taking it all in and determining for one’s self which information and details seem most correct. I, for one, have no problem believing some aspects of each of these reports … but, again, until we hear word from official sources, we can’t know anything for sure. It does seem pretty clear that Chris Brown is retreating back to his home while Rihanna is, most probably, making her way home as well. I still cannot get over the ugliness of this whole story. He is 19 and she is 20 and we’re basically dealing with, what sounds like, a pretty outrageous physical altercation/attack. I’m just so … stunned by it all. And we’ve still got a ways to go before any resolution is even fathomable. I suspect more sources will come forward with new information … I guess we’ll just deal with that info as it comes.0