The story first broke on the evening of the 8th with both Rihanna and Chris Brown having missed the Grammys where they were both scheduled to perform and before long the website TMZ was running this article
Chris Brown Investigated for Alleged Assault
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Chris Brown is being investigated by the LAPD in an alleged assault on a female.
According to police, Brown and a woman whom cops refuse to identify were arguing inside a vehicle around 12:30 this morning when suddenly things allegedly turned violent.
It doesn't take long for Rihanna to be identified as the other party and and then it gets dirtier as unsubstantiated stories speculating on the reason for the fight begin to emerge
Chris Brown and handed himself in and was released on bail. On the other side the extent of Rihanna's injuries was another angle of the story that was getting some mileage with TMZ again reporting from police sources
Rihanna Bloody and Bruised
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Rihanna's injuries were severe -- two "huge contusions" which swelled up on both sides of her forehead. We're told she also suffered "a bloody lip and nose."
One of the law enforcement people put it this way -- the contusions "look like an MMA fighter or something ... [It] looked like she was growing devil's horns."
And then the backlash against Chris Brown begins. Intials reports came through of Brown being dropped by Wrigley's Chewing gum, the "Got Milk" campaign and now radio station are beginning to take his records off their playlist.
The story is still developing but it looks like a moment of madness Chris Brown will regret for a very long time.