When news of Chris Brown’s alleged assault on girlfriend Rihanna first broke, so many questions went unanswered. What really happened the night before the Grammy’s? Was there prior abuse? Is Rihanna pregnant and did the couple really get married in Miami during their reconciliation?
A source involved in the investigation is speaking to Hollyscoop exclusively about the details surrounding the night of the alleged attack, and what Rihanna really told police in her statement. Hollyscoop has the scoop on never before published details surrounding the Chris Brown and Rihanna assault investigation below...
New Details Surrounding Police Report
Contrary to what sites like TMZ had previously reported, Rihanna did not tell police that she was the victim of “escalating violence.” TMZ reported: “Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the night of the attack Rihanna told cops she was the victim of escalating violence -- and the perp was Brown.”
However, a source involved in the investigation tells Hollyscoop exclusively that in the reports, Rihanna confessed there has only been two other incidences in which she felt threatened, but this was the first time Chris retaliated. Rihanna told investigators that the first incident occurred in Europe three months ago. It was a verbal dispute, which led to Rihanna slapping Chris Brown. In self-defense, Chris put her up “against the wall” and told her to calm down.
The second incident occurred when the couple was visiting Rihanna’s family in her native Barbados back in August 2008. She described the incident as a verbal dispute, and added that no one was assaulted. According to the source involved in the investigation, the night of the alleged attack, Rihanna attacked Chris after reading a text message sent to him by a former lover.
The situation escalated and resulted in Chris’ alleged attack on Rihanna. Chris turned himself over to the LAPD on February 8 and was booked and later released on $50,000 bail.
The Call for Help
Although initial reports suggested that a female made the call to police, according to the report, it was a Rabbi who lives in the area. The unidentified man reportedly heard the confrontation outside and called 911, not knowing he was about to make a report about R&B’s biggest stars. He came outside when he heard shouting. “She was screaming out of control and he was extremely calm,” read his statement, adding that Rihanna “was not screaming for help, she was just screaming.”
Why She Took Him Back
Rihanna’s family and friends were all shocked to learn that she had forgiven Chris and the couple had reunited. After experiencing a very public fall out, why would she take him back? The answer is simple: “She loves him,” says a close friend.
The couple started communicating with each other while Rihanna was in Punta Mita, Mexico with friends celebrating her 21st birthday a few weeks ago, says our source.
One week later they reunited at P.Diddy’s $18 million mansion in Miami to work through their issues. Diddy’s ultra private home served as the ideal meeting spot for the couple, but he was not involved in the reconciliation. Diddy, who was in L.A. at the time, heard that Chris was going to be in Miami “working on music” so he offered up his home. But that was the extent of it.
Family members and insiders cite the couple’s immaturity, she’s 21 and he’s 19, as the reason for why they fight so often. And the same factor could be used to explain why they are getting back together. Meanwhile, a source close to Rihanna tells Hollyscoop that reports that the couple got married in Miami are “100% false.” She is also not pregnant with his child.
How Will This Info Affect Chris’ Trial?
A Los Angeles based attorney that is not involved in the trial tells Hollyscoop that Rihanna’s police statement can be used as “exculpatory evidence used to lessen
the charges against [Brown] in court.”
It will be used to justify or excuse an accused defendant's actions (Chris Brown), which will tend to show the defendant is not guilty or has no criminal intent. Rihanna's lawyer Donald Etra said she could wind up testifying in the felony assault case, but only if she's required to. "She is planning to do everything that the law requires her to do," Etra said in a statement to the media. "If she's required to. "She is planning to do everything that the law requires her to do," Etra said in a statement to the media. "If she is required to testify, she will do so."
During a court hearing on March 5, 2009, the D.A. filed two separate counts against Brown: Assault By Means Likely to Create Great Bodily Injury and Making Criminal Threats. His arraignment was postponed to April 6, 2009.