Chris Brown charged with two felonies, report gives bloody details in alleged Rihanna attack
While we're sitting back and waiting to see what happens as Chris Brown goes to court on charges that he beat the stuffing out of Rihanna, TMZ cites a TV news report that shares the gruesome details of what happened in the car that night.
L.A.'s Fox 11 says that detectives' notes from that night point to a fight over a lengthy text message Rihanna found from another woman on Brown's phone. The couple apparently argued and Chris tried to push her out of the car, but couldn't because she was wearing her seat belt.
Brown then allegedly slammed Rihanna's head against the passenger door's window, then punched her in the face continuously while he was driving.
As Rihanna bled all over her clothes and the car, Brown allegedly said, "I'm going to beat the (expletive) out of you when we get home. You wait and see."
Rihanna then called her assistant and left a message asking for the police to be at her house when they arrived. Brown responded with: "You just did the stupidest thing ever. I'm going to kill you."
TMZ says the report then details how Brown punched Rihanna a few more times, bit her on the ear and fingers and put her in a headlock.
Updates on the court date to come.
UPDATE: Brown was charged with two felonies in connection with the Feb. 8 incident, Us reports: assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury and criminal threats. He will be arraigned at 3:30 p.m. West Coast time today.
The first count claims that he "who did willfully and unlawfully commit an assault on Robin F [Rihanna] by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury," the mag's Web site says.
LATE UPDATE: From the AP:
Chris Brown briefly appeared in court, hours after he was charged with two felonies stemming from what a police detective describes as a brutal argument between the singer and his girlfriend, Rihanna.
Brown's arraignment was postponed until April 6 on charges of assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats. The 19-year-old R&B singer remains free on $50,000 bail.
A court commissioner ordered him not to harass, threaten or harm anyone. At the request of Donald Etra, an attorney representing Rihanna, the commissioner did not order Brown to stay away from her.
Brown, wearing a three-piece gray pinstripe suit with gray tie and cream shirt, clasped his hands behind his back as he walked into the courtroom Thursday. He answered a few questions from the commissioner as his mother watched from the front row along with a group of family members.
The second count of criminal threats states that Brown "unlawfully threatened to commit a crime with which would result in death and great bodily injury to Robin F. with the specific intent that the statement be taken as a threat. It is further alleged that the threatened crime on its face value and under its circumstances in which it was made was so unequivocally and unconditional and specific to convey to Robin F a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution. It is further alleged that the said Robin F was reasonably in sustained fear of his/she safety and the safety of his/her immediate family."
If convicted, Brown faces up to four years and eight months in prison.