February 20, 2009
A Photo of Rihanna's battered face released
A very disturbing photo of superstar Rihanna's battered face has been leaked to the public via entertainment website TMZ.com.
Now that the photo is released, industry insiders and fans are now wondering if Chris Brown will indeed face criminal charges.
However according ABC News legal analyst Dana Cole, "If there's just swelling then Chris Brown may get away with simply being charged as a misdemeanor. If that picture does in fact depict broken bones, facial fractures, contusions, then he's looking at a felony and probable jail time."
Who leaked the photo?
According to reports, only the cops who were on the scene took photos of Rihanna’s injuries so the photo could have only been leaked to the public by someone of that police division. An internal investigation has now been launched by the Los Angeles Police Department.