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Is this a face you could forgive?

2009-03-06 11:39
Chris Brown in court

This is a photo of Chris Brown in court. Chris was charged with assaulting his pop-star girlfriend Rihanna as gruesome details about the alleged attack emerged for the first time. 

19-year-old Chris could face up to four years in prison if convicted. Doesn't fair well for their supposed engagement and upcoming nuptials.

The formal charges accuse Chris of assaulting Rihanna "by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury" and threatening to commit a crime "which would result in death and great bodily injury."

What really happened:
According to a search warrant affidavit filed by police detectives and released to the media on Thursday, the couple argued in a car after Rihanna read a lengthy text message from another woman on Chris' phone.

Chris then tried to push Rihanna from his rented Lamborghini but failed because she was wearing a seatbelt.
So he shoved her head against the passenger window and repeatedly punched her in the face, spattering blood in the car and on her clothing and filling her mouth with blood, the affidavit said.

During the beating, Rihanna left a message for an assistant to have police waiting for the couple at home, prompting Chris to tell her: "You just did the stupidest thing ever. I'm going to kill you."

According to the documents, Chris continued to punch Rihanna, bit her ear and finger and put her into a headlock.

Nothing says 'I Love You' like a few knocks to the head and a good strong headlock. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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