Alleged Rihanna Injury Photo Surfaces

Website TMZ has released what it claims to be a photo of the injuries sustained by pop star Rihanna, 20, after an alleged act of felony battery by her boyfriend, 19-year-old singer Chris Brown.

The sad and shocking injuries sustained by the woman depicted are consistent with those described in a police report filed against Brown (identities of domestic violence victims are sealed): two large contusions on either side of the head and facial bruising, along with cuts at the mouth.

“We do not release victim photographs, we regard domestic violence issues as confidential,” Sgt. Ronnie Krump of the LAPD tells Celebuzz of the photo’s validity. 

Rihanna’s reps could not be reached for comment.