Thursday, March 05, 2009
I have been following this story....it bothers me...and not just the Battered Photo of Rhianna. When the story of violence first broke, I looked for photos of the couple. This young couple was held up as an example to so many young people. Where I live and work this couple was inspiring, because of their success, as a couple and individually.But when I started looking at the photos of them at events and together I was struck that Brown looks angry in so many of the photos, and yes Rhianna looks so young and in love. But looking at the photos, in not one did I see Brown looking doting or smitten. Look at his eyes....there is no love there.
This week Felony charges were filed against Brown, serious charges about the violence...and yet the same time we learn that these criminal charges have been filed, we also learn that Diddy has offered the two refuge to patch up their relationship. I pray that is not true. Reports have also come out that Rhianna did tell police that the violence had been escalating. Judging from what has come out and was revealed about the Grammy Night Incident, it is fortunate that someone called the Police, I truly think he thought that No One was watching...and that he would have killed her. He definitely was trying to destroy her and ruin her permanently, it was no accident what he did to her face.
I have worked ER, there is one thing that is interesting about most Abusers, they usually target areas of the body that are hidden with clothes, the fact that he went after her head and face is very concerning.Learning that the incidents have been escalating is worrisome, did no one notice that there was trouble ? Why would she keep silent about the abuse ? Is being a celebrity a problem for her,that she must stay silent and hide the problem ? Or worse, was it expected that she be silent, and it is merely an accepted part of a celebrity relationship to be smacked around a bit....
I hope that Someone intervenes in this situation and sits Rhianna down and sets her straight that she is a beautiful young woman and there is no reason for her to stay with a Violent Man that does not love her....and in the end might easily kill her...Oprah are you listening ? Millions of young women need this lesson....
*Brown has not entered a plea yet....even though he was in court today.TMZ post about it linked to the title.