4i0sjRevelations in court in the case of the People Vs. Christopher Brown has proved that the violence that changed he and Rihanna’s life on February 8 wasn’t just an unexplainable eruption of emotions.

Police investigating the infamous fight that left Rihanna’s face battered and bruised learned that the couple had got physical at least two times earlier, and both incidents went unreported.

“The first incident occurred in Europe about three months before the present offense,” according to the report, which was obtained by CNN.

In both incidents heated words spilled over into actions. While there is no information on what the argument was about, it is documented that it was Rihanna who resorted to physical combat first. “The victim [Rihanna] and the defendant [Brown] were involved in a verbal dispute and the victim [Rihanna] slapped the defendant [Brown]. He responded by shoving her into a wall.”

This incident proves among other things that the couple had a history of both disrespect and physical brutality, and that they were conditioned to handle their problems through violence.

The second incident reportedly happened about a month before the fight in Los Angeles.

“The defendant [Brown] and the victim [Rihanna] were visiting Barbados and were driving a Range Rover loaned to them by a local dealership,” the investigator wrote. “They had an argument inside the car. The defendant [Brown] exited and broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car.”

Perhaps the couple’s violence brought the self-destructive nature of the two to the fore, allowing them both to see for themselves the harm they had done to each other.

Similar to another bad relationship—that of Ike and Tina Turner — the couple seemingly were headed down a slippery slope of deadly violence, uncontrollable rage and low-self esteem.

Tina Turner, in her 1987 autobiography, said she escaped abuse at the hands of her husband only after a vicious fight that ended with her nose being broken in the back seat of a limo, hours before they were scheduled to perform. It was the first and last time she fought back against her husband. She left him that night.

The judge in the case gave Brown five years probation and told me to stay away from Rihanna for the length of that time. The judge also sentenced Brown to “actual physical labor, as opposed to some type of community service.”

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  • DL

    Sloane, you pretty much summed it up! Don’t understand how anyone can condone a man beating up on a woman.

  • ImA Woman

    Let me just say that Rihanna should NEVER have slapped Chris Brown. Likewise Chris Brown should NEVER have struck Rihanna. I was abused as a child by my stepmother. Also, I was in a relationship where I was abused by my (ex) boyfriend on 3 separate occasions. I found out through an innocent question that my (ex) boyfriend’s father had abused his mother and tried to push her out of a window. I believe he copied that behavior. Also, my ex had been in an abusive relationship with his previous girlfriend. I asked him why the abuse from him. He told me it had been his experience that “a woman never acts right until you beat her ass”. (ARE YOU SERIOUS???—YES, HE WAS) I was just as serious when I left his ass. I don’t think a woman should slap a man or put her hands on him PERIOD (or throw things, etc.). Of course, a man shouldn’t put his hands on a woman either. If someone constantly pushes your buttons to where you feel like you should strike them, perhaps it’s time to walk away and also seek help to find out why you feel compelled to strike them physically. Also, whatever happened to “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me”? When you allow someone to push you to hit them then, I believe, you are giving them WAAAAAYY to much power over your life and actions. Just walk away and don’t look back. Violence is not the answer. By the way, if a female citizen slaps a male police officer,he doesn’t have to push her into a wall…. her ass is going to jail. I personally, do not hit or like to be hit. My opinion extends to same sex couples as well.

  • Violence begets violence, it was dumb for Rihanna to slap the guy, but he NEVER EVER should have responded with a violent attack. Men should not hit women, that’s it, but for a woman to abuse that rule, to provoke, to hit first, that’s just dumb and can open up a can of whupass. Any man, no matter how little or physically unable he looks, can call on testosterone and kick a womans ass with a fury we don’t see comong. so, no violence that’s why god gave us brains and the ability to articulate and the free will to walk away

  • @octavia

    The point is there shou NOT BE A TIT FOR TAT. Every one keeps their hands to themselves and you dont have problems. Men are not required to take an assault from a woman cause she is a woman. You dont like the way Rhi got treated? Than tell Rhi to keep her hands to her self.

    @sloane

    Try using critical thinking here, the article says both incidents were started by Rhi, “…Rihanna who resorted to physical combat first”, putting her hands on him, that is a pattern of behavior which you can safely assume that was what started it in the car. And again it doesnt matter that was just a “slap” keep your damn hands to your self.

    You want to act like a violent animal and there are more than enough men out there who will treat you like one.

    What your trying to do is excuse the obvious dysfunctional behavior of this woman on the grounds that she is a woman which only weakens the very serious issue of domestic violence.

    There is a reason men do not jump up and run to the aid of a woman distress with out hesitation and Rhi’s behavior and your twisted defense of it is exactly why.

    The girl has issues like him and they need to be addressed or he wont be the last one to put foot to her ass.

  • adrianj

    its so funny how everyone jumps up to defend rihanna. because chris is the man he is in the wrong? thats foolish. the point of physical aggression is to show dominant strength. men learn this growing up. it’s why most grown men don’t fight each other- pain sucks. they talk a good game but leave it at words. but usually throw down after the first strike cause things gotta get sorted. women who hit men run behind civil standards that a man shoulded hit a women for any reason least he be punk. the animal kingdom does not work that way. if you want to avoid pain don’t touch. u don’t want to get stung don’t bother bees or wasps… don’t wanna get biten don’t bother the aggressive dog. don’t stand behind wild horses, don’t ride with drunk folk…. hope u get the point. if a women does not want to get hit by a man don’t hit him. i think the is some rule where men are not suppose to even playfully slap a womens face. thats fair enough. don’t hit a man. and for both don’t stay in the relationship. otherwise you place yourself in position to be abused- thats right your asking for it. as was said above ” violence begets…” i beleave most men give you the first one with a warning. but come on fam its time to be equal ’bout things. people can’t keep asking for equal standing and then expect a double standard.