First Rihanna Photo Emerges

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 9:30 PM CST
TMZ provided this photo of Rihanna, taken after the assault.   (AP Photo/TMZ)
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(Newser) – The first photo of Rihanna from the night of her assault has apparently surfaced. The gossip site TMZ released a police photo that shows a woman's bruised face, with bad swelling around one eye. Rihanna hasn't commented publicly since the Feb. 8 assault and is recuperating in her native Barbados, the New York Post notes. Chris Brown has apologized and may face charges.