Rihanna's ABC Interview a Bust

Source says she gives no details on beating by Chris Brown
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 12:19 AM CST
Diane Sawyer interviews Rihanna.   (ABC News)

(Newser) – ABC is plugging its exclusive sitdown with Rihanna as her first in-depth account of February’s beating at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown—but the Diane Sawyer interview is apparently a bust. A source tells Media Take Out that Rihanna, 21, says virtually nothing about the incident beyond the teaser ABC has online: “This happened to me...it can happen to anyone.”

Media Take Out’s source says this is as far as Rihanna goes: “[I want] to stand up for girls in this situation and … [I’m] embarrassed and disappointed about the officers leaking the picture out to the public.” Portions of the interview will air Thursday and Friday on Good Morning America and Friday night on 20/20. Rihanna opens up a bit more in Glamour, where she discusses feeling like Britney Spears thanks to the media frenzy surrounding the assault, and says she found the leaked photo from the attack "humiliating."