Talk about your SOS! If this story is true, this is no joke. Noticeably absent from last night’s Grammy awards were singers Chris Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna. Both were scheduled to perform last night with Rihanna previously scheduled as the opening act. The singers pulled out of the awards show last night after Brown was arrested on allegations of violence.
Evidently a 911 call was issued for a disturbance after Clive Davis’ star-studded pre-Grammys party around 12.30am Sunday morning. A statement released by the LAPD said that Brown and his alleged victim "became involved in an argument. After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker." Brown had evidently already left the scene, but a woman with 'visible injuries' - who has not been named - identified him as her assailant. Brown turned himself into police on Sunday evening and was taken into custody. The singer was charged with making criminal threats, after which he was released on $50,000 bail. Further charges may be forthcoming.
Was the woman in question Rihanna? An LAPD officer has stated: "The identity of the victim will not be released. Any victim who's involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality." Rihanna’s people have issued a statement that the singer was involved in a traffic mishap but was "fine."
Further details are forthcoming on this story but we here at YourTango are shocked and saddened by these allegations. We wish the woman involved all the protection and support she can possibly have and we hope the situation is resolved swiftly. If the allegations are true, we hope that justice is served. Disturbia indeed.