Rihanna On Domestic Abuse

Rihanna is determined to use her pop star status to help other women who fall victim to domestic abuse, following her notorious bust-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

The pop star was thrust into the limelight following the February (09) incident, which left her battered and bruised at the hands of her former lover.
Rihanna kept completely quiet in the press as she recovered, but she’s now ready to use the media attention to help other women caught in violent relationships.

She tells America’s Glamour magazine, “Domestic violence is a big secret. No kid goes around and lets people know their parents fight. Teenage girls can’t tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don’t dare let your neighbour know that you fight. It’s one of the things we (women) will hide, because it’s embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery.

“The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that. I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn’t heard. Now I can help speak for those women.”

Disgraced singer Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna after a pre-Grammy Awards party and has since been sentenced to community service and five years’ probation.


“It Can Happen To Anyone”

dianesawyer-rihanna/ABCIn her first interview since her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her the night before the Grammys, Rihanna opens up to Diane Sawyer about the incident in an interview that will air on ‘Good Morning America’ and ’20/20′ later this week, PEOPLE reports.

“This happened to me. … It can happen to anyone,” the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker says.

Rihanna explains that dealing with the aftermath was hard because of her feelings for Brown. “He was definitely my first big love.”



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