Here is a leaked photo that shows exactly how bad Rihanna was beaten by boyfriend Chris Brown.

I didn’t want to believe it at first – knowing media, things are always blown out of proportion, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

It took Chris Brown one week after the incident to release a statement:

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writing under my name are frauds.”

We all know that this is definitely the end of Chris Brown’s career, but what does it mean for Rihanna’s? These are scars that wont go away over night, emotionally and physically.

Thanks for the tip Rith.