Rihanna is having to relive the trauma of her 2009 assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after previously unreleased photos showing her badly bruised and battered face emerged online this week (begs21Feb11).
Brown was convicted of attacking the Umbrella hitmaker after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009 and, as part of his punishment, he was ordered to stay away from her at all times.
The Kiss Kiss singer had the restraining order officially lifted on Tuesday (22Feb11) after Rihanna agreed to a request to reduce the ban, allowing Brown to be in the same room as the Bajan beauty.
But the former couple will struggle to fully move on from the emotional incident after fresh snaps of Rihanna's beaten face, taken shortly after the bust-up, were posted on MediaTakeOut.com.
One image features a close up of Rihanna's lips, which were left bloodied and deeply cut after the fight.