Rihanna's restraining order against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has been relaxed, shortly before new pictures of the badly beaten R&B star leaked online.
RIHANNA's injuries that she suffered at the hands of ex-boyfriend CHRIS BROWN have been revealed in a series of new photographs leaked online this week, reports TMZ.comThe previously unseen pictures were reportedly taken in the hours after RIHANNA was assaulted by Brown in February 2009. The photographs, published by the celebrity website MediaTakeOut, appear to show the singer with extensive bruising, mainly on her right eye and lips. The images are the second batch to emerge online and come shortly after Brown was praised for reforming his character by Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg. The singer had his restraining order against RIHANNA relaxed, which prohibited him from being within 100 yards of his ex-girlfriend. Brown's lawyers had argued that the order was making it difficult for their client to attend industry events such as awards shows. The 21-year-old was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend following the incident shortly before the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2009.
RIHANNA released her fifth studio album, 'Loud', in November 2010. The album entered the US Billboard 200 at number three, selling 207,000 copies in its first week. It has since spawned the three hit singles, 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'What's My Name?', and 'S&M'.