A source close to the Rihanna beating investigation told E! News that Rihanna alleged to police that Chris Brown choked her while threatening to kill her and, subsequently, she lost consciousness.
From the source: They began fighting after leaving Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party late Saturday. Shortly after midnight, things blew up. Brown pulled his silver Lamborghini to the side of a street in LA’s Hancock Park neighborhood. That’s when Rihanna grabbed the car keys and tossed them out the window, sending Brown into a rage.
He tried in vain to find the keys, then came back to the car, put his hands around her neck and, according to the insider, said, ‘I’m going to kill you!’
Rihanna told police that she lost consciousness, and when she awoke, Brown had fled. Her right eye was blackened and badly swollen and she had hand prints on her arms.
The responding officers were so concerned about her, they drove Rihanna to the hospital in their squad car instead of waiting for an ambulance.
Officers took two sets of photographs, one at the scene and the second after she was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. Those photos were presumably among the evidence presented to the
After being treated for her injuries, police escorted her down a rear
elevator and into a waiting Mercedes. Chris booked on suspicion of making criminal
threats. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.
His lawyer, Mark Geragos, has not responded to repeated requests for
comment on the allegations. Brown’s publicist also has not commented.
A spokeswoman for Rihanna declined to comment specifically on details
of the fight and the arrest and stuck to her earlier statement from
Sunday: ‘Rihanna is well.
Thank you for concern and support.’