Rihanna ‘Remains Strong' In First Statement Since Alleged Incident

Rihanna broke her silence on Friday, telling fans she "remains strong" in a statement to Access Hollywood.

"At the request of the authorities, Rihanna is not commenting about the incident involving Chris Brown," a rep for the star said in the statement, referring to the alleged violent confrontation of February 8. "She wants to assure her fans that she remains strong, is doing well, and deeply appreciates the outpouring of support she has received during this difficult time."

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On Thursday night, a photo of Rihanna reportedly taken just after the alleged assault was leaked onto the Web, revealing a number of cuts and bruises. The incident remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, who are also investigating how the photo was made public.

Chris Brown released his own statement to Access on Sunday.


"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired," he said at the time. "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."

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