Chris Brown Had Reportedly Roughed Up Rihanna Before

February 12, 2009

Chris Brown may have roughed up Rihanna before their Sunday morning drama this past weekend. Us Weekly is reporting that two close friends to Rihanna revealed that she clearly had visible bruises on her neck back in early December.

According to Us Weekly:

Brown -- who is currently being investigated by Los Angeles county prosecutors after Rihanna allegedly accused him of assaulting her the night before the Grammys -- always had a "volatile" relationship with the singer, an insider tells Us.

A Rihanna confidant adds that bruises were clearly visible on the singer's neck in early December.
Alarmed, "I asked is everything was OK with her and Chris," says the pal. "She told me, 'We broke up again.' I didn't pursue the issue further."

Meanwhile, Brown's sister, Lytrell "Tootie" Bundy, says the singer, 19, is "doing good" in light of his latest altercation with Rihanna.

"He's coping," she told Extra on Wednesday. "He's doing ... [as well] as to be expected."

Can’t we all just get along?

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