Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rihanna Speaks Out

In an interview with Diane Sawyer today on Good Morning America, Rihanna speaks about the domestic violence she experienced in her relationship with Chris Brown. Watch clips from that interview now over at

This is Rihanna's first interview discussing the abuse since the incident in which Chris Brown beat her severely after the Grammy's. It's a powerful video as she, a 19-year old woman, speaks very clearly and eloquently about the dynamics of abuse. Sadly, though, she also seems to feel a lot of guilt and responsibility for being a public role model who was in an abusive relationship and worries about the effect it might have had on her fans. If only Chris Brown would also take this kind of accountability instead.

My favorite part is at the beginning of the video clip when Diane Sawyer leads in with "how could this happen to someone so strong?" and Rihanna replies with "I AM strong. This happened to me. It could happen to anyone."

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