Horrific new pictures of the injuries suffered by Rihanna at the hands of her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown have appeared online.
They show the in full light the brutal injuries suffered by the pop star, including bruising and swelling to her eyes and cheeks and her top lip split almost to the bone.
The photos come just a few days after a judge relaxed the restraining order imposed on Brown.
The singer had been previously been ordered to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna or 10 yards at entertainment industry functions after he admitted assaulting her in 2009.
He is now allowed to approach and even talk to the R’n’B star as long as he does not annoy or harass her.
Brown was just 19 when he attacked then-21-year-old Rihanna the night before the 2009 Grammy awards after the pair argued while sat in a parked Lamborghini.
According to police reports he punched, bit and threatened to kill the S&M singer.
Brown was also sentenced to five years probation, 1,400 hours of community service and forced to undergo a 52-week domestic violence counselling course.
Shortly after the attack a picture was published on gossip site TMZ showing Rihanna’s injuries.
View the shocking new pictures here