Fri, February 27, 2009
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Rihanna comes out of hiding after 'assault'

2009-02-27 03:11:42 GMT2009-02-27 11:11:42 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Downcast: An unsmiling Rihanna contemplates her future in Mexico last weekend

Solitude: Rihanna spent her holiday on this beach, staying at a private villa

A leaked photograph showed the extent of the singer's injuries immediately after the incident

Pictures have surfaced of a downcast Rihanna sunning herself in Mexico, MailOnline reports.

The Umbrella singer has kept a low profile since she was allegedly assaulted by her 19-year-old boyfriend Chris Brown.

But the bikini-clad star has now been spotted looking sad and depressed, her hair covering her face, walking alone on a deserted beach.

The images were reportedly snapped at a private villa on Saturday, a day after Rihanna spent her milestone 21st birthday in L.A.

The unhappy-looking shots are the first time Rihanna has been photographed since she was allegedly assaulted. They do not reveal her facial injuries.

Brown was charged two weeks ago on suspicion of making criminal threats against Rihanna and has since reportedly been attending anger management classes.

The troubled R&B star, who was charged two weeks ago on suspicion of making criminal threats against the Umbrella singer, reportedly attended his first class in California on Monday.

His advisors are hoping it will help Brown when he appears in court next month.

Brown has already been dropped from ad campaigns for Wrigley's gum and the Milk Mustache and his advisors fear his career could be severely damaged if he's found guilty.

He later issued an apology - which failed to mention Rihanna - saying: 'Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired.

'I am seeking the counselling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones, and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person.'

(Agencies)

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