Photo of Rihanna after Brown beating published

TMZ has obtained the first known photo of Rihanna after she was beaten by Chris Brown nearly 2 weeks ago.

The photo of Rihanna is hardly recognizable, with large bruises on her forehead, a split lip and other marks consistent with a serious beating. It’s impossible to tell from the picture whether the alleged strangulation took place, but its clear she took a serious beating.

Presuming the picture is real (and we have no reason to believe that it isn’t at this stage) any doubts about Rihanna being beaten by Brown should now be put to rest.

(Image from TMZ, used with credit under Fair Use protection).