Stain ... experts analysed blood beside handbrake
BLOOD in a Lamborghini is proof of the attack pop star RIHANNA allegedly suffered at the hands of boyfriend CHRIS BROWN, it was claimed last night.
Forensic experts studying photos of the silver car’s interior said spatters of blood, scuff marks and damage all pointed to a “terrible struggle”.
The claims came as singer Brown, 19, was charged with assault and criminal threats.
US reports gave the most graphic account of the incident yet.
They said Brown hit Rihanna’s head against the car window, bit her ear and fingers and got her in a headlock until she began to black out — forcing her to try to gouge his eyes to make him let go.
Brown is also said to have told her: “I’m going to beat the s*** out of you” and “I’m going to kill you”.
Brown was arrested a month ago after allegedly beating up Barbados-born Rihanna, 21, on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Pictures of the star’s injuries leaked out on the internet and yesterday a report from a detective working on the case gave horrific detail on what allegedly happened.
The report said the attack came after she read a text from another woman on Brown’s phone and a row broke out.
Brown allegedly first tried to force her out of the rented Lamborghini he was driving, bashed her head on the window and kept punching her until he stopped in a city park.
Yesterday one of America’s top crime scene experts made a CSI-style analysis of pictures of the Lamborghini and found “clear signs” of a fight.
Experienced former New York cop Hal Sherman said blood around the car’s handbrake, smears and fingerprints on the control console and a snapped-off cigarette lighter all suggested that the passenger had been dragged across the seats by the driver.
The former detective told a US magazine: “What I saw is indicative of the passenger being beaten by the driver.”
Brown and Rihanna are said to have made up and were reunited at P. Diddy’s Miami home last week.
Last night Brown appeared in court wearing a grey suit and tie.
He answered only “Yes, Ma’am” to the judge. The R&B singer was freed on £35,000 bail until a hearing on April 6.
The court ordered him not to “harass, threaten or use force” against anyone. He was not ordered to stay away from Rihanna.
Brown could get up to four years, eight months if convicted.