Oprah Winfrey has five words for Rihanna, who was allegedly beaten by boyfriend Chris Brown.
And those words are: "He will hit you again."
"Love doesn’t hurt," Winfrey said on her show Friday, while announcing she will dedicate a program this week to discussing domestic violence and lamenting the fact that Rihanna has reportedly reconciled with Brown.
"If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again."
According to the New York Daily News, Manhattan’s former sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein compares the smiling boyish-faced singer to O.J. Simpson, who repeatedly had beaten his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, before she was slain in 1994.
Fairstein warns Rihanna that she risks not only more bruises. She’s risking her life.
"Many of the circumstances in her case were like the early warning signs in the O.J. Simpson case," Fairstein told the Daily News.
She says Rihanna could be in the same situation as Nicole was, getting beaten repeatedly and getting back together with her abuser.
The police report that Chris Brown choked Rihanna while saying "Now I’m really going to kill you" is a particularly bad sign, Fairstein said.
"Choking behavior is a very interesting factor. It’s hands-on, face-to-face. It’s a very intimate type of violence," she said.
Do you agree with Oprah? How about with Fairstein?
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