Just two hours before Chris Brown was to be formally charged with assaulting and making criminal threats against his girlfriend, Rihanna, he seemed to be in high spirits. On March 5, the singer, clad in a white button-down shirt, gray cardigan and black jeans, walked outside The Beverly Hills Hotel surrounded by three bodyguards. His lack of remorse — for allegedly battering Rihanna bloody in a rented Lamborghini on the way home from a pre-Grammy party in LA on February 8 — may be shocking to many, but her friends are not surprised. One pal tells In Touch that Chris has gotten increasingly violent with Rihanna and many in her inner circle fear for her life. “We have heard him yelling and getting so angry with her since the whole thing went down,” the pal reveals. “We are all scared for her and think he could even kill her.” After Chris’ arrest, Rihanna admitted to friends that “this was not the first physical attack,” says the pal. “She said it’s been going on for months and it has gotten worse.” And a confidential police file obtained by tmz.com also claimed that the abuse was ongoing.
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