Attributable to a leaked photograph from the la local department obtained by TMZ.com—which discovered that Rihanna had sustained visible injuries—an organization referred to as STOParazzi planned "Rihanna's Law," which, if enacted, would "deter staff of enforcement agencies from cathartic photos or info that exploits crime victims." Gil dramatist of VH1 reportable the "nonstop coverage of the Rihanna/Brown case has stated variety of problems concerning the privacy of alleged victims of violence, as well as the choice by the majority major news shops to expose the identity of the victim—which isn't usually tired domestic-violence cases" and mentioned the disputable distribution of the leaked photograph. Rihanna was subpoenaed to testify throughout a preliminary hearing in la on June twenty two, 2009. On June 22, 2009, Brown pled guilty to crime assault. Brown received 5 years probation and was ordered to remain fifty yards (48 meters) far from Rihanna, unless at public events, that then would be reduced to 10 yards (nine meters). In Feb 2011, at the request of Brown's attorney and with Rihanna's consent, choose Patricia Schnegg changed with the restraining order to a "level one order," that permits the singers to seem at awards shows along within the future.
From December 2009 to 2010, Rihanna dated la Dodgers baseball star Matt Kemp. Canadian rapper Drake has additionally admitted to qualitative analysis the singer. during a Gregorian calendar month 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, Rihanna confirmed that she had rekindled her relationship with Chris Brown, tho' he remained beneath probation for the 2009 violence incident. The confirmation followed persistent media speculation throughout 2012 concerning the pair's reunion. during a might 2013 interview, Brown expressed that he and Rihanna had variable once more.