February 10, 2009

February 10, 2009
Who Was Missing at the Grammys?

Welcome to my Tuesday which was a very busy one. I had to be up very early for an AARP meeting and other appointments throughout the day.

First, you know I had to start off my morning with a protein shake. I wish I had more time to get a workout in beforehand but unfortunately did not. So today will be my one day off from working out for the week.

We also had another AARP meeting so we can keep up with all the latest changes and how they affect the initiatives we are backing. I am also paying close attention to what is happening with the funding for HIV/AIDS education and prevention in the stimulus bill. Right now, it is not looking good but will update as soon as I know more in the following days.

Talk about not looking good, did you hear the big news out of the Grammys? Chris Brown Allegedly Assaults Rihanna. Talk about your SOS! If this story is true, this is no joke. Noticeably absent from last night’s Grammy awards were singers Chris Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna. Both were scheduled to perform last night with Rihanna previously scheduled as the opening act. The singers pulled out of the awards show last night after Brown was arrested on allegations of violence.

Evidently a 911 call was issued for a disturbance after Clive Davis’ star-studded pre-Grammys party around 12.30am Sunday morning. A statement released by the LAPD said that Brown and his alleged victim "became involved in an argument. After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker." Brown had evidently already left the scene, but a woman with 'visible injuries' - who has not been named - identified him as her assailant. Brown turned himself into police on Sunday evening and was taken into custody. The singer was charged with making criminal threats, after which he was released on $50,000 bail. Further charges may be forthcoming.

Was the woman in question Rihanna? An LAPD officer has stated: "The identity of the victim will not be released. Any victim who's involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality." Rihanna’s people have issued a statement that the singer was involved in a traffic mishap but was "fine."

Further details are forthcoming on this story but we here at YourTango are shocked and saddened by these allegations. We wish the woman involved all the protection and support she can possibly have and we hope the situation is resolved swiftly. If the allegations are true, we hope that justice is served. Disturbia indeed.

I hope your week has gotten off to a good start. Always try to make the most of every situation. Life is an adventure.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab