PSA Re-enacts Rihanna Beating

Activist organization launches new campaign
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 8:46 AM CDT

Rihanna’s alleged assault by Chris Brown is re-enacted in a new PSA, AP reports. Actors play out the scene while a narrator reads details from the police affidavit. “There was no need to sensationalize things. It was bad enough,” says the CEO of, adding that white actors were chosen for the roles: “I think people need to realize that this is an issue that affects everybody of every race.”
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