Rihanna's gutsy interview with Oprah

Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, in Manhattan. (May 7, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Rihanna is a courageous woman. She opened up to Oprah Winfrey on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday night, and revealed how she feels about Chris Brown assaulting her. It took lots of guts. It's risky on so many levels. It's risky for her to let the world hear her true feelings -- how she felt hurt, angry and betrayed. But also how she felt protective of Chris. "I felt like he made that mistake because he needed help," she said. "And who's going to help him? Nobody is going to say he needs help, everybody's going to say he's a monster without looking at the source." -- Bonnie Fuller

Bonnie Fuller is president and editor-in-chief of HollywoodLife.com and the former editor of Star, Us Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines.Tweeting thanks

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