Rihanna's father tells Usmagazine.com the leaked photo, allegedly of his daughter after her Feb. 8 altercation with Chris Brown, is "terrible."
"Yeah, I saw it," Ronald Fenty told Us in a telephone interview Friday morning. "It's disturbing."
The photo shows a female, who appears to be Rihanna, with bruises and cuts on her forehead, lips and cheeks.
Fenty said people now will be able to "grasp the situation a lot better.
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"It's good and it's bad to see the picture because there's other people who were thinking differently, that [Rihanna's injuries] may not be that bad, just a little spank or a little thing."