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Sandra advises Rihanna to leave Brown

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Washington (ANI): Singer Rihanna, who was allegedly attacked by Chris Brown and left her with horrific injuries, has been urged by fellow entertainer Salt-N-Pepa star Sandra 'Pepa' Denton to get rid of him. Denton, who was allegedly beaten at the hand''''s of her ex-husband Anthony Criss throughout their decade-long relationship, urged the 'Umbrella" hitmaker to take a bold step and leave Brown.

"I know people will say I have a lot of nerve advising her when I stayed with my ex-husband for ten years and suffered abuse, but that's exactly why I can talk to her," Contactmusic quoted Denton as telling Essence magazine. "I thought I loved him, but I had to finally realize that wasn't love. Thankfully, I lived to talk about it, but some women don't," Denton added.

Rihanna, who has reportedly reconciled with Brown, should turn her back on the troubled relationship because she should not send a wrong message to her young female fans, Denton insisted. "At the end of the day, your life is on the line when you're dealing with abusive men, and your life is more important than any man. Don't rationalise or internalise abusive behaviour because love doesn't hurt," Denton said.

"You are an icon to so many young girls and your actions are telling them you don't love you enough. Take time out and love yourself and thank God that you survived it," Denton added. Meanwhile, Brown has been charged on two felony counts, and released on a bail of 50,000 dollars until a hearing on April 6.

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