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Rihanna: 'Domestic Violence Can Happen to Anyone'

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Nov 03, 2009 | 3:38am EST

Rihanna has warned that domestic violence can "happen to anyone" in her first interview since she was beaten at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February.

The "Umbrella" hitmaker has finally broken her silence over the vicious fight, which left her bloodied and bruised and her former lover serving five years’ probation for assault.

In the first of two interviews granted to TV networks, Rihanna explains to broadcaster Diane Sawyer that all women run the risk of becoming victims to domestic abuse.

She explains, "This happened to me... It can happen to anyone."

And Rihanna admits that the attack was particularly hard to accept -- because of her feelings for Brown.

She adds, "He was definitely my first big love."

The candid interview will air on Good Morning America on Thursday, with another interview scheduled with news show 20/20 for Friday.

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