The 21-year-old insists she agreed to appear on the program in order to "give insight to young women who have been through what I have" -- and she's convinced that talking about the assault, which landed Brown a hefty community service sentence, has already inspired scores of people in similar situations to seek help.
She says, "(The fan response has been) insane, and for a little statistic, there's the national domestic violence hotline and their calls went up by 59 percent. And the helpline geared towards teenagers went up 73 percent since the interview. So it's actually helping save lives."
An estimated eight million viewers tuned in to see Rihanna detail the violent sequence of events for the first time on 20/20.
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