The image of Rihanna's injured face is very disturbing. Personally, I believe TMZ did not need to publish the image. Do you think publishing the photo of a battered Rihanna is news?
I believe it probably IS a violation of her privacy, however, when one is a "celebrity", there are no longer any "expectations of privacy", apparently. It's disturbing to me that ANY woman should have to endure such abuse from a partner or loved one, it MAY be the picture that will help some young wife whose husband regularly beats her, realize that she's not alone, and if someone as rich, famous and fabulous as this woman can get beat up, then maybe it's NOT "her fault". And then she gets the courage to call the police, or contact a shelter for help in getting herself out of the abusive relationship. ALL things can be used for good. I'm sorry this happened to Rhianna, but as I said, maybe, just maybe leaking this photo might help someone else to get out of THEIR abusive world. Let's pray that SOMETHING good comes from it.