Rihanna has returned to the comfort of home to heal.
"There is some bruising. She will be all right. I think so," her father, Ronald Fenty, told People magazine after seeing his daughter on Friday.
Fenty added that he hopes his 20-year-old daughter will "move on" from dating Brown.
"At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world."
Fenty said that he "didn't believe it" when he heard that his daughter had been roughed up. "You think you know somebody," he said of Brown, "but you really don't."
The 55-year-old salesman and designer said he last saw his daughter and Brown together in July. "They seemed pretty happy," he recalls. "I don't know what went wrong."
Brown is currently free on $50,000 bail, and has returned to his Virginia hometown to be with his family.
"He's very concerned about the situation and he wants to make sure that [Rihanna is] OK," his father, Clinton Brown, told People on Friday. "This is unfortunate—this stumble, this situation. Hopefully, he will get past it. We all have our shortcomings. We all trip."
(Originally published on Feb. 14, 2009 at 4:55 p.m. PT)