Lifetime TV to Air Rihanna Speaks Out: A Lifetime & 20/20 Special | Nov. 25th, 2009


Lifetime Television to Air Rihanna Speaks Out: A Lifetime and 20/20 Special Featuring Footage From Diane Sawyer’s Exclusive Emotional Interview With the Music Superstar

Half-Hour Interview about Chris Brown, Domestic Violence and Rihanna’s Life to Premiere on Wednesday, November 25, at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime Television

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Lifetime Television and ABC News are giving viewers a second chance to see music superstar Rihanna’s exclusive emotional interview with Diane Sawyer where she publicly revealed for the first time what happened last February with singer and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The interview –which originally aired on Friday, November 6, on ABC’s 20/20 Rihanna Speaks Out: A Lifetimeand 20/20 Special premiering on Wednesday, November 25, at 10 pm ET/PT on Lifetime Television. — is now re-airing in a half-hour format as

During the in-depth interview, Rihanna talks candidly about the incident which resulted in the couple’s seemingly fairytale relationship being shattered and Brown being sentenced to community labor, five years probation and one year of domestic-violence counseling. In addition to speaking out to raise awareness about domestic violence, Rihanna talks openly about growing up in Barbados, her family life, and how she has been doing since that fateful February night. Rihanna Speaks Out: A Lifetimeand 20/20 Special will encore on Lifetime Television on Wednesday, November 25, at 10:30pm and Thursday, November 26, at 1:00am and 1:30am.

“Rihanna’s decision to speak with Diane Sawyer about her personal experience with domestic violence was an incredibly brave act and we applaud her,” said JoAnn Alfano, Executive Vice President, Entertainment, Lifetime Networks. “Rihanna Speaks Out ties directly into our dedication to women’s advocacy – it is at the heart of our network. Her courage provides hope and inspiration for the nearly one in four women in the United States who fall victim to domestic violence.”


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