Blogs are buzzing with the reported price TMZ.com shelled out for the first photo of Rihanna’s beaten face.
TheMediaBuffet.com claims that the celebrity website paid $62,500 for the picture of Rihanna, citing a TMZ.com insider. The price is double the yearly salary of the law enforcement official who leaked the photo.
The Los Angeles Police Department is taking the leak very seriously. Rihanna’s father has expressed his disappointment with the LAPD’s “sloppy” work.
“[Chris] Brown, even if guilty, could walk free because of the unauthorized release of this photo,”Â an LAPD source tells TheMediaBuffet.com.