*Just days after Rihanna’s restraining order against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown was relaxed, new pictures of the badly beaten R&B star leaked online.

The previously unseen pictures, posted by gossip site MediaTakeOut.com, were reportedly taken in the hours after Rihanna was assaulted by Brown in February 2009. The photographs appear to show the singer with extensive bruising, mainly on her right eye and lips.

The images are the second batch to emerge online and come shortly after Brown was praised for reforming his character by Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg.

The singer’s previous restraining order prohibited him from being within 100 yards of his ex-girlfriend. Brown’s lawyers had argued that the order was making it difficult for their client to attend industry events such as awards shows.