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Chris Brown Releases Official Statement Regarding Assault on Rihanna

Chris Brown Releases an Official Statement

After shocking details regarding Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna slowly unfolded last week, including words from friends and family close to both parties, Chris is finally speaking up for himself. His spokesperson released an official statement earlier today on behalf of the singer. It reads,

"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds."

It sounds like there may be a lot more to the story, but it may be awhile before we get more details. Most of you wanted an official statement, but have Chris's words changed your feelings about the situation?


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martiandoll martiandoll 8 years
I can't believe that some people think Brown's apology was sincere. If he was sincere, he would say "I'm sorry for what I did. I had a lapse of judgment, am seeking help blah blah." Instead, he (or his PR team) said "..sorry about what transpired..." as if he was just a witness to the attack and not the one who hit and beat Rihanna. Rihanna identified Brown as the one who beat her and choked her until she was unconscious. Why are people still doubting that Chris even hit her? I hope Brown's career is or will be over for what he did. The guy is trained in martial arts combat. His fists are trained to be weapons. I refuse to think what might've happened if he continued beating Rihanna.
nicklover nicklover 8 years
Some people say that his career is over but I dont think it is. I mean look at Akon. A 14 yr old girl! I mean come on! His career is still good, so i think that Chris Brown will survive too.
maggieg86 maggieg86 8 years
Unless you have taken responsibility for your actions, an "apology" is meaningless. And he hasn't.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
yeah yeah, words can't begin to express his lack of neck and long, chimp arms
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
This statement seems pretty weak.
nicklover nicklover 8 years
It doesn't really change my feelings about the situation, until he gets help and the whole thing is straightened out. As far as I'm concerned, know matter what he says about getting help he still beat her. I mean have you seen the pics?
sham28 sham28 8 years
The statement is always irrelevant, it's pointless to pick apart his language. It was written primarily by his publicist and attorney, and isn't supposed to contain any information or confession.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
PS. The statement does reek of his PR team...
CYL CYL 8 years
I agree with mack2600. How anyone is trying to defend his behaviour is beyond me. I think mack was pointing to the police statement not unoffical sources. We know from HER statement that he choked her until she passed out and she has bite marks on her and bruises all over her he didn't punch her..he just you know watched while the toothfairy kicked RiRi's ass. RIGHT. This is a little personal for me because I know friends who have gone through this, one that wore long sleeves and a turtle neck all year around until she finally got up the courage to leave because he beat her so badly. And honestly...blah blah blah this doesn't define him as a person everyone makes mistakes....and that We all have flaws and his actions were merely human. RIGHT....if you can have that kind of forgivness for a women beater great for you. Not so sure those people would be saying that if this was your sister or friend who has been assulted. Seriously Chris Brown fans are more wacked then the Brangelonnies or Twilight Fans. There is NO excuse for beating a women. NONE. I don't care what happened or what fight you got into.
edaj78 edaj78 8 years
Very odd that people are lecturing about "speculation" on a gossip blog!!. I just read an interview with Rhiannas father where he says that she "still has some bruising" and he hopes she will "speak out for women all over the world" in the future. As much as everyone (and I) would like to think theres some innocent explanation for all this, I think that the interview with her father, combined with Chris statement pretty much says it all. And yes, his jacket is a crime against fashion Lolasvelte!
opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
he is disgusting!!
Sarana Sarana 8 years
He probably didn't even know what was in this statement until 2 minutes before it was released. It is obviously written by some PR guy. Throw in some god, some counselling and done!
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
What the hell is he wearing in that picture? Forget Rihanna, call the fashion police!
Ginger Ginger 8 years
What a crock . Does anyone believe that he wrote this? The guy dropped out of school when he was 15. At best his "team" may have waved it under his nose before faxing it to the press. And now he hired Mark Geragos. Good luck with that. He hasn't won many of his high profile cases lately. Winona Ryder was convicted, Susan McDougal did time and Scott Peterson is on death row.
litalbz81 litalbz81 8 years
This changed my whole perspection of him. After this incident I won't see him the same way. I hope he really will get help - so no one else will get hurt in the future
relly21 relly21 8 years
No I think he is a piece of crap and hope he loses all his endorsements and his career is over
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 8 years
cause is right I meant
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 8 years
the saddest thing I heard over this.Was a 14 yr old boy posting how he was 100% on chris browns side because she deserved it, and got what she had coming to her. I worry about what he is growing up to become. When he see's if the cause is fight beat a woman down.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
read between the lines not lies. lol
helloimkaren helloimkaren 8 years
Exactly, people shouln't come into Celeb Gossip Blogs and then say we shouldn't be talking about it Lol. I don't forgive Chris Brown, you NEVER hit a woman.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
I like how people come into a gossip blog , of all places, and summon others to stop speculating and wait till we have some facts. As for ''Did really hit Rihanna?'' question. His own father said that Chris Brwon felt remorseful. Chris Brown himself his seeking the counselling for a pastor. Sometimes you have to read between the lies and not expect that everything will be spelled out for you. There's an investigation going on against him about an attack against a woman. He is remorseful. He sees a pastor. Yes, maybe what happened has been blown over by the media. But he doesn't talk like an innocent person either. For now, with all I heard, I still not look at him the same way. Its pretty sad.
Just-Oh Just-Oh 8 years
Wow, someone hired a second rate Michael Sitrick. Note the passive voice apology -- "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired" -- he's sorry about 'what transpired?" Is he taking responsibility for his role in "what transpired?" Nope, he's most concerned with clarifying that this is his first public statement and that he disavows any prior statements attributed to him. There's nothing sincere about this statement other than a desire to begin the process of actively controlling damage to his public image. No doubt we'll soon hear about his partnership with a domestic violence counseling/awareness organization. Sugar, perhaps its time to run a "best of" for public apologies. I nominate Mel Gibson's apology after his arrest for driving under the influence and George Michael's various apologies for public nudity/disorder. Mel and George both owned their actions and apologized in the active voice. I can respect that.
romes romes 8 years
I don't believe his statement. He's just trying to do the "smoke and mirrors" routine. He's just trying to make himself look good. This is not going to blow over. He needs counseling and his career is now in the toilet. I heard that his Mom was abused. Who knows if that is true. Once an abuser, it will continue.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
"Has it ever been stated, for a FACT that he even hit her? Nobody knows what has happened. All this talk about Rihanna being bruised and bloodied but it hasn't even been confirmed that the victim was in fact her. Her side has spoken out yes, but they did not ever once say CHRIS HIT RIHANNA. All they've said is "She's fine." for all we know, the media could be editing out "This story is BS, he didnt hit her, shes fine." Don't believe everything that you read people. Although it is apparent that Chris is at fault for something (not confirmed what it is yet) because he made a statement, I'm sure that they're making it out to seem much worse than whatever really happened." EXACTLY! Has anyone actually seen Rhianna? No. Everyone needs to just leave it alone and stop judging them much!
misscococherie misscococherie 8 years
that is really sad... his career is pretty much f-ed up. a lot of people will not be looking at him the same way, it will take time for people to waarm up to him again
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