Chris Brown Speaks About Rihanna Attack
After enduring a week of widespread rumors, gossip, rampant speculation and criticism of both parties, R&B singer Chris Brown has spoken out about the alleged domestic violence and felony battery charges he faces for an attack on Rihanna, his girlfriend and fellow pop star.
Brown issued his first public statement since the incident occurred in which he apologizes, declares his remorse, and states that he is "seeking the counseling of [his] pastor, [his] mother, and other loved ones".
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Chris Brown says he is seeking counseling from loved ones and family members, one week after an alleged attack against his girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
"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."
Brown also disputed many of the false speculation and allegations made about the incident, including a faked version of his Facebook page that was widely circulated last week.
"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."
Screengrabs of a fake Facebook page circulated online late last week, but was quickly determined to be a hoax.
Brown turned himself in on Feb. 8 and was booked on suspicion of making a criminal treath, but no charges have been filed yet. He is free on $50,000 bail while the case is being investigated.
Television host and news anchor Gayle King was one of the first to respond publicly to Brown's statement — and she rejected the singer's apology.
Gayle King said she wasn't moved by Chris Brown apology, in which he said Sunday he is "saddened ... over what transpired" with girlfriend Rihanna .
"I can't think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time," King tells Extra. "And my heart just aches for Rihanna ."
Rihanna has not issued a public statement about the incident, however, it is known that she in in Barbados recuperating.
For an excellent perspective on some of the broader issues related to domestic violence both within and beyond the hip-hop/urban music community, check out Ill Doctrine's latest: Beyond Chris Brown and Rihanna