News: Chris Brown Releases Statement, "Words Cannot Express How Sorry I Am"
Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 8:15PM
Chris Brown as released the first official statement since he turned himself in to police for allegedly abusing his pop star girlfriend Rihanna.
In the release, Brown says other posts claiming to be him are false.
"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 writing under my name are frauds." (TMZ)
This statement comes just days after MTV announced a televised 30-minute program focusing on the post-effects stemming from the couple's publicized legal drama.
A statement from the network reads: "MTV News has gathered journalists and industry professionals - as well as an in-studio audience of young fans - to provide insight and commentary about what the incident means for both artists' careers and lives, and society in general." The special airs Monday, February 16th at 6PM. (Hollyscoop)
Brown has reportedly been speaking with his family to plan out his next move.
An unnamed source claims Brown told his family and friends that he and Rihanna have "officially broken up". Brown does not think Rihanna will seek charges against him and that he will NOT go to jail. Instead, Brown thinks he'll face fines. (Radar Online)
Artists close to both entertainers have reacted to the rumors including singer John Legend.
"I know both of them. I was surprised when I heard because it doesn't strike me as something Chris would do," Legend told People. "You never know what's inside people or what can trigger that...It's an awful story [and] I feel terrible for both of them but if Chris did what they said he did, that's unacceptable. He has to accept the consequences of it." (People)
Early reports claimed the alleged fight was over British singer Leona Lewis, however, her spokeswoman Sarah Weinstein has denied these claims.
"Leona was seated with her family and long-term boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa at a table near Rihanna and Chris at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party," she said. "Chris was introduced to Leona by Rihanna. She said something like 'hello' and they chatted for a couple of minutes. Leona ... had nothing whatsoever to do with any argument that may have ensued between Chris and Rihanna...Any allegations that the pair had flirted are completely false." (ABC News)