Chris Brown is finally speaking publicly about the allegations leveled against him that he physically assaulted girlfriend Rihanna one week ago today. In a statement released to the public by Brown’s publicist Michael Sitrick, Chris reveals that he is both “sorry” and “saddened” by the events that took place last weekend. Is this the first sign of his remorseful guilt? Here is the full text of Chris Brown’s just-released statement:
“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.”
Interesting … this statement does appear to be very telling. The fact that he admits that he is undergoing counseling implies that he is aware of his problem (whatever that may be) and is working towards remedying that problem. That he says, “I am committed … to emerging [from counseling] a better person” implies that he was, essentially, a “worse” person beforehand … again, implying some wrongdoing. While Chris Brown does not come right out and expressly admit guilt, I think much can be gleaned from the words of this carefully crafted statement. That it took one full week for Brown and his handlers to author this statement means that every word used was carefully thought out. Judging by this statement alone, and the way Brown admits remorse, in HIS words … it seems pretty clear to me that he admits at least some wrongdoing. I guess we’ll have to see what else is to come from all of this.
What do y’all think about Chris Brown’s statement? How do y’all interpret his words?