Chris Brown Speaks, Is ‘Sorry & Saddened’

After one week of silence, Brown issues an official statement

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?


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  1. I support Chris Brown with my whole heart. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE has their moments of weakness. Yes, his was extreme. Yes, he’s in the Hollywood spotlight. I get all of that loud and clear. I just don’t think it’s fair for everyone to hop onto a “Let’s Hate Chris Brown Train.” That’s not fair to him, especially when judging by both his statement and his father’s statement that he’s actually sorry and actually doing things to change it.

    @Schmee, I don’t even know what to do with your response. “This garbage about seeking their pastor’s help is ridiculous.” I think that statement you just made is ridiculous. If someone has faith, then by all means let him use it. I for one am extremely proud of him for seeking confession within his church and asking for the guidance of spiritual leaders. I don’t think there’s anything ridiculous about getting help for a problem. Really.

    I stand by Chris Brown in this tragic incident. I stand by Rhianna in her recovery and hope she can move on as well.

    I believe that this relationship is probably over. I believe that Chris’s career isn’t over, but it’s greatly challenged now.

  2. lawrence

    What happend to Rihanna couple. It is said Chris Brown is busy with dating beautiful models at ~~~~(Billionairepal…com) where many girls are more pretty than Rihanna

  3. Nilsson

    What a load of bullshit! Not really confessing to anything because he doesn’t want to limit his chances in the upcoming legal confrontations but speaking about god and talking to his pastor. Yeah, just pray a little bit and all is forgiven…

  4. I am not shocked. If he was just some random guy off of the streets, this would have been unreported and would of gone off quietly into the courts, however since he is a “celeb” this is going to be force fed down our throats for months.

    Why is it that everyone turns to God during troubled times? Ever think that by turning to God daily, it could keep you out of troubled times?

    Chris Brown is obviously a punk who lost his temper and took it out on a woman. I hope when the truth comes out, he can finally admit that he was wrong and he is either vindicated or punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    The Truth

  5. Ferry Breezy

    I’ll be supporting Chris forever!
    It takes all the time to keep a clean image but only once to damage it drastically:)

  6. gokarm

    Brown has some rage issues but he’s no sociopath. I think he’s taking the right steps toward getting himself under control. But I fear the nation will be unwilling to forgive him. Does the media take pity on abusive men? Not likely. But he’s young and even if he loses his fame, he’s still got a chance at a life.

  7. melly

    Honestly, I think they’re both at fault here but everybody is only putting it on Chris Brown. Yea, it’s wrong to hit a women but do you really think he would bite her without her doing so first? I am pretty certain that they had some physical fights before where Rhianna would strike first and this time, Chris just had enough, fought back but got caught doing so. If they weren’t celebrities, I bet you they would be talking and back together by now.

  8. Ashly

    The way I interpeted his statement is that he is sorry for the way it went down and the way the media is trashing him. But I think that he is eluding to the fact that there might be more to the story and that he might not be the only guilty party in the situation. I do think he and his people came up with it very carefully though because they knew that the media and blog sites would rip apart and interpret it the way they wanted. But I do thank Pink is the New Blog and others like the YBF for being objective and not jumping the gun on the situation and picking sides because really no one is going to win this one.

  9. Cinnamon

    If this is what appears to be then I hope he goes for the role of role model. There are so many people who would pay attention and benefit if this man were to make serious changes and be open and honest about the journey.

  10. Mel

    I think he’s full of sh**, he knows whether or not he is innocent or guilty his career is pretty much over but he’s trying to get people to feel sorry for him. Yes he admited to a wrongdoing but I found it interesting that he made it a fact to make clear that what’s been written on blogs is false. He’s trying desperatly to save his ass in everyway possible.

    This whole thing really upsets me because I loved Chris Brown before all of this, and whether or not he did it I just thought running away to vegas just made him look like an a-hole.

  11. gunnarjet

    …let’s face it : these two are KIDS ! …. only both of them know what really happened.– and both of them have there share in that what happened.
    let them figure it all out by themselves alone. —

    they are just KIDS

  12. yvr_chickie

    @ Lyn: why do you have to bring race into the issue of possible domestic violence? Where do you get off making that kind of correlation? And how on earth does it have anything to do with the Hudson family tragedy?

  13. PJHarley

    I agree to some level with Lyn and I am Black.
    A lot of Black folks will support anyone just because they fit the so call being “Black”.

    Just ask R Kelly, OJ or Marion Barry if they lost their Black votes. Their deeds wasn’t bad enough for the Black community. The only time you don’t get support is if you’re not a certain kind of Black.

    Secondly, Chris B is a young person, I don’t know why someone this young needs to get into such relationship drama.

  14. Liz

    don’t do it Chris. no no no no no …..awwww. DAMN IT! You went and dropped the “G” bomb.
    Why do these celebrity assholes only announce their devotion to God when they get BUSTED doing nasty shit? Never hear a word about God when they manage to keep their shady shit under wraps. Boo Chris. You suck. Leave God alone and take responsibility for your own shit. God’s busy trying to help Obama fix our crappy economy. ;-)

  15. Gomez

    ” 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”

    hahahaahah what a moron….
    if he really hit her, Rihanna shoud slap ‘im like a bitch right back!

  16. Katkout

    People may hate my comment, But I stand and support Chris Brown . Yes he did make a big mistake, but i feel there’s something into it! So until we know what it is, I support YOU Chris Brown =]

  17. L

    Let’s be honest…he did not write one word of that “apology”. $100 says Chris Brown doesn’t even know what “transpired” means.

  18. Lucky

    What a useless jerk. I’m so tired of this guy. Can’t he just fade into obscurity already?

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