Chris Brown: "I'm Sorry And Saddened"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Brown, who was arrested a week ago in connection with a domestic violence investigation, said Sunday he is "sorry and saddened" by what happened and is seeking counseling from his pastor and loved ones.

The 19-year-old R&B singer also said much of what has been reported of the incident is untrue, although he did not elaborate.

"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 said in a statement issued through publicist Michael Sitrick.

"Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and-or reported in the media is wrong," he added. But he said he couldn't discuss that in detail until his case is resolved.

He also said he has not posted any comments about the incident on Facebook or any other Web site. "Those posts or writings under my name are frauds," he said.

Brown surrendered to Los Angeles police on Feb. 8 and was released on $50,000 bail after being booked for investigation of making a criminal threat, a felony. He has not been charged by the district attorney's office, which is still investigating the case.

His arrest reportedly stemmed from an argument with his girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna, shortly after they left a pre-Grammy Awards party.

Both were nominated for Grammys and were scheduled to appear at the Feb. 8 awards show but canceled at the last minute. Brown surrendered to authorities just as the show was getting under way.

According to police, Brown and a woman began arguing as they were traveling in a car shortly after the Feb. 7 party. The fight escalated after they got out of the car, and Brown had left by the time officers arrived.

After Brown's arrest, gum maker Wrigley announced last week that it was suspending an ad campaign featuring Brown plugging Doublemint chewing gum.


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  • by David Location: Pinetown on Feb 18, 2009 at 03:14 AM
    He probably is seeking help from people , anything to keep his sorry butt out of jail. If he thought it would help , he'd mos likley seek the jelp of the pizza guy.
  • by Unbiased Location: Greenville on Feb 17, 2009 at 04:18 PM
    I am sure this young man does feel remorse. If the accusations are true, yes he needs help especially having been raised in an abusive home. It is sad that a lot of the comments are quick to condemn this man instead of acknowledging that he is a young man that made a very stupid mistake. Hopefully this embarrasing publicity will cause him to get the help he needs. I wonder if some of you posters where in the public eye what "thuggish" behavior would be unveiled.
  • by me Location: here on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    To "bigfruitbasket" and "nobody": If you two would take note of Alpha's post, she was quoting someone else's comment. Did you not notice the quotation marks? They look like this(", "). You all are so quick to judge. I think you just scroll down and look for "certain" people's post, to fire back at. My advice: "Get a life" asap...
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    bigfruitbasket and NoBama .... I guess you didn't read the other post. If WITN had not edited my submission ...you would've seen where I got those misspelled words from. So let me help you guys out.... I copied and pasted them from "I hate Racist People Location: Greenville on Feb 16, 2009 at 06:22 PM" ... LOL.. better luck next time... you people are too funny!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Feb 17, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    Helmsley had enough money to buy half of Manhatten. She had resources. Black and Phipps were not part of the national scene. Obama isn't cleaning up. He can't seem to find a clean politician for his cabinet. Billary has been a parasite off of the American people for years. As for Chris Brown, who?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 17, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    Hey Dwayne, that is because politicians have the money and the political friendships with your DA's and judges(most of it off of illegal activities) to stay out of jail. The elderly woman on the other hand does not have these resources and the government probably made her pay back twice the money that she had gained from Tax Evasion. She may be in jail because she does not have that kind of money to pay back. She could have committed tax evasion out of a misunderstanding of something or to get back at the government if they did something to her in the past. I see you may have just as much of a problem with the government as I do. Is Jim Black and Meg Scott Phipps who you are talking about? Just curious!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 17, 2009 at 08:52 AM
    I expect that they are both at fought and they were both drunk at the time. These kinds of things is all California is full of. Please put California in a different nation(maybe Mexico) than North Carolina. I hate having that west coast state in the same nation as I was born and raised living in. Things are way way way better and more pleasant here in the East than in the West.
  • by me Location: nc on Feb 17, 2009 at 08:28 AM
    I doubt if he's really sorry or saddened by what HE did.Just another famous person's way of life...
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Feb 17, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    "I'm sorry" is good enough for Dashle and Geithner. Oh and Rodriguez. Interesting enough it wasn't good enough for the elderly Helmsley lady who served time for tax evasion. Wonder how come the government put an elderly woman in jail but wouldn't put two strapping strong politicians in jail for tax evasion? Huh. Anyway, let the young Brown go on an apology. He's really sorry. It's really someone else's fault. How can anyone expect Chris Brown to be accountable for his own actions?
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Feb 17, 2009 at 05:55 AM
    ALPHA isn't an Escalade a SUV? A rather large SUV. Didn't you mean "escalate?" Also didn't you mean "Something else had to have happened..." instead "Something else had to of happened...?" Your grammar is awful.
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