Chris Brown Apologizes

February 17, 2009

Chris Brown, who was arrested last weekend on suspicion of attacking Rihanna, said on Sunday he was "sorry and saddened" about the incident, and was seeking counseling.

Brown hired a public relations company that specializes in crisis management to issue a statement in which he also said many media and blog reports have been wrong:

Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired," he said. "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.

He did not mention his father, who was quoted on Friday as telling People magazine that his son was "very remorseful.

Police and prosecutors have not officially disclosed that Rihanna was the victim of Brown's attack, but unidentified police sources told the Los Angeles Times that Rihanna was the victim, and numerous media outlets have reported the same.

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