Monday, February 16, 2009

'I'm sorry and saddened': Chris Brown seeks counselling after arrest over alleged attack on girlfriend Rihanna

Chris Brown, who allegedly assaulted his pop star girlfriend Rihanna last week, has spoken out for the first time saying he is 'sorry and saddened' by what happened.The 19-year-old R&B singer said he is seeking counseling from his pastor and loved ones but said much of what has been reported of the incident is untrue, although he did not elaborate.In a statement issued through publicist Michael Sitrick, he said: '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,' he added.But he said he could not discuss that in detail until his case is resolved.Brown surrendered to Los Angeles police on February 8 and was released on $50,000 bail after being arrested 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 February 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 February 7 party.The fight escalated after they got out of the car, and Brown had left by the time officers arrived.