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August 31, 2009

Chris Brown: "Everything Comes With Consequences"

Posted: 07:00 AM ET

Editor's Note: Tune in to Larry King Live tonight at 9pmET/6pmPT for the full interview with Chris Brown.

By Amy Huggins

LOS ANGELES (CNN) - He looks so young. And he is. At 20, Chris Brown is not old enough to buy a beer without breaking the law. But he got himself into a world of legal trouble when he assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February.

Chris-Brown-LKL“We have to be like 10 yards away from each other,” Brown softly tells CNN’s Larry King in an exclusive interview to air Wednesday night – his first television interview since his arrest.

Brown still loves Rihanna. He tells King he’s still in love with her. Even tougher for him is looking at the photo. You know the one—the image that might haunt, and define Brown forever. “When I look at it now, it's just like, wow, like, I can't - I can't believe that - that actually happened.”  He adds he does not remember performing the violent acts that have changed his life.

Yet Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault on June 22. The deal keeps him out of jail.  A second felony charge, making criminal threats, was dropped.  He was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community labor.

What does it mean? “It means he walks the straight and narrow for five years,” Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos tells King. “I've grown to love this kid like a son or a nephew.  I have a high degree of confidence - I'll say it now so that you can play it back if he ever does anything - but a high degree of confidence that he's not going to do anything like this in the future.”

Brown agrees, saying “everything comes with consequences.  They want me to pick up trash remove graffiti.” He calls the sentence fair. “I'm a hard worker.  It's something I'm willing to do.”

Why did it happen? How did it happen? They are questions Brown and his mother, Joyce Hawkins, have been asking.  “Chris has never, ever been a violent person, ever,” Hawkins tells King.

She said her husband was abusive – and Brown knew it. “I used to be scared to go to bed,” the singer recalls. He’s not blaming that for the attack on Rihanna. Still he says, “nobody taught us how to love one another.  Nobody taught us a book on how to - how to control our emotions or our anger.”  He adds, “I wish I could have changed that night.”

Rihanna calls Brown’s mother “Mom”. The two have spoken and seen each other periodically since the incident. The court order that prevents her son from seeing Rihanna does not extend to Joyce. “(I) let her know that I was very, very baffled, what had happened, and apologized for my son, along with I'm so sorry what happened to you.  And I didn't know what - I didn't know what else to say, and I gave her a hug, and she hugged me, as well.”  Hawkins then cries.

“I just need to prove to people I can be a role model,” Brown says. “That's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be,” the singer laments. It’s been a couple of months since he saw Rihanna, and admits the separation has been “difficult.”

He’s sad when asked about her dating other men. “I definitely would be affected by it, but, at the end of the day, I mean, we're not together, so, if she's happy, I'm cool.” Would he be with her now if things had been different that night? Brown says only, “We’ll always be friends.”

And as much as Chris Brown wants to move on, he‘s left with this: “I made a mistake, and I - and it was just something I have to live up and own.”

To watch a clip from the interview CLICK HERE.

Want to hear more about Chris Brown’s relationship with Rihanna, what happened on the night that changed both their lives, and his response to other reported incidents of violence in his past?

Watch Larry King Live tonight at 9!

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protogere   August 31st, 2009 7:24 am ET

It's hard to know if he is truly sorry for his actions or just sorry he got caught. Time will tell which it is.


Clif from maryland   August 31st, 2009 7:39 am ET

Once a person justify s doing somethings in there brain it shows the nature of the person, Chris Brown is a animal and has no respect for other people. He will repeat his actions again. The sad thing about this is that our courts and legal system did not punish him. I hope he abuses the judges children or that blind attorney next time. overhauling the legal system would do more for the public than health care.


Denise, BARBADOS   August 31st, 2009 7:47 am ET

Just gotta luv how criminals, post-crime, fall back on this highly confused (...ooops! almost wrote "suspect..!) state of referring to their Crime as "that;" or "it."

I would think, if a guy is going to KICK, CUFF, SLAP...even...BITE his so-called "girlfriend" within the close confines of a car, he SHOULD remember at least SOME of his actions – by NAME!

And so the COMEDY OF THE "INVERTED-VICTIM" PLAYS OUT...


louie   August 31st, 2009 7:48 am ET

we will NOT watch....scumbag..sorry Mr. King....but this is how we feel..he's an angry bitter man.


LAMARD   August 31st, 2009 7:49 am ET

YOU KNOW THE PRESS WANTS AMERICANS TO THINK THAT BLACK MEN ARE THE WORSE IN OUR SOCIETY. YET WHEN WHITE MEN DO THE MOST UNFORGIVABLE THINGS WE TALK ABOUT CHRIS BROWN, MICHEAL JACKSON THIS LIST GOES ON ........


Justin   August 31st, 2009 7:53 am ET

I can't believe this guy. He's supposed to go on Larry King and he walks in with a BLUE bow tie and claims to not remember beating his girlfriend's face to a pulp. Apparently there must be a desire to hear what this loser has to say somewhere in your demographic Mr. King, or else you couldn't find anyone to fill your slot. Please just let this joker disappear into the Entertainment Weekly history books as the guy who didn't learn from Michael Vick! "Hi!! I make 372893728 million dollars a year, let's go do something stupid!"


mike   August 31st, 2009 7:59 am ET

good go to bed !!!!!


Elsie   August 31st, 2009 8:01 am ET

Because Chris is still young, his interest is only on the "money" not Rihanna. You see, his fans will not support him when you have revealed yourself as"an abusive person". The popularity image goes hand and hand with the image.

Let's remember Chris had two previous incidents with Rihanna.


Texas   August 31st, 2009 8:02 am ET

ghetto is as ghetto does and all the money in the world can't erase that. This whole PR thing in fact is nothing more than an effort by Brown and his mother to keep the gravy train going. The court documented previous violent acts besides the one he is sentenced for. He is who he is.


eddie   August 31st, 2009 8:06 am ET

to all those saying he is a terrible person and all the crap, just shut it. this is life, we all make mistakes.


laziena   August 31st, 2009 8:06 am ET

SMH! nope wont be watching!


John   August 31st, 2009 8:11 am ET

Situations such as this are a continued reflection of the nature of celebrity in this country, whether those who wield it are powerful politicians or wealthy entertainers. In these cases, the cause lies not in the criminal's upbringing or the anger he feels over parents who were less than perfect, it is the sheer arrogance of wealth and power.


PJ   August 31st, 2009 8:12 am ET

A generation that only feels anger. Pay the piper you abuser.


John   August 31st, 2009 8:16 am ET

Actually Louie, You seem pretty bitter to me.


ac   August 31st, 2009 8:20 am ET

Assuming that he is telling the truth, I know where he is coming from. 6 years ago, an angry and violated (yes, violated) step son came into my life. About a year ago, events during one day escalated to the point where my then 16yr old hit me in the face.

Adding insult to injury, I had to pay court costs and pay for his court ordered counseling. He does not remember hitting me. It is something that he cannot fathom him doing after the dust had settled. He knows he did as all the blood is kind of hard to deny.

Yet, it has been worth it. In the past year he has experienced first hand the damage anger can do when it is only bottled up. He has also experienced love and forgiveness first hand. He has had others share where their anger has taken them.

I hope and pray that Mr Brown will have an adult male step into his life and walk alongside him.


Nathan from Atlanta   August 31st, 2009 8:21 am ET

Even though I'll never listen to his music again, it seems Brown is remorseful. Its one thing to get in a bad argument with your girlfriend or spouse, but you can't be beating her up and punching her in the face. I truly hope he learned his lesson now while he is still young.


Nick   August 31st, 2009 8:21 am ET

you guys are all too bitter and hypocritical. im sure you guys are all perfect and have lived a straightened arrow.


burke   August 31st, 2009 8:22 am ET

“It means he walks the straight and narrow for five years,” WHAT?? How about walking it for the rest of your life? Look at how they dressed him up in a preppy collegiate sweater outfit with a little bow tie – Who dresses like that? I'm still baffled by the fact that the media continues to show any interest in this story – much less a Larry King appearance.


Carly   August 31st, 2009 8:22 am ET

While I don't condone what Chris Brown did. Let us not forget in the two previous incidents Rihanna was the agressor. While we need to talk to our sons about violence, we also need to talk to our daughters as well. Everyone makes mistakes, we must learn from them


Texmex   August 31st, 2009 8:23 am ET

That is why this world is as crazy as it is. This is a young man made a mistake and should be given a second chance. People are so willing to judge him and call him names, instead we should all be praying for this young man and all the young people who are living in this crazy world today. If we all could just lend a helping hand to someone who is having a difficult time, the world would be different. Instead, we judge and want to make it seem like we are so perfect. If this was your child you would want him to be given a second chance and you would want people to try to help him. Let's not judge Chris, he too had been a victim. Treat him as you would treat your own child.


AndyF   August 31st, 2009 8:23 am ET

Chris Brown is an animal and a piece of crud. He should be locked up and treated like the piece of filth he is. To those who would comment that "we all make mistakes" – bull-crud!!! Smacking around a woman is not a "mistake" – you dont accidentally do an "ooops" and beat the tar out of a woman so drop the "mistake" ploy. This was not only no "accident", the animal has done this before – its on record.

I am also sick and tired of hearing the "if this were a white man" – thats total bull – it does not matter what color the animal is at all, what matters is that he is a piece of dung and should be locked up like the out of control animal he is.

The very worst thing about this piece of filth is that he has the audacity to appear in public and offer an 'apology' – what a load of bull!!! If it were my choice Chris Brown would be locked away for good – he deserves no less.

I for one, am sick of all of these "tough guy" musicians and rappers who dont have the slightest clue about what being tough is really all about – they are serving as a LOUSY example to millions of young people and its amazing to me that we cannot find some more decent young musicians to represent good things in a time where we really need them. These "tough guys" are a bunch of pansies as Chris Brown demonstrates so skillfully by beating the crap out of a woman.

Lock him up, throw away the key.


Forgiveness   August 31st, 2009 8:24 am ET

To err is human to forgive divine.


Cassandra   August 31st, 2009 8:25 am ET

Not saying what he did was right, nor am i condoning what he did there is never an excuse for hitting any one female/male. However i "my opinion" i believe she played a "MAJOR" role in this incidence. I'm pretty sure if we looked into her background we could find some things... So we must ask ourselves was any of this self defense [gone to far] did she strike him first...


RAGS   August 31st, 2009 8:27 am ET

Chris Brown's mother never remembers him being violent because Chris Brown is not a violent man. This incident happened between "two" people. Rihanna is a making off like the innocent little girl who did no wrong and got beat up. BS! She; like thousands of boisterous, angry, American women wanted to push her man as far as she could and hope he doesn't explode. Well dear; you played with fire and got burned. I have no sympathy for Rihanna..........therefore I would be surprised if this post makes the comment board.

Chris Brown should have never hooked up with her. I hope he stays away from her. He is obviously the most talented of the two and has the most to loose (never seen Rihanna in a movie or hosting an award show, her CD's don't sell as much as Mr.Brown's as well). Thousands of women who are much more prettier/sexier Rihanna would love to be with Mr. Brown and would give him little to no trouble. Why is he settling? She can sing; so what....she can also call the police and scar his image. Actually; she can't sing....most of her songs use AUTO TUNE! YOU CAN DO SO MUCH BETTER CHRIS........leave the malnutritioned DRAMA-QUEEN !


Rich L   August 31st, 2009 8:28 am ET

I will watch, I guess non white men need a second chance also. Hopefully he wont kidnap and rape a woman and father their children in his backyard with his 2nd chance.


Rich Mac   August 31st, 2009 8:28 am ET

Folks, This is NOT an excuse, but to UNDERSTAND human behavior.

Chris is dealing with an illness. In his head and most times he knows that battery is wrong. However, in a state of rage he lost control.

The socialization of a child is very important. Children internalize and process information differently. The same can be said for a sexually abused child. Their perception of what is right and wrong in society may be correct at times, but they still may have difficulty in other areas at different times.


TT   August 31st, 2009 8:29 am ET

I love how society gangs up on him. Yes, he's wrong for putting his hands on her...any man is wrong for putting their hands on a woman. This happens eveyday but of course his story comes to light. Society portrays males to be the worse when it comes to domestic violence. Yet a female can provoke and hit a man all she wants and nothing happens to her. I'm not making up an excuse for Chris Brown but I'm pretty sure there was more to this story and more incidents than what we've been hearing that may have helped bring out his anger...


jonqp   August 31st, 2009 8:30 am ET

I think he was in over his head with Rihanna, men always want there
cake and eat it to,Let me say LOUDLY, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR WHAT HE DID!! BUT.......I AM SURE SHE PLAYED WITH HIS HEAD AND I AM SURE SHE HAD A NOTION THAT HE WAS A POWDER KEG TOO..
AND I AM SURE HIS IMMATURE EGO WOULD NOT LET BACK OUT BEFORE HE GOT IN TO DEEP....enough said


Esem   August 31st, 2009 8:31 am ET

"I am a hard worker, it is something I am willing to do". Mr. Brown is "willing" to do community work... Well, thank you Mr. Brown. Frankly had you been less of a 'star' you would have been in prison and that is where you belong. I believe in rehabilitation, and I believe you pay the price of going to prison when you commit a violent crime. She got away – she is alive. You tell us you 'blacked out'- that is rather scary you know. You need help – lots of it. And you need to understand that you are a criminal above being a superstar. Spare the " I am willing" and be seriously humiliated.


Marsha   August 31st, 2009 8:31 am ET

What a bunch of hypocritical, judgmental, morons here. You guys don't know either of these people or what REALLY went on with them....just the media outtakes. Hope ALL of your closets are clean! None of us is perfect. He made a mistake and is and will continue to pay for it. Only GOD can judge him...judge not lest ye be judged and I am not even a religious person!! Geesh. Hope all of your kids are freakin' saints! At the end of the day the group here doesn't represent the people who bought or listened to his music anyway. God bless them both in the future and hopefully this experience is a lesson learned for both of them.


jean   August 31st, 2009 8:32 am ET

We need to stop judging him as an artist and start judging him as an human being just like the rest of us. No one is perfect, and I agree that his emotion took the best of him that night. I've always respect Brown for his talent and his love for school. He's still a teenager must of us dont remember that.


Steven   August 31st, 2009 8:32 am ET

I love the hypocrisy of a lot of these comments about how this man is untrustworthy, angry, bitter, and insincere, despite the remorse he has shown and the consequences he is recieving. Yeah right, like I'm to assume that these very same commentors are trustworthy, happy, optimistic, and morally-upright angels. It takes a bitter person indeed to not forgive another.


Leslyn   August 31st, 2009 8:33 am ET

He's a piece of crap and if he were a regular citizen, his butt would be in jail where he belongs.


Scott Jacobs   August 31st, 2009 8:33 am ET

"ghetto is as ghetto does". What the heck does that mean? People can't change? People change all of the time.

This guy who wrote this – he is apparently from Texas – does not understand human character very well, and he is certainly not a Christian, which is based on the idea that people, well, change.

Scott Jacobs
Atlanta


will   August 31st, 2009 8:33 am ET

I think chris brown has serious issues.He will need to deal with them day by day.He has lost rhianna,though his sentence was light i wish our court system would give the same treatment to all citizens in this country,Im tired of seeing celebs get off easy they should be punished at the same level as anyone else or even harsher being that most people look up to them .Chris brown should never get another cd out


Ms. Dennis   August 31st, 2009 8:35 am ET

Our society is so messed up. We are so judgemental of each other. We dont want to give people a second chance. Its so sad. This is suppose to be a great country which it is, its the people who make it bad. People WE ALL make mistakes. Okay yours wasnt hitting a woman, but I'm sure it was something and you would want a chance to redeem yourself. I would like to meet you perfect people, because I'm sure I can find something wrong. Chris Brown keep your head up. Learn from your mistakes and make better choices from this point on. If you do these things, it doesnt matter what ignorant people say because what God says will prevail and is what matters. Good example Michael Vick. The ignorant people tried to keep him down but God gave him a second chance and he will do the same for you. Good Luck!


ChrisNYC   August 31st, 2009 8:37 am ET

How about therapy? If you don't know or can't understand the reasons behind your actions you need help. Forgetting or not remembering is BS. I think his true motives are $$$.


Zaza   August 31st, 2009 8:37 am ET

Chris Brown is wrong, but BOTH are at fault. I believe that women should be held accountable for putting there hands on men too. In the past she has slapped and punched him FIRST! So what does that make her? Either way, both have payed a big price. I still support rihanna and I still support chris. Im 21 and I've done some things that rihanna has done to chris, and Ive dealt with the consequences of it. You grow up, maybe now he will.
But for everyone saying he is a monster, lets look at your teenage or younger years, i bet you were angels!


Nick   August 31st, 2009 8:38 am ET

Hopefully he can be a good role model and show that he has changed and prove that through his actions the rest of his life. As many have said, everyone makes mistake, but if we learn from them that makes us a stronger and better person. No one should condone violence against women, but I hope he becomes a better person from the incident and make a real difference in the world.


ChrisNYC   August 31st, 2009 8:39 am ET

Carly, it doesn't matter who aggresses who, what matters is the physical violence!


Joe   August 31st, 2009 8:40 am ET

No one's bitter Nick. Why would we be? I used to be a fan, but he's not sorry for what he did and his 'apology' is a joke. There's nothing hypocritical about us not supporting this guy when he's defending himself, saying he's not a monster, and that we're all just hatin'. Just find that video of him on youtube.

And yes Carly, Rihanna wasn't right in this, but isn't beating, choking, and biting a bit... um... 'overboard?'


Esem   August 31st, 2009 8:40 am ET

Eddie, Nick etc. This is not a mistake that Mr. Brown has made. And my one issue is exactly that he is not naming what he is guilty of and that people like you then continue to talk about the "mistake."

Mr. Brown committed a serious crime. He can most likely be rehabilitated – does that mean he (whether or not he is also a famous artist) should not be imprisoned for his crimes? Well, I happen to believe a shorter jail sentence would probably serve him well, for him to grasp at age 20 the serious consequences from society for what he has done. And that it is not a matter of what he is "wiling" to do. And I guess I now question if jail sentence is also not absolutely necessary for other people, like 'Eddie, Nick etc.' to face that this man committed a violent criminal act where the victim luckily escaped before she or anyone else died as a follow of violence or a car accident. I will forgive any crime once prison time is done – that is the reason we have prisons though in this society we do not treat prisoners as humans – so all for human rehabilitation.

First step in being rehabilitated is to understand and admit to ones crime.


Samantha   August 31st, 2009 8:41 am ET

Violence is not gender specific todays young woman are just as violent as men, and in a great deal of cases they are the aggressor.
We need to teach our daughters as well as our sons to keep their hands to themselves. There have been several instances since the Chris Brown and Rihannia incident where woman have stabbed boyfriends in the neck with scissor, woman have killed husbands, etc because they are mad. The media barely talks about these incidents, but they want to continue to beat this child up for a stupid stupid mistake. So many of the people who make ugly comments about Chris Brown have you own skeletons to deal with. If you spent half the time dealing with your own shortcomings that you spend judging others this world would be a bette place.


Denise, BARBADOS   August 31st, 2009 8:41 am ET

Carly QUOTE: " Let us not forget in the two previous incidents Rihanna was the agressor. While we need to talk to our sons about violence, we also need to talk to our daughters as well."

Oh, come on, Carly! Are you REALLY trying to make an argument about WHO HIT WHOM FIRST?!!"

Okay; if that IS really your (...incredibly disengenuous..!) take on Chris Brown's SUSTAINED PHYSICAL BATTERING OF RIHANNA, then – according to the evidence, since all Rihanna did, on that night, was ARGUE and SNATCH-AWAY a Cellphone, the onus – according to YOUR lights, was therefore on Brown-the-Batterer to ARGUE back at Rihanna, and SNATCH BACK his cell phone from her?

So, Carly-thank-God-you-are-not-a-Lawyer-or-Judge: WHAT EXACTLY did Chris Brown ACTUALLY DO – again?

Y'know: there is a saying in THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE that goes like this: "WILL A MAN BE MORE RIGHTEOUS THAN GOD?"

And whenever I read these effete, PIOUS BLEEDING-HEARTS spewing forth this type of bile, I often call that bit of SARCASTIC BIBLICAL WISDOM to mind.


Queen of YOU ALL   August 31st, 2009 8:42 am ET

Chris I'm ready for anything you do/music u put out!! You have soooo many fans, please believe that!! But remember we DO need the Haters because they motivate us!!! We all Rihanna HIT YOU FIRST so that means she's VIOLENT. And a man can CAN defend himself from a woman if she's out to harm/hurt him. And most of the folks on this blog are not immuned to what has happened to you. They have a lost of mess going on in their lives and they aren't saints....we can only imagine the crap they have going on.

ps: Saw Chris Hansen on Dateline's "To Catch a Predator' and gracious, all the men WERE White and like 1-Hispanic, there were no blacks, thank u black men for NOT preying on children!!!

Again, Chris you are so talented, and you will always have supporters, just like MJ.


Phil from Toronto   August 31st, 2009 8:44 am ET

Perhaps the act was a calculated attempt to build more fame?....Every rap artist (artist?....yeah right....*L0L*) needs a violent "rap" sheet to
make it big....Maybe Mr. Brown say it that way?
Sad commentary on the people who listen to, and buy this crap. Time will tell if this attack will earn him 'mo money.
I like the part about ....."I was never taught....blah blah....Botton line here....."It wasn't my fault"....I'm sure he can buy a "shrink for hire" who will support that.......and..."I don't remember"...blah blah......come...on.
By the way.....nice bow tie!...Would make Louis Farrakan proud!


cristy   August 31st, 2009 8:45 am ET

she is an idiot at as well! if he had already done something before she shouldve just left him, so shes to blame too


Schumi   August 31st, 2009 8:46 am ET

I don't think there is any excuse for raising a hand to a woman and I certainly don't think that anyone should take it lightly by any means. On the other hand, if a person does something wrong, they should be reprimanded and then given the opportunity to right their wrongs. As silly as it may seem, growing up in a violent environment could psychologically affect children in ways no one is aware off until they begin to act out. If he realizes he is wrong and wants to fix it, I think we need to give him the chance to do that.

There is a popular proverb where I come from that says, when a child is wrong, you use one hand to discipline him, and the other to bring him close. While we should not condone misbehaviour, we should also not alienate the offender. I am sure that no one on this DL can boast of a completely perfect life and if that person exist, especially given CB's apology and repentance for his action, let that person be the first to birate him, if not, please live and let live.


My 2 cents   August 31st, 2009 8:46 am ET

I believe people can change, Chris is young....both of them are, and a bit immature on rights and wrongs. Perhaps he'll now get help on how to control anger. My question is to Rhianna, if there were 2 previous incidents of "abuse" WHY did she choose to stay with him? If this is the case, it sounds like they are BOTH guilty of making bad choices.


Marta   August 31st, 2009 8:47 am ET

Obviously what Chris Brown did was wrong. But, it's also obvious that Rihanna is an instigator. She went through his cell phone and accused him of cheating until she got him so mad that he doesn't even remember what happened. And maybe there was alcohol involved too! She's not an abused woman, why would she tell the judge that she doesn't need a restraining order from her "agressor", if she was?????


John   August 31st, 2009 8:47 am ET

Everyone deserves a 2nd chance. This is a personal matter for him and he should not be judged by the rest of bitter nasty America.


neurous   August 31st, 2009 8:48 am ET

This guy was pestering my gf at a bar. He thought since he is a star ( we did not even hear of him till then) he could sleep with anyone. Moron.


David Brickner   August 31st, 2009 8:48 am ET

Is there a "father" anywhere in this story??? .........someone who was around enough to teach anything .........?

I would have not gotten off with probation!


Dolce   August 31st, 2009 8:50 am ET

None of us can judge within the confines of our living rooms. This was a horrible situation where two very young people's lives have been affected. While I personally will not buy any of Mr. Brown's music I do believe he should suffer consequences for his actions), I'm not qualified to say whether he's sincere or whether he deserves another chance. I'm sure there are a lot of things we did in our past that we would want to remain in the past and that we would hate to be defined by.


Amanda   August 31st, 2009 8:50 am ET

HE DOESN'T REMEMBER??? This loser like all "men" who hit women, will NEVER get any better, if he even wants too, until they accept responsibility and know they have a problem. Every time I hear him talk he has an excuse. I don't remember, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kathy   August 31st, 2009 8:51 am ET

Chris is not an animal he is a good kid who made a big mistake..he is paying for his mistake. None of you know him personally you are taking just what the media says and reacting. If you knew Chris you would know that he is sincere in his appolgy. Everyone makes mistakes, I do agree this is a horrible incident but everyone deserves a second chance.


Leroy   August 31st, 2009 8:55 am ET

Nothing wrong with that. Just a black man beating on his woman. Ain't you ever beat on your woman before? Now my girlfriend I don't beat on, but my woman, that's different. She know that I mean business when she don't listen. Maybe I don't remember doing that because I was high. My lawyer said for me to say that.


Cheryl   August 31st, 2009 8:56 am ET

After reading the Chris Brown article I read some of the comments and was utterly amazed at the bitterness and venom that was expressed by many. It seemed to me that many of the vitriol comments were made by people with LOGS in their own eye.

Sure, you may not have struck a woman but I'm certain you've done things in your past that were just as digusting. You just did not have to live them out in the public eye.

How can you judge the sincereity of a person that you don't even know? How can you question what's in the heart of another? How can you be so pious and sanctimonious? It's a very dangerous thing when we become very harsh with and unforgiving of others.

If you read the article with objective eyes, you would have seen where Brown said “I made a mistake, and I — and it was just something I have to live up and own.”

Doesn't sound like coping out to me!


ChrisNYC   August 31st, 2009 8:56 am ET

It's very disgusting how some people blame Rihanna, did you not see the picture of her face?!?!?

How can anyone say Rihanna instigated or make any excuse whatsoever?

Chris beat her badly. Look at the picture. Some tough guy pounding a GRIL'S face....sick & pathetic.

FACT.


kr   August 31st, 2009 8:56 am ET

Isn't it possible that someone can actually be sorry for past actions? Maybe this was a complete wake up call for him. If this didn't happen when it did, perhaps the outcome would have been a complete disaster and much, much worse for Rhianna. Its very easy to say that he's damaged forever and will never change, but lets not jump to any conclusions people....he is only 20 afterall.


Amanda   August 31st, 2009 8:57 am ET

And for all those who say he deserves a second chance, read the court transcripts, this is like his FOURTH or more chance. If he was not "famous" he would be in jail. And seeing as how he under the age of 21 was in a bar within hours of court when he cannot be in one A-because of his age, and B-as a term of his probation, I'm certain that's where he will end up unless he takes this seriously.


Anne-marie   August 31st, 2009 8:58 am ET

WOW! People are so hypocritical. Like we all haven't done things we regret. And it's interesting how no one is talking about how Rhianna was busy slapping, scratching and biting him. IMHO they both need help!!! Talk to your young girls too!!!


ConradBezo   August 31st, 2009 8:58 am ET

What a crock. How convienient that he doesn't remember anything. You don't do something that violent out of the blue. He'd done it his whole life.


Diane   August 31st, 2009 8:58 am ET

Typical batterer......he can't believe "that happened" and he "doesn't remember" having been violent. That is such a bunch of garbage!! He is so into himself as batterers are. As a survivor myself, I KNOW! And the lack of punishment and villification of her l(ike noted by Cristy below )is why batterers get away with their actions. You don't know what it feels like unless it happens to you and it can crumble the most successful, intelligent woman. You don't know how batterers twist your mind up with their philandering, deviant behaviors, and manipulations. Don't be stupid and be sucked by him....because if you do, you are a victim of his too.


tien   August 31st, 2009 9:00 am ET

Has he found God too? Sorry, not buying it. Spend a few years in therapy, anger management go to schools and talk to kids about the wrongs of being an abuser and to stay away from people who abuse you too!

He'd be more believable if he actually did something about it and used it to teach others about his mistakes and that just because you may have some talent doesn't give you free reign.


K. Brown   August 31st, 2009 9:02 am ET

First of all I don't think this is the crime that people are "sorry they got caught" for. For most it is a shameful act and they are sorry that it happened. And secondly people are talking about how they believe he got off 'light' because he's a celebrity...they don't realize regular people get off light for this crime every single day. That's why it's always repeated and so many women and even men end up dead because the courts don't or won't put the perps in jail.

Most of the time domestic violence is treated like DUI, you get slaps on the wrist until you really cause some serious damage. His sentence is very typical and considering it was his first offense, it was to me just. Because now if he does do something else, because he is famous, he won't get off lightly at all. And this will follow him until he's 25 years old. I just hope they both grow up from this experience.

And don't forget it's not just about HIM. Women play a part in these cases as well, and they are not always just the helpless victim. They do instigate and throw the first punches too. The problem is the men tend to hit harder and cause marks...and it's a lot easier and more believable for a woman to play the victim role even though she had a hand in the whole incident.


Annette   August 31st, 2009 9:02 am ET

He claims not to remember assaulting her, but also says he has to live up and own this? Yeah OK. Did anyone ask him why he doesn't supposedly remember beating her to a pulp? Was he under the influence of anything while under age? Were any tests conducted?


pastor warren   August 31st, 2009 9:03 am ET

chris it is time
to show and tell

that is the only way people will believe in you


SL   August 31st, 2009 9:05 am ET

Chris Brown's apology leaves a lot to be desired, but I do want to point some things out. Most sentences for domestic violence are relatively light, both because of the nature of the crime and the legal system. Most victims don't report because they get sucked into the cycle of violence and psychological abuse, so in this case, I think it was extremely fortunate for Rihanna that she was famous enough to get this story out into the open. Usually it's not until there is a long list of documented abuse that the victim can obtain the legal help necessary (in the form of a restraining order or a sentence of any kind against the abuser) to get away from the abusive relationship. There are people who die every year because their abuse partners keep escalating their violence and no one reports it, or locks up the offender, or can/tries to enforce a restraining order (a slippery enough thing as it is, since usually no one follows the abuser around to make sure they're complying with the terms).

And while I don't defend at all what Chris Brown did, I will say that abusiveness in relationships seems to be contagious–children who have seen or experienced abuse in their homes are likely to learn to interact with their own partners the same way (and who can blame them? Children model behavior and may come to believe such behavior is actually ordinary and normal), and partners who have been abused in the past may even turn around and abuse their own new partners once they escape the relationship in which they were the victim. I'm glad that Chris Brown is getting therapy because I really believe people have to be trained out of being abusive, but I hope Rihanna is getting therapy too, so she can make sense of what happened and not fall into blaming herself, as victims often do, or fall into another abusive relationship after this (because along with physical abuse usually comes emotional abuse–telling the victim they deserve what's happening, so they don't report the violence... having their self-esteem destroyed makes victims dependent on the abuser and the abusive relationship). As sad as this whole story is, I'm glad that it's brought so much attention to the issue of domestic violence–it just goes to show that anyone can be an abuser (even if they wear a bow-tie) and anyone can be a victim, regardless of wealth, social status, or attractiveness.

The one thing I don't really get is Carly's comment... as far as I understand it, Rihanna slapped Chris Brown before? I don't think that warrants her getting shoved up against a wall, having windows broken on her, or getting punched in the face and choked. Your use of the word "aggressor" is misleading at best. She may have helped initiate some of the fights, but that does not put her at fault for what happened to her. Only Chris Brown is responsible for what Chris Brown did.


PC   August 31st, 2009 9:06 am ET

I find it amusing how most of you are unwilling to forgive him. Yes his actions were wrong, but I am SURE all of you have made mistakes in the past and asked for forgiveness. Also, why are you so upset? Rhianna has forgiven him and STILL wants to be with him. I do not see ANY of you addressing this issue. Furthermore, the judge should have sent her to council because she also has an angry issue. I guess you have short memories of the article she did last year admitting that she broke a glass over her brother's head. Also did you skip the police report in which she admitted that she slapped him. I guess that is okay to do, because she is female. This country truly needs to learn about forgiveness.


Charlotte   August 31st, 2009 9:06 am ET

I am a woman and I feel the terrible pain for Rihanna, but let's put this thing in perspective. You all keep referring to the two other incidents, well the fact is, in at least one of the incidents Rihanna slapped Chris first, in which he returned with a push. The second incident, according to reports, Chris did not hit Rihanna but smashed a car window. I say this to say, a real man should never hit a woman, but a real woman should never hit a man. I think they are both volatile young people and they both need to seek professional help for their anger issues. Let's not lay this all on Chris because I'm sure Rihanna has some guilt that can be placed on her.


bob   August 31st, 2009 9:11 am ET

Yeah, it's weird how things like "hitting a girl" can have bad consequences, huh... what an idiot.


Carmen   August 31st, 2009 9:11 am ET

Why is it that some people always seem to forget the act (i.e. assault, abuse, etc), but remember the fun and good times. Coming out of a abusive relationship myself, I admire Rihanna for being able to get involved and trust again.


newsgrrl   August 31st, 2009 9:11 am ET

He's already violated the terms of his parol that were handed down by the judge. How does that help him lift himself out of the hole he is in? I agree he got off light. I also believe he will offend again.


bob   August 31st, 2009 9:11 am ET

P.S. he already had several other confrontations with her, so he did have a second chance to not do it again. Exactly how many chances are you supposed to get to beat up girls?


lisa   August 31st, 2009 9:12 am ET

Who does he think that he fooling with this crap ? You did what you did chris , i am willing to bet my pay checks that he has not change in just a few months < just think about this chris while you are sitting on larry king telling people u are sorry , u got off easy , mike vick lost two years of life behind bars for dog fighting , dog fighting . so know ur azz got off easy . The best thing you can do now for everyone is to go some where and hide...


NC   August 31st, 2009 9:15 am ET

If you follow the stats then you know this guy has a very high chance of killing this woman.


Shanna   August 31st, 2009 9:16 am ET

Its funny how we glorify a family filled with womanizing drug abusing men who let their girlfriends drown in the car but can't accept that this boy made a mistake. half of yall probably watched your mom get smacked upside the head, this country has a long deep history of violence against women.


CD from ATL   August 31st, 2009 9:18 am ET

MAN WE HAVE SO MANY PERFECT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! I've never tried to justify what took place that night, however those were his action that he's been held accountable for. LET'S TAKE A LOOK IN YOUR CLOSETS AND SEE WHAT WE CAN FIND! SOME OF YOU DESERVE PUBLIC SCRUTINY TOO!


DK Jameson   August 31st, 2009 9:19 am ET

It's called Blind Rage and believe me when I say there are stupid people out there that like to see how far they can push others into anger until the game goes to far and someone gets hurt. I am sorry the woman didn't learn her lessons and received the worst. I would not have stayed around for seconds.
When a person reaches the point of blind rage they loose all perspective and may not remember the incident.
Chris just doesn't need some jail time, he needs anger management and his girl friend needs some lessons also.
It takes 2 to argue it takes 2 to fight.


RAGS   August 31st, 2009 9:20 am ET

Samantha......you make a very even-handed comment. I would like to echo your point that women in certain communities/regions/socio-economic groups are just as violent as men. In my lifetime I've seen more females fist fighting than men. I grew up in NY and TX suburbs. YOU – TUBE : GIRL STREET FIGHTS. It's not totally Chris' fault, I believe he was provoked to a level of frustration he had not experienced before, and reacted poorly due to insufficient home training. Mr. Brown will and should bear full responsiblity for his actions – as every man should.

However; when it comes to violence between a woman & man it is my opinion that the woman tends to be the instigator (talented wordsmiths that cut to the heart and refuse to backdown or reach common ground in an argument) and the male is usually not "witty, manipulative or catty enough" to play the insult game. If that male does not have the proper coping mechanisms to deal with being "verbally demasculated" , then testosterone kicks in and he regains his male position, "by any means necessary".

I believe an instigating woman, lack of home training, elavated alcohol and testosterone levels are what led Mr. Brown into this predicament.


ChrisNYC   August 31st, 2009 9:20 am ET

No matter how much a girl slaps, scrathces or bites, men do not hit girls. Bottom line.

What a boy this kid is. Not a man.


Diane   August 31st, 2009 9:20 am ET

Marta-batterers react with violence when they are exposed. This is very common. Many cheating batteres will batter their partner when they catch them cheating. Crazy, I know, but the issue is that batterers feel ENTITLED. In a batterers mind, using the cheating scenario, they believe it is their right to sleep around that the victim has no right to question it or be upset. Batterers do not allow you to be angry....they get upset because they see the victim's anger as unreasonable. These situations ARE NOT about two people who "just can't get along" or who "push each other's buttons"....intimate partner violence against females is a complex issue and you better pray you never become a vicim. You don't ask for it and you don't seek it. These batterers are charming and adept at showing one face to you and another to the public. Please get educated....you may save yourself or someone else from the same fate.


Barbara - Atlanta   August 31st, 2009 9:21 am ET

I guarantee everybody that posted a "negative" comment on this post has some "skeletons" in their closet...guarantee it!!


KFoster   August 31st, 2009 9:21 am ET

"...it’s just like, wow, like, I can’t — I can’t believe that — that actually happened.” It didn't just happen, Chris Brown caused it to happen. It's easier to forget when you don't have the physical and emotional scars as a reminder. Beating the person closest to you is not love. Chris Brown is a role model of what women should walk away from. Hopefully others who have been beaten will leave the relationship before they end up in a suitcase, in a dumpster like Jasmine Fiore.


Ren da Shmem   August 31st, 2009 9:23 am ET

There's no doubt Chrissy Boy has a lot of growing up to do. People should hate him and not support his music, just a small price to pay for his stupid actions. Maybe in five years down the road he will be a different person, but for now he screwed himself.


Monica Reilly   August 31st, 2009 9:26 am ET

There goes Larry King giving a microphone and forum to some of the worst in our society again...

Brown is just another sociopath. What he did was wrong. What he did was crime. The law and moral codes are made so the stronger are prohibited from beating up on the weaker whenever they feel like it.

Too bad Brown is "confused" about what a terrible person he is. The rest of society should not be.


Judy in Canada   August 31st, 2009 9:27 am ET

there are too many men saying the same thing – "oops sorry just beat up my girlfriend or wife – come on baby forgive me – I didn't know what I was doing" – puleeese! give me a break – 25% of men out there have done some sort of abuse on the "significant" woman in their lives – but if this man has 3 counts of abuse already and he is only 20....... and his lawyer saying he has to walk the straight and narrow for the next five years, what about for the rest of his life!


Camille   August 31st, 2009 9:29 am ET

I am still amazed at how people are still trying to defend him on this. It doesn't matter that Rihanna was the instigator, and in this particular instance, the previous occurrences don't matter. According to the police report, he literally beat the crap out of Rihanna that night. There is absolutely no excuse for that, whatsoever. If it were up to me, he would have had some jail time.


Gary in St. Louis   August 31st, 2009 9:29 am ET

In this day and age of sophisticated public relations and crisis management, I am very suspicious of the 20 year olds handling of the media. I think he's been well advised and can manipulate the publics view back into his favor.

I hope Rihanna realizes she needs to move on...and doesn't allow this guy to linger on in her life for another incident like this...because it will happen again. He's a man who cannot control his temper and no amount of public relations is going to change that.

An interesting note in the interview is him saying no one showed him how to love...with his mother sitting right there. Is the father the only one who can teach that? I'm surprised his mother didn't dispute that a bit...which again makes me suspicious that the whole thing is partof his public relations campaign to get his career back on track.


Cindy   August 31st, 2009 9:30 am ET

Everyone is so critical of him!!! I really do like Chris Brown he's young and yes he made a mistake but he needs encouragement. Young people have so much going on these days and instead of more people being in their corner they just discard them as if they were nothing. These keeds need help they need attention and support. I have faith in and I will contiune to support his music.


Sir10 Oddz   August 31st, 2009 9:30 am ET

It is too late for this loser to be a good role model for young men!!! He is an embarassment to his gender and to his race!!!! The more he stays in the public eye and receives any notoriety or income in the entertainment industry, the more he is showing young men that you can still be rewarded after you beat the crap out of your girlfriend. If he were a real man, he would step down from his platform, and go on with his life outside of the public eye. He should use the money he has made and go to college.


alex   August 31st, 2009 9:31 am ET

chris brown is a good kid


Jim in Texas   August 31st, 2009 9:31 am ET

I want to echo what Carly and Charlotte were so brave to say, made especially poignant in that they are females. We are a culture that insists on seeing human conflict as being one sided, polarized, black and white, with one absolute bad guy and one good. Human interaction is almost never so simple. Polarized thinkers insist on hearing this as an apology for C Brown's actions – it is not. He was not justified in doing what he did no matter how retaliatory it may have been. But, if she initiated the physical contact, NEITHER was she. There are two documented reports of her slapping him, with witnesses. This is no more excusable simply because she is a female than his actions were.
Let's just please always strive to see the whole picture instead of rushing to judgement. This is NOT an excuse for Chris Brown. It is an exortation to see both sides of a nuanced situation.
I read once that the most humiliating thing that a human can do to another is to slap their face. Mr. Brown was not justified in what he did, but neither was she.


Banderman   August 31st, 2009 9:31 am ET

Just what we don't need, Chris Brown pontificating about life.


doodles   August 31st, 2009 9:32 am ET

He is an abuser and will always be one. The only thing he learned is how NOT to get caught in the future, he is not willing to change nor does he want to. He is now saying he does not remember the beating he gave her????? Give me a damn break, he remembers very well and always will. He abused her before making the last attack beating number three. Anger management will not help him, he is a batterer, these are different than other abusers, anyone with education in the mental health field will tell you that. He will be a repeat offender, I just hope his next victim is strong enough to press charges.


Diane   August 31st, 2009 9:32 am ET

See the post by "RAGS"....the statement about "lack of home training"....this is the EXACT entitlement belief I am referring to...RAGS' belief slates the female as needing to fulfill a particular role. I would guess that by "home training," RAGS means being submissive, knowing her place, etc. That mentality does not allow room for angry emotions by a female for mistreatment and twists her assertions to stand up for herself as manipulation and demasculinizing ...it's about all male entitlement.....because "he" is a "man" her feelings, needs, etc. are unimportant. He becomes angry because "she" is offending his belief of entitlement. If RAGS is this outspoken off of this blog, it would be easy to know to stay away from him. He may have never physically abused someone, but his beliefs are at the center of battering.


ChrisNYC   August 31st, 2009 9:33 am ET

Barbara – Atlanta,

Actually I don't beat women. Everyone has their own issues, but I doubt many people that post on a CNN website beat women.


Jennifer   August 31st, 2009 9:35 am ET

This YOUNG man has made a mistake and should not deemed a monster forever. He admitted his mistake and has taken the appropriate steps to attone for it. And as far as his previous incidences Rihanna hit him first. No one should be putting their hands on anybody. Let's start teaching our daughters domestic violence counts towards them too! They are both young and need the chance to live and learn.


TEE   August 31st, 2009 9:35 am ET

I first would like to say "Chris Brown" was wrong, and he made the biggest mistake he could in this century, every since the Nicole Brown-Simpson (murder). People came out of the woods to talk about 'battered women'. What did they do to James Brown, Terrence Howard, etc?...played their music/movies, got paid!! They should of been sitting examples for these young kids of today. I never heard talk shows, the media, mention them like they did Chris Brown. Oh well that is how it rolls...anger controls alot of people in different ways, depending on the situation, everyone cannot control it. That is where help comes into play. For all of the negative comments about Chris Brown, u are not going to tell me you never did something wrong, and didn't get caught...hello out there!!
He isn't an 'animal', he is a human being just like the rest of us. It is two sides to every story. I am like this if a 'lady hits a man, he should defend himself, and the same goes for the woman, if u can but don't take it overboard. I know women that hit men, why? they know they won't hit them back, or call the police, taking advantage of the law. A man should never strike a woman, never, never!! I call 'animals', rapists of young and old, that is an animal. She had bruises, if she was beat so bad, what happen to the broken nose, fracture skull, broken jaw, black eyes...that is a good beating, I have seen women like that and men too, lets not get is twisted. Oh yeah he was wrong everytime he touched her, they need help both of them, she is violent too, quite as it is kept. How many talk shows did they have on Chris, now how many of you went to him one on one and spoke with him? Christ tell it all, don't hold back nothing. Do what u have to do, and move on with your life. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKE, NO ONE IS PERFECT, THEY JUST DIDN'T GET CAUGHT...HELLO!!!!!!!!peace Chris


Marie   August 31st, 2009 9:36 am ET

What really amazes me about this guy is how much he wants to save his career... That and the fact that he claims that he can be a role model. Sorry, dude, you had your chance and you blew it. Now, take that money you made and go get yourself an education and then a job. Or start a business. Or whatever. Cause obviously, people are not buying your half hearted apologies and they're not gonna buy your records anymore...


Denise, BARBADOS   August 31st, 2009 9:36 am ET

Rags QUOTE: "....when it comes to violence between a woman & man it is my opinion that the woman tends to be the instigator (talented wordsmiths that cut to the heart and refuse to backdown or reach common ground in an argument) ....END-QUOTE"

Rags, are you FOR REAL?!!? You honestly believel – and have the GALL to write in the 21st Century, that"...women are instigators" of BRUTAL BATTERY BY MEN, because...."THEY REFUSE TO BACK DOWN?!!"

Which pre-historic shard of ROCK did you just yawn, stretch, scratch your hairy guts and crawl out from beneat AGAIN?!!?

Whew! These comments are a sickening Learning Experience of "modern" Life in America. No wonder, as part of today's FRONT PAGE NEWS, we have ANOTHER MAN "starring" in his crime of RAPIST-HISTORY, KIDNAPPING, MULTIPLE-RAPES, FORCIBLE-IMPREGNATION...and STILL somehow managing to find it in himself to present HIMSELF and HIS KIDNAPPED/RAPED VICTIMS AND OFFSPRING to a University to "do BUSINESS AS USUAL."

Again, all I can say is – wow.


P. Lewis James   August 31st, 2009 9:37 am ET

Chris Brown is young enough to change , but he needs help. I hope before he even thinks about another relationship he undergoes extensive theraphy and psychological evaluation. The entire episode points to the desparate need for black men everywhere to stepup and be examples for our male children. Someone should have taught him a long time ago that you don't punch and choke someone you love!
To young ladies everywhere, if your significant other is verbally abusive, posessive, jealous, or physically violent, tell someone and get as far away from them as you can. As in the case of Chris Brown, they can change be why risk it. It could cost a life!


Carol Henry   August 31st, 2009 9:37 am ET

I fear for Chris Brown! I have lived for 5 decades and there are numerous people who have crossed my path who irritated me so much that I would have liked to strangle them, but I never have physically hurt anyone. My point is that most normal people have feelings of aggression, but most normal people are able to CONTROL their emotions so that they do not translate into acts of battery on another human being. The inability to control one's aggression is an indicator of some kind of malfunction that MUST be addressed AND CORRECTED if the person is to function normally in society. I pray that Chris Brown will be able to put his money to good use and get the professional help that he obviously needs to deal with his unfettered aggression THAT WILL ONLY ESCALATE if left untended – no matter what HE says!


beth   August 31st, 2009 9:37 am ET

"let those without sin cast the first stone". GEEZ, I can't believe you people. Did he make a mistake? YES. He is YOUNG for God's sake. Does that excuse his actions? NO. But just as you expect Christ to forgive you of your many transgressions, don't you think he should at least be given a chance? My God he learned from the best! His own dad was abusive, so I am sure he grew up thinking it was normal to last out and hurt someone when your angry. Do you really think him being to prison would have "helped" him become a better person? I THINK NOT. At least as it stands now, he has a chance to learn from his mistake. He will be in counseling for FIVE years. Thats a long time. He may learn to understand WHY he did what he did. And as for you doubters that say it was BS that he couldnt remember the attack, apparently you have never taken a psychology class. It is a proven fact, that the human mind stores away traumatic events, sometimes never to be recalled. It was horrible for Rhihanna, but I am sure it hasn't been a walk in the park for him either. He is paying for his actions daily. If he really does have an anger problem then he probably really does not remember the incident, but the couseling should help him remember and come to terms with it.


Fred L. Fraud   August 31st, 2009 9:38 am ET

He's just another in a long line of losers.


datag_k   August 31st, 2009 9:39 am ET

IM SORRY BUT ABUSE IS ABUSE AND BATTERING SOMEONE IS EXACTLY THAT! CHRIS MAY HAVE BLACKED OUT THAT NIGHT AT SOME POINT BUT ALL IN ALL RIHANNA DIDNT DESERVE NONE OF THAT AND SHE GOT IT AND HAS TO LIVE WITH IT FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE! LIVING IN FEAR THAT THIS MAN WHO "IS STILL IN LOVE WITH HER" MIGHT ACTUALLY KILL HER! ITS A HARD REALITY TO DEAL WITH BUT I KNOW RIHANNAS COME BACK IS STRONGER THAN EVER AND CHRIS BROWN WILL NEVER HAVE MY SUPPORT! HE NEVER REALLY DID! I HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR IGNORANCE OR MAKING EXCUSES THAT MAY HAVE THE PUBLIC SYMPATHIZING WITH THIS MONSTER!....IM ALL SET ON CHRIS I HOPE HIS CAREER FALL APART AND AS FAR AS HIS KIDS CHOICE AWARDS APPEARANCE, HE MIGHT AS WELL STAY HOME BC MY DAMN DAUGHTER WONT BE IDOLIZING HIS ARSE! ITS HARD TO TELL A LITTLE GIRL NOT TO ACCEPT ABUSE ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERYONE AROUND HER IS TELLIN HER ITS OK TO ALLOW A MAN OR BOY TO TOUCH YOU OR LOOK AT YOU INAPPROPRIATELY OR THE SONGS THEY HEAR ARE SO VIAL THEY MAKE ME TURN THA STATION ON THA RADIO! LIFE IS SHORT AND ME BEING FROM BAJAN DECENT AS IS RIHANNA....SHE NEED TO KEEP IT MOVING!


heyya   August 31st, 2009 9:39 am ET

They both are very young and both have made mistakes. Hopefully, this ordeal will be a slap in the face for Chris and teach him a valuable lesson


tryin2live   August 31st, 2009 9:40 am ET

I think its so funny on her that people can judge so quickly. Trust me I don't agree with what Chris Brown did, especially since I have seen my mother go thru the same thing. But I do feel people can change, and I hope Chris has learned from this. I am not going to judge because I am not them, and none of us have the right to judge b/c for one thing we where not there, none of us really knows the situation, we only saw what the the media wanted us to see, and of course everything is always blown up thru the media. So as I stated before everyone on here who has said Chris is an animal and Chris is this and that, seriously who are you too judge. There is only one person to judge me and that is the big guy upstairs to you...........


Haya   August 31st, 2009 9:40 am ET

Thank you, Ms. Hawkins for doing the right thing concerning your son's then girlfriend. Too many mothers immediately jump up to defent their child but not necessarily who or what was right. Your words and compassionate actions were those I would like to hear if it were me who had been a victim on that night.

Praying for your emotional and spiritual strength.

Haya


Heard Enough   August 31st, 2009 9:41 am ET

I keep reading how Brown is getting preferential treatment because he is a star. Based on what? The fact that his case is getting GLOBAL attention, the fact that his income has been directly impacted by this first reported event? And with the tones of 'disgust' in these comments, I'm sure he has received many a threat to go along with all of this. How many domestic violence cases make your local paper? Your next door neighbors could be involved in domestic violence and you wouldn't know it; they get to go about their day without judgment.

The only thing the previous events prove is that these two had a highly unhealthy, volatile relationship. I do not justify domestic violence in any way, but I am sick and tired of women not being held accountable–slapping, pushing, shoving, making threats-women do these things and expect men to just take it. Men have emotions and I'm surprised more men don't snap on women who behave this way. And yes, I'm a woman.

If you want to place blame, place it equally. Chris Brown needs to learn to control his anger AND recognize situations and people he needs to cut from his life. Rihanna needs to work on her temper, keep her hands to herself, and stop being controlling.

Teach your kids that 'violence doesn't solve problems' instead of 'boys don't hit girls' and maybe we'll make a little more progress.


Wade   August 31st, 2009 9:43 am ET

Geesh, as I read the comments, it makes me think that many of you have never made mistakes. Do you know how much this goes on in ALL races but because he's a celebrity, it was publicized. Heck, thank God that at his age, he has an opportunity to change some of his ways and still live a full life.
I guess it feels really good when you can see someone elses flaws and/or mistakes and pass judgement. He's a 20 yrs old kid!! What 20 yr old kid doesn't make some major mistakes...
I'm so insulted by people nowadays, because they act as if their "stuff" don't stink.
Do you really think this boy wants to be in the positon he's in?? Let it go!


Heather Westbrook   August 31st, 2009 9:43 am ET

well well well ; people these days just take something and run with it.
i think chris knows he was wrong. yes, rhiana may have pushed his buttons, but? in every relationship there is agruements, you deal with them a certian way. I think C Brown needds cousuling, which heis getting. & i tthink Rihanna should move on. Which she may have already done, but it is something she will never forget. People handle thing;s different. Sometime's the right way, sometimes the wrong way. He will pay the consequences. He knew what he was getting his self into when he wanted to become "a hit". His life is ALL out there. And when you do things like this, THINGS HAPPEN & EVERYONE WWILL KNOW . good luck chris brown & rihanna .


Barbara - Atlanta   August 31st, 2009 9:43 am ET

Chris NYC

You may not beat women but interesting to know what you have done...no wait, I don't want to know.

We all have sinned and fell short of the Glory of God...but we all get back up and I know that's what Chris and Rhianna are trying to do. May God bless the both of them and ChrisNYC


Lou   August 31st, 2009 9:43 am ET

It's always amazing how many people scream for blood no matter what a person has or has not done and how things turned out in the judicial system. The fact is, we have all acted out badly at some point in our lives. Perhaps not to the point that the law would get involved, or maybe we simply don't get caught; however, mistakes are made by all and we have to learn and move on.

It's obvious that Chris is talented. He is also 20. I wish I had a dime for every stupid thought or reaction I had when I was 20. As a 51 year old white man, my opinion is that the court got it right. Chris "manned-up" to his mistake, plead guilty, and will repay society for a crime. As for his wrong to Rihanna, well, he is in hell for that right now. He's paying the price, not because he has a "gravy train", or that he is African American. He's paying for it because he is a human who made a mistake.

As society, our job now is to see that he finishes his penalty, and returns to contributing to society with his talent. It's that simple.


Lizzie   August 31st, 2009 9:45 am ET

This has absolutely nothing to do with race. It has to do with a mindset of some that it's okay to beat up the people they supposedly love. These people (both men and women) are incapable of loving anyone other than themselves. They'll conveniently forget these incidents and, at the same time, say how horrible other people are who are batterers. But inside they feel entitled to do it and entitled to lie to appease the masses or think.

I've seen lots of excuses for Chris and other batterers, generally blaming the victim (she was probably just as abusive as he was), saying that we all have skeletons in our closets (but being a batterer is not a little oops, it is something the batterers LIKE to do, much like serial killers like to kill). Those who would try to justify Chris's actions in this way are enablers – they excuse batterers and drunks and probably even child molesters. Being an enabler is a very sick behavior – please get help if you feel so inclined.

It is no longer EVEN a possibility that Chris just had a one-time loss of temper – he'd done it at least two times before. Most likely he has no conscience and a very good lawyer who is training him to say just the right thing to get people to forgive him.

How do I feel justified in saying all this – I was the battered woman for almost 33 years (if you count the years he continued to sue me). I've been in therapy for more than 10 years trying to recover from it. I have injuries that will never really heal.

Stop the black vs white excuse (i.e., if it had been a black man people would whatever). It doesn't matter that Chris is black. It matters what HE DID.


Anibal Delgado   August 31st, 2009 9:45 am ET

Brown was sentenced to probation and community service for assaulting a woman, while Michael Vick served three years in prison for the crime of running an illegal dog-fighting ring? When the justice system starts to value the lives of dogs above the lives of innocent men and women, we have a problem.


Lawrence   August 31st, 2009 9:47 am ET

Hi, like the way you put things. To bad you can rum the Gov.


eb   August 31st, 2009 9:48 am ET

To Lamard: Please do not throw the race card out. He is a very high profile celebrity who admittedly BEAT THE CRAP out of his high profile celebrity girlfriend.. it has nothing to do with black/white. If Justin Timerblake did the same to Jessica Biel, you can be guaranteed that he would be on Larry King right now talking about the same things. Let's keep the focus where it should be and that is on ABUSE, not race.


Steven   August 31st, 2009 9:51 am ET

If this were a movie and Chris was depicted as the hero who is overcoming this exact same problem, we'd be cheering him on and thinking that other people making many of these same unforgiving and jeering comments as bad guys. In reality, we are all too often the one's doing the jeering. I am so very sick and tired of hearing the mindless rants of "armchair judges & juries" who think that, because they see it on television, they suddenly have all of the facts to make an informed opinion on the situation and a judgement on the persons involved. Why don't you people admit that you really know nothing about Chris nor his motives? Oh, that's right, because then we wouldn't feel important, as if your own lives, families, and local communities don't warrant your attentions.


vince   August 31st, 2009 9:52 am ET

Drop Brown from Sony music. This "I don't remember doing it" stuff is bull. Piece of trash low life is what that one is.


Harry, 17 from Sheridan, WY   August 31st, 2009 9:52 am ET

It is so easy to demonize Chris Brown that I, when I first heard about it, demonized him. The truth is that we all, at one point or another, say or do something atrocious, something that we didn't even know that we were capable of. Maybe Chris Brown deserves punishment, so, just maybe we should give him grace? Chris Brown can use this as an opportunity to grow, rather than let it be something that defines him. That is something we all need to do.


Rachel   August 31st, 2009 9:53 am ET

You know...I could ALMOST believe the comment about him never being a violent person and his being TRULY remorseful..if the court documents hadn't revealed that he had put his hands on Rhianna at least once before (shoved her into a wall after she slapped him), or that he had vandalized a car while they were on vacation in Barbados. He clearly has some issues that he needs to deal with. I truly hope that he learns from this experience and even that I am proved wrong, but the sombre Chris Brown that I'm seeing now is not the same one that I saw riding on a jet ski less than a week after the incident and I'm having a hard time believe this new and improved one. Yes he's young, immature and sorry to some degree...but only time will tell if he has truly learned from these mistakes. Like Oprah said 'Love doesn't hurt'.


about as sincere as Vick   August 31st, 2009 9:53 am ET

"... I can't believe that... actually happened." – How about "what I did"? It didn't 'just happen'. You did it! And you're "willing" to do the community service? And you think it's "fair"? It does not matter if you think it's fair or not. And it isn't a choice either – you either do it or go to jail. He still acts like he has control – and that is the very problem that influenced him to beat Rihanna in the first place! He might know in his head there are consequences now, but in this interview, it sounds like he believes he still has control over which consequences those are. He hasn't addressed the root of the problem and therefore, he is destined to repeat it... but no one will probably know about it when he does.


Jay   August 31st, 2009 9:55 am ET

The comments that I appreciate the most in this post are the forgiving ones. Indeed: people make mistakes. What I think about with Chris Brown is how incredibly YOUNG this man is. Who knew what they were doing when they were 20? It's still an adolescent. You cannot even buy alcohol legally, yet you can go to jail for a felony.
Rhianna and he met each other and matched, I assume, because their issues matched well. I'm sure she has domestic violence in her background. Growing up and being afraid to go to bed? Can only imagine that would fill a person with rage. Then add the pressures that we as Americans put on celebrities – what person could handle that with aplomb? Not me.
Instead of blaming either of these young people, or focusing on (or even mentioning) their ethnicities, I will wish them the best. I hope they take advantage of this incident and turn it into something positive in their spiritual lives.


janet   August 31st, 2009 9:56 am ET

Chris Brown has been a abuser before and he will abuse again. It's just a matter of time. Any woman that latches on to him, is as sick as he is.


keekeeburkett   August 31st, 2009 9:56 am ET

it aint dhat serious chiill owt he deserves a second chance so get off this man case.......


Scoot Snipes   August 31st, 2009 9:57 am ET

Ask Chris about his activities and those of his relatives when they visited Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, VA this summer. He and they are still abusing young ladies. Getting them drunk, high on mary jane, having sex with them and dumping them out of cars on the campus and laughing. You may want to look into his visits there!


Sir10 Oddz   August 31st, 2009 9:57 am ET

Replying to:Lamard; August 31st, 2009 7:49 am ET

"YOU KNOW THE PRESS WANTS AMERICANS TO THINK THAT BLACK MEN ARE THE WORSE IN OUR SOCIETY. YET WHEN WHITE MEN DO THE MOST UNFORGIVABLE THINGS WE TALK ABOUT CHRIS BROWN, MICHEAL JACKSON THIS LIST GOES ON …….."

Wow, you are so right....there's O.J, Mike Vick, Plaxico, T.I., Mike Tyson, Ike Turner... DUDE, THE PRESS IS DOING IT'S JOB!!! THESE LOSER MEN, BLACK OR WHITE, WHO COMMIT THE CRIMES ARE THE PROBLEM...NOT THE PRESS!!!


Desiree J   August 31st, 2009 9:58 am ET

I think he is very sorry for his actions. It's life things happen to people just because he's a start dosen't mean he has to be perfect no one is. I also think that Rhianna did something to make him act in such a way honestly and I think he's just taking most of the blame for it. Thats just how i see it. Everyone has their own opinion.


RAGS   August 31st, 2009 9:58 am ET

Diane.........your interpretation of my term "home training" is incorrect. My post reads that: "he (Chris Brown) lacked home training". To me, the term "home training" refers to the rules and regulations that parents use to govern a childs life. "Home Training" is not some macho term used to "oppress or put women in their place". It simply refers to child rearing. Unfortunately, Mr. Brown did not learn the rules of a good relationship from home. My only point.

Your comment about male entitlement is............different. We live in a free country in which all citizens should be free to say whatever.....right. Well; men seem to understand that the words you say may / will have a consequence (good and bad). Women don't seem to get this. The American Women I know get emotional let any and everything fly out their mouth without thinking of how their words (WHICH CAN HIT LIKE FISTS) will effect things.

Rihanna and her big mouth started a fight; then she got beat up. Period.


Gerald Jolly   August 31st, 2009 9:58 am ET

Bobby Brown displays all the attributes of a culture that sees women as nothing more than play things, to be used and abused at their whims.

A great injustice was perpatrated on women when this poor excuse for a man was given a "SLAP ON THE WRIST" for doing something that the ordinary man would go to jail for.

The sentence merely proved that in America there are to sets of laws.
One for the rich and famous and one for the ordinary hard working folks.

It is at times like this that I am ashamed that I was once part of the judicial system in America,


tmnola   August 31st, 2009 9:59 am ET

I have heard of people blacking out during a traumatic event so it's not unlikely he doesn't remember certain details. Sometimes your brain will suppress bad memories so that you can cognitively deal with the aftermath. From my understanding, Batterer Intervention Program (which Chris has to take a year of) will help him process some of these emotions.

I hope for the sake of him ever having a good, nurturing relationship with a woman in future years, he understands his actions now. Chris Brown needs to deal with the consequences of what has happened on a personal level. I pray for his soul and for him to gain greater wisdom.

I will still buy and listen to his music because I consider him an entertainer and I don't regard anyone I don't personally know as a role model. I can like what you do in your profession but that doesn't always translate to being a good spouse or good father to your children. Just like I still enjoy Sean Penn movies and Miles Davis songs (both have incidents of battering women), I will enjoy Chris Brown music. There are so many who fall short of the glory.


Tony (Nigeria)   August 31st, 2009 10:00 am ET

I just wanna say the charges on breezy was too harsh,i bet there're other celebreties who beat up their girlfriends and it ends up hidden,i believe your love for rihanna is unique,but know as a big star you're,you will encounter diffcult sittuation and i believe you can handle it.STAY KOOL AND REMAIN BLESS.


Quinn Thomas   August 31st, 2009 10:04 am ET

I say let it be. They both made mistakes. I for one will not judge him because we are human and are born to make mistakes. Is it wrong what he did...yes. But at the same time you learn from this and move on and forgive. People act like saints when they here about what happened and say he deserves this or that like none of you have ever done anything wrong in your life. Please get off of your high horses and come down to earth. And to say he got off light well I disagree because in the world we live in today, especially for an entertainer to be on the straight and narrow for five years is hard. One and I mean one little slip up and off to jail he goes. So people give it a rest with the witch hunt for this guy. Instead of bashing him we should teach him and others who have this kind of problem.


David   August 31st, 2009 10:04 am ET

Is there a difference between right and wrong? Yes. What defines a person who does wrong is how they turn around and make things right. If you commit a criminal act should you be shunned for the rest of your life? Does it matter the magnitude of an offense ranging from a misdemeanor to a first degree offense? I believe in second chances. What seriously bothers me is the amount of so called parents, sons, daughters, elders who are commenting on this spread. It sickens me. These comments show HATRED and not a resolution for reasoning, healing or optomism. From what I read through these comments you would think over 48% of you all are living the straight or narrow. When the Rob Lowe's actor (having sex with a teenager when he was in his 30's on tape in a motel room) Sean Penn actor ( abused Madonna repeatedly) and Tommy Lee who abused Pam Anderson never received bad press like Chirs Brown is receiving now. These are America's notable entertainers who have committed acts well in their late 20's or 30's yet they didn't face the same scrutiny that Chris Brown has endured upon himself. What Chris Brown did was terrible but like many of people who are abusers who can either be men or women he is young enough to be reformed and informed as a person who committed an act. He can share with others it's penalties and spread awareness of domestic abuse so that others may learn. He wasnt the first entertainer or person in the world to abuse their spouse. So why are we so focused on him? Rhianna wasnt the first abused victim in the entertainment industry or world for that matter, so why are we placing her on a pedestal? I think that we on a whole have our PERSONAL agendas, ism's, and phobias before we comment on anyone else. I'm not a big fan of Chris Brown or Rhianna but I do however admire their talent. These are young people who are still growing. Chris if you are reading this you were wrong whether or not she pushed you button or not. I'm pulling for you and hope you have a second chance and privaledge in your career. Rhianna wow your strong woman both physically and mentally. I wasnt there that night but both of you all need to have kept your hands to yourselves, especially when driving. There could been a fatality that night.


wooshater   August 31st, 2009 10:06 am ET

1) “When I look at it now, it’s just like, wow, like, I can’t — I can’t believe that — that actually happened.” He adds he does not remember performing the violent acts that have changed his life.
2) “I made a mistake, and I — and it was just something I have to live up and own.”
He is still in denial–look at how he always stop short of actually stating what he did. It just "happened".....hmmm...
To previous posters who say that we cannot judge him–nonsense! Yes we can and we should.We have lost the concept of shame because noone judges anyone anymore. He should feel shame and if he does it will set him free....In this era of moral realtivism, anything is OK to do and often when people who do bad things are criticized they are defended as if they are the victims.... aw, poor Chris...he has to deal with this...he is really a man and standing up and taking his punishment...REALLY? He said his community service is something he is willing to do–as if he has a choice!


Alicia   August 31st, 2009 10:07 am ET

I wanna know what Rihanna says about all of this


julian luna   August 31st, 2009 10:08 am ET

I don't condone what he did but let's face it people make mistakes, and the judge a JOKE, I beleive the restraining order was totally wrong. Government now tells us who we can and can't be around, they lock us up for any and evrything. This man is no monster, yes he has anger management problems and I aploud him for seeking help. Sure this could have been worst and I am not making light of it but please I will not sit by and watch you condem this man, and I certainly will not watch the whites condem and destroy another black man. I put the challenge out to those individuals in the black community who are the elitie( stars ) to mentor this brother talk to him put our arms around him not demonize him. This is not who we are, this is not what we do.
Time for us minorities to protect our own and stand up for are own men as well as women as we can see the white man will only lock you up, divide us, or start a war and kill us.


FPJ   August 31st, 2009 10:11 am ET

All these comments here are laughable to me. The good thing about this is in the end, it won't matter what any of you hypocrites on this board thinks of Chris Brown or Rihanna. That's the thing with this country you do something wrong and your banned for life. Well that's the lovely part of entertainment; you can come back from just about anything with the right song. And considering I highly doubt any of you on this message board has ever purchased any of his music, you really don't matter. You don't have to watch or listen and he'll still make millions.

Not saying what he did was right, but how do you know if he's sincere or not?? You don't...You have no clue. Yes there were two other incidents, one where Rihanna slapped him FIRST!! He shoved her. Reasonable reaction when you get slapped in the face. The second time he broke the car windows, I'm guessing to keep from breaking her neck. The third time he lost his temper, obviously. That doesn't seem like an animal to me but a mere human being not able to control his emotions. You guys have NO IDEA what really happened and no idea if he's truly sorry. And I bet my paycheck that half the people talking smack on here have lost their tempers at some point and have done something they've regretted.

And if none of this warrants anyone’s attention, why are you on this message board?? Sure seems to have gotten your attention. Plenty of other news out there for you to read up on. What a joke you guys are....Probably mad cause he's got more money than you...don't hate!


colette   August 31st, 2009 10:12 am ET

wow...just throw the baby out with the bath water...this is a young man that can learn from his mistakes and actually make a difference this is his fork in the road and he has to pick. To all the people with the violent language on this page, how does this make you any better? Letter to Chris you can do this and show your mom and the world that you learned and now you teach...don't create victims and don't be one yourself. Something learned can be unlearned, you are not an animal you are a human being with feelings and hopefully you will learn to control those emotions and not let them control you. It is not up to any of these people to forgive you, in the sense of how you feel about yourself, but I am willing to give you another chance. Take care and keep your head up!


Ayatta   August 31st, 2009 10:14 am ET

You people are ridiculous. People make mistakes. Allow him to apologize for what he's done and then try to correct his wrongs before you crucify him. Also, none of you were in the car with him when this went down, so we don't really know if all those details are accurate. I find it strange what he could do everything they said he did and still drive the car. I'm not condoning the behavior at all and yes, he should be punished, but there is such thing as a second chance and people getting help for their problems. None of you commentators are perfect. And for those who are upset because he got a "light punishment" due to him being a celebrity, think of how many people do things like this and never get punished at all. If he wasn't a celebrity, we wouldn't even be reading about this. You never see domestic violence stories printed about the average Joe with the 9-5 job who beats his girlfriend. You're only reading this because it's about a celeb....


tmnola   August 31st, 2009 10:14 am ET

Still he says, “nobody taught us how to love one another. Nobody taught us a book on how to — how to control our emotions or our anger.”

In many instances, he is right. Boys and girls are socialized differently but I don't remember my mother telling me when I'm angry this is how I process it. I was told to fear the consequences for showing outward aggression. Because I studied human behavior in college, I understand the importance of processing anger so it doesn't feed into a negative reaction.

Both Rihanna and Chris have a lot to learn about violence. It came out of Rihanna's own mouth that she hit one of her brother with a glass object and it broke on impact. Neither have had "dreamy" childhoods; Chris saw DV and Rihanna saw her father strung out on drugs. She even suffered migraines until her parents separated. I feel sorry for both of them.

In Iyala Vanzant's comment, "If you raise a child, you won't have to heal an adult."


RAGS   August 31st, 2009 10:18 am ET

Denise..........."what pre-historic shad of rock did I climb from under?"

Your insults are lame.....are you over 21?

Every word you wrote is justification to my comments. YOU ARE that overly aggressive, emotional women that does not argue fairly. YOU ARE that woman who goes through her man's cell phone and drags him through more drama than he deserves. YOU ARE that women who speaks without thinking first and writes without using spell check. YOU ARE that out of control, new aged American "Liberated" woman who will be divorced.

Unfortunately, you may be another domestic abuse victim due to your combative style. Probably due to a lack of home training.


James   August 31st, 2009 10:19 am ET

Not justifying Chris Brown's actions in any way as all violence is wrong. Lets not forget how Rhianna gets off clean yet she has physically assulted this man numerous times and has verbally assulted him as well. It was clearly documented by the courts when they recounted former incidents of assult by Chris Brown so although Chris Brown got off lightly for his actions, this does not compare to the lack of justice towards Rhianna. Unfortunately justice in this case is not a two way street.


Toni   August 31st, 2009 10:19 am ET

Chris Brown didn't get special treatment. He got the same treatment most batterers and wife-beaters get in this country...a slap on the wrist and the opportunity to re-offend. He will most likely behave now becasue he is in the public eye. However, there are thousands of men (and women) each day who are let off easy by the justice system and before the ink is dry on the judges orders, they are out trying to abuse their victims again.


julie   August 31st, 2009 10:20 am ET

why does everyone have to make things a black and white issue now days..i am soo annoyed with that BS. A rapist is a rapist, a predator a predator, a criminal a criminal NONE of the which has anything to do with the color of their skin...ugh


Am   August 31st, 2009 10:20 am ET

You people crack me up!!! This is a young man and a young woman that were in a relationship, no one knows the details of thier relationship but the two of them. You all are making making comments that you don't belive them people in this world are too quick to JUDGE! give him a chance to redeem himself. you all that have something negitive and horrible what is really going on in your lives???? "He with sin cast the first stone.."


Joey B   August 31st, 2009 10:20 am ET

This just shows that if you have lots of Money you can get off with a slap on the wrist, shame on the US Justice system for allowing this to happen. If it would of been any one else they would be in Prison.


allie   August 31st, 2009 10:21 am ET

Ok, I'm not defending Chris's actions here or anything. But there's far too much negative spotlight on this whole incident. I mean, people who murder their girlfriends or wives (which happens everyday) don't get THIS much attention.


Betty   August 31st, 2009 10:21 am ET

Now lets get to the whole thing, there are different rules for different race of people. If he had been white, nothing much would have been said. Now just like with Vic with the dog fighting, red-necks have been
using dog fighting as a sport for centries, now because he was black and had money, this was the worst thing in the world. You have these high office politians that steal money from tax payers, lie cheat and committe all kind of crimes against there country, but yet they still get paid for the rest of there lives at tax payers expense. How is that right, only in America and because they are white. When will people realiaze that the color of your skin still play a big factor to how you are treated by the law in this country. We can go to war and fight along the side of different races, but when we return to the land on which we have shelled blood, it is totally different in the way we are treated


Tom   August 31st, 2009 10:21 am ET

I used to really like Chris Brown and his music. I was really touched watching him on TV (before this incident) talking about watching his mother being abused.

Now when I see him I think of Rhianna's bruised up face and that youtube video with Bow Wow where he's mocking the viewers calling us "haters" if we think he hit Rhianna because "I didn't give her no black eye"

Now he's on TV dressed up like a parody of Erkel acting like a totally different person. I'm not a sucker but their are plenty who are and will fall for this lame song and dance.


Lisa   August 31st, 2009 10:23 am ET

Bottom line: What he did was WRONG. If he truly wants to be a role model, why not be a man say I hit, her, I abused her, and I should go to jail for doing that. Why is he hiding behind a lawyer, trying to plead not guilty? Why not just man up for the wrong he did. Go to jail, do the time, and then maybe we could respect him. Picking up trash, doesn't do it for me, it's too light of a sentence for the crime. And it teaches others that a man can beat, and abuse a woman and it's okay, there won't be any real punishment for it. Also to say that people only want him punished because he's black, is just ignorant, it is that kind of ignorance that allows this kind of abuse against women on a daily basis. I am an African american woman and I want Chris Brown to go to jail for what he did. It is the only thing that can redeem him in my eyes.


Ms. D   August 31st, 2009 10:28 am ET

I agree everyone deserves a second chance. I don't think there is any excuse for hitting woman he could have got out of the car and walked away. I'm not down playing what he did but there are some artist out there who has and still sleeping with and peeing on girls under 18 and people continue to by his albums. This man is at least 40 years old. Hopefully Chris will rebound from this and learn from it. He'd be foolish to let this happen again. If he and Rhianna should get back together that is there business.


Jhones   August 31st, 2009 10:29 am ET

this guy got waht he deserved for beating up his girl friend. if it was not for him and her being popular he would have gotten away with it. it happens everyday.


dirk   August 31st, 2009 10:29 am ET

Larry king has stooped to a new low by giving this pathetic scum bag a pedestal to spew his ignorant banter from, this clown regrets one thing only, his dwindling bank account. Shame on you Larry, your show just keeps getting sleazier and sleazier. Who's your next guest? Phillip Garrido?


wise101   August 31st, 2009 10:31 am ET

You can take a guy off the street, but you can't take the street out of the guy.
We see this TIME and TIME again with athletes and celebrities.
I have no doubt since they found out Chris and Rhianna have had physical disputes before this happened, that no doubt Chris would have hit her again.
Personally, he deserved to lose his celebrity, he doesn't deserve it. And I believe the only reason Rhianna doesn't run back to him is because she doesn't want to lose her career.


ja   August 31st, 2009 10:34 am ET

All of you who are so judgemental, just shut up. We all do make mistakes. He who is without sin cast the first stone. I'm not saying what Chris has done is right. But for Heaven's sake he has done it. Now he is making an apology. Accept it and move on. When he wasn't saying anything you all came down on him, now he saying sorry, you are still on his case. If he does not learn for this then it's on him. You all have never done anything in you life that you are ashamed of or sorry for? Well, if you haven't, it's not too late. Leave the guy alone. He is still young to get his life back on track. Chirs all the best young fellow. Please prove these a**hole wrong.


Jaime   August 31st, 2009 10:35 am ET

Rags,
"Rihanna and her big mouth started a fight; then she got beat up. Period."

Regardless of gender, there is no justification for responding to non-criminal verbage with violence, this is why we have laws. You are 100% wrong, your motives are suspect for justifying the beating of a human being for speaking, and your view has only one place in a free society... as the target of mockery.


Betty   August 31st, 2009 10:36 am ET

there's previous beatings that have come to light since court so, I think Mr. Brown is just trying to piece together what's left of his career.


BEN   August 31st, 2009 10:36 am ET

At the end of the day, God is the judge of Brown's actions and everyone else's. We are all only human, no one is perfect. We all have made mistakes, their have been abuse cases that date back years and decades where the abuser has gotten off lightly more so than Brown and I dont see you all commenting and negatively judging those incidents. Only God knows Brown's true intentions, and whether or not it's in his heart to change. I'm sorry for Rhianna and all victims of abuse and/or assault, I do not supporrt putting your hands on anyone, but people make mistakes. This is his first incident and I believe he deserves a chance to show his true nature as a man.


rickange   August 31st, 2009 10:36 am ET

EVERYONE LOVES CELEBRITY TRASH! COME ON AMERICA, ADMIT IT! EVERYONE POSTING HERE LIKES THIS TRASH.


debra   August 31st, 2009 10:39 am ET

There is no reason for one human being to strike another over words....words are important but they cannot do the physical damage that fists and teeth can. One can walk away from words. One can chose the high road. One can be a rational human being. Rational human beings only strike out of life threatening damage to their physical bodies. If chris loves her he will not hit and bite her. if she loves him she will not hit or bite him. it seems as if they have a toxic relationship and neither knows the meaning of the word love.


wise101   August 31st, 2009 10:43 am ET

Heya Rags, you little man.....
In American society, regardless of how you rationalize things in your little mind....the law stands that no matter what words are spoken or how they are spoken, it is illegal to physically assault another human being.
Men who physically abuse sustain the emotional capacity of little boys. Usually something happened to them at a very young age that stunted their emotional growth, thus their behaviour, they simply never got beyond some trauma that would have allowed them to mature. It's an excuse for physical abuse...just not an accepted excuse either socially or legally.


jon   August 31st, 2009 10:46 am ET

Mommy's boy.


debra   August 31st, 2009 10:49 am ET

Rags: Your 15 minutes of fame is up


Jackie   August 31st, 2009 10:53 am ET

this is for RAGS...

Only insecure, self-hating men beat these "liberated, aggressive" women you hate so much. How can anyone (including you) justify hitting another human being because he/she said inflammatory remarks? Your comments are not only disgusting, its twisted, and again, its the whole defense mechanism crap some abusive men display... "uh, she said something slick so i busted her lip" BS... RAGS my only advise to you is to seek help for your hatred towards women. Violence is never justified, no matter who said what!


S adams   August 31st, 2009 11:04 am ET

Is it all right for a woman to hit man, because she upsit and not get hit back. That is worry the law is not right for letting it be that way . These women need to learn to keep there hand off of a men. because when they are hit back are beat up it worry. but real parents knows true but it just like most of time if Black young men do something like this its so bad. But these young black girl and women have big mouth and alway trying to be controling. Don't let it be the baby dad
then she running him is child support court but at the same time she not let him see the child. then you look up the child is being abused by a boyfriend. Some Young Black woman are not right. Lots are have babies by guys that they have not been with long. But if they see a little money they get a baby quick.


Shaq   August 31st, 2009 11:08 am ET

Alot of young men today have anger issues (white and black)-I do not think Chris is unchangeable-all of us have made mistakes unless you were fortunate enough to be perfect he can learn from this mistake. There were 2 previous incidences that included Rihanna assaulting him. The relationship between these two was too heated from the very beginning and it just escalated. Many young kids think hitting each other is cute and displays their affections. Both of them will grow up and realize how stupid they were and both will be fine. It will take some time but Chris will be OK. Also, many ppl commenting about his $. Of course the young man wants to clear his name and get back to making $. He is in the business of entertainment.


John   August 31st, 2009 11:13 am ET

Ok..

#1. Not one of you know Rhianna, Chris, the judge, the lawyer, nobody. Funny how quick we are to judge because we saw a clip on the news saying the guy did this in the past, or that in the past.
#2. Guilty or not, the guy has no obligation to safisfy the whims of any of you, nor prove to any of you that he is sincere or not. None of you are God, Rhianna, or the jury. Judge not, lest the be judged.
#3. Get a life. Worry about those taxes YOU cheated on...worry about that meth YOUR son is smoking...worry about YOUR imperfections -> and when you have no more...spend your time worrying about somebody elses.


John   August 31st, 2009 11:15 am ET

BtW FPJ – I agree completely.


Deb   August 31st, 2009 11:20 am ET

I have an idea what happened ; Chris B. gets a call on his cell phone,
it's from some girl, he laughs, Rihanna gets mad and grabs at his
phone, he jerks his cell phone away so she can not get it , she slaps
him and he lost it; she ( Rihanna ) needs to keep her hands to herself.
She started it and he looks like the bad guy ; we, as females need to grow up.


mariella   August 31st, 2009 11:21 am ET

Chris Brown? Definitely a momma's boy! But that shows that the reaction of his fans causes him a lot of stress. He's only begging for forgiveness, he sings ablout love, flirting and dancing, the abusive image can't tag along with those themes so he's really more concern for his career and this is his plead to the public. He wants his fans to forgive him. He does not want his fan to view him as an abusive man towards woman, for one thing that image is scary to woman especially if he's singing "give me that" !! I believe that he loves Rihanna, and that is usually the case with abusive guys, they love you but god forbid something goes wrong. And he may attack again if he looses it. Chris Brown needs Counseling, anger management, and more self control. Right now his only concern is his carreer, his image and his mommy.


cck   August 31st, 2009 11:27 am ET

I just dont feel like he is truly sorry or is truly feeling the repercussions that he SHOULD be feeling. He's getting off too lightly, and I doubt the abuse wouldve stopped where it did if no one had found out, as that apparently happened in the past between the two.

I am sure he feels bad about the situation just because it has had an impact on him, but I just dont think I feel he is where he should be with this.

He needs a LOT more help and a harder punishment.

To Barbara in Atlanta- everyone on the planet has skeletons in their closet. Literally, every single person. That doesnt mean everyone on the planet beats their significant others or is a mess like Chris Brown, so what on earth does that have to do with what he did???


cck   August 31st, 2009 11:31 am ET

Rags-

>>Chris Brown should have never hooked up with her. I hope he stays away from her. He is obviously the most talented of the two and has the most to loose (never seen Rihanna in a movie or hosting an award show, her CD’s don’t sell as much as Mr.Brown’s as well).

Are you aware than Rihanna is worth more money than Chris Brown?

I'm sorry you seem to be so hung up on Chris Brown and so hateful of Rihanna, but bottom line- he crossed a line, and this is what happens.

Now its unlikely the music industry is going to want to touch him with a 10 foot pole, likely for the rest of his life. He's just too much of a liability, his incident is too public.

It sure is a shame with all that "talent" he didnt have the brains enough to walk away if she was pissing him off, rather than beating her into the ground and ruining his life.


Red I   August 31st, 2009 11:37 am ET

It seems to me that everyone is forgetting that we are "american's" and in the u.s.a. we(the u.s. gov't for example) tends to feel that we solve our problems with violence, just look at the war we are in right now. it's odd to me that people call vick/chris brown animals, scumbags and the sort, only not to be just as pissed off and have equally(if not more) feeling towards one, George W. Bush???? check the stats on not just how many of our brave men and women of the armed forces have been killed(upwards of 35,000 have been injured) but see how many iraqi CIVILLIANS (MEN, WOMEN &CHILDREN) have been killed as well. in the u.s. historically when someone does something to piss us off we don't turn the other cheek, no quite the contrary we show them "shock and awe" we show that that" these colors don't run". no doubt if someone does something to you i feel you should defend yourself by all means, but the tone of our society is to "bomb first ask questions later". I say that to say this it's a mentality that is almost taught to us from youth. as far as chris and rihanna its simple: no one should be putting the hand on another person in a violent way male/female does'nt matter. they were both wrong and maybe a way to help curve some of the DV in this country is to hold both parties accountable for the times when blows are exchanged. maybe that may help some women from striking their male counteparts knowing that if he does retaliate(which is 100% wrong) she can call the police and be pretty sure that she won't be held accountable because she is female and is almost always assumed as purely the "victim".


Val   August 31st, 2009 11:40 am ET

Chris got off lightly as far as I am concern, do you see how many chance this very young man has gotten, he has slapped her around on more than one occasion before.
Gosh I do not want to see when he reaches the age of 26 what he is going to be like if at 20 he can beat a woman to frazzle the way he did.
He needs to be punished.


Stephanie   August 31st, 2009 11:42 am ET

I hate the way society is, Judgemental, cruel and heartless.
Every single person, who has left a negative comment calling Chris an abuser and a violent person, with a history of violence, Knows nothing about him, so they have no right to claim his this and that, when you don't personally know him, to even judge.

People think they know him because they read the reports of what his alleged of done that night in feb, but the real deal is we will never know the whole truth, I for one, don't believe the full reason, why Chris attacked Rihanna has came out and it never will, I don't think Rihanna is the innocent victim, like the media portrays her to be.
There's always two sides of the story, although Chris was wrong, I think Rihanna was also in the wrong, the only thing with Chris no one really wants to hear his side, so he has no choice but to take full blame for himself and Rihanna.

If he still cares for Rihanna, he would lie for her and protect her, I think that's what his doing, in order for his punishment for himself but I think they should both been honest and admit that they were both in the wrong, not just Chris but it's much easier for Rihanna to move on and be the victim, most people are supporting her and refuse to give Chris a chance because they would rather hate, then two hear the whole truth and both sides properly, rather then media reports.

Media reports doesn't equal facts, I will support Chris still but I would love him to be honest and not hide what Rihanna said or did to him, when they both were in the wrong, it takes two to tango and people don't attack people for nothing in most cases.


Zaza   August 31st, 2009 11:44 am ET

People still defend rihanna for hitting chris. Well I know one thing.
IM GONNA TEACH MY SON THAT IF A WOMAN IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO HIT, SLAP, SPIT, KICK, OR DO ANYTHING TO HIM FIRST, THEN THAT WOMAN IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO GET HIT, SLAP, SPIT, KICKED OR ANYTHING ELSE DONE TO HER.

It shouldnt be one sided. If a man beats a woman just because she didnt do something he wanted, okay he is wrong. But how much should someone take, man or woman before they snap?
Chris Brown was wrong. Rihanna was wrong. Either way, both were wrong.


John   August 31st, 2009 11:50 am ET

lol... WRONG. Record companies WILL touch him...because little GIRLS will continue to buy his albums... Go figure? It's about money. I suppose you are one of the people who thaught Mike Vick wouldnt get a job too... or better yet, SHOULDNT be allowed to play because he committed a crime (that he paid for). lol.. some of you people are just ridiculous. Always begrudging of those that have earnerd (or otherwise) opportunities that you have never & will never be presented. How are you gonna wish that someone else is not allowed to do something that you CANT do? hehe... comedy


Sandy   August 31st, 2009 11:50 am ET

I love how so many of the comments are on this whole "His apology isn't sincere" stuff. Are we reading minds and hearts now? I'd be a billionaire if I were as sure of other peoples' motives as some of you are.....

In any event, it's over and done now. Because of their decisions/ actions, two (very) young people will never be the same. It's sad and unfortunate, but it's DONE. Put a period at the end and move on please!!!


Vallary   August 31st, 2009 12:07 pm ET

Please he knew what he done and he is just trying to save a $. He he says "I made a mistake." but I don't remember what I done. THAN how do you know you made a mistake. Please you should have never hit this lady and she should have never hit you (if that is the case) Grow up and keep your hands to yourself....


Sir10 Oddz   August 31st, 2009 12:08 pm ET

Some say that the over aggressive behavior is just a man's way of suppressing his homosexuality. Have you seen the way he.....? just sayin...


chimmy   August 31st, 2009 12:09 pm ET

Chris Brown is remorseful – I think that's true. My thought though!

He does not remember doing it – This is definitely a lie. Except he meant that he does not know what got over him.

His punishment was light – Now that depends on how you look at it. But because that sentence was handed down by a court of competent jurisdiction, then it is fair as far as the law goes.

Stars & billionaires enjoy unfair advantage – Get use to it. They will always alway do. Truth is; you & I that give them such advantage.

Will He do it again – Most likely for in his remorse he is not completely sincere. He ought to admit 'lost of self-control' & brutally hitting a defenceless little girl. This he has not done thus far.

He is a monster – No. He is another young boy who does not realise that true strength is resident in the brains not the fist. And most young persons his age are like that.

Does he deserve our forgiveness – I will freely give him mine.


Yasmine   August 31st, 2009 12:11 pm ET

I think what makes this whole situation worse than you're average "he hit me" scenario is the details of how exactly he went about 'beating' her. This was a one sided beat down by a male twice the size and strength of the victim. He may not remember what happened that night but I'm sure Rihanna remembers every grosse detail.

I do not know the details as to how they came about arguing or how the fight started or who provoked whom. All I know is that at the end of the night someone was ended up in the hospital and scarred for the rest of their lives.

I truly hope he has learnt his lesson, and I know the majority of these interviews/videos is to save whatever fanbase is left. It is obvious. He never seems genuine at all. I was a HUGE Chris Brown fan, you wouldn't imagine. But after this...


tai   August 31st, 2009 12:12 pm ET

I will give him a break. Rihanna has admitted to making mistakes. He knows he has made a mistake. He deserves a chance to get on with his life. God has not forsaken him and neither will I. I support Chris and Rihanna. I don't care if they ever get back together. My only concern is they get emotionally healthy and seek out healthy relationships. We all should be striving for healthy relationships. Older people stop using these young people as escape goats and take a look and the man/woman in the mirror.


Kel   August 31st, 2009 12:16 pm ET

What he did was wrong. Period. What he did was not simply a mistake, but a wrongfully committed crime in which he knowingly and deliberately caused harm to another human-being. We cannot condone his actions nor try and blame Rihanna. While she may have been stupid to stay when there were red flags, and while she may have even taken apart of actions of beating herself, that gives no one an excuse to beat someone who is essentially helpless against you. Yes, he had a history of growing up in an abusive environment, which increased the likeliness for him to repeat those actions himself, but he knew what he did was wrong, and regardless he must remake his behavior.

However, it is no one’s place to denigrate him. We should be encouraging him to change his ways. Negativity will not help in this way. We can only hope that his apology is sincere and that he is working hard to become a better person from this experience. None of us are perfect. And while our offenses may not have been as dire as physical abuse, we still have no room to judge others.

As far as the light sentencing, Brown had no say (although I’m sure he’s not complaining). We should instead take a look into our society’s mind-set and our justice system. Just look at Derrick Rose, he cheated on his SATs by having someone else take the test for him, yet he is suffering no penalties and is making millions of dollars. Things like this unfortunately happen all of the time.


cuhere   August 31st, 2009 12:37 pm ET

The only person he needs to prove to as for being a good role model is him. It all comes down to Believing in oneself in being a good role model, one has to live it and love it. I do believe that Chris Brown can become a good role model again because he did manage to be one in the beginning of his career that brought him many fans and supporters. He just has to remind himself of his good side, not his bad side. His good side is a reminder that he loves himself – as it goes, you have to love yourself before you love others. To love others is like loving yourself. The difference is others have different faces. At the age he's at, he should just continue to be in love with his music career before he can be in love with anyone again. I honestly think that Chris & Rihanna were not ready to be in a relationship, If they were ready, there would've been no disputes between them.


cuhere   August 31st, 2009 12:40 pm ET

On a lighter side, at least the assault between Chris & Rihanna didn't end up in death.


RAGS   August 31st, 2009 12:40 pm ET

RAGS HATERS,

Attempts at making me out to be a woman-bashing felon is silly. My words hit harder than fist; however, I prefer to rationalize. Unfortunately, rationalization is not a skill used by all CNN commentors so I'll bottom line things for the RAGS HATERS. The front page of the LA Times should have read:

"Rihanna and her BIG MOUTH started a fight; then she got Beat Up"

Can you deal with the bottom line? Or would it have been ok if she ran her big mouth to Serena Williams and got her butt kicked by a girl.

Yes, Chris was wrong for hitting her. Yes, there are mitigating circumstances. However, the words spoken/screamed by irrational, emotional women/men in an argument can lead to physical violence if one of the partners does not have the skill set/home training/grace to deal with confrontation. American men are the only ones in the world who deal with this. If you think I'm lying then travel ANYWHERE outside the U.S. and find out for yourself.

You people need to see that there is another side to this coin.

To those who say that under no circumstances should a man hit a woman; I say: Tell that to Steve McNair.

To those who feel Rihanna makes more money than Chris........you're so confused, all Rihanna does is sing hooks. In three years you will remember her as: "the woman who was beat up by Chris Brown"

To those who think I care about 15 MIN of Fame.........you call this fame?

To those who think it's so easy to just walk away: you have not dealt with an overly aggressive woman who does not think before she talks.

Jackie, "she said something slick, so I busted her lip"..........very poor rap. don't quit your day job

Wise.....making a VERBAL threat to someone is against the law as well.....it's called Assault; now who has the little mind..........weasel


K C   August 31st, 2009 12:45 pm ET

i've had a slip like that recently in my life with the woman i've been with since the age of 14years old (29 now) . Sometimes our emotions gets the best of us and regret is felt a long time after...i know what he's going through...just learn from your mistakes and live a positive life and continue to work hard. single now though :(


Amanda   August 31st, 2009 12:51 pm ET

Chris should read the violently horrifying and abusive memoir In Our House, Perception vs. Reality by Marala Scott chronicling her life filled with abuse, rage and horror because of her handsome, successful and intelligent father who worked at IBM. No one would have suspected the father Colin of his abusive personality because it happened behind closed doors and his perception didn't give way to that belief. Now we see the perception vs. reality aspect taking place with celebrities. They have one image that the public and their fans adore but know so little about the true individual. I suggest you read this memoir becuase it will tear your little celebrity filled life up when you see who you are becoming.


cuhere   August 31st, 2009 12:53 pm ET

Everyone has their viewpoints as to this case. It is not necessary to bash on other's viewpoint, whether you agree to it or not. It defeats one's purpose in expressing their opinions. As a reminder, not everyone will be pleased by you and or will You be pleased by everyone.


Ramon   August 31st, 2009 12:53 pm ET

You all should stop saying things you know nothing about okay, you don't have to watch okay, but one minute you all love his music the next minute you hate him guess what you people give the term hypocrite a meaning, which of you has never done anything wrong??And yes he is young and God knows what transpired in that car, if you have been in love before you should know how easy it is for the emotion to pour out in a negative way and expression, truely he is young and sometimes women and men we say things to our loved ones that cut deeply even worse than a knife, if Rihanna had hit him first well nobody will say anything cause he is a man and should not come with a skin shredded by long nails cause thats makes him seem weak, sometimes actually its the woman that pushes the man to the brink okay, soooo most of you who were not in the car should get a grip and most of you are jealous anywayz cause he has money means he should go to jail??Silly silly .

Cause we are men we should turn the other chick when a woman hits you, well guess what not all men can turn the other chick especially a young guy who has no patience ok. Think about it you all.


Gerald Jolly   August 31st, 2009 1:05 pm ET

To all you folks out there that are defending Chris Brown's actions.
Remember the old 7 word adage.
"A LEOPARD DOES NOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS"
And I assure you, "THIS LEOPARD" will strike again, and he will not "CHANGE HIS SPOTS"
And you can take that to the bank.
GOOD DAY!!


Dodie - California   August 31st, 2009 1:14 pm ET

Brown still loves Rihanna.

This quote from Brown is very disturbing to me:
“When I look at it now, it’s just like, wow, like, I can’t — I can’t believe that — that actually happened.” He adds he does not remember performing the violent acts that have changed his life. “

This tell me that he is NOT willing to be responsible for his behaviors. He does not want to look at what he did. Very bad news for Rihanna if she decides to return to Brown. He will commit this behavior again! It is not a matter of “if” it is a matter of “when”!!!

@ RAGS

I am not defending Rihanna’s big mouth. However, if you are a man and can not tolerate loud women, then stay away from them. Likewise to Rihanna. If she goes back with a man that beat her… good luck!!!

The dysfunctionality and chaos of some relationships are addictive, similar to a drug!


Sidney   August 31st, 2009 1:25 pm ET

Chris Brown is an abusive SCUM BAG. He's only "SORRY" that he got caught and found out that not even a CELEBRITY can escape the scrutiny of the law. He brutalized Rhianna, he could have killed her (and threatened to do so) and he's getting off LIGHT with his sentence if you ask me.

Anyone who thinks "sorry" is acceptable after an abuser does something like this or that he wont do it AGAIN is a fool.


Rena Embry   August 31st, 2009 1:33 pm ET

I cannot believe Larry King would stoop so low as to put this poor child (woman but still a child) on the air for an interview. You can bet that if she were a "rich" person's relative, the lawyers (and I hope doctors) would stop this type of sensationalism at the cost of the victim and her daughters.

Anything for the almighty dollar and ratings!!! This is exactly what is wrong with our country at the present moment. Isn't this going to cause a conflict of interest in the coming trial of this man (child abductor and abuser) and his so-called wife?

Dear God, stop this interview if possible.


jjmota   August 31st, 2009 1:34 pm ET

I think Chris Brown is sincere with he's apologize. We as human can not sit down and judge him for what happen when we did not even know what went wrong on the day and again we are human and at one point we did wrong. I believe Chris Brown will get out of this one and he will be just fine. People one thing " Don't Judge him and help him trough out this hard time"
Thank you,


Gerald Jolly   August 31st, 2009 1:38 pm ET

CASE IN POINT.
Nicole Brown called the police three times to complain about being beaten by O.J. prior to her "MURDER"
Many of you will say, (Oh! Well) O.J. was never convicted for the murder of his wife.
"PROOF" that money can buy the best defense law team in the entire world.
One of those lawyers was the defense attorney for Chris Brown.

DO THE MATH!

Chris Brown's only sorrow is that he got caught.

If any of you think that he will never re-offend, you're living in a dream world.

Even in the best interest of Chris Brown, a sentence where jail time would have been imposed along with a manditory order for psychiatric councelling, would have been the appropriate thing to do for Chris Brown.
TRUST ME!!! He will "RE-OFFEND" "COUNT ON IT".


Kelly   August 31st, 2009 1:39 pm ET

I am so sick and tired of hearing about Chris Brown! The more he tells his lies, the more he gets his face plastered all over the networks. For the love of God...please stop the madness. You are only enabling him to continue his abusive ways. As it has played out, he didn't get the punishment he deserved and because of the media he is now more famous than he ever was. He is nothing more than an UNTALENTED Rapper (as if we need more) who beats his girl over and over until suddenely he's all over the place. Lucky him huh?He should be behind bars where his sorry ass belongs!


Susan Harris   August 31st, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Chris Brown makes me sick.


Christy   August 31st, 2009 1:46 pm ET

This whole thing is PR....from the clothing that he obviously didn't choose to wear to his mother with crocodile tears. I don't think he is truly sorry for what he did. He is sorry that he got busted and it has hurt his career and trying to pull at the heartstrings of America for another chance. It sickens me. If he beats a woman once, he'll do it again.


Joelle   August 31st, 2009 1:47 pm ET

I think it's pretty scary he says he doesn't remember the assault.

So, next time he flies into a rage – he'll just "forget" what he's doing?

Is that what happened to Ryan Jenkins?

Seems to me:
BOTH were mad at their girlfriends over a phone text.
BOTH were in a car having an argument.
BOTH started pounding on their girlfriend.
One died - the other easily could have.

I don't see a big difference between Chris Brown and Ryan Jenkins

In fact, the similarities are eerily and creepily similar.

(Hope he gets some serious, in-depth treatment and until then, stay away from girls)


KO   August 31st, 2009 1:57 pm ET

Larry, I love your show and almost never miss it. But on Wednesday I won't be tuning in to watch this thug make excuses for his inexcusable behavior. Sadly, we'll probably soon hear that he has a new girlfriend who doesn't believe he could possibly abuse her.


Sandy   August 31st, 2009 2:00 pm ET

Zaza August 31st, 2009 11:44 am ET

People still defend rihanna for hitting chris. Well I know one thing.
IM GONNA TEACH MY SON THAT IF A WOMAN IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO HIT, SLAP, SPIT, KICK, OR DO ANYTHING TO HIM FIRST, THEN THAT WOMAN IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO GET HIT, SLAP, SPIT, KICKED OR ANYTHING ELSE DONE TO HER.

It shouldnt be one sided. If a man beats a woman just because she didnt do something he wanted, okay he is wrong. But how much should someone take, man or woman before they snap?
Chris Brown was wrong. Rihanna was wrong. Either way, both were wrong.

***********

Zaza, you need to teach your son to file a police report.
You can defend yourself, but get out of the situation and call the cops.
Striking back (beyond defending yourself) is criminal.
Please teach him the LAW and good luck!


The Cod   August 31st, 2009 2:00 pm ET

Chris Brown should go crawl back in the hole where he came from. Spin, spin, spin. What a dick he is. Too little too late pal.


Hotlanta Buzz Magazine | Chris Brown On Larry King, Admitting He Still Loves Rihanna & Their Seperation Is Difficult..[A SNEAK PEEK]…   August 31st, 2009 2:01 pm ET

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Paul D. Jackson   August 31st, 2009 2:01 pm ET

Come on Larry, why do you keep having these low lifs on your show. I' as old as you are and I'm tired of the crap you are showing these days. .


cu   August 31st, 2009 2:04 pm ET

Chris is now paying the price as to what he did, it's not as if he killed Rihanna, at least she's still alive. As long as he does what he now cooperating. by the way, it takes 2 to make right and wrong. Rihanna is just in the wrong. obviously, Chris and rihanna weren't ready to be in a relationship, otherwise no altercations would've happened


Kelly   August 31st, 2009 2:10 pm ET

He conveniently loses all memory of beating a woman to a bruised and bloody pulp? Cliched excuse. Go away little boy. Get therapy for your anger managment and hatred toward women. You beat women and nothing can forgive that.


JLSD   August 31st, 2009 2:11 pm ET

the only difference between Chris Brown and OJ is that he got caught and his girlfriend had the sense before it was too late.....sorry but he doesn't really seem that remorseful to me, I think he is more upset that his career needs to be rebuilt and possibly his flow of money has slowed considerably....then again there are people out there still supporting OJ so why should this be any different to them.


RAGS   August 31st, 2009 2:14 pm ET

Dodie.....point taken.....lovely name.


misty   August 31st, 2009 2:23 pm ET

how can you not remember abusing someone. as the result from rihanna's face if chris brown did do it, then he's the type of person that can kill someone and forget about it the next day.


Michael Stuart   August 31st, 2009 2:27 pm ET

It seems the wool is over his mother's eyes. She does not know about the broken windows on the SUV Rover just outside a brand name hotel in Barbados!!!.

He needs to confess all that has happen and whatsoever happens accept it. He cannot force himself unto the public. More of these public interviews before he is ready to be open and make eye contact with the Interviewer on "sticky questions" will only further tarnish his reputation and lead to further declining popularity. Who is the P.R Manager for this guy anyway? Or did he not take their advice? Lay low do your sentence and comeback with a bang. P.S don't beat on girls walk away.


Janice   August 31st, 2009 2:29 pm ET

This guy is something else. He's trying to act like that is the first time he ever hit Rhianna and then the bit about not remembering is wild. So how come you ran away from the scene , Chris? 'Memba that?


Briana   August 31st, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Everyone who is still putting Chris Brown down needs to get over it and move on. Its none of their business anyway and what he did in his personal life shouldnt take away from his musical and dancing talent because he is an amzing artist. Everyone goes through stuggles in their life and its sad that his is publicized to the whole world. We need to stop ridiculing this man because we all know no one is perfect. Let he who has no sin cast the first stone.


JKR   August 31st, 2009 2:33 pm ET

AGAIN SHAME ON YOU CNN AND LARRY KING FOR GIVING HIM THIS PLATFORM TO LIE............AS THE MOTHER OF ADULT DAUGHTER WHO WAS ABUSED( HE WAS CONVICTED AND GOT PROBATION AND STILL VERBALLY ABUSES HER)...........HE HAS CONTACT BECAUSE OF THEIR CHILDREN.......THEY NEED JAIL TIME....BECAUSE THEY WOULD NEVER ABUSE A MAN...

SHAME

JKR


moominater   August 31st, 2009 2:39 pm ET

well never kno what actually happened maybe rhianna did something reall horrid to him maybe chris thught tht rhianna lied to him well never kno so u people should shut the hell up sayin that chris is an animal and horrid coz u r the reporters bait they want u to belive wht they say they want to take one side and they took rhiannas geez give the guy a break hes olny 19


Denise, BARBADOS   August 31st, 2009 2:40 pm ET

When I read of all these (...supposedly...?) female bloggers who appear so anxious to find excuses – and any excuses it seems, for heaping most, if not all of the blame on Rihanna ,for basically being at the RECEIVING-END of Chris Brown's thuggery, small wonder that so many women's bodies end-up dead – and in odd places, too.

Like left battered and sweltering in the trunks of cars. Or hastily stuffed into some old rug and dumped, etc., etc., etc.

The GENUINE VICTIMS of such DELIBERATELY, CALCULATED BRUTALITY respectully aside, I suppose some of them shared a similar SUB-HUMAN MENTALITY as native to the "Long-Live-Battering-Chris-Brown!" fan clubbers.

Pathetic souls who, if ever "LUCKY" enough to end-up at the receiving end of Chris Brown's "tender, lovin' care," would probably respond:

1. "Ooops! Sorry I bruised your knuckes!" ...at the FIRST ASSAULT.

2. "Careless me – again! Should 've known better than by now!"...at the SECOND BATTERY; and

3. Silence...since by the THIRD BRUTALISATION, they more often than not would have "graduated" from LIVING-PREY, to DEAD-MEAT .

Therefore, to all those women out there, who appear willing to MORPH THEIR HUMAN BODIES INTO A PERCUSSION-DRUM under the (..obviously!...) mind-numbing glare of someon's "celebrity,"...."Let the THUMPIN' BEATS rock on!"


Robert Lee   August 31st, 2009 2:43 pm ET

I am very disappointed at Mr. King choose to air Chris Brown story , with his status, and his reputation he doesn not need story line this to promote the show.

I would hope he 's talking about the courages of all the fire fighters trying to combat the wild fires in Cali. and to save lives.


deedee   August 31st, 2009 2:44 pm ET

I am so tired of hearing about what Chris Brown did to Rhianna, really it's what they did to each other. They are both to blame for this situation, she started slapping him first, I don't respect her for not coming forward and claiming her part in this also. Of course I agree that domestic violence is wrong, I was abused myself but I know that I have slapped the hell out of my partner for no apparent reason also and that was not right. What ever happened to the actor, Mr. Bale from the Batman movie, who beat the hell out of his mother AND his sister. We never heard another word about that all we heard was how great his movie was and what a great actor he is... He was supported totally by the white community. We as black people need to stick behind Chris Brown now and support him, he's gone before a judge and received his sentence, now let's move on people, this is a shame that we let the media do this to us...


Zaza   August 31st, 2009 2:47 pm ET

@ Sandy

Its not about going to file a police report. If you have daughters your gonna teach your daughter not to let anyONE not just a man, but anyone put there hands on them. So same should go with boys. If a man beat my daughter, id hurt him, but if my daughter is out there slapping him around, or beating him up, then im going to hurt her. Just because rihanna is a female doesnt make it okay. BOTH are wrong. If Rihanna hit him first then he should hit her back and THEN go to the police, but as you can see, he didn't do that the first TWO times SHE attacked him. I dont think any woman deserves to get beat up, but women need to think of there actions. You can just go attack a man and say "Hey because im a woman he cant hit me back" Thats stupidity.
Regardless of who is stronger, chris nor rihanna should have touched eachother. And if you read the report she started throwing things at him, started kicking and punching things in the car, WHILE he tried to get her out the car so he could leave... I guess he should have just sat there and let her finish right?


Nia Nine   August 31st, 2009 2:48 pm ET

Rihana is not the only victim in this situation. I believe she was jealous of his success and fans and other women. She did what ever she could to bring him down. Rihana was manipulitive and lealous that's obvious. Rather she's hurt or not she's dated over 15 people since the situation. Come on america everybody doesn't love Rihana or her work. I think she's a devil Sorry but I have to be honest!


Candaple21   August 31st, 2009 2:52 pm ET

You all continously mention the 2 previous episodes but don't ever mention the role she played in these "episodes" or any other acts of violence she has been involved in. I refuse to believe that she was just some innocent bystander beaten to a pulp by him and I think he deserves to try to make a life for himself... It the same bull you tried with Mike Vick give it a rest!! Please people get off your high horses already!!


Carol   August 31st, 2009 2:54 pm ET

Chris Brown's "Lord Fauntleroy" costume is beyond ludicrous...either he or his attorney or both must think the viewing public is so stupid as to be taken in by his little blue bow tie and sweater...he has to be laughing all the way back to his Hip Hop closet...! Amazingly idiotic...!


Emily   August 31st, 2009 2:54 pm ET

Are you kidding me? This abuser does not deserve a moment on national television... why not parade all domestic abusers on Larry King Live, and celebrate their wrongdoings?
Tsk, tsk... I am shocked. Oh ya, love the stylists job of suiting up Mr. Brown to look like the boy next door. That's the problem...


angel   August 31st, 2009 2:55 pm ET

If there is anyone out there who has any sympathy for Chris Brown, then they are just as sick and twisted as he is. A man never has a right to hit a woman, no matter what the circumstances, and he deserves no less than time in jail. Martha Stewart served time for a non violent crime, and attacking a person is certainly a more serious offense than any financial one. Its a sad thing to see our judicial system fail so miserably for someone of privalige.


joe   August 31st, 2009 2:57 pm ET

he looks like a bitbull. he looks like a hitter. he knows he hit her. h


LMC   August 31st, 2009 3:03 pm ET

Lies? He says he does not remember. BUT he says he called his mother distraught on the night it happened AND TOLD HER EVERYTHING (that he doesnt remember). I will watch the interview if only for clarification of that.


Get your "30 sec judgement" here!!   August 31st, 2009 3:08 pm ET

if u dont understand verbal abuse as a catalyst to physical conflict, then u have no understanding of situations such as this.

U and ur offspring are most likely habitual verbal abusers and the person opposite u has either become equally verbally abusive, physically abusive and/or walked away (physically or mentally) from your craziness..

Some ppl dont know how to walk away
Some ppl dont know when to let go
Some ppl dont know how they affect ppl
and then.... Some ppl KNOW JUST HOW they affect ppl


Susan   August 31st, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Whoever told him it was a good idea to go on TV and tell the world he doesn't remember hitting her, wearing those clothes, should be fired.
Seriously, are we that stupid? And how many of his teenage fans will see this? Do you think they watch Larry King???


The Sad Truth   August 31st, 2009 3:18 pm ET

@ Rags,

I agree with your comments. They are a bit harsh for many to swallow, but they are the truth. A while back I was that female who argued using words that hit below the belt and even slapped, scratched and pushed my man who would usually back away when I was acting "crazy." But one day during one of these episodes he threw me against a wall to get me off of him. Of course I received the visible injuries because I'm smaller compared to him .

The sad truth is that there are many women who know that a man is not supposed to hit a woman and would take advantage of that and stupidly push a man to their breaking point. And when the inevitable happens (yes its inevitable because not one of these men are Jesus) we cry and make a fuss putting all the blame on the man. We would have the more visible injuries compared to the man... But they would have injuries also both physical and emotional that would be ignored, while they are instead vilified and we are defended. When really both are equally at fault and should equally be required to attend counseling and serve time.

In terms of the law, both Rhianna and Chris Brown should serve time for assault. Just as I should've but didn't. I agree that Chris Brown did not receive a just sentence considering the prior physical incidents and the seriousness of Rhianna's injuries... but I also feel that Rhianna needs also to be held responsible for her role in the matter. Maybe that will teach all the females who contribute to this abuse cycle that it is NOT OK FOR A WOMAN TO HIT A MAN JUST AS IT IS NOT OK FOR A MAN TO HIT A WOMAN.


sam   August 31st, 2009 3:18 pm ET

come on, how does he not remember that night?! i hate that excuse. of course you remember the night, it was the night you beat your girlfriend and the rest of her life and yours changed!!!! admit to what you did. i use to admire you and now cant stand to look at you. you are not a man and dont deserve anything good that comes your way.


Briana   August 31st, 2009 3:25 pm ET

and to the people feeling sorry for RIhanna, it was proven she was the initial abuser so she is not the big helpless victim she is claiming to be


Ivan   August 31st, 2009 3:26 pm ET

What? This guy is a dirt bag. Doesn't remember hitting his girl friend Rihanna. In your dreams. He remembers perfectly well what he did: and he will do it again in the future. Why are we even giving this guy the time of day? It's unbelievable. What is also sad, beside the fact that he is going to abuse again, is that there are people out there that will belive him and applaud him. Whatch the talk shows he goes on in the next few weeks and months and check out the crowds reaction.


Non-believer   August 31st, 2009 3:32 pm ET

Well, ofcourse now he is in all the tv shows apologizing, because he sees how bad this incident effected his career. I bet the sales of his album went down, so now he needs to do something to get his fans back.
And he is saying he wants to be a role model. well, no thank you! I will never ever buy his albums or watch his videos or show any interest in whatever he does whatsoever! And i think everyone who does not support violence should do the same, because otherwise we will show to Mr. Brown that beating women is alright! No excuse for this guy, and i dont want to hear any sorries!


Non-believer   August 31st, 2009 3:35 pm ET

p.s i am so proud of every male overhere who condemn mr. brown's actions!


Sharisa   August 31st, 2009 3:39 pm ET

Its a sad day for women who have been abused, seeing that pressing charges results in a slap on the wrist. I believe he is just trying to save his career and unfortuantely women will swarm a disgrace like him. He doesn't deserve to be free. He beat her he should be in jail. period. It tells women in the USA who have been abused that they do not matter and it tells abusers, go ahead, don't hold back beat her! He doesn't remember, that won't fly with the public. How dumb does he think the public is? GO TO JAIL CHRIS BROWN...FOREVER!


The Sad Truth   August 31st, 2009 3:39 pm ET

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@ Rags,

I agree with your comments. They are a bit harsh for many to swallow, but they are the truth. A while back I was that female who argued using words that hit below the belt and even slapped, scratched and pushed my man who would usually back away when I was acting “crazy.” But one day during one of these episodes he threw me against a wall to get me off of him. Of course I received the visible injuries because I’m smaller compared to him .

The sad truth is that there are many women who know that a man is not supposed to hit a woman and would take advantage of that and stupidly push a man to their breaking point. And when the inevitable happens (yes its inevitable because not one of these men are God) we cry and make a fuss putting all the blame on the man. We would have the more visible injuries compared to the man… But they would have injuries also both physical and emotional that would be ignored, while they are instead vilified and we are defended. When really both are equally at fault and should equally be required to attend counseling and serve time.

In terms of the law, both Rhianna and Chris Brown should serve time for assault. Just as I should’ve but didn’t. I agree that Chris Brown did not receive a just sentence considering the prior physical incidents and the seriousness of Rhianna’s injuries… but I also feel that Rhianna needs also to be held responsible for her role in the matter. Maybe that will teach all the females who contribute to this abuse cycle that it is NOT OK FOR A WOMAN TO HIT A MAN JUST AS IT IS NOT OK FOR A MAN TO HIT A WOMAN.


Diana   August 31st, 2009 3:42 pm ET

Good Luck Chris....always look up...you will find the way back.....Rihanna has forgiven him ......so she must know he is not what people picture him to be like....don't you think?


The Sad Truth   August 31st, 2009 3:43 pm ET

A lot of hate towards Chris Brown was posted, I'm wondering why CNN won't post this. Its the sad truth that also needs to be told.

@ Rags,

I agree with your comments. They are a bit harsh for many to swallow, but they are the truth. A while back I was that female who argued using words that hit below the belt and even slapped, scratched and pushed my man who would usually back away when I was acting “crazy.” But one day during one of these episodes he threw me against a wall to get me off of him. Of course I received the visible injuries because I’m smaller compared to him .

The sad truth is that there are many women who know that a man is not supposed to hit a woman and would take advantage of that and stupidly push a man to their breaking point. And when the inevitable happens (yes its inevitable because not one of these men are the mesiah) we cry and make a fuss putting all the blame on the man. We would have the more visible injuries compared to the man… But they would have injuries also both physical and emotional that would be ignored, while they are instead vilified and we are defended. When really both are equally at fault and should equally be required to attend counseling and serve time.

In terms of the law, both Rhianna and Chris Brown should serve time for assault. Just as I should’ve but didn’t. I agree that Chris Brown did not receive a just sentence considering the prior physical incidents and the seriousness of Rhianna’s injuries… but I also feel that Rhianna needs also to be held responsible for her role in the matter. Maybe that will teach all the females who contribute to this abuse cycle that it is NOT OK FOR A WOMAN TO HIT A MAN JUST AS IT IS NOT OK FOR A MAN TO HIT A WOMAN.


Holly   August 31st, 2009 3:55 pm ET

At this point, he's convinced HIMSELF that he doesn't remember it, and just can't "believe" it happened. Rather than owning up to it, taking responsibility and seeking help for being violent and abusive, he's glossing over it with all the right words and convincing himself that he didn't do anything wrong, when at the end of the day, he hasn't even touched on his real issues and they are all still there. It's only a matter time before he does it again.


Wowjust wow   August 31st, 2009 3:56 pm ET

I wish he was more of man. He hit a girl, just own up to it. Don't disrespect the victim by saying you don't remember it. What a loser.


Get your "30 sec judgement" here!!   August 31st, 2009 3:57 pm ET

would u want ur character to be judged by your comments shown here??!!

success builds character, failure reveals it… ~david checkett

-his failure to walk away reveals him as a child with time to grow
-ur failure to make decisions on a circumstantial basis reveals ur prejudice as adults with time to grow.

He, just as u, should use this time to grow


Barbara - Atlanta   August 31st, 2009 3:58 pm ET

People on this post seemed to be more upset with Chris Brown because the outcome of his trial... sorry. So to all the perfect people on this post...sorry.

No one is more upset with Chris Brown than Chris Brown himself. He has to deal with this everyday of his life. I believe he's remorseful. This to shall pass.


Lyn   August 31st, 2009 4:05 pm ET

I am not sure how you can compare a slap by Rihanna from an earlier incident to punches from a MAN who has a black belt that left hugh bruises on her face, who then placed her in a choke hold while DRIVING A CAR until she almost blacked out. I am sure the slap from Rihanna did not leave a hugh bruise on his face. No matter what happen before (man or woman) no one deserves this kind of violence


The Sad Truth   August 31st, 2009 4:07 pm ET

Sorry for the duplicate posts. Just wanted to tell my story :)


Frank A   August 31st, 2009 4:14 pm ET

“I just have you live up and own”, ”[n]obody taught us a book on how to — how to control our emotions or our anger”, and calling the sentence fair all sound like a person who knew what was is wrong and still did it. I thought he wanted us to think he was a Godly man saying he will get help from his mom and pastor. Well Sir, God has a wonderful living book for all the problems that you have, will have and have had, the Bible. Yes, 70 times 70 transgressions we should forgive and probably more than that since it’s just one example but I could not help feeling like the justice system did not do justice–that lady justice sometimes peeks and drops her sword to collect her monetary gain. That a killer of an animal gets prison time Michael Vick (do not get me wrong I think animal cruelty wrong and immoral) but someone who beats a woman that hard with clear disregard for pain and life gets probation. If I were to beat someone that I love, I would want to be locked up for the shame would probably be unbearable and you think probation is fair? What would happen if C.B was a “normal” person who does not have close to a million to their name? In a fair world both would get the same time but in this world the rich would receive a lesser sentence.
Nonetheless, I Love this Country and pray diligently for her blessings and guidance. We do not deserve to complain if complaining is all we do.


ade   August 31st, 2009 4:22 pm ET

Hopefully he means it. What an unforgiving bunch of people on this blog. I hope all of you dont pray for forgiveness at night, because that would certainly make you a hypocrite and undeserving of such, based on how alot of you feel about CB and this apology. To even talk about how he dressed on the show as part of the whole PR thing is ridiculous. He always dresses like that, so really stop trying to find additional things to tear down.

I just hope that the apology is sincere


P'd Off Father   August 31st, 2009 4:24 pm ET

As the proud father of a 14 year old daughter who affectionately admired CB at the height of his career, I can only be more dissappointed that this young man would attempt to forward his personal ambitions by appearing on national tv as a contrite, innocent individual. How can he profess to have learned a valuable lesson when he is still in denial that the event ever occurred? I would have had more respect for him if he had been more honest, with himself, and the media, about his unwillingness to control his arrogant, elitist, and machismo persona. Rihianna, a role model to young black women? Not in my daughter's eyes, is also loser for "participating" in this theater. If he or she chose not to be role models for our young adults, then quit the business and get a job at Wimpy's Fried Hushpuppy's where the tie is part of the uniform and we can all move on to more important things in life than looking both of your sorry butts.


BWAT   August 31st, 2009 4:29 pm ET

As unfortuante as these events were/are, we must not be so quick to judgement and must find it in our hearts to forgive. No one knows how this man feels and if he is truly sorry. God is the only one who can judge him because he knows what is in his heart. He has been given his sentence and has begun to take the steps to figure out why his rage manifested in this way. I believe that he had to have blacked out due to the severity of the beating. With that said, have you ever done something in your past that you must be forgiven for?... Something that you did that was so out of character, embarrassing and disgusting? Please remember this when you chose to just write a person off. No matter what the sin, they are all the same in God's eyes. Ye who is without sin cast the first stone. God Bless


benita   August 31st, 2009 4:30 pm ET

i dont believe chris is really sorry 4 what he did..lets not 4get this was not the first time he hit rihanna
she deserves a whole lot more. if an ordinary person were to do the same thing, he will be doing time for it.
WHY THEN IS CHRIS CASE DIFFERENT.
since when is any1 above the law.
Justice must be served regardless of the person involved


tina   August 31st, 2009 4:32 pm ET

Yuck, just yuck. Any person who needs to beat down another just makes me sick! I have no respect for this man at all. For him to say that he doesn't remember it, is an excuse. And to bring his mommy and attorney with him to make sure he answered correctly. He is not a man!

However all those that are complaining that he didn't get punished...he did, he got punished no lighter or no harsher than any citizen would be. His punishment was pretty standard. So don't blame him...blame the law if its not enough. This has nothing to do with his race, or his celeb status. I hope that he can change, but if it happens again while he is on parol, I pray for the swift arm of the law to come down on him as he (or anyone else) would deserve.


Jewel   August 31st, 2009 4:32 pm ET

I have a son who's now 34 but he was dating a young lady when he was a freshman in college, a star football player and his girlfriend was very jealous and posessive, also a cheerleader. To make a long story short, one day as my son stood on the practice field waiting for her after her practice and another female came up talking to him. When the other young lady walked off, an argument started and his girlfriend slapped him and tore his shirt; he shoved her off. As he turned around to walk away she kicked him in his back and that's when he turned around and punched her which knocked her out. He was kicked out that school. There was a team trainer with a camcorder who recorded the whole ordeal. The young lady was also kicked out of school. I'm not taking up for my son but he losted it that day and of course he regrets it today as well as the young lady. He lost his scholarship because of that which I thought was unfair when she was the one who insitgated the fight. No, he should not have hit her but I don't know too many men that could have walked away so easily.

My son has completed his 3rd year of an anesthiology program. That one heated moment could have caused him his career.

Chris Brown lost it that night. His temper got the best of him but I know that most people will forgive him because God already has and if you are a child of God, you will too!


Tim O   August 31st, 2009 4:37 pm ET

Time and time again, guys like Chris Brown are given airtime to explain and justify their despicable actions. For what, higher ratings? To salvage his image? Why Brown beat his girl friend is of no interest to me and other viewers.


Annie Fraser   August 31st, 2009 4:49 pm ET

How convenient this little monster forgot – he's only remorseful because he got caught. I have never seen such a slimebucket, trying to weasel his way out of the truth. I hope he ends up in obscurity where he belongs.


Diane   August 31st, 2009 4:51 pm ET

" WOW, I MEAN LIKE WOW, I MEAN LIKE..I JUST CANT' BELIEVE, IM JUST LIKE....WOW!" (Chris Brown)

– Wow, I mean like wow, like your such a f#@$ looser, like wow, I just can't belive your such a douche..I mean wow! –

It's truly amazing to me that his mother can sit with her son and act as if there's nothing to be ashamed of. If my kid spoke the way he did and sounded as uneducated as he does, I would be mortified. Doesn't she see that saying the word, "like" in between ever other word sounds completley stupid? His inability to articulate his thoughts and emotions (considering he has any for anyone else besides himself) is a complete reflection on his mother's lack of education and priority of he son's as well.


mel   August 31st, 2009 4:52 pm ET

Life experiences (even bad choices) shouldn't define us till the whole story is said, and God who loves us , forgives us, so we should be praying. because then we are like him in his blinding anger.


Sherry Dasher   August 31st, 2009 4:54 pm ET

Chris Brown does not deserve to be on Larry King or any other network program. What he did does not deserve an hour of anyone's time or interest. It disgusts me and all women. Shame on you!!!


Dodie ~ California   August 31st, 2009 4:57 pm ET

@ The Sad Truth

CNN has the right to post or not to post what ever they want. I am sure they are not always thrilled at what I post!

I do understand their need to monitor what we say. After all, it is their web site. I am just thankful that we have the ability to communicate our point of view. I enjoy the interactive quality!

Because our perceptions are tied up with our belief system, you will not be able to change other people's minds. However, reading what they say gives me a lot of insight on how people are perceiving the situation.


carol kesling   August 31st, 2009 5:00 pm ET

@ gerald jolly, carol, thank you for very true words... love the outfit FIRST- what a joke he is.. i was a victim of abuse by an exboyfriend years ago.. and it is a terrifying experience.... THAT JUDGE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM, AT THE VERY LEAST- ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES, LOTS OF THEMMMMMMMM !!!!!!!!!! the only thing he is sorry for is the fact "HE GOT CAUGHT"!!!!!!!!!!! and he WILL DO THIS AGAIN, I ASSURE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!


valleygirl   August 31st, 2009 5:18 pm ET

It's a horrible thing that happened and no one should tolerate abuse, rich/poor, famous or not - nobody deserves to be beaten.

But I do think it's sad that Chris Brown is like 20 years old and everyone has written him off as an abuser forever -- is there no way to redeem himself? I think he is sincere in his apology and I believe he regrets what happened. And he knows now he'll be under the microscope forever, so I think he would be less likely to hurt anyone.

Some people do learn from their mistakes. Nobody is perfect.


Sharon   August 31st, 2009 5:19 pm ET

It's odd that Chris Brown would say "I can't believe THAT HAPPENED" instead of "I can't believe I DID THAT". I think he's still in denial.


Diane   August 31st, 2009 5:24 pm ET

What is it about men and women in this current time? Family values are GONE, the roles between men and women are either reversed or totally skewed. Nobody get /stays married. Mother's have taken on the roles of fathers, father's have dissapeared; men and women are having causal sex with different people- not even taking time to get to know each other; having babies unmarried, by multiple men – it's unbelieveable . This is why children are in the state they're in. Lack of morals, lack of education, children having sex at 6- 7 years old, children being molested, rampant pornography – filth.


Get your "30 sec judgement" here!!   August 31st, 2009 5:27 pm ET

@ carol kesling

as i read ur post about u being a victim of abuse, i noticed that ur declarations got very strong and seemingly overbearing.. u might want to look into this when dealing with ppl.. try to keep a more modest and even tone.. i can already see someone slapping u bcuz of ur boisterous over opinionated rant.

BTW- he also has 52 Weeks of a Domestic Violence Program in Virginia... (this would include an anger mgmt course)


CHM   August 31st, 2009 5:35 pm ET

Perhaps I missed it but what about Rihanna's background? If she was willing to participate in this type of behavior, I would say there is a storied background there as well.


Brenna Bailey   August 31st, 2009 5:36 pm ET

I am sickened that Larry King listens WITH A STRAIGHT FACE !!! as Chris Brown says he can't remember savaging Rhianna. Who does he think believes this? Man up, Chris, and tell the truth and do something about your anger management problem.


biketwit   August 31st, 2009 5:45 pm ET

Rihanna run – won't be the last time that guy "forgets" he did something to her. Unbelievable!


courtney   August 31st, 2009 5:55 pm ET

I did not think I could actually think worse of him, but what a load of crap and the bow tie does not match. Who is he, Mr. Robinson now?


anna almbanis   August 31st, 2009 5:57 pm ET

it takes two to tango.


CDR   August 31st, 2009 5:59 pm ET

I'm shocked at how many people are saying he got off easy because he is celeb. Regular people get off easily everyday for this very same thing. Domestic violence is not handled seriously enough in this country for anyone, neither is rape. The man that kidnapped and raped that girl for years in CA should have never been on the street.


chima   August 31st, 2009 6:08 pm ET

I'm sure most of the men and women making these ugly comments about chris have not really amounted to anything worth calling anything in there life, and seeing a big star like chris going down would make them feel better. Well sorry to dissapoint you but let us state some facts. 1 Chris will not go to jail. 2 He will probably be making more money and getting more fame which is anytime but soon. 3 Wether you accept it or not his experience with the media and people like you guys at this stage will help him manage himself better. so you guys better move on with your life or watch him achieve more with himself .


Shanna Tucker   August 31st, 2009 6:35 pm ET

Ok lets put it like this, if u are a fan of Chris then u should give him support but if u are not and u are just a 40 sumthin year old person who doesnt even know him then please shut up because it is very hurtful to him and his family so stop saying bad things please!!!


pammygirl1   August 31st, 2009 6:39 pm ET

Get your "30 sec judgement" here!! – perhaps we would all be wise to listen to someone who has been there, knows how it works and speaks loudly. Too bad Rh didn't have someone speaking like this after the 1st 2 incidents (that we know of).


pammygirl1   August 31st, 2009 6:47 pm ET

Shanna Tucker – are you serious? Only his YOUNG FANS should post? What about adult people who don't care about his music but more about his assault record.


colette   August 31st, 2009 6:52 pm ET

E effin’ nuff already! You people are completely off your rockers! Chris Brown has already been forgiven, for the most part by the people who really matter in this case, as to the adult bloggers on here …are you serious?! OJ comparisons, his clothing (which by the way is a similar style of outfit I have seen him in before), his mother (who was abused by his father), “I am not watching Mr. King” are you freaking kidding me?! This is the show you should watch with your sons, daughters, students, any young adult you have within your reach …this is an opportunity to teach – why play-fighting is an oxymoron …those two words shouldn’t even appear in a sentence. Young girls today are losing their minds and are gaining horribly bad tempers go to youtube  and watch these young women in gang fights…no control, but I digress – this is a teachable moment and everyone should get of the self-righteous train.  He is only 20 years old and if he saw his mom go through the abuse, what makes you think he wanted to do that, what makes you think that he would even like doing that…he took responsibility (this is to the “he doesn’t remember…you can be that angry that you block out everything).  These two should never have been together in the type of serious adult relationship that married couples have, they are young and behaved like young people who haven’t learned self-control.  My God you are judged by your life in it’s entirety not one event…people give it a rest! Get of the pulpit and stop judging! Letter to Chris and Rhianna, Beloved’s I don’t really know what happened and neither do this numb-nut bloggers, but I do know that you need to break from one another and learn to control your emotion and not allow them to control you.  You will emerge from this stronger with a lesson to teach and hopefully you will be able to teach it to those that are willing to listen without judgment …keep your heads up and walk good.


LeeLee2B   August 31st, 2009 6:57 pm ET

He DID NOT have two past domestic violence incidents with her. Will you people please read? The first incident were SHE slapped him, he pushed her away up against the wall and told her to "calm down." The second incident was where he broke her window in the car. He did not hit her either time. Please take the time to actuall read!


Why   August 31st, 2009 7:28 pm ET

Why can't people respect others peoples opinions. If one person responds that they think Chris Brown has paid his due, than why does another person wish upon the other the same treatment that Brown gave Rhianna. Aren't you, in effect, sanctioning the very action?


mb   August 31st, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Some of the people here are saying that he is getting off because he's famous. We have anybody went to thier local courthouses to see how may regular citizens have been sentenced to councelling and community service for battery? Get real people. I wish nothing but the best for Chris, and that once everything is said and done, that he comes away from this with a new sense of who he is and what he can accomplish in the future.


LizM   August 31st, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Chris Browns appearance is a slap in the face of the issue. He denies any responsibility. Of course he doesn't remember ! He doesn't not want to. He is clearly more concerned about his looks than his actions. It doesn't matter that his mother came to his side and denied any history of violent behavior. Just because it has not happened does not diminish the capacity of one's actions. There is absolutely no provocation that would merit that response he left on his victims face. His mother has shown that abuse is excusable. Rather than raise a man, she has enabled another wife-beater in training.

News Flash Chris Brown. At least you never let anyone down for being a role model. You were never one to begin with. Your only smart move was hiring a brilliant attorney. Next time, let him talk, and tone down the "baby blue" bow tie. No one is buying it.

Larry King, so many other issues, you wasted your time with Chris Brown and his mother. That interview just glorified how victimized he is feeling.

This was a miss on usually a good show.


george   August 31st, 2009 8:15 pm ET

when we make a decision, we must pay the cost! why isn't he in jail? he'll never change..


Chris Brown Says He Still Loves Rihanna, Does Not Remember Attack | The Naked Cookie   August 31st, 2009 9:07 pm ET

[...] can't — I can't believe that — that actually happened," Brown said on Larry King Live in his first television interview, set to air [...]


cici   August 31st, 2009 9:10 pm ET

This is seriouse, I mean I am a strong believer of everyone has a side
I honestly dont know if this can be twisted and made to the point where he was not in the wrong it just really hurts to see someone like him going through something like that (or at least the person we see on television). I will always make a side but you will never ever know exactly what happened and thats the scary part about it. We judge yet we were not there or we dont know the leading situations up to what ever went on. But i wish the best to the both of them.


Remy   August 31st, 2009 9:15 pm ET

What really creeps me out was the initial response of some teenage girls who actually said that Rihana was asking for it.
What kind of twisted society do we live in when some people can actually validate an abuser's act of violence and find justification in it.
Personally I think that he should of done some time in jail especially since this is a very high profile case
The judge send out the wrong message to our teenagers by giving him community work for these kids will think it is OK to resort to gratuitist violence.


Tawnya   August 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

My ex husband beat me, and like a fool I believed hime every time he said he would never do it again, I finally moved away to get away from him at that point I had no doubt that he would kill me, even through court ordered anger management classes he did not change, so In my own expearence they dont change, also he was Browns age when it started.


Susan Morgan   August 31st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Chris Brown got off easy, money helped him out of a difficult spot. He has completely ruined any career he may have had, I would never listen or play his music. He still hasn't taken full responsiblity for his actions, he doesn't even seem bothered by what he did. Chris Brown is an abuser against women, and until he gets long term treatment he will continue to abuse women.


Chris Brown On Rihanna Assault: ‘I Made A Mistake’   August 31st, 2009 10:00 pm ET

[...] I can't - I can't believe that - that actually happened," Brown told CNN's Larry King in an interview slated to run on Wednesday night, his first since his arrest in February. Brown [...]


Janice   August 31st, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Chris Brown is a Baby OJ. He has been violent in the past with escalation to thi sincident. The more these young girls continue to defend him and minimize the severity of what he did, the more he will feel empowered to continue to use violence to solve his problem. That's what happened with OJ.

Anyone who has a sister or a daughter and reads how he pummeled this girl would want him not in but UNDER the jail.

I don't now if he's sincere or not, that's not for me to say. I just know that he has set a very scary precedent for his behavior.


John H   August 31st, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Chris Brown is not in love with Rhianna; he is in want with her. He wants to possess her and control her. He does not consider her a person but a possession with which he was free to do with as he wanted. It bothers him that she may be with someone else now? I don't buy any of it. Not for a second.


alvin Cummins   August 31st, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Dear Mr. King,
We the people of Barbados have been very proud of Rihanna. Every parent in Barbados sees her as their own child and all Barbadians relate to her. Barbadians were, and some still are, angry and hurt at what Chris Brown did to "our daughter". When she won the Grammy we were all so proud of her that when she came back one of the gifts given to her by one of the business houses was a Land Rover. Chris reacted angrily and petulantly at the gift and proceeded to smash the windscreens, in addition to embarrassing Rihanna. (Ask him about that, he should at least remember that). We cannot forgive him for his bad and criminal behaviour, and many of us are still angry that she would have allowed herself to be subjected to the type of treatment she received from him. We here look very seriously on domestic violence, especially against women .He can put on the innocent act but we do not buy it.
I hope she has learned her lesson and keep away from,despite his protestations of love for her. His type are dangerous.
I look forward to seeing the interview.
Sincerly
Alvin Cummins


Primejustice   August 31st, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Apparently Rihanna doesnt have any brothers, cause Chris is able to walk currently without any impediments; If someone would dare to beat my sister the way Chris beat Rihanna, well frankly that person would have a hard time doing normal activities that we all take for granted for a very long time. Apparently Chris didnt have a father/mother to teach him that your hands DONT BELONG ON A WOMAN IN AN UNWANTED MANOR!!! and the last time I checked no woman wants to be beaten at ALL!!!!


alvin Cummins   August 31st, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Chris Brown not only needs help with anger mana gement, he needs psychiatric cunwelling. I hope he remembers the incident back in Barbados when in his anger he smashed the windshields of the Land Rover given to Rihanna by one of the companies here. He was upset because he did not like the gift. Now to claim that he does not remember that night is sickenning. Are you telling me that he was in such a blind rage? I don't believe it.
Alvin


alvin Cummins   August 31st, 2009 10:46 pm ET

Chris Brown not only needs help with anger management, he needs serious psychiatric counselling. I hope he remembers the incident back in Barbados when in his anger he smashed the windshields of the Land Rover given to Rihanna by one of the companies here. He was upset because he did not like the gift. Now to claim that he does not remember that night is sickening. Are you telling me that he was in such a blind rage? I don't believe it.
Alvin


Gerald Jolly   August 31st, 2009 10:47 pm ET

What Bob Richards "ENTERTAINED TONIGHT" reporter heard at the celebration party after Chris Brown's release from his day in court.

Great Role Model Hu!????????????????????????


ariel   August 31st, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Chris Brown did wrong and was proven guiltybut everyone makes mistakes. We all have events in our life that affected us in the long run. Chris was a victim of mental abuse as a child having seen his mother be abused by his father. This inccidents do not wash away but follow him throughout his fame and will never truly allow him to be happy with himself especially now. We all deserve second chances. He is not a monster. Although what he did to Rihhana was wrong its caused by a mental relapse. I belive he is truly sorry aside from having to hear from the media he has to live with the fact he put a another woman through the same pain his own mother went through. In time Chris will regain his fans trust again and rebuild his career. It is a good thing he speaks out to everyone but he has to be truthful about it as painful as it might be the truth must come out. Hopefully Rihanna chooses to forgive him but on her own time. However he is not a monster!


Debra Kay   August 31st, 2009 10:58 pm ET

The reason why Chris Brown doesn't remember "beating up" Rhianna is because he went into a RAGE. He is a RAGEAHOLIC.
This is a true addiction.
Rageaholics go into rages, endorphines are released , then they are calmed down.
They usually do NOT remember what they did because they were in a RAGE.
He needs Addiction treatment for his RAGE.
This is a very HARD addiction to overcome and unless he realizes it's a problem he will never be able to manage his ANGER.


Stacey   August 31st, 2009 11:05 pm ET

PLEASE, CHRIS LETS BE SERIOUS NOW, WHO REALLY BELIEVES YOU. I SURE DON'T. IT JUST LOOKS GOOD FOR YOU TO APOLOGIZE.... RIHANNA CAN NOT BE THE FIRST WOMAN YOU HAVE EVER LAYED YOU HANDS ON. IF SHE IS ,YOU THE DUMB ONE TO OF BEAT ONE OF THE HOTTEST ARTISIT OUT THERE. AND THINK NO ONE WAS GOING TO FIND OUT. AND I HOPE RIHANNA DOESN'T FORGIVE YOU.....YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.... I WOULD BE EXTREMELY SURPRISED IF YOU STILL HAVE FANS, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU SURE LOSS ONE IN ME WHEN I FOUND OUT..... YOUR A WOMAN BEATER, END OF STORY. THATS WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE REMEMBERED FOR....

RIHANNA, YOU'RE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, AND YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN THAT. I HOPE YOU DON'T FALL BACK INTO THAT TRAP........HE DON'T DESERVE YOU.......


kiya guy   August 31st, 2009 11:13 pm ET

i still love chris brown and will continue to support him...yea he made a mistake and there are many ppl who do so ppl should not judge him cause they have no right nor the power to do so...


Tammy   August 31st, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Chris Brown is just trying to save his career by making the talk show rounds. Chris Brown will always be known now and forever as an ABUSER. He does not reflect someone who is taken full responsibility for his actions. He looks dishonest and his words are false. He should work on himself & not the talk show to generate income. An individual working on themselves takes longer than a few month.

Anybody who support him, support abuse against women. I feel very strongly about this issue. This woman could of die and some of you support giving him a second chance. It is obvious by some of the blogs I have read that those who support never had another human being hands wrap around their neck where you experience your life fading away because you can not take a breath. This is life changing for a survivor of this type of abuse. I have had this experience because a man wanted to control me. Abusers want to control, instill fear, and make threat against the people you love. My life was save by the grace of GOD and an individual walking down the side walk who heard me scream for help from a 2nd floor and called 911. All I did was stand up for myself by saying a few words, I was trier of being bully. The police busted the door down because my abuser wedge a large board under the door knob. So he premeditated the attach against me. I was so relieved when the police took him away...because I was free from him. I went through the whole court thing I had four 30 day Order of Protections before I was granted a two year OP. This guy even went as far as putting an apologize in the local newspaper which went out to 65,000 people or so to win me back. I never went back. The court did a personal back ground check on the man and he had records in 3 different states for varies of stuff, ones thing that stood out on his record violence against other women. I knew none of this about him. Abusers are con-men. The court order him to attend Anger Management class for a year, a few years probation, and a $500 fine. Years after this incident I heard from someone he had abuse another woman. So it is something that is ingrained in the mind set of the abuser.

The experience for me was like I was a prisoner being torcher every single day...mentally, emotionally, and physically. I envision that what hell must be like and I do not want to live in hell for the rest of my life.

I for one do not buy or invest my money into things or people that commit violence acts against human being or animals.


Gerald Jolly   August 31st, 2009 11:47 pm ET

Here is what amazes me the most about Chris Brown.
The guy is not very good looking,
He has those kind of lips that looks like he sucked on LOLLIPOPS, the BABY BOTTLE, and POPCYCLES for much to long.

He has a very high hair line that gives the impression that he has an extremely long extended forehead.

His jaw is sort of pointed that makes him look like the BATMAN character "THE JOCKER"

As to his upper body, have you noticed that his chest is very feminen looking, like the nipples are too enlarged and there is no pectorial manly look about him.

He has skimpy skinny legs and a real flat rear end.

Really not what I would call a good looking guy, "MAYBE A LITTLE TOO GIRLY BOY LOOKING.

An as far as his talent, let's be truthfull, he is mediocre at best.

On the other hand Rihanna is an extremely hot looking young gal.

GEEEEEZZZZ! What on earth did she ever see in him


Ruth   August 31st, 2009 11:52 pm ET

How could Chris "not remember?" what happened when Rihanna's photos were pasted all over the internet?! This is just another OJ waiting to happen. Larry, please invite Rihanna for a follow up show – there areore of us interested in what she has to say. RIP Dominick Dunne, you would have had a field day with this circus act!!!


Jeanette   September 1st, 2009 12:07 am ET

I cannot believe that you are having Chris Brown on your show.
When is the media going to stop glorifying these men who abuse women?


formervictim   September 1st, 2009 12:26 am ET

I can't believe people have the audacity to say that Rihana provoked her own beating. Why is it that our society has such a problem with a woman expressing her anger, and if she does, nevermind if she was provoked herself, then a man is not responsible for his actions?

Let's clarify something here. i am sure on that fated day, Rihana feared for her life, as was likely the case many other times in the face of his anger. But, like most abusers, he told her how sorry he was and how it would never happen again. And she is a fool for believing him? Apparantly quite a few Americans believe that same thing right now as they hear the same words come out of his mouth. Are they fools as well? And regardless, I am quite certain Chris Brown never felt that same fear that Rihana might beat him senseless.

The violence is really just a symptom of what abuse really is: control. Chris Brown attempted to control her with his anger, and when he couldn't, he beat her up. I think it's sad that some in society, women included, believe that she does not have the right to express her own ideas, thoughts, opinions, and emotions, even if they directly conflict with Mr. Brown's. If he didn't like it, he had a choice. He could have walked away.


carol kesling   September 1st, 2009 12:29 am ET

@ 30 secs.are you a doctor or something????? if you are not you should see one & have your head examined... because you are nutsssssssss !!!!!!!!! try taking some of your own advice..


Joan   September 1st, 2009 12:57 am ET

This young man should be receiving mandatory intensive psychological therapy. If his claims of not remembering what he did are true then this makes him very dangerous. He should be locked up. He is sitting there looking like an innocent preppy boy and he is anything but. He is trying to leave the door open so when the next "attack" occurs he can claim to suffer from memory lapses. He is talking like it was someone else that did this treacherous thing and not him. His mix messages "I am sorry" on one hand and on the other hand "this just isn't who I am" is both disingenous and disghsting. I am currently living in hiding from a former crazy boyfriend who was intensely violent and then claimed not to remember what he'd done. It is just a matter of time before he becomes unhinged again unless he gets the propper help.


ErdsOfOz   September 1st, 2009 1:00 am ET

It's a pathetic excuse for a man who doesn't take responsibility for his own actions. Only the lowest of all lowlife would claim he could not remember the incident.


Nicky   September 1st, 2009 1:58 am ET

“That’s not who I am as a person, and that’s not who I promise I want to be." Yeah, whatever. Actions speak louder than empty words.


jeanna   September 1st, 2009 2:30 am ET

OMG! lol I cannot believe u guys are actually wasting time on Chris Brown and Rihanna.. lol, OK I dont condone abuse but obviously Rihanna doesnt mind it, this wasnt her first ass lickin. They are to lil kids who dont have anything else to do but beat each others asses. Who REALLY cares. Chris is NOT the first man to beat a woman and he won't be the last. Get over it and move the hell on... Why does the media make these people more important than they really are? Damn u guys will say anything to make a BUCK! lol


Michael   September 1st, 2009 2:34 am ET

It's the same old,same old speil ..."oh I blacked out "and didn't realize what I was doing.OJ Simpson has made this excuse famous as we all know he was high on crystal-meth/speed and he practally cut his ex- wife's head off and made swiss cheese of Ron Goldman.Oh I'm a victim of this woman and she drove me crazy!.This is what devides us from the animal kingdom or so it is suppose to be.These men are animals and can't control the basic animal intinct to kill.We are pawns to their pathetic pathos and should not give them a minute of our time.O.J Simpson is where he belongs and Chris Brown will join him shortly.


Michael   September 1st, 2009 3:15 am ET

just like OJ and waiting for the big one!.


Heidi Foglia   September 1st, 2009 3:26 am ET

Chris doesn't remember doing it and it will happen again. Rihanna should find out how to get along without a boy friend for a while and find someone with a gentle, kind spirit, not this narcissistic little boy who is filled with self hate.


L J   September 1st, 2009 4:08 am ET

If you are going to admit your mistake and "own" it , Chris Brown, then own it! If there were two other domestic abuse incidents, you don't remember those either? I think he is only sorry about getting caught. This is a bigger issue and it deals with control, and this 20 year old man better complete the domestic abuse counseling and realize how complex this all is. Just maybe he may really be a better person.


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 1st, 2009 7:16 am ET

Just because some people are perfect doesent mean you cant stand seeing popele doing the wrong thing. What is the big problem. People do this kind of stuff everyday and just because he is a superstar doesent mean he has to get more consequences. And he doesent decide who gets to come with him Larry King gets to decide Larry just wants rating and poeple to blog on this stupid blog.

Cant u undersatnd that Chris Brown is sorry and so is Rihanna they have both got over it like ages ago and Chris Brown has done the right thing by doing hes consquenses and saying sorry.

I LOVE YOU CB


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 1st, 2009 7:29 am ET

This is my 12 year old writing her comment,so sorry about the bad spelling, she saw him in Melbourne last year at his concert, and is a huge fan of his, and will always be.
I thinkl what he did was very wrong, and he still has alot of growing up to do.
I laos do not undrestand why he wore that stupid bow, what is he trying to show?


Debby (Canada)   September 1st, 2009 8:16 am ET

Can't believe that Larry King has given Chris Brown the time of day and then on top of it he doesn't remember the beating he gave the girl that he still "loves". Just because your young doesn't mean you can beat the crap out of somebody and all is forgiven. Come on people, when does society say enough already. Oh ya, I don' care if your black, white, young old, beating someone up is not okay!


Angela W   September 1st, 2009 9:02 am ET

As a Mother of a son, who has been slapped by an angry girlfriend (and hes only 14), I say we need to teach our children(male and female) that when you put your hands on someone, it isnt the right thing to do and if you hit in anger you better be prepared for the consequences! I told my son he should have slapped the young lady back because she needs to learn fast and quick that "slapping a man across the face" isnt acceptable. And please remember this incident doesn't make Chris Brown an abuser just like parents who spank their kids aren't child abusers.He and Rhianna are young and have a violent relationshi, And why/when is she going to get counseled about her bad behavior. We need to be mature, starting a fight is just as wrong as finishing it.


jeff   September 1st, 2009 9:31 am ET

I was an abusive husband many years ago. I am not proud of this fact but it is true. I beat my ex-wife a lot and paid the price for my actions (2 years in prison and a divorce). I have since had massive amounts of therapy and couseling and have not had any abusive actions since. Now, Mr. Brown, you have got to be kidding me. You do not remember hitting her? What? Are you serious? I remember all the fights and abuse I handed to my ex. To say you "Do not remember" is not admitting your guilt and not taking responsibility for your actions. And to the idiot who is trying to turn this into a race issue... Please, not everything that happens to African-American Males is "race related". And actually, if it were a white woman he beat, maybe, just maybe, you would have apoint, but as it sits you are a fool to even go there. Oh, and Mr.Brown, I hope your career is down the crapper and you actually learned a lesson from this (after hearing you last night, I don't think you have).


Gerald Jolly   September 1st, 2009 10:21 am ET

Chris Brown, finally comes "CLEAN"

He has promised to take a "SHOWER" before he comes on the Larry King show.

He has now rescinded his original story about not remembering the smacking incident on Rihanna.

Quote: "The truth is that Rihanna is a "MASACHIST" and she insists that I slap her around before we have sex, I begged to not force me to punch her in the face because it might cause her permanent disfigurment, but she insisted that I do what I did. You should all know that my "MOMMY" told me that when a girl asks for something you should "GIVE IT TO HER" "RIGHT IN THE FACE" "AS HARD AS YOU CAN" end of quote.

When asked if he thought that the "OCEAN" was filled with salt water, he answered QUOTE: "Everyone knows that it's a lie, there is'nt enough salt in the whole world to make the ocean salty, my "MOMMY" told me that.

Quote: All my close friends will tell you, that you are not a real man until you beat a women up, and they all do it all the time, because that's the fun of having a girlfriend, you get to slap them around, and it's great fun, my "MOMMY" told me that.

When asked, "then what you are telling us is that you will smack Rihanna again", he answered. Quote:" I'm a ???MAN??? and I got to do what a man is supposed to do. my "MOMMY" told me that.

At that point he left the interview and said, Quote: "I got ta go now, my "MOMMY" has to change my diaper now" end of quote.

GEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZ!


Heather   September 1st, 2009 10:29 am ET

Chris, please know that you do still have devoted fans out there. I can not wait for you to release another album and start to get on with your life!! He made a mistake and deserves a second chance!!! It really irritates me that most people don't seem to care at all that she has been violent towards him as well. He has said in many times that he does not care about the money that he has lost, or will continue to lose. I believe he is genuinely sorry, and ready to accept his punishment and get help.


Gerald Jolly   September 1st, 2009 10:33 am ET

I have a daughter and two sons.

I am fortunate because my daughter married a wonderful hard working man, and I can assure you that my son-in-law has never and would never hit my daughter.

I only had one talk with my son-in-law before he married my daughter, and it went like this. "PAUL" I just want to warn you, that if you ever hit my daughter, dont look for the police to come, but start running as fast as you can, because I'll be the one coming.

"I HAVE NEVER HAD TO COME"

I have two sons, both married, and they both know that if I heard that they hit the mother of my grandchildren all hell would breal loose.


Kandace   September 1st, 2009 11:06 am ET

To all the people who think Chris Brown should rot in a prision for the rest of his life; for this horrible action should all look at what they have done in the past. No one sin outweighs the other. Yes what he did was wrong, dead wrong; but who are we to judge and condem him. He has apologized to Rhianna, his family, her family, his fans and the public for his actions yet we still want to throw a 20 year old away; then in the same breathe complain about our taxes going to prisons and how they live better than us inside confinement than we do in our freedoms. Again this society is hypocritical and until we can teach young boys about putting their hands on anyone; teach kids to not disrespect their elders, not to steal, not to kill then we are just as much to blame as he is. How about his community service include anger management, counseling for him, his mother and Rhianna; and maybe he should spend a couple of days in jail so he can see where his actions if they continue will lead him. But to throw him away like he is not human is hyprcritical and ridiculous.

My opinions, hate it or love, i dont give a damn!


MARAIAM AFOLABI   September 1st, 2009 11:18 am ET

i believe he would not do this again everyone makes a mistake in life because he is star dat doesnt mean he is not human or not prone to mistakes and should be given a second chance ,he did the right thing by coming out and i respect him for that .and am sure God has forgiven him also.amen


joy   September 1st, 2009 11:24 am ET

it's quite unfortunate wat chris brown did 2 his gurlfriend.but one fact i want to point out is that"he's still very young to be that brutal"the has to put him in prayer b/f he give her heart attack with all this scandal.


jordan   September 1st, 2009 11:37 am ET

Sitting there in his choreographed Menendez brother outerwear, I dont really feel sorry for him. Looks like a move to rehab his destroyed and fake rep as a good guy. Spend the rest of your life being a good guy, that is the only cure I can think of. Getting an innocent school boy outfit really isnt a good start, it just looks fake.


lauren   September 1st, 2009 1:10 pm ET

yes he made a mistake everybody does and im sure he will learn from it, still cant wait for him to dropped another hott album for his fans. im his number 1


Talmadge L. Darden   September 1st, 2009 1:15 pm ET

Chris Brown must soul searching his spirit and get the needed counseling to address his own issues that he may have bottled up as a child. How Chris Brown handles those issues of his childhood abuse that he witness between his mother and his stepfather(individual who was abusing his mother) will allow him some closure that he truly needs. Both his mother and Chris Brown will need additional assistance to rid themselves of their own pain. We are quick to blame, but slow to assist those who are in need of mental or physical help. Chris Brown and mother were not always famous and just because he has money and fame does not mean that he or his mother are not worthy of forgiveness or compassion. Much is given and much is required! Chris Brown and Rihanna will and have gained life experiences from this incident about domestic violence that shines a bright light on the domestic violence because their fame has caused more people to address this hidden secret that many women and some men deal with their mate who is treating them in abusive way. Fear is powerful weapon when abuse knows no limit and seeks no help to correct the destruction of another human beings mental and physical state. Peace be still that God allow Chris, Rihanna, and Mrs. Brown real forgiveness for their personal to be free!


beverly   September 1st, 2009 1:20 pm ET

WHAT HAPPEN TO OUR CHRISITIAN VALUES, AMERICANS PRIDE THEMSELVES ON THEIR CHRISTIAN HERTIAGE,BUT YET THEY ARE READY TO TEAR CHRIS BROWN APART.
IF I COULD TALK TO HIM I WOULD TELL HIM TOO HOLD HIS HEAD UP HIGH BECAUSE GOD KNOWS WHATS REALLY IN HIS HEART, AND IF HE IS TRULY SORRY GOD WILL GUIDE HIM THROUGH ALL HIS TROUBLE AND THAT HE SHOULD PICK HIMSELF UP BRUSH HIMSELF OFF AND MOVE ON WITH HIS LIFE, IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD . ALSO, PEOPLE DO CHANGE AND GO ON AND BECOME PRODUCTIVE INDIVIDUALS JUST LOOK AT THE LIFE OF SENATOR KENNEDY HE MADE ALOT OF MISTAKES IN HIS LIFE AND THEY COSTED HIM THE PRESIDENTCY OF THE US, BUT HE CHANGED AND BECAME ONE OF THE GREATEST LEGISLATORS OF ALL TIMES.
I HAVE THE UTMOST CONFIDENCE THAT CHRIS WILL OVER COME THIS AND CONTINUE TO DO SOME OUTSTANDING THINGS WITH HIS LIFE.
AGAIN IF I COULD SPEAK WITH CHRIS I WOULD TELL HIM TO REMEMBER "THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE,"THERE IS KNOW PROBLEM TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL FOR HIM TO HANDLE IF YOU ALLOW HIM HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE STORM.


steve   September 1st, 2009 1:32 pm ET

this guy is a piece of garbage and doesn't deserve the air time you have given him. he should have gotten a harsher sentence.


April McPherson   September 1st, 2009 2:23 pm ET

This entire situation is tragic and even worse when a young couple has to go through this in front of the world. I hope this is a lesson to teach everyone about the seriousness of domestic violence and its consequences. In the end, I hope Rihanna and Chris Brown, along with their families, persevere from all that has happened.


chas   September 1st, 2009 2:37 pm ET

Just another hollywood felon. Get the money and crime does pay. What a LOSER!!!!


Steve   September 1st, 2009 2:42 pm ET

GO THE F**K AWAY!!!!!!!!

This guy and ALL like him ARE NOT NEWS!!!!!

Who frikkin cares!!!

Put him in jail?? o.k.

Let him off? o.k.

Give him notoriety??? Are you frikkin' kidding me???

CNN, Larry, aren't you supposed to be better than this??

Lose this guy!!

GO AWAY GO AWAY GO AWAY!!! don't care where.... just go!!


Andy   September 1st, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Wow what a Total and Complete Sicko. If Chris Brown doesn't remember beating his girlfriend, this means he is a very real and very serious threat to himself and society and belongs locked up in the mental ward of a prison for therapy. Think about it - He blacks out, goes into a total rage that he can't control let alone recall and beats a woman beyond recognition??? Anyone else see a serious problem? Sure hope they put him in the slammer and give him the treatment he needs to get past these blackouts


AP   September 1st, 2009 4:29 pm ET

It's a shame that CNN gave a forum to a convict.
Not hard to believe that he doesn't even remember his violent actions.


Mary Ann Orloff   September 1st, 2009 4:57 pm ET

Why is Chris Brown being interviewed on your show now? He has not fulfilled the sentence that the judge gave him and he has to not have any contact with Rihanna for 5 years. This interview will just give more glory to domestic violence.


jane   September 1st, 2009 5:55 pm ET

i think that its so wrong that people are saying thats excusable the things that he did to rihanna because "she provoked him" and made him angry or hit him first. First of all, even IF she had hit him first...SO FRICKING WHAT?! i doubt her hits really even hurt!!! That is absolutely NO excuse for beating the life out of her! It is NEVER right for a man to hit a woman, NEVER no exceptions, whether or not women "deserved it" or not, because for men to actually be a man is to take it like a man and not go ballistic. what he did is wrong and not a mistake...its a mistake that he took it so far that he got caught. i'm not buying any of the bull that he's dishing.

and to those who've said it's not his fault, well until you're in her shoes and in fact in anyone's shoes whose been through domeestic violence then i think you'd better STFU. Literally, if i were a victim of domestic violence i would have been absolutely offended that you think that he's justified in any way.


jane   September 1st, 2009 5:59 pm ET

To "queen of you all" are you kidding me? are you for real? what is the matter with you?


mm ward   September 1st, 2009 7:40 pm ET

the outfit on chris is too much. is he trying to look like little lord fauntleroy?


PRiCillA FRAiRE   September 1st, 2009 7:45 pm ET

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Faizan Basit   September 1st, 2009 8:24 pm ET

I think that Chris Brown has realized his mistake. He did all that when he was not in his consciousness and he don't remembers anything about that night. And most importantly he himself feels guilty so Rihanna should forgive Chris.


Mario Salazar   September 1st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

What's next Chris Brown:

Are you going to complain that Rihanna bit the crap out of your fist with her face????


formervictim   September 1st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Just to let you know...Chris Brown did get charged like a regular person. In fact, his sentencing is probably MORE severe than what the average man gets for almost killing his girl. (Or at least making her look like it.)

His celebrity has not helped him at all...and I speak from experience.

The criminal justice system continues to fail victims of domestic violence. If you think he is getting off easy, or not taking responsibility, then you have a window into what it is like for the milliions of families in America who deal with this issue every day. Maybe we should use this example to start insisting on justice, and quit pretending it is a private problem. It is a social problem because half of our ignorant society seems to still think it is okay.

And if it is okay under certain circumstances, then what are they?
She asked him a question starting with why, where, when, how, who?
She looked at him funny. He called her a psycho b*%&^ and she had the nerve to get upset? Maybe these parameters should be an ammendment to our constitution.


KO   September 1st, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Is there anyone low enough to cause Mark Geragos to say "Too low for me to defend"? About Chris Brown – Larry, to paraphrase an expression you often use: "If he looks like a thug and acts like a thug, he's a thug"!


Gerald Jolly   September 1st, 2009 10:52 pm ET

Are you doing this for "RATINGS"?????????

As a respected journalist and news anchor, I think you have stooped to the lowest point in your career by giving Chris one second of your air time.

There are so many more worthy stories and people that deserve to be on your show.

This is an individual, who absolutely does not deserve a second chance, particularly because he is flaunting his noteriety in front of every decent and respectful men, who love their wifes and daughters and would no more consider hitting a woman, even if it meant harm to themselves, and his "BLEEDING HEART MOTHER"
PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!


AYH   September 1st, 2009 11:18 pm ET

They were young. Immature. Go to arguing. It escalated. No one walked away. He got off light. He's going to therapy.

The end.

How long do we have to drag this on????


Peanut   September 2nd, 2009 12:56 am ET

I agree wholeheartedly that abuse is DEAD WRONG. However, the man is young and has admitted to doing wrong and should be forgiven and be able to continue on with his life. I believe him when he said he was sorry. But abuse can go both ways. Everybody is so gung-ho on interrogating Chris but I have not heard Rhianna's side of the story. And WHY IS THAT? Things that make you go Hmmmmmm. Leave the young man alone and stop holding him back.


Kysla   September 2nd, 2009 1:05 am ET

I could care less if he's 'sorry'. After viewing the exerpt where he says he doesnt even recall the incident...that alone says he needs more than a year of counseling. Its distructive and who cares if no one taught you how to love (which is putting the blame on his mother), he should know the difference between right and wrong and men are stronger than women. WALK AWAY, fool. And be a REAL man.


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 2nd, 2009 3:27 am ET

LEAVE HIM ALONE PLEASE WHAT HAS HE DONE TO YOU TELL ME BECAUSE I AM REALLY CONFUSED WHY YOU ARE BEING SO ARGRSIVE TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTHWTHWTH

I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEE CHHRISSSS BROOOWWWWNN :):):):):):):):):):):":):):):)


Carolyn   September 2nd, 2009 4:26 am ET

I am happy to have this opportunity to comment about Chris Brown...whom I have come to love. I was saddened by this whole situation for Chris and Rheanna. As a victim of domestic abuse that left me and my 3 month son stabbed and bleeding, I believe that Chris needed to be sentenced and once the sentence is complete, I believe he deserves a second chance. I think the sentemce that he received is fair, however, I think the his community service (punishment) should have been more related to the "crime" that was committed. In other words, rather than removing graffiti or picking up trash, I think Chris' time would be better served as a speaker against domestic abuse in high school and college environments. Or, he could volunteer in domestic abuse centers that not only deal with the women and children in abusive situations but also work with the entire family to try to maintain/restore family relationships. I also think that someone needs to investigate how Chris' sudden fame and exposure to a "fast life" and lots of money put him in situations were fun but .called for a maturity that he had not yet developed. If there is any validity in this, I hope that there are programs available that would give him the guidance he needs. He is a young man who lst hs temper and committed a crime. He is also a young man who from what I can tell is a good person, a otherwise positive role model for our youth who got caught up in a bad situation. Lets give him a second chance. Through his music and popularity, he can reach a lt f people and by doing so, he may be able to turn a few around and save them.


wynne   September 2nd, 2009 5:35 am ET

My ex-husband used to say the same things. I finally got tired of hearing it. Once a beater always a beater!


JB   September 2nd, 2009 5:41 am ET

Honestly in the end, who really cares about these folks. Just a bunch of PR hype. Both got their 15 mins of fame, so let move on to something more important!!!!


Jerry Berglund   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 am ET

I have information that might be of help in understanding how the woman who killed 8 people in a car crash, might have gotten in the condition she was in. I watched Larry Tues. night and was fascinated about the case. My info could help the husband of the drunk driving woman. It has to do with the possible toothache she might have had.


T-woman   September 2nd, 2009 10:15 am ET

I tell you society really is judemental in deciding other's fate. All of these comments degrade Chris Brown but some of you have probably done worse. People get a life and move on because when we truly repent from your SINS we are forgiven at that moment. If you don't have any sins to be forgiven continue to trash chris because everybody makes mistakes and who are we to judge so harshless.


Shelly   September 2nd, 2009 10:17 am ET

Everyone need stop, who is yall to judge? This is a 20 year old young man who is stepping up and taking responsibility. So many people say he got off light are you serious? He is on 5 years probation and a felon if he wanted to he could have went to trial and possible beat it. He is admitting to what he did and still after all he's gone through still won't allow what happen come out to damage her because even though he was wrong I'm almost certain she put her hands on him to. If anything it's her celebrity satus that made his punishment what it is because I know someone who was being abused and the guy only got little probation and 2 months of classes. I want Chris Brown to know only GOD can judge and I appreciate him for admitting he was wrong and for getting the help he needs to become a great Man. I wish everyone would stop pacifing Rihanna because she needs to admit her faults as well to become a better her so this wont happen to her again by someone else. May God bless them both, my prayers goes out to the both of them!!!!!


Deb Susman   September 2nd, 2009 10:42 am ET

Chris Brown is nothing but a violent abuser who is trying to get people to feel sorry for him.Poor Chris Brown feel sorry for me I did'nt remember almost choking my girlfriend to death. He needs to do alot more than clean up trash and wipe clean graffitti.So what if he is an entertainer .What he needs to due is speak to young men and tell the truth about how messed up he is.Hey your career is over why not be honest.I have'nt wayched the interview but Larry I hope you do not go easy on this loser. He is a digusting fake of a human being.


C. W. White   September 2nd, 2009 11:04 am ET

I was married 11 years to a violent abuser. Chris won't change because he wasn't taught abusing women is wrong. If she ever takes him back she's giving him permission to do it again and the next time she may not live to tell about it. Judge should have sentenced him to some serious therapy during that 5 years probation. I don't remember is an excuse I listened to over and over again, that's a cop out. I don't think his punishment was just, he should have gotten active time.

Abuse Survivor


Gerald Jolly   September 2nd, 2009 11:45 am ET

Shelly, I am completely convinced that when you wrote your blog, you were on some kind of hallucinary drug.

Are you able to read correctly??

If you can, read his comments on the event of that night.

QUOTE: "I DONT REMEMBER IF I DID THAT OR NOT" end of quote.

If you're going to comment on this blog format, you've got to get of those drugs that cause you to be disfunctional, when you're blogging.


Dexter Kunyavapa   September 2nd, 2009 11:46 am ET

I honestly think that people over play things, especially the media. Given it was someone of less significants we all would brush it off as another case of failed relationships and look past. Get that thorn off your eye before you start judging. Leave that boy alone to face his demons, its between him, Rihana and his god. Let him


Deb Susman   September 2nd, 2009 11:47 am ET

Shelley,I think your glossing over the fact that the man almost killed her by choking her.Maybe you should prey for men in general to stop abusing women.Obviously, that does'nt resonate with you..Oh and all of you out there that want to blame Rihanna like she is also an abuser and you know she is. You do not know a damn thing.Pictures do not lie ,He did'nt have a scratch on him .I bet you thought Nicole Simpson deserved to die at the hands of OJ Simpson.I hope you or any women in your life do not have to go thru the nightmare of an abuser.I worked and a women"s rescue center as a volunteer for years maybe you should so you can pull your head out of the lofty clouds of denial..


Anthony   September 2nd, 2009 11:54 am ET

My problem with Chris Brown saying that he doesn't remember hitting Rhianna is, how can he be sure he wouldn't do it again? If he doesn't know how he did it the first time, how does he know he can control himself if certain buttons are pushed? This is especially true once I read that there were other violent outbreaks with her. I think he really needs a physcological examination to help understand himself. I don't think he realizes how much his abusive father affected him.


belle   September 2nd, 2009 12:42 pm ET

We were not there! So we will never know except for what we read or told. But I hope this young man gets the help he needs and the public stay out of it, so that he can get help. If we as a society keep coming after these young men after they do such stupid mistakes...how does the healing begin! Chris, got caught in front of personal and public eyes and forever will be judged, sorry to say. But as a society when do we help and pray instead of making all this comments...we need to continue to pray and make a difference one step at a time so these type of things don't continue to happen because they are each and every day. We just have a forum because of who he is to be vocal. How about the person it is happening to this very moment that we don't know....lets continue to be vocal to make a change!


Shelly   September 2nd, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Gerald first of all people like you I let the good lord deal with. I didn't see the interview so I won't speak on it. I spoke on the facts that I have seen. I won't judge your ignorance either but I know you have a past and maybe a future that has skeletons, you are not fortune enough to be a person that matthers, so your secrets will stay in the closet..... I will pray for you :>).


Gerald Jolly   September 2nd, 2009 1:30 pm ET

Latest comment by Chris Brown.

Quote: "I did'nt hurt her that bad, and in truth she asked for it"

OHHHHH! What happened here??????????????????

"I THOUGHT HE DID'NT REMEMBER HITTING HER"


Gerald Jolly   September 2nd, 2009 1:33 pm ET

Shelly, what does YA-ALL mean.

What english text book did you get that out of.

YAAAAAAAAAAAA-ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL1


Talmadge L. Darden   September 2nd, 2009 1:36 pm ET

If you are not part the solution then you are part of the problem? We must address the issue of domestic violence with preventive and proactive programs which educate all age groups, male, and female to understand the warning signs of abuse and how to seek assistance for victims as well getting the necessary counseling for the abuser. Whenever we truly decide to have real dialogue then we can create a more comprehensive forum and programs to stop the domestic violence. Once that happens then those talking heads and their sound bites will move on to the next hot issue of the day!


Gerald Jolly   September 2nd, 2009 1:37 pm ET

Shelly, as the saying goes!!

You are not "FORTUNE ENOUGH"????

I know I'm not a "FORTUNE"

But I might be "FORTUNATE ENOUGH" to know how to read and write well.


Gerald Jolly   September 2nd, 2009 2:01 pm ET

Shelly Chris Brown is "GUTTER TRASH".

You know it, I know it, and every sane person in this world "KNOWS IT"

Move on, get over it.

He is not worth the powder it would take to blow him to hell.

Hell is "EXACTLY" where he and any other "WOMAN BATTERERS" belongs.

You may not understand it.

But you do "WOMANHOOD" a great diservice.

SHAME ON YOU!!!


John H   September 2nd, 2009 2:14 pm ET

I am having just a little difficulty with some of you young ladies who are so ready and willing to defend Chris Brown. "He has admitted what he did and he has apologized. He has been punished and deserves a second chance." He is already having his second chance and the burden is on him to show whether he is sincere or just putting on a show for your entertainment. This is only my opinion but I believe you should all spend some quality time with him and get back with us in a couple of months; provided you are able. You are so determined to bring the victim down to the same level as the perpetrator. "She laid hands on him and pissed him off, therefore he did what he did." Oh come on! It's no wonder men like him find such easy pickings among willing volunteers such as yourselves. Don't criticize the poor dear, he is talented and will entertain us with his music? Puhleeeze!


John H   September 2nd, 2009 2:22 pm ET

@Belle...Im certain there was a fair number of forgiving folks such as yourself who argued much the same thing when that Garrido fella got out of prison after just 11 years. Oh yes, he admitted what he has done and paid for it so now we should give him another chance. OK!

@Shelly...to Gerald..."I won't judge your ignorance either" etc. Hello! You just did. You judged him ignorant. I guess that makes anyone who does'nt buy your story ignorant. Just a little advice you didn't really ask for. Try not to call names and come to conclusions about people simply because they have the opposite point of view. OK, I guess I'll stop preaching now. NOT!


Simran   September 2nd, 2009 2:41 pm ET

people hurt people all the time,
he made ONE, mistake,
and he cant take it back
and people hold it against him
i dont think one person in the world, can tell me they havent done a bad thing,
and thats all he did he made a mistake,


pat   September 2nd, 2009 2:43 pm ET

Come on people...Everybody makes mistake...NO a man should neverever hit a women, but Rihanna is no saint, she might have provoked him. I'm sure we all have done somthing we regret and everyone deserve a second chance...(as they say there is life after death) and for Chris another chance at life will be given. (GOD IS HIS JUDGE) SO PEOPLE PLEASE LAY OFF HIM. he's only human.

Someone should interview Rihanna and find out exactly what she did – cause i'm sure she did something – we as women can be vindictive.
THINK ABOUT IT!!

CHRIS KEEP UR HEAD UP....PEACE.


john s   September 2nd, 2009 2:48 pm ET

I would ask Mr. Brown what he would want done if a man attacked and bit his mother. Rhianna would be insane to get back together with him for two reasons, he'll definnitely do it again and he would be a -major- career killer.


michael   September 2nd, 2009 4:04 pm ET

larry, pls leave chris and rihana alone cos even if they kill each other their ghost will get married to each other.


Sandi   September 2nd, 2009 4:44 pm ET

Lets call this the way IT IS – Chris Brown is an abuser – period. We all have choices in life. I came from an alcoholic home – some of my siblings had a drinking issue. I chose NOT to drink – because I hated that life style. His mother sits there crying – they are both pathetic. He appears in his little boy outfit – give me a break. He was very abusive to Rihanna – there is NO EXCUSE. He is a domestic batterer – because he choses to be that and now that his credibility and image has been tarnished – he is making excuses. He is not a nice person – and his mother's crying is just to play the "poor Chris Brown" image off. Unacceptable.


TrinaDenise   September 2nd, 2009 4:49 pm ET

He who is without SIN.......cast the first stone!!!!!! It's funny how we are so quick to make judgement of others without looking at ourselves. I'm not condoning what he did..........but the fact of the matter is............ that WE ALL have made mistakes. She is young and so is he.........you can't say, that he want learn from his mistake....and if so; WHO ARE YOU!!! To all the HATERS and UNFORGIVERS I'm wondering how you would feel if people could see what's hidden in your closet. Whether it was done years ago, or even til this date. Let's leave our personal opinion out of this and allow the two young people to move forward with there lives. Just be careful of the things you say, and how you treat others...........What goes around may comeback to hunt you.


ALTHEA   September 2nd, 2009 5:15 pm ET

Well Chris needs prayer right now. It doesn't matter if Ri was the aggressor or not–HE could have handled that situation a lot better than he did. He went overboard with the assault. If Ri was outta control, he could have used the bear hug tactic or walked away from the situation until it was calmed. I was never a CB fan in the first place, but I did listen to some of his songs. Now I can't even listen to any of his songs-I've lost interest. They don't need to be together anyway–they're both immature and hot-headed. It's best that they go their separate ways-Love comes and goes...He needs to get his anger in control before he can be with anybody...Holla


Laura   September 2nd, 2009 5:15 pm ET

SO EVERYONE IS PERFECT..... WOW !!!!!!!!!!DID NOT KNOW THAT...LOOK CHRIS HAS MADE AMENDS WITH RIHANNA AND HIS SELF HE DON'T OWN NO ONE ELSE NOTHING.. HE MADE A MISTAKE PEOPLE ALL A PERSON CAN DO IS SAY THEY ARE SORRY WAT ELSE DO YOU WANT HIM DO.. PERSONALLY I LOVE CHRIS BROWN A HUGE FAN AND I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT HIS MUSIC.. HE HAS ISSUES THAT NEED 2 BE TAKEN CARE OF.. I PRAY 4 CHRIS AND RIHANNA THE BOTH NEED IT.. REMEMBER DON'T JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE OR GOD WILL JUDGE YOU THE SAME WAY....................... I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN


Donna   September 2nd, 2009 5:50 pm ET

I am writing to share some observations. CNN is my favorite news channel. However, I am recently finding that I have real respect only for Anderson Cooper and his entourage. I once enjoyed Larry King's show and still do to some degree; but I've noticed increasingly that Larry's show is more about entertainment than real issues as has been the past. I am very disappointed at this decline in quality.


kim   September 2nd, 2009 6:17 pm ET

I dont belive his remorse for one minute. He did an aweful thing. He deserves the wife beater, Ike turner sterotype. If his career is ruined too bad. If I had kids his music would be off limits. All I can say is i hopes he saved most of his money. i do belive his career is over. I dont care how much he professes his love for rihanna or even if she said she still loves him. It is what it is . His career is over, I think that his career is the only reason he isapologizing in the first place and I believe that the tarnishing of his career is his only regret. You know no more pdiddy and paris hilton parties. only a matter of time before hes a nobody.


Brett   September 2nd, 2009 6:19 pm ET

maybe his community service should be performed at a shelter for victims of domestic violence. that would be just right, and then he could see the direct consequences of beating a woman.


chrissy   September 2nd, 2009 6:19 pm ET

i dont understand why every body is jumping on chris brown...yea he made a mistake every one makes mistakes in life...wat about rihanna she hit him....i think if a woman could hit her man or her boyfriend thye should be able to take back a hit. Yea chris brown is wrong but i think he deserves another chance.


eric   September 2nd, 2009 6:33 pm ET

I love chris brown, I wish he would go back to the harder stuff. his new music is too nice. everybody gets mad. i do think he went overboard. but it just shows he is normal. i wanna know whats next? more music? i wanna see more!


Shelly   September 2nd, 2009 7:10 pm ET

@ Brown read before you speak on something you have no idea about. I didn't judge his opinion I called him ignorant because he made a negative comment to me, judging ne and that's where his ignorance comes in at. Plenty of people made there opinions and recieved no negative comment from me even if I felt they were cruel. So next time try to pay attention before you comment.


LUVMESOMECHRIS   September 2nd, 2009 7:23 pm ET

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I AM 100% AGAINST ANY MALE HITTING A FEMALE! BUT I ALSO AM A FAN OF CHRIS BROWN AND HAVE BEEN SINCE I WAS SIXTEEN AND I AM NOW TWENTY. I FEEL AS THOUGH THE CRIME THAT HE COMMITTED WAS APPALLING BUT THE PUNISHMENT WAS CORRECT! BUT, HE SHOULD HAVE NOT LOSS ENDORSEMENTS BECAUSE OF IT. I FEEL AS THOUGH ALL THE FANS WHO TURNED THEIR BACKS ON HIM WAS NEVER FANS AT ALL. AND I KNOW THAT HE NEVER MEANT TO HIT RHIANNA. BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT HE GREW UP IN A HOUSEHOLD WHERE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WAS PRESENT. AND IF YOU HAVEN’T RESEARCHED IT THEN YOU NEED TO BECAUSE STATISTICS SHOW THAT MEN WHO LIVE IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS MOST LIKELY TO ACT IT OUT IN THEIR ADULTHOOD. BUT PEOPLE ARE DOWN TALKING HIM LIKE HE DONE THIS REPEATEDLY THROUGH HIS CAREER. THIS WAS HIS FIRST DAMN OFFENSE AND HE HAS APOLOGIZED ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.

TO RHIANNA:
IF THIS IS THE SECOND OR THIRD TIME THAT HE HAS PHYSICALLY ABUSE YOU THEN WHY NOT LEAVE OR LET AUTHORITIES KNOW WHEN IT FIRST HAPPEN? AND WHAT KIND OF ROLE MODEL ARE YOU? YOU PLAY SO MANY ROLES IN THE CASE THAT IT DOESN’T MAKE SINCE! FIRST YOU WERE THE INNOCENT VICTIM ROLE THEN IT WAS THE LOVE STRICKEN GIRLFRIEND WHO WANTED THE RESTRAINING ORDER DROPPED! BUT WAIT…WASN’T IT SAID THAT RHIANNA ALSO HAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN HER FAMILY BACKGROUND? OH BUT THAT WASN’T BROUGHT UP IN THE CASE OR ANYTHING! I WISH I WAS CHRIS LAWYER BECAUSE WE WOULD HAVE TOOK THIS TO TRIAL! I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO CROSS EXAM YOU!

TO CHRIS:
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I ASHLEY DIANE POLK WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT YOU KNOW MATTER WHAT! BECAUSE I MYSELF WOULD NOT BE A TRUE FAN IF I DIDN’T. SO WHENEVER YOU DECIDE TO PUT ANOTHER ALBUM OUT I WILL PURCHASE IT AND I WILL BUY 10 EVERYDAY JUST TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T FLOP. BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT OF HATERS THAT ARE ROOTING FOR YOU TO FALL AND FALL HARD! BUT THE HATERS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO GET BACK ON THE TOP! THEY GIVE OFF HATERATION AND CHRIS WE TURN IT INTO MOTIVATION SO HATERS KEEP BRING HIM DOWN BECAUSE HE WILL RISE BECAUSE HIS FANS AND I REPEAT HIS FANS WILL NOT LET HIM FALL!

ISUPPORT CHRISTOPHER MAURICE BROWN!


Steve   September 2nd, 2009 7:26 pm ET

Can Mr Brown clarify allegations being made about his music having subliminal messages of satanic connotation and symbols? It's all over the internet and we his fans would like to know his point of view.


question   September 2nd, 2009 7:26 pm ET

I'm just wondering if anyone knows Chris Brown personally? People can only take so much. The lesson is everyone keep your hands to yourself! This is the reason why woman are so aggresive during arguments because we know at the guy will get the short end of the stick should something happen. It's time to move on people. We have health care issues, unemployment, a war in Iraq yet the media thinks a 20 year old and 21 year old are more important. They are both young and dumb! hopefully they learn their lesson, if not so be it! teach your kids at home! I was always taught the measuring stick was Jesus! so i can care less about what other folks are doing! I know my life should be alingned with God! not chris brown and rihanna! this is a dumb coversation! Teach your kids right and wrong and they will NOT depart from it! (thats what the Bible says) it's been very true in my life! Even if you do something wrong your vaules are not far behind, which means you're more likely not to make that mistake again... get off it people! this old news! America is so celebrity starved! Thats why we're so far behind in real life issues. we focus on things that are not important. We made Rihanna and Chris Brown important! now we want to tear them down... does this make sense?


Renee'   September 2nd, 2009 7:34 pm ET

A lot of people are involved in those types of situations, yet since he is a celebrity it is more in the public eye. I wish him well and hope he will be able to break that cycle in his family. Hopefully it's not a generational curse.


Fred   September 2nd, 2009 7:42 pm ET

THEY DON’T CHANGE, he did it three times he is sorry he got caught and is not selling records that’s all he is sorry for he’s an idiot


pietro   September 2nd, 2009 7:45 pm ET

they just were not a balanced couple..he looks trouble, she must have problems too. the sentence was just TOO light..the pictures of her reminded me of Nicole Brown Simpson..who never left OJ..called the cops but never left the insanely jealous person..someday he'll get his due..is he in jail now? any comments?..thank you..we will NOT be watching tonight,,,hopefully tomorrow night a more pleasant subject...thanks Mr King..


Patricia Landis, Ph.D.   September 2nd, 2009 7:53 pm ET

Chris Brown is not taking responsibility for his violent behavior. If he really can't remember beating his girlfriend, then the fact that he can black out and become violent is even scarier than his doing it consciously.


Fred   September 2nd, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Chris Brown will be broke and forgotten by the time he is 30 years old he's not smart enough to learn


jeese   September 2nd, 2009 7:57 pm ET

chris brown you are the best. People come on, is just a human just give him a opportunity hin his mind the only thing that he is thinking is peace with her and sorry for the bad things


Bo   September 2nd, 2009 8:41 pm ET

I would respect Chris more if he took responsibility for what he did, apologized, and said he would never do it again. All this "I can't remember" bs, makes me dislike him even more than I already did. Is he a drunk? Does he have some kind of mental problem that would cause him to "forget"? HE wasn't the one getting the crap beat out of him, SHE was. If it was traumatizing to anyone, it would be Rhianna. C'mon Chris...quit acting like the victim here and man up. Boycott his music, in no way would I want my sons to idolize him nor do I want my daughters to think this is ok. Show him there ARE consequences for your actions, and not a slap on the wrist like his money bought him in the courtroom.


Marcella   September 2nd, 2009 8:42 pm ET

I am the mother of three daughters, and I would be very angry if this happen to one of my daughter, with that being said, he is on five years probaton, if this happen again he will be send to prison to finish his sentence, so for the next five years he has to prove what he is saying tonight. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt, and let say ok he is young and foolish, and was raised in this enviroment, still that does does not give him the right to be an abuser. And for his mother to say "She is proud of him" this is not the time to be boastful, but be humbled and has profound humility. I don't believe what he said not knowing what he had done..he need to take responsibility and be accountable, apologize, and make it right.


maryann & Joanne   September 2nd, 2009 8:46 pm ET

our last post was deleted so we will try again::could be genetic, maybe his Dad/Grandpa were physically abusive, money & POWER too soon, he'll realize in time Money & material things do not bring happiness..the Lord wants us to be content & grateful, not to be happy ev. day, he needs to become a spiritual person, work in soup kitchen, help the poor & sic, go to New Orleans & build houses w/Brad Pitt. feel sorry for his parents..they really suffer..Hospitals & nursing homes need volunteers,,,maintenance people to clean inside as well as outdoors. etc, Many volunteer jobs available...he could stock supermkt shelves in middle of night..too much power, money too soon..come down to earth, big boy...many people hurting here, homeless 2/3 blocks from the white house..take them out for a good meal, provide haircuts & a hot shower..so much to do..


Pink Ice   September 2nd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

My thing is, is why are we not hearing the other side of this story. Where is Rhianna in all this?


Moet   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Larry, you were much too easy on Chris Brown. It's not that Brown doesn't remember his violent actions, it's that he wants everyone else to forget.


Nikki   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

The man has owned what he did and is trying to move on. People need to stop judging others!!! Leave the judging up to GOD!


tameka jones   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

if u were to actually read the facts, i feel rihanna needs some domestic abuse conseling bekause sources say she hit chris brown one time in there relationship. this is jus gettin old and ppl jus need to move on like rihanna is doing. GET OVA IT! PPL MAKE MISTAKES! CHRIS BROWN JUS MADE A REALLY BIG ONE!!! I THINK HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE AT THIS WHOOLE THING AND PPL JUS NEED TO D R O P I T !!!!!


Brittainy   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes, but mistakes like those shouldn't be taken lightly.


SAFLORIDA   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I SUPPORT CHRIS...WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES AND NOBODY IS PERFECT PLUS WE WERE NOT THERE TO SAY THAT HE IS 100% AT FAULT


Supporting Chris   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I hate how everyone is saying "lock him up" or "he's not sorry". He received his sentence. Case closed. Whether he's sorry or not what's done is done. Leave him be. Everyone makes mistakes.


Nikki   September 2nd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

There must be alot of SAINTS on here tonight!!


Claudia   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

call me crazy but i do believe him...he is human and humans are known to make mistakes.how many regular people do worse and people dont even care i dont think its fair to judge him like that just because he's famous.Besides,as far as i know being the fan of an artist means standing by them NO MATTER WHAT,maybe im wrong but thats my belief.


Christopher   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

We all as men should know no matter what the situation is we should never put our hands on a female. He took it too far in his case, he paid his consequences now i think it's time to forgive and forget and let him live his life.


Dolly Mongroo   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I think Chris Brown got off to easy he should not have put his hands on Rihanna Or any woman in the future he got what was coming to him, i hope he get the help he need , if you saw your mother got hit. Why would you hit a woman ? Say good buy to your career get a new one . I have two daughters and GOd help the man that put his hand on them now or ever , There is so words you could to repair the damage you done. Hope you are praying alot ok.


Serenity D   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

chris brown is only human he made a mistake humans make mistakes i do believe that he is truly sorry i fell that the media is making to much of a big deal because this is something thats happens everyday and they dont make this as a big deal when its the average joe we need to give chris brown a second chance


Liv Hawkins   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Honestly, If Rihanna can forgive Chris so can I, because she is the victim and I feel as though it is making the whole ordeal harder on her for everyone to be critizing Chris. And I have heard the first step to healing is often forgivness.


Ber   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I think he knows he made a mistake..and people need to quit being so harsh..he is still growing as a person and an adult


Lily   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I don't know if he should be forgiven or not. Everyone make mistakes but he betrayed Rihanna and his fans.


Linda C   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Reading people's comments is so heartbreaking to me, watching this interview is heartbreaking, i hate that he has to come on here and prove something to people who kno wnothing about him, i support him no matter what, god bless him. and I wish that everyone would back off him


millie   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

His fan should forgive him. I think he's really sorry.


lavar1914   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Ok, he was a young adult that made a mistake, people need to get over it, he got a punishment. There have been other celebs that have done far worse things and gotten off completely


maggie   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Intimate partner violence occurs approximately every thirty seconds in the United States. I'm wondering what this instance can do for awareness and advocacy for victims of such violence. Is media exposure such as this interview with the perpetrator really effective in reducing the amount of physical abuse women suffer at the hands of their partners? What is the purpose of your, Chris Brown's, appearance here. Is it simply to explain away what he did? He still committed a crime that occurs exponentially against women from all backgrounds, and nothing can explain away this crime, celebrity or not.


Tiffany Marie   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I still love Chris Brown. I think he needs to leave Rihanna alone though because that will just get him into more trouble. I know he is sorry and i will still support him throughout everything he does in his career.


Tywauna   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I think the media and the world is being too hard on Chris. I wonder if everyone would feel this way if he wasn't a celebrity. This happens to people men and woman alike and they don't get the same treatment or reaction that Chris has gotten.


Dolly Mongroo   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I think Chris Brown got off to easy he should not have put his hands on Rihanna Or any woman in the future he got what was coming to him, i hope he get the help he need , if you saw your mother got hit. Why would you hit a woman ? Say good buy to your career get a new one . I have two daughters and GOd help the man that put his hand on them now or ever , There is so words you could say to repair the damage you done. Hope you are praying alot ok.


Rryant   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I think it's alright that he did it. We all make mistakes.


KT in AL   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

mistakes are made by everyone...some are worse than others...since no one is perfect stones shouldn't be cast. when you're young, love is a different thing...some relationships are volatile – on both sides – things happen. not agreeing with it or justifying it, just justifying the fact that he should be given a chance to repent, not just in the eyes of the public but in the eyes of his God.


CDill   September 2nd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I feel as if Chris is serving his punishment, regardless of whether he did it or not he is serving his punishment and deserves a second chance.


martmart   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

that a hard mistake to recover from....


tiffany d   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

this is a sad situation, i am a fan of both of them and i hope he gets help and people will forgive him. I wish the best of Rhianna and i hope she recovers mentally and emotionally


shannon   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Who am I to judge what happened between the two of them. We have all done things that we wish we had not done. Young and Old. Its not up to me to judge his sincerity.


Charia R.   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I know he's sorry for what he did. He made a mistake. Let him move on from it.


Ber   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Everybody makes mistakes and I think he knows what he did was wrong,,I pray for him and his mom


Casey   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes, he just made a big one. I will support him as long as he does his community service.


Jessica   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

If it was anyone else, the sentence would have been much less.


Ber   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Everybody makes mistakes and everybody deserves a second chance


Stacey   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

"I dont remember doing it" What a cop out!


Jacob   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I am truly sorry for chris brown he made a big mistake i mean i cant say it wasnt his fault but eventually he should be forgiven


ayy   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

We all black out sometimes.


Jae   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

You know if he wasnt a star this would not be a big deal! How many people get assulted everyday that we dont know about!! Come on.. lets leave it be!! Truth be told all that money he make he could at least fix his teeth!!


Rasheedah   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I think Chris is taking responsibility for his actions. I still support him all the way.


martmart   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

because he should be setting an example for those who watch him in the media....


arsema   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

i think they should lay offf, hes still young and just LEAVE HIM ALONE ! he wants to apoligize but the judge wont let him talk too her ! so hes learned his mistakes.


Britney, Ohio   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Chris made a huge mistake and growing up without a father is hard you do things you didnt even think you will ever do. All he need is a second chance and the media let him and Rhianna be.


Trunita   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Tell his mom to stop crying.


Murielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

God is the only judge, so let us not cast those stones unless we are blameless. Be blessed.


LaTressa Taylor   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

this what i got to say i feel like we need to know what provoked him cause i know something did. give him another chance dont get me wrong it was wrong for him to do that but all these people trying to make it worst trying to end this man career forget those people only god can judge you chris


alexa ignacio   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

larry has no manners, chris brown keeps telling him that he doesnt want to discuss what exactly happened that night, and larry keeps asking. larry as a interviewer needs to respect chris brown wishes to keep that part private about what happened that night.


Millsz   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

the past is the past we all make mistakes we just need to learn from them and move on and not repeat the same mistakes and its funny how everyone is judging him but no one is allowed to say anything to them when they make mistakes... still surprised that this happened never thought chris brown would do something like that but I still love you :-)


michael Wall   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

if you been found guilty, and convicted of a crime... if you choose to do an interview the best thing to do is tell all that happened. if you hold out your not being honest and real with yourself and it will follow you all the days of your life... seek a counselor, and let it go because your not keeping it real with your fans and the people you care about you...


Olisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

No matter how mad a woman gets you you have no right to hit her you need to just walk away and be the bigger person


bridget little   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

First off let me say I am the mom of three girls and one son and I pray that nothing like this will ever happen to any of them. I do not condone what Chris Brown has done by a long shot especially after losing and aunt to domestic violence in front of my two young cousins. And I beleive he punishment is more then fair for the incident that took place. I beleive he is sorry for what he has done but some of you feel his apology is not enough what more do you want, None of us were there that night so we dont know what happened but from the statement of Rhianna it was she who threw the first hit and NO ONE has yet held her accountable for her actions . Did he need to hit her back NO but somebody needs to tell her that slapping a person or hitting SOMEONE you love can sometimes lead to unwanted attention. In a report she slapped him in the face during and arguement and he had to push up away. Now this incident accurs and everybody wants to label him as a abuser what does that make Rhianna she is not so INNOCENT people. I tell my kids I dont condone violence so I suggest if you cant be with a person with out putting your hands on them then you need to step away and apperantly no one TOLD either of them that. I am reading all of these comments from people and you all act as if you know Chris Brown or Rhianna they are here to entertain us, what goes on in their personal life is just that. It's funny how when she slapped him he didnt call the police but when the shoe was on the other foot she want s to play the victim come on people lets see it for what it is. And for all of the celebs trying to hurt his career need to stop especially Jay Z he was caught on tape slapping a woman in the face hmm. He made a mistake let him do his time and get back to his life. All of these famous that have been arrested due to spousal or domestic abuse have been able to serve their time if any and go on about their lives wth out losing any endoursements or their careers fading away.

Richard Hatch

Survivor I winner Richard Hatch was found guilty in September 2001, of domestic assault. Hatch was sentenced to one year of probation for an August incident in which he allegedly shoved his ex-boyfriend, Glenn Boyanowski, down a flight of stairs.

Riddick Bowe
In February 2001, former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe was arrested and charged with third-degree assault for a fight with his wife, Terri Bowe. Police arrived at the Bowe house on Long Island and found Terri Bowe �suffering from cuts and bruises,� according to the Associated Press. Riddick Bowe pleaded innocent to charges of assaulting his wife, and was released from jail on $2,500 bail. The AP reports that the couple is �splitting up after a �very brief marriage.�� Bowe was arrested again in March 2003 on a domestic violence charge of second-degree assault, less than one week before he was scheduled to begin serving a prison sentence for abducting his first wife, Judy, and their five children. Bowe was arrested after Prince George�s County police responded to a domestic disturbance call. Bowe�s current wife, Terri, was taken to the hospital, but her injuries �were not believed to be serious,� according to the Washington Post. Bowe is currently serving an 18-month prison sentence for the 1998 abduction of his first wife.

James Brown
In February 2004, singer James Brown was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence for allegedly shoving his wife, Tomi Rae Brown, to the ground and threatening her with a chair. Tomi Rae Brown suffered scratches and bruises and was taken to a hospital in Augusta for treatment. Brown denied the charges and was released from jail. In 1988, Brown was charged with assaulting his then-wife Adrienne, but the charges were dropped when she refused to testify against him. When Brown was honored by the Kennedy Center for his musical career, there were protests from many domestic violence organizations for his awards.

Eminem (Marshal Mathers)
For several years, we were always hearing about Eminem and his wife, Kim. Their relationship seems like it has never been a happy one. One of them is always hitting the other. I found this report as well when looking up information on him and his wife. Apparently one of his nieces and sister-in-law accused him of domestic violence as well. Many women�s organizations have protested and made interviews about how Eminem�s songs may influence people especially young men and boys to go out and hurt their spouses, girlfriends, and mothers. He defends himself time and again saying he is against domestic violence and rape yet a lot of his songs deal with hurting Kim or his mother. I can understanding venting your frustrations about these 2 women in his life, but does he have to do it in such a public manner? Eminem, get a journal and keep it locked up.

Ryan Haddon
In November 2003, television producer Ryan Haddon, wife of actor Christian Slater, was arrested in Las Vegas on a charge of misdemeanor battery domestic violence. Haddon reportedly threw a glass at Slater, cutting him in the head. Slater was taken to the hospital, where he received 20 stitches. Haddon was taken to the Clark County jail, where she was held for a 24-hour mandatory detention period before being released.

Tanya Harding
In March 2000, Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded not guilty to charges that she hit her boyfriend, Darren Silver, in the face with a hubcap and her fists. Harding faced up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. Harding told officers that she hit Silver in an effort to protect herself, but police say witnesses didn�t support her statement. And let�s not forget her putting her ex-husband up to whacking Nancy Kerrington in the knees.

Evel Knievel
On October 9, 1994, former motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel was arrested for allegedly battering a woman. Due to lack of evidence, the domestic violence charges were dropped but he was charged with possession of a handgun that was found in his car during the arrest. Knievel pleaded innocent to violating the gun law.

Tracy Lawrence
In January 1998, country music singer Tracy Lawrence was convicted of abusing his estranged wife, who accused Lawrence of hitting her and making death threats after his September 12, 1997 concert. Lawrence acknowledged he slapped her but denied punching her.

Harry Morgan
In July 1997, spousal abuse charges against M*A*S*H star Harry Morgan were dropped after he completed a six-month domestic violence counseling program. Morgan was charged with abusing his wife in July 1996 after an argument that left his wife with injuries to her eye, foot and arm.

David Hasselhoff
In recent news, the story of how David Hasselhoff reportedly was very abuse to his now ex-wife. All of the records pertaining to the case have been sealed to protect the couples children. The only public information is how her request for a restraining order was denied. The judge in the just told them to stay away from each other.

And all of these people still have a career so why cant Chris?


Theo   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

i really hope chris brown learned his lesson
why would he do such a thing??


charica b.   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

i think that it's life and what ever happen is between him and her but i dnt think that its right that he put his hands on her 4 getting caught up!!!


Tyler   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Anyone who says "he deserves" a second chance should be beat by their boyrfriend or husband -Then take a look at this case again.


keante ward   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

i dont think what he did was right but.. i do think that if he wasnt who he was nobody would not be stressing the issue so much....It was a mistake and he is taking full consquence for it and he is accepting it and understanding what he did was wrong... so i think that if his mother aint tripping anymore then the media shouldnt....GET OUT HIS BUSINESS AND LET HIM LEAVE!!!!!!!


Kaila   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

i feel that chris was put in a bad position. they didn't stop playing rihanna's songs or ganging up on her so why him? no one is just going to hit someone because they were bored so she must have done somthing get him angry


Renee   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

If he says WOW one more time I am going to scream. I had been on Chris' side for a whilte cause I know Rihanna hit him and was dangerous, but he is being so quiet about everything that he does not give those of us who will give him a second chance an opportunity to ssee that's he UNDERSTAND what he did. He keeps saying 'I was like WOW', but what does that mean – does it mean he gets that he was truly wrong or that he was caught and feels like 'damn I'm caught.'


chrisbrownfan   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I love chris brown...even after what has occured i still love him..people make mistakes and just because he's a celebrity doesn't make him not human......there has been all types of abuse happening in the celebrity world that goes unnoticed by everybody.....nobody but them knows the whole story so nobody should pass judgement on him or her.... get a life and stay out of theirs


nana   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Come Chris were not asking for your life story were just asking why you guys started fighting. Part of forgivness is telling the truth! For real!


Butterfly   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

He who is without sin PLEASE cast the first stone!
What makes everyone think that their dirt in their backyard is that much better? He's a kid....what have you done so great to think that you are so much better?


martmart   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

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Jessica   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Back off of him. He understands that he did wrong and is dealing with it.


Kenia   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

As the mother of a teenage daughter, I am appalled at his lack of owning what he has done. You can't change what you won't admit. If he had done that to my daughter, I would have pushed for him to be punished to the full extent of the law, celebrity or not!


jennifer   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I think that the only reason Chris does not want to say what happened is because he knows that people would hate him even more


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Chris need psychological help. I see no true ownership for this. What I see is a man who was on top in the world of R&B/Pop, now he's on the bottom trying to repair his career. How can he say, "when I saw pictures of Rihanna, I didn't know if it was her or if it was a fake"? He was there, therefore he new it was her!!!! This young man truly has a problem and being a woman myself, I wouldn't deal with him. He should have had the book thrown at him and did time not probation!!!!!!! He doesnt remember doing it. HINT that means it will happen again!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP CHRIS BROWN!!!!!!


realtalk   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

He wasn't thinking and did something he regrets. Everyone has done something they regret, but his actions just happened to end up on television. 40-60% women are abused in relationships and none of that is taken in to consideration or publicized like Chris Brown's case.


Megan Reeves   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

There are 2 sides to the story. Let Chris Say what he wants to Rhianna or anyone else. Then Let Rhianna say wat she has to say. After everything is said and done, let it be.


George Mederos   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Come on let's be honest...talk the truth... this man needs a lot of help he is in denial about everything...


kache square   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I'm a 14 year old girl and I still love Chris Brown. Everyone makes mistakes and God forgives all.


Evans   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

He should never be forgiven because he will do it again


SOS   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

People make mistakes. Its no one elses busniess but yet agine people find it necssary to make comments about some one elses personal life if rihanna as a women as learn to forgive him. Then that's all that should matter other people opions shouldn't matter were not the ones who got beat.I see chris as someone who made a mistake jus like any other human would if he does it agine then let him deal with it he knows what he is getting him self into but if he seems sorry and is appoligizing for a HUGE mistake then god bless him. I well always be a fan no ones perfect.


Otieno   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I think the focus on domestic violence should be evened out. Yes, a man should not hit a woman BUT a woman should not hit a man either. Men get demonized for protecting themselves against a woman's violence. Women feels that because men are bigger and stronger that they can strike out at a man because they are upset and he should be able to take it. The law tends to be lenient towards violence against men by women. UNFAIR!! People shouldn't hit people!! That is the only context this discussion should be held in.


p.a.w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I grew up in the same situation. I am glad he is taking responsibility for his actions. It shows his maturity.


sonya b.   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Everyone makes a mistakes and is given a second chance. Leave him alone!!!!!


Chris Brown's fan...   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

It is my belief that Chris came on the show to build himself up and in a way exonerate himself from the monster the media has made him out to be. But I'm a little disappointed because all of the side stepping of the questions, which makes him only seem sorry becuase his career is at stake....I really dont know what to think...


ZELIK   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

he should do some jail time for what he did


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

The guy doesn't seem sorry at all. He can't even remember doing it....
It wasn't his first time.
Even funnier, when Larry King read the incidents to him he said he doesn't remember being violent towards her before.


margie   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Once a woman beater, always a woman beater!!!!


Murielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

He is not in love with her, if so, he could spend a lifetime with her.


Katina   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Just wondering why didn't we get this much media attention when Tommy Lee was slapping Pam Anderson around?


Tamisha   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

it will NEVER be alright to hit a woman. under circumstances his home is not a excuse for it what he did!


tmitch   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I think that Chris Brown deserves a second chance. They were 2 young people who were acting as young people in a relationship. We all have seen things happen like this before and they are both young and it will never happen again because he is going through treatment. He is too talented to have the world miss out on his talent and gift. Welcome him back!!!!!


Nani   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Why come onto to Larry King and not come clean about everything.


Sybil Brown   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

why come on national T.v if you were not going to say what you did?
we don't need Specific! just what did YOU do?! your're on Larry King NOT Rihanna! What made you SO disfunctional that you went off and hit her??


Aleemah   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I believe he's sorry for what he did and I don't know Chris but I don't think he would do such thing to hurt not just a female but anybody.. and like I tell everybody else that's walking around talking bad about Chris I will always love him not because he cute or cause he got money but because of who I believe he is and that would be a nice gentleman..


Nishi Elisabeth Aubin   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Chris Brown is pathetic!

He doesn't want to talk about what happened that night "out of respect for himself and Rhianna" yet he is on Larry King Live for his first public interview. What did he think he was going to be asked about? This was suppose to be an interview, not "I don't know", "I don't want to talk about it", "I can't remember".

There is NO excuse for abuse - this is not a mistake or a spontaneous action. He is an abuser and should have gone to jail.


getlisanem   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Thank goodness it happened in public. Otherwise it could have gone on for a long time!!


Trinetta   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

He's so young, I hope he can put this in his past and look toward his future without domestic violence.


Quentin   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I don't think the apologies are sincere at all. He doesn't want to discuss anything except being sorry, and that "it isn't him".


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

You are rught George Mederos. This guy needs help.


Payson from texas   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

he is young and doesn't know what he is doing
he needs some time to get things straight
the parents need to start handling thing Chris is a good kid
and is handling things quite wei love his music and believe in him he'll go the long run


Murielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

As a psych major, I've learned that sometimes kids do the things that they've seen or experienced.


Kendall   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I think Chris needs help and Rihanna needs help the mama need help they all need help b/c this may lead to someone getting really hurt .... he needs to serve some time behind bars


Vesita Edmond   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

There is a old saying "IF YOU HIT YOU WILL GET HIT BACK" None of us was there and we all need to STOP ACTING LIKE WE ARE GOD. It is 2 sides to every story Rihanna is not the only victim Chris is being victimized by the public. I'm sure everyone has done something wrong in life.


kache   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I want to hear Rihanna side of the story! Theres always 2 sides of a story!
We Love you Chris<3333


Charia R.   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I'm glad this happened because now he can get help. Now that he has help it can never happen again and everyone saying he deserved a harder sentence, he should never be forgiven, LET IT GO. He's trying to move on so you all should too.


Nkeirukao   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Too many excuses, not enough owning-up. Not good.


Nichole   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I would like to invite Mr. Brown an opportunity to complete some of his community hours at out Resource Center in Atlanta. First Light Vision Inc.


Renee   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

He should have had a public relations person to assist him – not his attorney. Attorney's tell people NOT to talk, but this was his chance to let people know how he really felt and what happened. The way we see this is through his words of which he has few tonight. I think his mom showed the most emotion, of course, since she cried about her past when Larry brought it up. Chris is forgiven in my book, but he is so young and doing such a good job at coming off like a dumbo in this interview.


Peter   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Rihanna, gorgeous. Her face, beautiful figure and high singing talent is a some kind of combo gift. I find the women from Jamaica, Trinidad and West Indies in general intelligent and nice to be around. I think African American men want primitive low-rent-project type dominance over these West Indies women. No. Be social and intelligent. Gets everything. Chis Brown is too young and not intelligent enough for this type of beauty. He simply is immature for this type of beauty and gifted woman. One has to be with this type of woman to simply get it. Also, I want to say that too many young African American men go down the route of the rap and its network of attitudes. I think rap in general has a negative impact on the personalty and mental growth of young African American men. To put it succinctly, as the Reverend Calvin Butts (Abbysinnian Baptist Church in Harlem) once said. "Rap does nothing but present a negative image of African Americans." The Reverend Butts some years ago got onto a bulldozer and ran over thousands of rap cds in the street. This is on film and can be easily veriified. He said it all. Young African American men are not introduced to the great Smooth Jazz African American artists who make beautiful music, like Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley (Free Your Mind cd), George Benson, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Earl Klugh and so many others. Rather, they fall victim to the bad, cool, hard and tough senario of the rap music (which I call noise). It's sad


Samantha   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I just hope CB stays FAR FAR way from Rihanna. STAY AWAY!!! She is not worth it. Learn from your mistakes and move on with someone worth it!!


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Kache square, we're not talking about forgiveness here. The guy denies or blocks everything out. For God to forgive you, you must come before him with a contrite heart. Where's the contrition in his case. There is no contrition. If he's sorry about one thing is that this time he got caught. The times before he didn't get caught. Shame on Rihanna for staying with him after the first beating.


ray   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

if he's embarrassed to talk about what happened why did he come on the show?


ZELIK   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

he should go to jail for what he did yea boyz


Dickey   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

He knew what he was doing. Just admit it.


JC   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

No violence is acceptable. Unfortunately it's a double standard, when a man angers a woman and she slaps him, everyone is like "yes" that's what he gets; however, if a man even breaths on a woman too strongly, it's horrendous. No, no man should strike a woman due to the lopsided physicality; however, woman often take advantage of this and feel it's more than acceptable to strike a man.


ZELIK   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

i gotiz 2 go 2 skoolz 2morrow


Kelsey   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I respect him for giving her privacy, it wasnt only his fault.


JDubyaJohnson   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Chris Brown you say out of respect for Rhianna you won't speak on the violent assault you have admitted and accepted. To not tell at the least your personal perspective shows true character and integrity. You don't appear sincere and you back peddle a lot. Disgusting and disgraceful!


joe sixpack!   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

leave the man alone he did the crime and he`s paying for what he did! dang how many time must a person be punished for the same crime.
this is whats funny to me< 99 percent of the time when a woman get mad at her man for instance when she catches him cheating the first thing that woman does is get violent! why is that never addressed. men shouldnt a woman but in the same breath a woman should keep her hands to her self! i have tried turning the other cheek and not hitting a woman only to get hit in that one too. if a man comes home and there`s no food and start to beat his wife he`s worong no way around that, but if a man is being attacked but a woman he has the right to defend his self and if she gets the short end of the stick in the process than so be it! everyone plz keep thier hands to thier selfs!


sean   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

i believe chris is very sincere with his feeling of the whole situation and should have a second chance


Gina   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Chris is beating around the bush. The public knows what happened (an affidavit of what occurred that night was made public), so not saying what happened "out of respect for Rihanna" is not a good enough reason not to speak about what happened. In general, I don't believe that he's truly breaking the silence, he's throwing out a lot of smoke screens. I think that if he speaks out about what happen it will actually help him more than hurt him. What's done is done, the past is now in the past. I hope he receives the appropriate help and counseling he needs and hope this never happens again. I'm pretty sure his mother and himself must be going through a lot. I just wish them both the very best.


Olivia Collins   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

-i dont think what chris brown did was right at all, no doubt he needs some help.i've heard everyone say that its because he grow up in a violent home.to sent the record straight,jus because you grow up around violent people in a violent home DOESNT mean your going to be a violent person.i should know,it happened to me.one of the worst time of my life.i know what chris went though,seeing your mother get beat up everday isnt good for anyone!
everyone makes choices.he made a very very bad one.he cant take it back,everyone knows that.but let the guy live.things like this happen everyday with non-famous people & no one blinks a eye.because there famous its a huge deal. form what i can see,being a outsider,rihanna is over it.so the world should be to.anyone can feel the way they what....but guess what?its not a worldly matter its a rihanna & chris thing.


april   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

What he did was absolutely wrong. Hopefully with counseling he can overcome his anger and learn how to control his emotions. I hope that 5 to 10 years down the line america gives him another chance. We have all made major mistakes and we have had to ask for forgiveness. Let america not be so judgemental that is between GOD and Chris.

"Let he is who is without sin cast the first stone".


MissMelony   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Chirs owes nothing to anyone but himself and Rihanna


Ken V   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

It's two sides to a coin.


BMCW   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I completely agree...Rihanna played with fire and got BURNED!! it's not like Chris Brown is the only person in the world that has done something like this; this happens everyday so why are people still talking about this one situation...if you wanna interview people that do this you should interview many more than just Chris the only reason this is still going on is because he is famous...so what?!?! it happens everyday in the world...even worse!! give Chris Brown a break...this is exactly the same kind of publicity situation that happened with Michael Jackson...they make one mistake and the whole world freaks out but the only reason everyone freaks out is because they are famous there are definitely other people in the world that do the exact same thing the only reason nobody says anything about them is because they are not famous....again, Rihanna decided to play with fire and she got burned for doing that...everyone makes mistakes and everyone has their consequences...this is Chris Brown's...GIVE HIM A BREAK!!!


lora   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I don't feel he's truely sorry for what happened, he's sorry he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. His mom and lawyer are talking for him...if he would say something meaningful maybe that would change my mind....but all i can say is "wow" What is that? Thats all he has to say is "wow" My 6 year can express more than Chris. Whats wrong with that picture mom Joyce? Man up Chris and leave mom in the green room,


Foofie   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Chris Hit Rihanna! Okay.. Ike Hit Tina Bobby hit Whitney.... Chris And Rihanna are hidieing something because there was something to trigger himself. Chris brown is a millionaire.... Like Wow! All the females he could and knows he could get he's just gonna up and assault one woman? Either it's been goin on or someone got out of line with them words and triggered an assault. The world knows that as Verbal assault. So wheres the justice in that? There isn't none.. need leave that relationship alone. Need to focus on our economy more than rihanna and chris brown love / fight / hate.... Sounds ridiculous to me... Love cost.. Pain Hurts.. Arguements and Fightss occurr I'm not saying it was right but damn...... Media making me mad...


Shankar   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

he made a mistake leave the guy alone.........woooooooooooo chrisss brooooownn


Felicia   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

if you are not going to talk about the incident, then why are you on the show?


The Mrs.   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

What is the point of him being on here if he isn't going to really say anything besides he is sorry. He could have done that a long time ago.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Chis Brown said: "that's not the person who I am"
Come on, let's be serious man. This isn't your first time beating her so how is it not the type of person you are.
He is a recidivist.


Yvette   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Both Chris, Rihanna, abd Mom need therapy immediatel


Kindy White   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

If he was a regular person, nobody would really care. People always make a big deal over celebrities.


honne   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

chris is paying for what he did so yal need to get off his case cause if yall made a mistake like that yall would would be happy if the judge gave yall 5 years of probations!


Daddysingh   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

He's not sorry but if he is he needs to state what he's sorry for.


peaches   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I feel as if the media and everyone else needs to mind their business. If he was just a country boy from Tappahanock and was never "Chris Brown" nothing would be said. People make mistakes in life and we learn from him let him learn from his.


Ebonee   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Chris I love you and i dont think you are wrong for what you did ! I love you keep your head up babe !!


Asia   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

The mother needs to take some responsiblity because he seen this behavior growning up.


Ashley   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I don't know why everyone is judging his so harshly. Yes, it was wrong, but this happens everyday and nobody makes a big deal out of those situations. Just because he is famous people expect him to be perfect, when in reality, no one is.


Nia   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I feel that Chris Brown should be given a second chance. He knows that what he has done was wrong. Everyone is aware of that. Why should we continue to hold that against him? Everyone deserves a secong chance, so give Chris Brown one. It's only fair. Beating a girl is wrong, but don't try to ruin his life for one mistake.


Edina   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I think he needs to stop acting/demand sympathy with his demeanor and be more genuine.


sheeba   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Hey Chris...we fall down, but we get up because of a saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up!


Tiamiaya Mason   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Write a song about it they'll buy it!!!!!!


Classified Information   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Can we pls leave Chris Brown alone and let him serve his sentence and get on with his life? Will they continue to try to make him the poster child for domestic violence? Mistake made and paid for come on people. They have a history of fighting and now they don't. Maybe they just were not meant to be, doesn't mean that Chris is a women abuser. Let the young man get on with his life and music. Many of the judgemental people on this blog know some one right now that is getting beat on by their husband, but choose not to get involved because it is is not your business. Well guess what neither is this situation. The courts have made their decision, let it go!!


D. Davis   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

He is sincerely sorry and people are so wrong to judge him. Rihanna hit him too remember that!


Jasmine   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

i feel that no ones perfect so forgive chris


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

So Kelsey, based on what u r sayin, Rihanna deserved the beating since you said it wasn't only his fault.


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Take responsibilty Chris...stop calling it "the incident" and say the words " I hit her and I am sorry."


-Simply Staci   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I am a fan of Chris Brown, I understand that he deserves conseques but Why have they stopped playing his music but continued hers. She was wrong too. If anything he's trying to do better and he feels bad about his actions. I'm not saying you should forget but we should learn to forget.


Gerba   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

There's NO EXCUSE for what he did, BUT everyone deserves a second chance. If Rihanna is able to forgive him, WHY CAN'T WE?


Shanna, Virginia   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I think he deserves a lot of respect! He clearly wasn't the only 1 at fault. Where is the criticism for Rihanna. He actually didn't get off. I've been in this situation before and been to court he actually got more than what the state of Virginia would give him. He didn't get off easy he got off harsh. I love Chris his music is great and he's a great entertainer.


Zan   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I think if you want to come off as sincere you should not be so contained but talk about it!!!! Like you know come out with the whole thing. But i think everyone is wrong here mom's wrong because she has been a pushover and dosn't admit that she is a victim she needs help. Chris of course did something wrong you should never hurt a woman! that is wrong. Rihanna is wrong for not leaving before. This attorney is wrong for not letting this be let out. Noone here is right noone this is a no win. I think sometimes his fans will replecae this and it won't be fun. And the media is wrong for not telling the whole story


JJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I thought this interview was supposed to be insightful? He has said nothing about what happened that night, this interview was useless.


CC Tapia   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Chris...
i just wanted to say i still love and support you no matter what happens i understand what u did was wrong but see god he wanted us to forgive each other for our mistakes and sins and i forgive you i respect that u dont wanna go into detail bout what happened and thats your right...
See Chris they are trying to make it seem like you are the only celeb thats ever hit a girl before and its not fair everyone seems to forget bout bobby brown and whitney houston how bout ike turner and tina turner. so y is it okay for them no to be in any hard place but for you to be its not fair it seems a little douple standard to me.....anyways chris your career is not ruined i will still support ur music and movies and anything else that you need me to support
ily chris
#1 true fan
cc


Akua   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

A real man never beat a woman!


Tiayana   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

im over it ,...and ready for chris brown to come back into the spot light....the fans MISS HIM!


Tia   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Chris we support you, GOD bless you.


honee   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

ill love him and always would no matter what he did cause we all have our right and wrongs so yall cant judge nobody


MeganR   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

This whole incident is rooted from a deeper issue. That video that Chris posted was for himself. He needed closure from the situation.


KM.   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I want Bill Cosby to have a talk with Chris Brown like he used to talk to Theo and Vanessa!


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He got a little help for the wording!
Of course he got help for the wording. He can't put 2 correct sentences together; still people are buying his stuff. Remarkable. What a great society!


nyjah   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

The Only thing That Will Save His Career Right Know Is Probably ztell His Story


taylor   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

i love chris brown & im still a big fan.im not saying what he did is right but everyone makes mistakes. Hes human & he made a mistake.I think we can find it in are hearts to forgive him!


Jae   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

He needs serious help. When a man hits a woman it's not a one time thing, it will keep occuring until that individual gets help. I was in an abusive relationship and he ALWAYS said it would never happen again and that he was sorry but it ALWAYS happened again.


Savannah   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Everyone needs to be realistic abtout the situation. Everyone has down points in there lives so who are you people to make someone feel so low of themselves he knows he made a mistake and if you think about the things you have done instead of what someone has done to you, you all will be better off..everyone who is commenting negatively need to keep there comments to themselves because everyone have points in there live in which they wish to take back. I was not a fan of Chris brown but infurated by the situatuion and what you people are saying leave him alone and her and let them deal with things there way...they dont need you all in there business like some sick puppies...basically mind your business and let them figure things out for themselves because no matter what if he loves her and she loves him they are going to be together no matter what you nimwhits say.hmph.


Nina   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Rihanna messed up the rest of your career. I don't like her and alot of people would agree with me. I LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN AND ALWAYS WILL. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES. ITS OK!!!!


Linda   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

First, as the Bible states "let he who is without sin cast the first stone". Second, as life goes live and let live (mind your business). Third, until you hear what Rhianna has to say (she has been very silent, that does mean something) don't pass judgement. Last, everyone deserves a second chance.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris, your fans are just like you: BRAINLESS.
I didn't know they were that many of you out there.


Isa   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I feel that Chris Brown feels more sorry for his career than Rhianna.


Tzane   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

what he did was wrong but everyone deserves a second chance. i think people are treating him like his a adevil and not HUMAN!


Tracey   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I do NOT believe that is the first time he hit her, so I don't believe him!


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris's apology video a JOKE!!! Again no remorse and did I see him have a slight smile on his face when the showed the apology video. A man tryig get his career back on track!


vanity   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I BELIEVE THAT CHRIS BROWN KNOW WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG, SO THATS WHY HE DON'T WANT TO ANSWER ANY OF LARRY KING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FIGHT.


Tifany Myles Crosby, Esq.   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I would be interested to see what Rihanna had to say. Surely, she shares some fault in this. Chris' real fans, like me, will continue to support him.


Marie   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

To everyone who's been pleading that Chris has made a mistake and that since everyone makes mistakes, he should be forgiven...

Are you guys serious? Can a brutal attack be qualified as a mistake? Haven't you seen Rihanna's picture? Haven't you read the police report? Chris has actually almost chocked her to death, among other things. If you're saying that this is a mistake, either you have a very weird definition of what a mistake is, or you just don't understand the severity of what happened that night.

Yes, everybody makes mistakes. I make mistakes. You make mistakes. Chris Brown makes mistakes. But what he did to Rihanna that night was NOT a mistake. It was an act of brutal violence that could of had devastating consequences and that probably actually left Rihanna to deal with issues that she will drag for a long, long time. She's not gonna call People magazine to let you know about it, or maybe she will, in a few years, when the subject stops being bad for business and/or when she's emotionaly ready to do so. Anyhow, don't forget that she is the victim here, not Chris.

One thing is for sure: Chris Brown, if he let himself do what he did, has a huge problem on his hands, it has nothing to do with mistakes and he needs to get help with it, not go on tv shows to try to look like a repenting little boy...


jonezy   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

"He who is without sin cast the first stone"
who doesn't make mistakes


Mj   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i think its ashame how people are soooo judgemental. Chris understands what he did and accepts the consequences.
what he did was very wrong and cannot be justified, but people make mistakes everyday nobody is perfect, but i still do not think that he should be called an animal or any other name. forgiveness is key.
he is very talented and should be able to continue he career. whats sad is that i think the cruel people out here will not allow him to do that.
i love you chris


Classified Information   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Wow, people are so judgemental of this situation. Everyone has a ideal of what happen but none of you were there. Don't you have your own lifes to get straight instead of "helping Chris get his life straight".


spencer   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Burrislearn from your mistakes, F O R G I V E but never F O R G E T


BobbieA   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i feel so sorry or both him and rihanna, i know he is going through a tough time and i think we should all FORGIVE HIM :)


nyjah   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

At Least He Can Shed A Tear


honee   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

chris made a mistake and he was wrong but it takes a real man to say that he was wrong


Paulina   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Christ brown is good to feel ashamed, and i think he handled it right.


sheeba   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Chris. we all fall down but we get back up again!


Sarah Reeves   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I understand what he did was wrong, but he seems to be sincerely sorry and should be forgiven.


raecole   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I think if he would open up a little more the world would be more interested in his story..he shows guilt but no remorse


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

You can also tell this man is not the most educated. When we hang out?


tmitch   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Rhianna is fine making videos and everything. She is fine he needs to be allowed to make a living again


Neshma   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I was in more support of Chris Brown until I saw how he reacted to Larry's questions. He looked down and stumbled and said no comment everytime he was asked about the event. He even denied past violence with her or other women. He completely denied a past abusing women until Larry questioned his police report. How can you truly be sorry and want forgiveness when you still deny you have a problem that started before this incident and requires a lot of dedication and prayer to get past. He seemed very unbelievable. Both him and his mother need serious counseling.


Pamrela   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

If Chris, as man enough to hit Rihanna, he should be man enough to admit it


Maureen   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I don't believe in forgivness unless there is sincere contricion. This man is not sincere in his apology and shows all the signs of an abusive personality. He needs help and any woman that would consider entering into a relationship with this abusive man should be warned. He is not sorry, he will do it again. When he says how sorry he is – he is lying.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

No; you were not trying to build that friendship back up, like u said Chris; You were simply trying to see if you could make her forget about the incident (S).
Again, shame on you Rihanna.
After all, maybe you deserved that THIRD beating! Sorry to say so.


BobbieA   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

IT'S time for us to forgivee him


Taylor   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I love his music and his style. But he got what he diserved.


ktiff08   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He's young he will make mistakes and he is in the wrong for them. However I do believe that if he has to be punish for his actions, so shall she. They both seem to have issues with dealing with anger and they both need to resolve them. We all should caste a death sentence on one and forget the other.


Anthony A.   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I believe he got what he deserved but he should remember not to raise his hand to a woman again.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Marie, they don't get it. They are just as brainless as Chris Brown.


Elitha   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

man he needs to go on with his life and know that he still is my favorite person to listen to, hear about and see i dont hold him accountable for anything because we dont know the whole story...I STILL LOVE HIM TO DEATH


margie   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

can you believe his lawyer. Who's being interviewed. Mark is a joke.


Nichi   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I think Chris Brown should sit in Prison for 2 years. How do you say that the relationship is great when she looked like she did. The comments don't justify the way the relationship was. LIE TO ME. He's uptight, nonremorseful, disrespectful, want it all over to benefit him. He's a manipulator and why come on tv, if you're not going to respond to what the people want to hear. He still has characteristics of being violant. Look at his body language, facial expressions, and how he's bitting his lips, and tension in his hands. If he was sorry, sincerely, he would be relaxed and expressing this. Prison, needs to soften him up and allow him to respect life and of others.


Tia   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Chris has paid the ultimate price, humiliation


T. Gale   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

"Not remembering" you did it us actually scarier than remembering you did.


darnella216   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Domestic abuse is happening everywhere and I think both chris and rhianna were victims.


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I don't buy none the of bull crap from Chris Brown and his mother. There is no way that is the first time he explode like that


LaTressa Taylor   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

yall cant judge forgive him already


jessica   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I would like for chris to stop dodging the issue at hand and let his fans know exactly what happened on that night because its hard to beieve that he doest remember and as a fan that disappoints me...so please let us know chris so you can come back in our hearts and homes!


Kiauna Conway   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

no matter what chris brown has done he will still be the same chris brown at the end of the day...everybody has there ups and down nobody can sit here and judge them or say anything because no one is perfect nor does anybody know the truth.


asmartgalinyc   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Why is Chris Brown on this "Exclusive" interview if he doesn't want to answer any questions?


Mike GND   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Too many times celebs get off the hook too easy


HelenB   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Chris is a kid and kids make mistakes. He apologized and doing his time, GET OVER IT!


K   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I really feel sorry for both of them. I believe he's protecting the fact that they were both drinking and started to fight. It Certainly got way out of hand. They both were kids trying to live in an adult world that they are not mentally and emotionally not mature enough to handle. I do believe he is sorry for the incident. I just hope they BOTH get the help they need and make the choice to surround themselves with postive people that will help them make better decisions. The entertainment industry is not a good place for young people. Look at Brittney Spears..


stella   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

what you did chris was really wrong but i hope that you have really changed for the better.


BobbieA   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

i know what he did was wrong but forgiveness is the key to helpping him recover


Sarah Reeves   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Though he was wrong, he seems to be truly sorry.


Remi   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Chris Brown people need to learn to forgive you, your a talented man who made a mistake, and i forgive you.


p.a.w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I believe he's sincere. I'm proud of him.


Karl from NY   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am watching the Chris Brown interview and he looks to be a bad actor. He is just saying what he has been coached to say and hiding important points, like the past incidents and details of that night. I can just feel that he is not being honest. This whole interview looks to be rehearsed as it was taped a week earlier making sure there was no chance for call in questions. How can he not remember the beating he gave her? He keeps licking his lips like he can't wait to inflict his next beating. As someone else has said, only time will tell. I predict that is will only be a matter of time...


Monee   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

i feel they are both young..yeah it was uncalled for to do what he did but if she for gives him why cant we has fans n supporters forgive him as well


mandy   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

he doesn't seem to bE answering any of the questions


Tia   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I agree Nina


michele   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

first of all when are you all coming down on the rest of the artist, no did you come down on Ike Turner no, R Kelly no, Micheal Jackson NO, he is young and i am not saying what he did was right but I think that the media and everyone else is too hard on him. Maybe Jay-Z and Rihanna are and item under cover thats why his whole squad hates him so. How do we know Jay-Z is not attacking his women behind doors or even you for that matter.


Elitha   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I STILL LOVE CHRIS BROWN NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Amazing!
He said I'm not a man. I couldn't agree more with him.

I can't believe how idiots can make so much money.
I get it now. They are supported by the millions who are even dumber.


Renee   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry just asked Chris if Rihanna asked him (Chris) why he did what he did to her. Chris' response was that she did not ask why. My take: Rihanna did not ask why because she KNOWS she was a drama queen and was beating the snot out of him in the car before he snapped back. Everyone gives her a pass because she's a female, but many women play victim. True abuse victims do not act the way Rihanna was acting in the car before he started hitting her. They try to stop the violence. She was not scared. She started it and she regrets it now. THAT'S WHY SHE DID NOT ASK HIM WHY HE HIT HER!!!


Amy   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

No one has the right to lay their hand on anyone: man or woman!


Marberth   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I feel that Chris shouldn't be judged because honestly it was just a mistake; and the wost mistakes are the ones you never learn from


asmartgalinyc   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

If he doesn't remember hitting her or pushing her into walls in past than maybe he "blacked out" from drinking or drugs?!

Hopefully they are both in therapy & hopefully she will not date Repeaters!


Nkeirukao   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

He needs to stop avoiding the facts; seems his lawyer trained him too well.


LIFE   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO LIFE, MOVE ON... IF CHRIS WAS NOT FAMOUS YOU PEOPLE WOULD NOT GIVE A CARE IN THE WORLD


lora   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What? mom" knows" thats never happened....I'm done! When did we ever tell our parents "everything" Let him be a man mom Joyce.


Eryn   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

*ii* think that he should be forgiven everyone makes mistakes *&&* he is human as is everyone else his career had been destroyed by the situation he should atleast have his privacy *&&* lyfe.im still a fan *&&* *ii* still support you


Finola Donovan   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris, I have to say. I have been there. I am a small woman who provoked my big boyfriend, we would fight and make up. Sometimes the police were there and sometimes they weren't. Things get involved and sometimes the woman has to own up to some of it too. I look back to those crazy times when we would trough eachother through doors and out the front door and to tell you the truth we are still friends till this day, because in some way we were both to blame. Every relationship is a give and take and sometimes one person takes too much.....Faye


Imani   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris Brown is human. Most of you people need to understand this. You say, "Oh if it was me blah blah blah" Understand that with a good enough lawyer you would be in his same predicament. DO NOT say he is scum or what ever you may call him. He is human. Point blank period. He made a mistake and he is sorry for it. If you dont see that he truely loves and cares for Rihanna then you are blind. EVERYONE makes mistakes. No one is perfect.


Devyn   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

This sends out a message that the more status you have, the more it is okay to use violence against women. i hope that young women like myself know that no matter how "famous, important or powerful" a man is, it is never okay.


Roderick Cole   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He Made Mistake But If Someone Did That To His Sister How Would He Feel And Want To Do About It


Paulina   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

If they were in love, could a man stand to hurt the woman?


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I agree with you asmartgalinyc; you do interviews to tell it all, not to hide behind the veil of privacy not in his case behind his mother's skirt.
He's right; he's not a man.


never2late   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Many people have regrets in there life. Everyone knows its wrong but life should go home. No i dont accept what he did but none the less he is a great performer. But it kills me to see how everyone is putting him and not letting him contiune on with his life. People want him to be in jail for life and stuff...but when a police officer guns down and man who is unarmed and gets away with it then we all should be in a UPROAR.......THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU TRY TO DOGG PEOPLE OUT.


NESB   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

i think he should've got time..thats unfair like really...and he needs to speak out instead of closing up everytime asked a question its a interview


margie   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Hey chris, remember the movie the burning bed!


sonia   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes instead of making chris an outcast and judging him we should be reaching out to him and helping to ensure this doesn't happen again.he was wrong for what he did ,he knows that.This is when he needs support the most!


Lizz   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Chris Brown: "I Don’t Remember Doing it"...

Would he remember, if he witness a man beat his mother? A bite here, a punch there...Chris get serious!

If you want my apology, please take the Smurf outfit off and wear it on 10/31/10. His mom should had dressed him before the interview.

I do hope he gets jail time as my father is serving for beating my mother for 15 yrs.


Tiara   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I'm so tired of hearing people trying to make Chris seem like a monster. He is a young boy growing into a man. That doesn't make it right hitting her but give him a break. The boy said he was sorry and justice is being served whether or not he got jail time he's not getting off scott free. I still love you Chris.


BJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Ms. Joyce Hawkins: the problem is that you clearly have failed to see the correlation between your son growing up in an abusive environment and his behavior on that very night. How selfish,self-absorbed and oblivious are you? Months later you see no correlation? How is this plausible? Your son in an interview on MTV and on Tyra Banks was clearly affected and upset with your ex-husband . Your son still remembers the violence in that environment. Your son was affected by this. Did you seek counseling for your son then?Did you really believe that with time you could eradicate those years and images of abuse that your son was exposed to? The mere fact that your dear son, Chris can still revisit those years of abuse is indicative of a young man who clearly was affected. He recalled and relived those years more than he can recall and revisit that night with Rihanna. Ms.Hawkins, you have alot of thinking to do?


kingdavis   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

he made a mistake we all makes mistakes


Tia   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Thanks p.a.w I do too


legaldiva   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I understand what Chris did was wrong, however this situation involved both Rihanna and Chris. Should she not be apologizing for her actions as well...she should learn to keep her hands to herself as well. Woman need to be told that they should not hit also, she could have been charged with assault as well. Teach your daughters as well.


Brena   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I will say this, I'm glad he has come forward and has attempted to take responsibility for what he's done. It is a small sign that he does know that what he did was wrong and inexcusable.

But at the same, I'm going to wait and see because I am a big believer in actions are louder than words. He says he is sorry and is willing to be counseled but I'm just going to see if he follows through with what he's saying now.

All in all, he definitely needs help and I pray that he does find that help and changes for the better.


Emmanuel Petitcompere   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

it doesn't matter about celebrity or not he is paying for his mistake maybe not the way most would but he is.


Ciccocenta   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

i totally beleive that everyone deserves a 2nd chance. all this mess about him being an "animal". Please Grow Up. THAT SAID–this interview right here is bullsh*t. how u gon wait all damn yr to speak about this, for one–then come on national tv to "talk" about whats happened w/ u & Rhianna and then not answer any questions, dodge every topic & then claim you dont remember anything? This is not good Chris! This is wack! He needs to grow up.


Devyn   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

How do we know he's really sorry? For all we know, he will do it again.


Renee   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

His apologies r sincere & none of us know both sides so none of us r 2 judge! Only God can pass judgement! He is still loved!


caroline   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Chris, keep your head up. Your fans still love you.


jay   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

may he who has not sinned cast the first stone!


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

A mistake that caust him a whole lot. YES CHRIS BROWN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. Instead of doing interviews, he should be doing work for people who have been abused or something that he give to society on a positive note. CHRIS BROWN YOU NEED SERIOUS HELP from a professional! Your mother can't help you, Your pastor can't at this point because your already in the world or R&B/Pop and your lawyer can't except trying to keep you out of jail.

And your focusing on your career? Focus on getting help. It's trully killing you that your not on top. Lets say you do get on back on top and the same situation happens again but with someone different, are still going to say I made a mistake. YOU NEED HELP.


hiwot   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

he has a disease, before it get worse get some help please!!!!!


Tia   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

He is not a man, he admitted that he is a child trying to learn how to be a man. Love you Chris.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

He wanted to chill at Michael Jackson's funeral. How do you chill at a funeral?
Man, the money you've made so far should be invested in your education. You need help. Serious help at all levels.


Tasha Edney   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

larry king really needs to stop makin chris seem like a bad person he's only human n to chris i'm gonna be your fan no matter what people say about you


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

well he is making sure the that Chris don't say the wrong thing on television and he is just answer to protect his investment. and all Chris answers seem soo coach


Sender316   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

all these people sayin he's a bad person, he's not, he's just did a bad thing. None of us were there, we don't know exactly what happened, he shouldn't have let things go as far as they did but rihanna played a part in that too and nobody seems to be acknowledging that. Chris Brown is no different from anybody else, when put in a certain situations people lash out without really meaning too, he unfortunatly was in that situation and because he's famous people want to make him out like he's a monster.
He's apologized to her, and everyone else, he's gonna serve time. so please stop hatin and let the man live his life


dija   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I dont why people are attacking him like famous people before him havent done anything wrong he's not the only one and i feel like if your a real fan your should still support his music because what happens in his personal life is none of our business


nyc_M   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

He's trash and he's stupid. Sadly, the attention to a case of domestic abuse is a huge circus and PR event for him.


Cocoa   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I truly believe that if he was not a star, this situation would not have been blown up like it was.. Everyone makes mistakes.. I tell my nieces , and being a young woman I know how some of us can be. If in fact she was trying to fight him and she put her hands on him first(and I'm not condoning what he has done)but, She shouldn't have." if u hit a man or anyone , expect to get hit back.. Keep your hands to yourself. Man or woman... That's the bottom line!!!!


Sierra   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I'm not saying what he did was right but he is a good man for almost immeadeatly owning up to it. Everyone makes mistakes. He may be a celebrity but before that he was a normal person like us.


Kailia   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Yes, this was a serious offense, and both Chris and Rihanna have moved on with their lives with successful careers to attain, but with pedophiles like the recent Jaycee's kidnapper who molested her for 18 years with two kids to boot, Michael Vick, who killed precious animals and given a second chance, this is Chris' first offense, therefore, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES, NONE of us are perfect, but he DID NOT kill Rihanna enough to serve jail time. This is why the prisons are geared for hardcare criminals that are killers, pedophiles, mass murderers, professional grand theft robbers, etc.! This particular time would serve Chris best with psychological therapy which has already been settled via the judge and hard labor that will take place shortly. It wouldn't make sense to continously waste taxpayers time for a matter as this that has been justifiably handled by the court system! I'm still reeling from Jaycee's torture at the hands of her kidnapper who for 18 years took sexual advantage of her – there are little girls and boys STILL missing or have been murdered, cut up and placed in suitcases!! THAT type of behavior is absolutely sickening and disgusting, and unfortunately ongoing as we speak! Enough said...


Tasha Edney   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

y are ya'll accusing him like that... give him a break it's not that serious


Amy   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Chris is only 20 years old. I wish him all the best and with counseling, I think he can break the cycle of abuse that he saw growing up between his mom and stepfather.


Neka   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

He is 20 years old. He is a child. It is embarrassing to see mature people act as though they have never made a mistake their whole life. This is not to condone his actions, but to say if it were your son, would you still say "lock him up and throw away the key"? Doubtful.

I pray people mind their own business and pay attention to their self-righteousness.


Ashley :D !   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

i used to Love chris brown but he should be in jail or else it makes it okay for anyone to hit their girlfriend nd get away with it. [ hiii guys ]


TiMEShA   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

no matter wat happens or wat goes wrong i love you chris!! and all of the fans that u have possibly lost .. they nevcer was fans!! i love u always and forever..!!


Pamela   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Chris needs a reality check.


Ruth   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I don't think he knows love. He lost his temper, and took it out on her.


Caleb   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

God forgive and so should we


Stuart   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

It breaks my heart that people are so judgemental. We ourselves are capable of the same right and wrong-doings as anyone else. To me, it seems that he has enough humility to realize that he was wrong. It seems he is reaching the stage or has reached the stage of being aware enough to realize why people do what they do. Who's to say that a Pope John Paul is a better person than a Hitler, and so on and so forth. Obviously, the actions they have done have proven their difference, but people judge each other wrongly and we make concrete our own opinions of everything, and we go to wars because of "my opinion is better than yours" and so on and so forth. This is human nature, it cannot be changed, it is in realizing that people cannot live a life without sin (without doing anything wrong) whether it be major or minor, a sin is a sin. Our head figures of society are there to be role models to people, but they are people as well and they will obviously have flaws. It breaks my heart that we know and we choose ignorance as our bliss.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Wow; the mother just said Chris has never been a violent person. What planet does she spend most of her time on?
These people are in denial. Total denial. And she's supposed to counsel him?


asmartgalinyc   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Hello Chris???!! it doesn't matter if people are your fans or not. This was headline news just like Michael Vick and the dog fighting rings/abuse.
Fans or not people read the news, watch tv, or hear it on radios or through others.

Anytime someone attacks another person/animals is disgusting & it should be put on their record & not to be brushed under the rug b/c they are RICH or are celebrities!


darnella216   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

There is hope...I believe the apology.


Richmond   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

If Chris were a different race his childhood would have been looked at more


neverlie   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

We don't know what drove him to his behavior, what did she do to set him off, what did he do to set her off, we do not know. But, he is man enough to say no matter what happened I should not have hit her. He is learning and growing. He who has not sinned cast the first stone, is all I can say.


MICHELLE D   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I believe he is sorry and who are we to judge other ppl. Let that young man go on with his life. No onee really knows the TRUTH but Chris Brown and Rihainna. They know what they need to do.You see that she has moved on. Let him to the same. If you are and have been a Chris Brown fan you will be a TRUE FAN point blank.


sheila howard   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I dont understand why chris brown says that being young nobody taught him and rihanna how to handle emotions in a relationship. Im only 18 and my parents didnt have to teach me how to handle emotions in relationship but my common sense tells me that i cant beat a person to a pulp because im angry. i understand that your personal life is your personal life,but saying your not going to say anything out of respect for Rihanna please, where was your respect when you were biting her fingers and ears and slamming her head into the car window.

I love chris brown and his music and am a huge fan, I will buy his music as long as its something that interests me. But like Larry said the first thing that you think about when you hear his name is what happened on February 2009.


Dolly Mongroo   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

He is not sincere because he should tell the truth that is the first step to being sincere. Chris Brown get a life and get helpppppppppppppppp you need it no fans for you you are not a good roll model for our chrildrens so good buy.


Arch   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Yeah Mar Gerragos; you've come to love the money as well


LIFE   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

IF SHE REALLY DID HIT HIM BEFORE THIS INCIDENT SHE NEED TO DEAL WITH IT... IF A FEMALE CAN HIT A DUDE SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE OUTCOME... THIS IS FEMALE POINT OF VIEW...LADIES IF YOU HIT A DUDE YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO BACK YOUR ACTIONS UP


lindsey   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

i think he deserves another chance=]


destiny   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

everyone makes mistakes, Chris is very sorry and i forgive him.


Aamelia   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

i think he should be in jail !!


Lizz   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Arch, I agree with you.

Chris needs some Hooked on Phonics...

His Mother needs to smell the coffee and hold hands with Chris and clean up his act.


n. love   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Its so sad when people but more so young people have to go through something like this to realize how serious something like this is. I'M not saying whose the blameable party here because no one really knows but the people who were present. furthermore, people make mistakes. i think it may be time for the public to get over it because although it was wrong for him to hit her, he is not the first and i am fairly certain is not going to be the last man to put his hands on a woman. Tyson supposedly beat robin givens but he still gets praised for doing wat he does. some say he is a fighter, its what he does. but its domestic violence nonetheless. my point. dont punish one person for what goes on possibly everyday when there are others who can share the blame. keep your head up chris.


laniece   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I think he'll change...something had to happen in order for him to get it together and unfortunately it was that, but we all make mistakes and learn from them


Britney   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I'm a true believer in forgiveness and I'm a true fan of Chris Brown so I forgive him n believe that he's extremly sorry and I will continue to buy his records n attend his concerts. Everyone makes mistakes so we can't judge him and put the weight of the world on his shoulders..........


Karl from NY   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Why didn't Larry ask him, "How does it feel to be a convicted felon and not be able to vote again"? Can he buy firearms now or is that a done deal with the conviction? I will bet that these questions had to be approved by him and Mark Geragos first.


LIFE   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

HE STILL WILL MAKE HIS MONEY SOMETHING YOU PEOPEL NEED TO GO DO AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT HIM


Daniel   September 2nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Give him some slack he is just saying that he is sorry for what he did to rihanna and I believe he is going to change smh


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Yes I can forgive Mr. Brown. I like his music. But will I purchase any future musice by him? NOT LIKELY!

Mr. Brown stated he his recording now and he's waiting to release new music. People wake up!!!! All of this is publicity. He is going to do everything he can to get his career back on track.


werikalter   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

lets forgive... because God forgives.... i understand that he is wrong in his actions, but at the same time if you believe in the word of God then you shall know that we all fall short sometimes... although he was in the wrong God gives us second chances and i feel that he should be given the same... amen


Olivier   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

He seems really sorry for his actions and i respect him for that.


Leila Bullock   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

He who is without sin cast the first stone. The Lord says how do you expect Him to forgive you of your sins if you can't forgive someone else. In the bible someone asked Jesus how many times should we forgive a person and Jesus said 70 times 70. Chris Brown is very remorseful and is sorry I'm sure he's learned his lesson. It is time for people to forgive and learn this experience and their life lessons and move on!


jeremy mckinney   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

first and formost all the people that are judging this young man need to be mindful that yall have fallen short of something. second we all make mistakes and Jesus said it best who that is without sin let him cast the first stone.i believe that we all deserve second chances why, cause everytime we mess up GOD gives us all the chances in the world. his love is unlimited so should ours.people stop bad mouthing him and just allow him to move on.if you have never been in that situation and havent came out and can live to testify that GOD changed you then please shut up.leave that young man alone.and let him move on.the funny part that all of yall dont see is if rihanna forgave him then why cant you?


asmartgalinyc   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

To "Lamard" : this is not a race issue.
Have u been watching the news at all this year or reading the papers? New York Times etc?

Soo many stories around the world of people all kinds of people making wrong decisions!


Rhonda   September 2nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

It takes alot of courage for a man to come forth and admit his wrongs......... Especially when in 9.8% of cases a person will lie their a– off, show no remorse and be all.... "it wasn't me" BS. Then try to Get away with whatever it is they did wrong, and make a victim feel even more violated and betrayed than the actual occurance.
I do believe Chris is truly sorry and confused to what lead to all this. I think he is a good person, who did a wrong thing and really trying hard to make some right out of it, by owning up to his actions......................
A person coming forward and taking responsibilty for their actions! WOW! Why are people not taking this into consideration at all. When does this happen?? Truely, think about it.
I am NOT excusing his actions, but give credit to when it is due.
Surely, if Rihanna can get passed this and still be friends with him, he can not be all that bad a person.


Kesha   September 2nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

For all those who have never sinned, cast the first stone. He is young, and barely legal. At first I was angrytoo, being a battered woman myself long ago but I don't believe he's the monster that people believe. He made a mistake and it is your personal choice if you decide to not support his career but don't condemn the man forever. Yes he received a light sentence but wouldn't you try to get that if it were you in the hot seat? Who wants a hard time?! Rihanna has forgiven him and she was the one abused! God forgives. So should you all. Answer this, if his sin were not publicly known, would you buy his music? If so, you are a fan and his skills are undeniable. People do this sort of thing all the time, some public, some not.


TESHAWN   September 2nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

I am both fans of Rihanna and Chris Brown. Everyone makes mistakes and I think we need to leave it alone and worry about bigger problems. They are too young kids that were or still in love with each other. And I believe things just got a little bit hasty, with some jealousy involve and it got out of hand. We all have got out of hand at that age. They are young kids who sometimes cannot control their emotions. It was a mistake and he is remorseful for his actions. Moreover, his career should not be ruin because of this incident. I think that people are being too harsh on him when it comes to his career. Why are we not harsh about the real domestic abusers, rapists, drunk drivers, drug addicts etc. that still has a job and their career has not come to an end. Before we judge we need to look at the truth for none of us know what really happen. And before we judge we need to look into our own backyard because alot of people have done worst thing than this and have not been punish. He has alot of talent and that is unfair if we think we should take that away from him. I will continue to support him and support Rihanna as well.


Jameia   September 2nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

I accept his apology completely. Everybody makes mistakes and he is young and things do happen. I believe that he is sincerely sorry and I wish everybody would just give him a chance to prove it. I respect him so much for not telling everything that happend that night because it does affect her, Rihanna, also. Those aren't just bad memories for him, they are for her too. They are both trying to get move on with their lives and wish the media would allow them to do so. I am looking forward to seeing Chris Brown and Rihanna lives their lives happily, either together or apart. I'm rooting for them both.


linda   September 2nd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes in life who are we to judge him so harsh. I don't think God would even be so judgemental. People need to lighten up no one talked about Jay-Z when he hit that women in the face.


BlackZo   September 2nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

I lost ALL respect for him before the incident and this interview has made him look even worse. I attempted to listen with an open mind, but he has made himself look bad. Now, he is re-releasing statements, cleaning up statements. You didn't remember, now you remember – you have literally got to be killing me!!!!!!!!!Give it up. You having to clean up statements is because you don't mean any of it. First, he showed how inmature and young he is. Then, he showed how is kinda out of touch with the the dynamics of life/relationships. This guy is not connected. If you watched his facial expressions when he thought the cameras weren't looking when they playing his cheezy apology and his clip promoting his album, he had a look of "oh please don't show that". Becuase that's the real him. He is not mentally connected to the realism of this situation and I think he will be in jail soon. I don't think he will able to go for five years without doing something outside of the court's stimipulations. He truly doesn't exist in my book anymore on any level.


Christine   September 2nd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

Chris Brown is a young man who made a terrible mistake but does not deserve all the bashing he is getting. There are women out there that hit men & push men to the point where they have to react & defend themselves.He is not the first celebrity to be involved in a situation like this. Yes he should attend anger management classes and Rhianna as well. Let the young man move on with his life, his career should not be affected by this. He is extremely talented and should be allowed to do what he loves and does well. His career should not be affected by his personal life.


Nkeirukao   September 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm ET

This is not just about Chris Brown. This is about all the abusers out there (man or woman). This sort of thing needs to stop, and it should begin with owning up to the deed. Apologizing doesn't mean blaming things on your childhood. I know plenty of guys who’ve witnessed domestic violence in their homes and decided to totally stray away from this. He is human, yes, but he's also a public figure who needs to set better examples – starting with admitting to doing wrong and focusing on speaking against this sort of thing. This interview was definitely a PR move. It's sad to think this may happen again – if not by him, then by someone else in the world. I'm glad people are not sweeping this under the rug. SPEAK OUT ON RIHANNA'S BEHALF (and on behalf of men and women across the globe who may be in her situation)! Remember – love does not hurt.


Breona   September 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I dont know how the story went down all i know is that MAN OR FEMALE if someone swing on me i have the RIGHT to defend myself


Marion   September 2nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

It's a sad affair that this celebrity gets off with a slap on the wrist because he can afford a great attorney. Where's the justice? I do not believe Chris Brown and his excuses nor his Mom. If I were Chris I would hide under a rock!!! How can he not remember, then we hear there was violence in Europe and Barbados this young man has a problem his Mom should see this and have him seek treatment for anger and being an abusive young man. Brianna needs to forget him he will do it again she or another woman may not be so lucky the next time. This was not a slap this was a beating! Chris may not care about this bloggers but he will when the $$$$ don't roll in.. The justice system has let woman in America down with this verdict..What a shame! Let it be known I'm older than his Mom and she needs to pay attention before he does more than beat a woman!!! He's only sorry he got caught. He cannot make eye contact what does that say? Certainly not remorse! I do not believe him I hope he can prove me wrong.....


Classified Information   September 2nd, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Chris did a very good job explaining as much as he could while protectin what little privacy Ri and He has. Let it rest people...Chris, when is the new CD comin out.....if we still rock R.Kelly I know damn well you will get play her in DC!


Sender316   September 2nd, 2009 10:22 pm ET

i agree wit LIFE, u kno she did somethin for him to go off like that and whats the bad thing about it is that he's gonna take all the for this and she's gonna walk off scot free
u can tell from her responses that she feels guilty and i kno she got beat like she stole somethin but she needs to take the fall for what she did too cause his career is damaged and that's not fair


Breona   September 2nd, 2009 10:24 pm ET

And one more thing i read all these comments and it ticks me off because everybody has got upset and took they anger out on someone people need to chill out...he is human.. i know that atleast half of the people on here have been in a physical altercation with someone so yall are just as bad


Nkeirukao   September 2nd, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Unfortunately, CB is now the poster child for domestic violence; this is not going to go away that easy. Good luck to him, his family, and Rihanna.


people   September 2nd, 2009 10:26 pm ET

people plizzzz he made ONE MISTAKE AND HE CANT TAKE IT BACK.....HE SAID HE WAS SORRY..SO MOVE ON...
ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE PEOPLE...I HOPE U GUYS ARE ALL PERFECTTTTTTTTTTTT.....
U R HUMANS ,,WE MAKE MISTAKES EVERYDAY....WE NEED TO FORGIVE EACH OTHER SO THAT WE CAN BE A BETTER PERSON...

CHRIS BROWN PLIZZ STOP MAKIN SONGS ABT RIHANNA OR THE INCIDENT..MOVE ON WITH UR LIFE, FOCUS ON URSELF AND UR MUSIC.....

NWAYYY U CANT PLEASE EVERYBODYYYYY.....PEOPLE WIT NEGATIVES COMMENTS ARE JST HATERSSSSSSSSSS , THEY CANT MAKE MILLIONS JST LIK U ( EUHH)......................................REMEMBER THAT...


people   September 2nd, 2009 10:27 pm ET

people plizzzz he made ONE MISTAKE AND HE CANT TAKE IT BACK…..HE SAID HE WAS SORRY..SO MOVE ON…
ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE PEOPLE…I HOPE U GUYS ARE ALL PERFECTTTTTTTTTTTT…..
U R HUMANS ,,WE MAKE MISTAKES EVERYDAY….WE NEED TO FORGIVE EACH OTHER SO THAT WE CAN BE A BETTER PERSON…

CHRIS BROWN PLIZZ STOP MAKIN SONGS ABT RIHANNA OR THE INCIDENT..MOVE ON WITH UR LIFE, FOCUS ON URSELF AND UR MUSIC…..

NWAYYY U CANT PLEASE EVERYBODYYYYY…..PEOPLE WIT NEGATIVES COMMENTS ARE JST HATERSSSSSSSSSS , THEY CANT MAKE MILLIONS JST LIK U ( EUHH)………………………………..REMEMBER THAT…


kp   September 2nd, 2009 10:27 pm ET

I think his career and image have been ruined. HOWEVER BECAUSE HE IS A YOUNG BLACK MAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SCRUTINIZE HIM MORE AND SAY HE'S NOT WORTHY OF A SECOND CHANCE...


Nkeirukao   September 2nd, 2009 10:32 pm ET

News flash, Sender316 (and Life): It doesn't matter what she did to provoke him. What he did is unacceptable. That night was not the first time he hit her, so he had plenty of time to think about his actions (blackout or not). The incident escalated that night (as the reports have revealed) and, even worse, she could have died. If neighbors did not hear her screams, we'd all probably be singing a different tune right now.


Gerald Jolly   September 2nd, 2009 10:34 pm ET

Chris Brown's MOMMY says.

My BABY is just not a bad boy.

He just lost control.

Rihanna has forgiven him, so why cant the rest of the world forgive him.

You know, we have lost Micheal Jackson, and every agrees that Chris will be the next Micheal Jackson. We can only hope that Chris Brown gets Dr. Murray to treat his "ILLNESESS"


double standard   September 2nd, 2009 10:41 pm ET

i know...its right for women to get mad and hit guy... and he should just stand there? BS I'm a woman and I know when we get mad that it's a wrap! Some women feel free to slap men because they know if anything happens the guy is going to take the fall for it! that is NOT cool! It s a learned behavior... to bad we see it glamorized in our community! Crazy black lady goes off on boyfriend... and we as black people sit there and think it's funny! it's not! we need to learn self control! I have a backbone and no one is going to get over on me...but I also know how to repect a man! they're only going to deal with that s**t for long! We have to set better examples for our young people to avoid this cycle!


Lizzette   September 2nd, 2009 10:41 pm ET

Thinking Chris should have had some better coaching prior to this interview. How in the heck do you apologize for inflicting domestic violence upon an individual, yet you can't recall actually hurting the person? We all recognize that both of these individuals are young and highly impressionable, however domestic violence is beyond a serious topic that continues to be swept under the rug. Women, men and children are getting hurt everyday by people who do not know how to use their BIG WORDS vs. their hands, feet and weapons. I couldn't believe that he even discussed his community service options as he will be cleaning up trash. Hate to tell this to ya Chris, but chances are not too many people want you around their children given your situation. Admit, accept, apologize and take ownership for you and your violent behavior!


hollie jones   September 2nd, 2009 10:47 pm ET

what i do not understand is that chris didn't do this by him self Rhanna had something to do with this too why don't she get punished just like chris did. they both should be at fault why do the lucky one that had something to do with just get her hand slap and he gets 5 years probation come on we need some kind of law that who throws the first punch or slap get probation to what is our system going to thats what i would like to know


maka   September 2nd, 2009 11:11 pm ET

I'm amazed at all the anger you people hold. I'm sure some of you have lost it before judging by how riled up you are getting about someone who has owned up to and admitted his guilt, his shame and his desire to prove to all of you that he can accept and complete his punishment and help to by speaking out to young people about how wrong it was what he did. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we supported people trying to right a wrong? Instead you all sit back and throw your harsh words. Which one of you is perfect and hasn't made mistakes in their lifes? Yep, just as I thought– none of you.
I for one and supporting Chris Brown in his attempt to make himself a better person.


Kim   September 2nd, 2009 11:18 pm ET

Why did Chris Brown even agree to come on your show if he wasn't going to tell us anything? He doesn't want to pick up trash, he briefly spoke to Rihanna when he actually spent that time w/her in Diddy's house, oh sorry, he can't talk about that. Larry, really a waste of an hour. I like his music and think he's cute. Everyone deserves a second chance. Is he sorry? Only God knows. Why hasn't Rihanna spoken out? Why didn't she press charges? Guess we'll never know. Chris just put your album out & wait & see what happens. Stop wasting our time with scripted apologies and repetitive interviews that don't shed any light on why you did what you did.


miller   September 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm ET

Well as for as I`m concerned... any man that hits a women cannot call himself a man. period!


Michael   September 2nd, 2009 11:39 pm ET

No man should ever strike a woman. Call me a traditionalist if you must. I have a bad temper, when I get angry I force myself to go away from people and cool off. His interview is merely a failed attempt to get his career back on track.


Floridagal10   September 2nd, 2009 11:40 pm ET

Of course what he did was wrong... But he has fessed up to what he's done he's getting help for it and he can't go back to change it. The only thing he can do now is make sure he dosent do it again. Were all human people make mistakes. He's only 20 years old and we all know she is a crazy girl. I feel rhianna has moved on and left chris behind meanwhile she's posing naked in magazines, believe me she's just fine. I will support chris and wish him the best hes very talented and he made a mistake. Chris all your real fans will support you.


Verra. Blue   September 2nd, 2009 11:40 pm ET

I. Feel. Sorry. For. Chris. Brown. But. Will. Never. Buy. His. Music. Again I. Will. However. Listen. To. It. But. Will. Not. Buy. It. I. Parallels. Michael. Jackson. After. The. Allegation. And. Verdict, yet. Something. About. Him. Was. Permanently. Damaged.
On. The. Other. Hand. I. Do. Not. Feel. Sorry. For. Rihanna
I. Do. Not. Know. Who. Hit. Who. First. And. I. Do not. See. Her. As. The innocent. Victim But. I. Will. Always. Love. Her. Music.

Something. Tells. Me. That. If. He. Was. 21. And. She. 18, we. Wi. Have. A different. Outcome.

I am. Completely. Opposed. To. Violence. Especially. Against. The. Weaker. Sex.

Verra


spung14   September 2nd, 2009 11:42 pm ET

well i forgive him


dorian rayn   September 3rd, 2009 12:07 am ET

1. chris and mommy say he has no violent history- they both dont remember him assaulting rihanna in Barcelona and Europe-how many other incidents do they not remember 2. woman beaters always claim to love the women they batter- so ofcourse he loves her and will continue to love her until he kills her


Erin   September 3rd, 2009 12:10 am ET

Everybody makes mistakes Chris isn't the first to hit a women jus because he's famous people are making it out to be much more if it was a regular person getting abused nobody would really care they might feel sorry but they are going to go on about their lives like nothing happen but since he a famous everybodys down his back how they don't like him no more. to everybody that think like that get over yourselfs he said he sorry for what he's done so leave him alon and let him go on with his life. I will forever be a CHRIS BROWN FAN and dat will never change!!!


JAY   September 3rd, 2009 12:14 am ET

ppl ya talk to much B.S i mean nobody actually knows what really happend only them 2, and yall just interfering in whether or not they still got something goin on for one another


gabriela   September 3rd, 2009 12:15 am ET

That's the problem, women standing by their men (the son in this case) even when the man happen to be a batterer. According to Brown's mother "this is probably the most painful time of my entire life" even though she's been a victim of domestic violence herself, she went on to say: "it's been hard, really hard, seeing him going through the pain and dealing with the situation, it's been real hard..."
I thought the victim here was Rhianna.


Liz and Jessie   September 3rd, 2009 12:19 am ET

We love Chris Brown and forgive him. He is talented and everyone makes mistakes. I'm sure Rihanna had her share in the situation.


vickyv15   September 3rd, 2009 12:21 am ET

I will never look at Chris Brown the same. It's impossible to look at him as a handsome pop star after what he has done.


Erin   September 3rd, 2009 12:21 am ET

Yes he hit a women but atleast he owned up to it and respects her privacy!


ANT 206   September 3rd, 2009 12:22 am ET

Chris brown is showing his age with this interview.he is saying the same thing for each question asked,and he is dancing around the question about what "really" happened.


Kenzie   September 3rd, 2009 12:22 am ET

I think that Chris brown is young and deserves a second chance like the rest of the world. I do feel like he is sorry and now knows better.

LOVE YOU CHRIS!


Yevette   September 3rd, 2009 12:23 am ET

Chris should be forgiven because theres always two side of the story and for him to act like that she had to do something to him


BABY BOY   September 3rd, 2009 12:24 am ET

chris is really sorry and desveres another try


mp   September 3rd, 2009 12:24 am ET

I feel sorryy for both Chris and Rihanna because they're both so fragile and the situation just wont be left alone . It happen so I think it should just be left alone so they can work it out .


Jeff   September 3rd, 2009 12:26 am ET

Look u people need to chill dissin people.....the man made a mistake he fessed up to it, and he even said he's sorry....so for all you white trash that always wants to down us young black men, i'm 21 yrs old, find something more constructive to do....you people have been waiting to deal a great blow to our african american community, i.e. michael jackson, chris brown, kobe bryant, the list goes on and on so stop hatin and understand and forgive!!!!


heidi   September 3rd, 2009 12:26 am ET

Just a PR stunt to get back in the good graces of the public.


Jolanie Johnson   September 3rd, 2009 12:29 am ET

i believe that everyone makes mistakes everyone and the only reason why people are making such a big deal about chris brown and rihanna is because they are singers there are tons of women n abusive relationships right now and not much happens most women in an abusive relationship die but u dont hear that on the news do you no so for the press and everyone else to be making this such a big deal to me is crap how about we do something like make a stricker law about abuse to females and males instead of people grilling chris brown why not try and use this situation and solve the whole problem i believe he got the message he did wrong really wrong but im not perfect so i believe that i can't hold anythiong against him and i believe either can anyone else no one is perfect and alot of people do things that are against the law and that is wrong to do I BELIEVE THAT IS YOUR PERFECT AND A SAINT THEN GO ON AHEAD AND TALK BOUT WHAT HAPPEN BUT IF YOU'VE DONE WRONG AND BROKEN THE LAW THEN YOU HAVE NO ROOM TO TALK YOU REALLY DON'T


vanessa quiroz   September 3rd, 2009 12:31 am ET

I think he is full of it! Its NEVER ok to hit a female!


heidi   September 3rd, 2009 12:31 am ET

Donate that ear bling to a battered womens' shelter, chris!


Anton (bahamas)   September 3rd, 2009 12:32 am ET

to me i believe he should be thrown in jail, because if he was not a star, he would be jailed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we need to start making examples out of these stars, an stop letting them off the hook easy!!!!!!


Krys   September 3rd, 2009 12:32 am ET

Ok...Chris Brown was wrong.... I admit that. We all make mistakes and we all have done things that we regret...all have done things we want to take back and can't. This is a learning experience for him. Is he a bad person? No....A good guy who made an awful choice in life and yes he has to deal w/the consequences..Can we get back to locating real criminals and focus on keeping them behind bars!!


Naimah   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

I feel so bad 4 both of them. We really need the full story b4 we can come 2 any conclusions. Seems like he's protecting her by not disclosing the full details.


eniola   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

wow, larry i think chris is absolutely sorry.


4ramonaliza   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

LETS BE HONEST THEY ARE TEENAGERS REAL PEOPLE. IF IT WASNT CHRIS BROWN BUT A REGULAR CITIZEN IT WOULD NOT HAVE GOT THIS MUCH ATTENTION. I THINK THE MEDIA HAS GONE TO FAR WITH INTERFERING WITH HIS LIFE. HE MADE A MISTAKE PLEASE GIVE HIM A CHANCE. BESIDES EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON WHAT DONT KILL U MAKE U STRONGER.(BOTH SIDES). HE'S ONLY 20. HE HAS A LOT OF MISTAKES TO MAKE. I REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT SLEPT AROUND ON HIS WIFE, AND INHALED MARIJUANA, AND NEVER DID THE MEDIA TAKE IT AS FAR AS THIS SITUATION WITH CHRIS BROWN. SHAME ON YOU GUYS!!!


Keyota Cannon   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

I think that he didnt mean it....everyone makes mistakes and he should be given another chance but at the end of the day he should have went to jail because he is human just like everyone else.Him having money shouldnt mean anything... I will always love Chrstopher Brown he's young he will learn.


Elle   September 3rd, 2009 12:36 am ET

I may be the only person in America to say this or feel this way, but I feel bad for Chris. Rhianna is only getting sympathy because she's a woman. We don't know or dare ask what she did to him physically first or at all because it's easier to say Chris is the man and should have known better. I refuse to believe Rhianna sat back and just LET him beat on her. She HAD to do something back or as well. Her persona is a "good girl gone bad" well, she should have stayed a "good girl". It may have saved her a "beating". Just sayin'.


ASHLEY   September 3rd, 2009 12:37 am ET

AT THE END OF THE DAY HE IS A GREAT PERFORMER AND IS NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER MUSICIAN WHO HAS BEAT ON THEIR SPOUSE. BUT IN EVERYDAY LIFE EVERYONE KNOWS OF A FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, OR NEIGHBOR WHO IS INVOVLED IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE. I DON'T SEE ANYONE OUTSIDE THEIR DOORS WITH TORCES, TELLING THAT PERSON THEY ARE LESS THAN THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. JUDGE NOT UNLESS YE BE JUDGED!!! HE SAID HE WAS SORRY AND ITS BETWEEN HIM AND RIHANNA WHERE THEY TAKE THEIR RELATIONSHIP. AND IF SHE FORGIVES HIM, THATS HER OWN BUISNESS. GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST SAY!!!


jojo   September 3rd, 2009 12:37 am ET

Its so easy to judge.we live and learn


April Strickland   September 3rd, 2009 12:37 am ET

This is an unfortunate case for Rihanna, but Larry King has allowed you to present yourself ( Chris Brown) on his show and let your fans know the fact. Chris Brown, you have wasted viewers time for an hour because you refuse to talk about what really happened that night. I find you not facing the incident that you did that night. If you want fans to stand behind you I would stand up a be a man and tell the truth, because what you did is severely looked down upon. I think no matter what you lived through in the past everyone has a choice and you made the wrong choice. Stop hiding behind that you do not want to talk about the abuse you did to Rihanna by saying you want to keep the privacy. You have wasted your fans time tonight.


vlad   September 3rd, 2009 12:38 am ET

if it was one of my kids he would be in jail


pea   September 3rd, 2009 12:38 am ET

Chris Brown was wrong point blank He should have never put his hands her . However, give the man a break . No one is perfect and all the down talking is not making it any better . When it's out in the air about what reallyy happend or what she did to him , it needs to be left alone . Like Chris' mother said none of us are one to judge . WE ALL make mistakes . Leave the situation alone and let it be . Rihanna FORGAVE him so Chris forget about all the negative-ness just fly over your head , dont worryy about all the people saying stuff like their perfect . In the end it's him and her . NOT them and the world .


MizzMiata   September 3rd, 2009 12:40 am ET

In my 20's I had a fine successful man who did the same thing to me. After each incident he would buy me gifts and promise to never do it again. It happened again and his cycle of crying and saying it would never happen again and buying me gifts continued until I got out of it at 29. Since then no other man has ever treated me like that. But his current girl is dealing with what he is capable of. Point is this guy is intense, his anger is intense, his love is intense, his work habits are intense. A time bomb! Too bad Rihanna, but your future is bright and if you pick the right Man this will just be a part of your past.


Robbie   September 3rd, 2009 12:40 am ET

It seems that Chris is hurting for what happened. God Bless, Chris


MainLineMom   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 am ET

Weren't we all young before, haven't we made mistakes. We are not the judge or jury of lifes actions so let's all stop playing GOD. Your opinion is your own and that does not mean we have to condemn and continue to punish this young man. If you don't want to support him then don't


MainLineMom   September 3rd, 2009 12:42 am ET

if SHE forgave him, who are WE to judge


De Anna   September 3rd, 2009 12:44 am ET

Everyone makes mistakes and no one but God has the right to judge chris brown for the mistakes that he had made. I respect him for taking full responsibility for his actions and that shows his maturity. Ppl really leave them alone. He is sorry and they are friends. Find so business and dnt think yall dnt make no mistakes cus yall do. Dnt jugde.


Erin   September 3rd, 2009 12:44 am ET

he got off way to easy and should be treated like a normal citizen!!!


Bertha Mills   September 3rd, 2009 12:44 am ET

He said that he feels bad about what happened and that he is sorry. I believe him. If God can forgive him, who are we to keep holding this against him? I'm sure he's asked God for forgiveness and if he did has been forgiven. Let him be.


manar isho   September 3rd, 2009 12:46 am ET

hey should of got jail time. its not cool to hit a women. really low on chris's part. expeclly if your famous around the world.


WHiTNEYC   September 3rd, 2009 12:47 am ET

Chris, you have a life as well, it is nt your job to explain to us what took place. Long as you handle the situation & she forgives you & YOU know in your heart your sorry, thats good enough. Your human just like the rest of us. ONLY GOD KNOWS... LOVE YOU CHRiS.


Marcella   September 3rd, 2009 12:47 am ET

Just stop, this is so stupid. Chris Brown and the rest of Hollywood gets away with a slap on the wrist while out here in the REAL WORLD people get jail time. A real man wouldn`t have hit a woman for whatever reason, you should have walked away or have someone handle her. Was is worth it? Was it worth loosing your fans,contracts and money for a good slap? Honestly your not even worth the tv time you get. I lost respect for you and your music. I change the station when you music is on.I also believe that Rhianna isn`t an angel in this situation but this went to far.


vlad   September 3rd, 2009 12:48 am ET

you are not a man if you put your hand up to a women


Jcubed   September 3rd, 2009 12:48 am ET

It is apparent that Chris is trying to be as sincere as possible. There are many cases every day that have to do with domestic Violence. The only reason this has escalated is cause he is "Celebrity". I just feel the media is poking at him just to make him feel worse, just as Michael im sure just wants to R.I.P


ANT 206   September 3rd, 2009 12:49 am ET

Chris brown does not seem sorry at all.horrible interview.


Jada   September 3rd, 2009 12:50 am ET

I think that what he did was wrong and I certainly dont condone it but I believe he can learn from this and become a better person. He's still very young to learn how to control his anger and he will be a better person from this but I love chris brown and I still support him.... He's definitely able to change.


Eric   September 3rd, 2009 12:52 am ET

Only 2 are perfect in this world. God and Jesus.


Who I AM is ME   September 3rd, 2009 12:53 am ET

Maybe he didnt do it. And Pay attention to body language.


miranda   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

i think chris shouldnt be sentenced because he made a mistake everybody makes mistakes so he should get a 2nd chance i love you chris and im by your side.


John   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

It almost seems like he's so sure he's getting away with this legally, that all he's worried about is saving his public image. "All I'm focused on is my career." His exact words. He's getting ready to sell a million records, so getting in good with the public is a must. If we fall for it or not, only the numbers will tell.


Ms. Barbados   September 3rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

I think this interview is just about him making peace with the fans his album is coming out. I am from Barbados and i am telling you the incident that happened here is true the island is very small. The car she got when she won the Grammy last year , along with being the Ambassador of Barbados.


Yolanda   September 3rd, 2009 12:57 am ET

I understand when someone makes a mistake and everyone makes mistake(s) the question(s) is like putting him on trial again and again. America need let go. Chris Brown is human and so are you all. Chris I forgive you I am one of your fans and what happens in your personal life is your business. and I appreciate you keeping everyone out of it. Chris Brown know this at the end of th day the only one that has a heaven or hell to put you in is God so continue to make your music and do what God and put into you to do. Let no one stop you, yes there is a time to pay the piper and I feel that you have been sentence by the judge all is up to you is to do what is required of you and do it and move from there. Be Bless!!!!


Tanwya   September 3rd, 2009 1:03 am ET

Question? Why is everyone upset over one mistake Chris Brown made? We were not in the car, you don't know what Rhianna did! She had to have done something that night to make that situation happen, becaue why would you want to be a persons friend who you think is going to hurt you? Or kill you? I believe he is not telling what happen to protect her, thats why he took the deal. I also feel he has learned from this mistake like everyone else who has probably made a bad choice in there life. Why isn't anyone speak out with rage againist R KELLY? It's ok to have sex with 13 year old girls, but you say it's over for Chris, Please!


Jasmine   September 3rd, 2009 1:06 am ET

i think that what he did was wrong also, but i believe that if people did a little bit more research on rihanna they would see that SHE is the one with the violent past (i.e. the interview where she is quoted saying that she hit her brother in the face with a glass bottle)...we also need to see that HER OWN FAMILY was shocked by his actions, this was out of chris browns character, not hers. also if he was sucj a threat, and if she didnt do ANYTHING to provoke this altercation, then why is she still in the lagal process of trying to get the courts to remove the restraining order that prevents them from seeing each other? people need to stop putting all the blame on him and just move on all together.


100% Real   September 3rd, 2009 1:13 am ET

Noone is perfect...YES! What Chris did was wrong but you have to give him a second chance and look at the positive in the situation. He has a chance to turn it all around and prove that PEOPLE (like you and I) do make mistakes. People need to stop bashing him and learn to forgive and stop judging. Bc there is not one single human on this planet who hasnt done something wrong. Regardless if its as severe as this situation or not. He is a popular celebrity and has a chance to turn it all around but you have to give it to him. And if she can forgive him then everyone else should be able to as well. Im just being 100% real. I think a lot of people are bashing him because he may not speaking proper at all times and because of this incident. But lets remember...this is a kid we are talking about! And just because his life is in front of cameras doesnt mean that we can sit there and pick on him. If he said he is sorry then you have to take his word and give the guy a second chance. There are plenty of ridiculous people/celebs that get away with bs and no one says a word about them. No different from how people forgot about MJ and all of the humanity work that he did for this world. But as soon as some kid claims he was sexually harassed and MJ changes his looks everyone believes him (the kid). No one is perfect....so dont speak like you are.


Janeen   September 3rd, 2009 1:17 am ET

People just need to leave them alone people do make mistakes and people do change but because he's in the entertainment industry it is such a big deal. Don't get me wrong to put your hands on anyone is wrong male or female but they are the only ones who could make that choice on if it is healhty for them to either stay togther or stay away from eachother so there are to many of yall being jugdemental and this is coming from a female who has been domestically abused before and I am currently still with that person but he has changed like I said people do make mistakes.


Angela   September 3rd, 2009 1:20 am ET

I hear Chris Brown talk about how he is so truly sorry and that he is only twenty years of age. I have twenty-one year old and he knows better than to touch a woman in a negative, hurtful and harmful way. To me....Chris Brown is not as sorry as he says. He went out clubbing and partying after the incident. He spoke of killing her as well. What kind of a sorry individual (so he says that he is) goes out and enjoys himself to the fullest the next couple of days after the incident? I am not convinced that he is sorry for what he has done. Maybe a sorry individual that needs plenty of help, but not sincerely sorry in his heart. Well maybe he might be now because his career is at stake. Just like he said "The words that I said, someone wrote that for me, but it's what I wanted to say, and it's how I felt". The effects that it has had in the world of those who watch his videos and listen to his music is horrible. So many children looked up to him as a role model. What he needs to be concentrating on is the anger management and plenty of counseling and not the dancing and singing. I will not let my daughter listen to his music anymore because it sets off the wrong message. I don't want my sons or my daughter thinking that it's fine to do that to a woman or a man. And I don't want them to think that it's fine for someone to do it to them. I believe that Chris Brown would have got time in jail if he was an ordinary person and not someone famous. In my opinion he got off very, very easy and that to me is a sad terrible shame.

Thank you :-)
I Love Your Show Larry King. You are one of the real MEN!


Empress   September 3rd, 2009 1:22 am ET

It is perplexing to me how everyone is so quick to point the finger and condemn this young man. Yes, what he did was wrong and I do not condone violence against women. But, I also do not think it is fair for a women to hit him and everyone act as if she did nothing wrong. We as women must exercise control over our actions because like anything in life there are consequences. And rather anyone wants to admit it or not, we all know that it is human nature, when put a situation you either {fight or flight}. A woman who raises her hand to a man is just as responsible for what the consequences may be as the man that assaults her . Everyone is focusing on Chris hitting Rihanna but has anyone told Rihanna that it is not cool to hit a man. Lets face it he is human, and depending on the circumstance you just may catch him at the wrong time. We must remember for every “action there is a reaction”. I notice girls today are so “feisty” and want to be “tough” and jump in men face with arguments and often are first to hit even if the man do whatever is in his power to diffuse the situation. Mothers we must tell our daughters just like it is not good for a man to hit a woman, the same rule apply for a women hitting a man.


He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone   September 3rd, 2009 1:24 am ET

As the mother of a teenage daughter of dating age, I have told her like my mother and father told me: if you don't want to be hit, then don't hit. Now that's not saying that some men/boys do have anger issues and may hit you anayway, but when you swing on a man, right or wrong, you open yourself up to being dealt with on reflex. I know young girls who hit these boys, threaten them, run up on them, throw things at them, and I have seen boys try to walk away, only for these little girls to keep it going. Then when the boy snaps and hits her, everyone jumps on him and vilifies him, as they have done Chris Brown. I am not justifying what he did, but I accept his apology at face value and hope he can rebound from this. Remember, this is a 20 yr old kid, who among us at 20 knew how to handle our emotions properly? Who has not been in a horrifc verbal altercation that you thought might get physical? Ladies, how many of us have continued to push and push and push a man, baiting him verbally, even after they have told us to leave them alone? Again, it is never right for anyone to abuse anyone, but there is accountability on both persons in a relationship when it goes right and when it goes wrong.


He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone   September 3rd, 2009 1:30 am ET

And I don't remember this much drama when Sean Penn was whooping Madonna's tail, or when Josh Brolin knocked Diane Lane around. Sean Penn went on to win Oscar's and Josh Brolin has been nominated for one. Both men are stellar actors, and deserved their accolades, but Chris is a phenomenal entertainer and deserves his chance to grow and entertain. You hate to think that race has anything to so with this, and I really want to believe we are evolving, but I don't know...


diane raynard   September 3rd, 2009 1:31 am ET

unreal, wow. i can;t believe people on this blog, don;t see there is no good reason for the abuse, did you see the pictures of her face??? what if she had died??? i don;t care what she did no excuse for this. i think the way his mom cryed she knew this. anyone who sticks up for him is insane. he kept quoting how young he was, but my 8 year knows to keep his hands to himself, boy i hope people get it, has for rihanna wanting to be with him, i shoudn;t have to say more then jaycee and her two daughters god bless them


Sorenzo   September 3rd, 2009 1:34 am ET

What matters most in the situation is that both Chris and Rihanna are both okay. Rihanna is doing fine; she's out with a new hit single. As for Chris Brown, sometimes it's hard to avoid certain situations, but at least everyone's alright. The interview could help Chris Brown, though. This interview would answer questions that people have been wondering for months on the incident that happened back In February.


Mimi   September 3rd, 2009 1:52 am ET

I luv Chris brown & his music I think all tha haters are allways gone hate anyways we all make mistakes were human everybody makes mistakes including me I don't agree with what he did but there's allways 2 sides of tha story nobody is perfect and I know all ya haters that are saying mean things are not batter than him tall did stuped sh**t to so yall ain't perfect ethier so give him a chance and leave him alone so before yall judge him judge ur selfe's and I don't care what yall say about me right of what I Sade all I know is that I don't judge people and nobody is perfect so I hope yall teach ur kids tha right things in life I'm pretty sure yall kids are not perfect ethier . I luv u Chris and I'm supporting u all tha way baby so be strong and prove tha haters wrong all be praying for u


Peanut   September 3rd, 2009 2:01 am ET

The public eye has a tendency to make things look worse than they really are.


Essence   September 3rd, 2009 2:09 am ET

For all of you Chris Brown Haters...shut the freak up....Everybody makes mistakes....In addition to that, none of us were there that night so we don't know what happened.....There are two sides to every story...there is no need to judge or darn there crucify him for this b.s....And to whomever said that people don't just snap...there is a show about it, on Oxygen called....hmmm, what's the name, oh yeah SNAPPED....And to whoever said Chris had on an innocent outfit, first of all wtf...that means? He always dresses like that, I guess you were never a fan....As far as a man should never hit a woman...it depends on what she did...if I slapped the - out of you, would you or would you not hit me? If I broke your car windows, cheated with your best friend, I think you get the point...none of us are perfect nor God so therefore violence isn't above any of us...GN Haters and to all of you who sided with CB....V


lovinriri   September 3rd, 2009 2:25 am ET

He needs prayer and forgiveness. He will have the stigma of being a 'woman beater' held over his head for the rest of his life-but he has to live with that, not us; that's his punishment. He's young and has many years to restore his tarnished career. As for him still loving RiRi–it's a wrap. Love comes and goes...RiRi has moved on and so should he. I wish them both the best. As far as the interview, I thought it was a waste of time.


Anna-Lee   September 3rd, 2009 3:20 am ET

iForgave Chris for what he did..iKno he isnt a bad person and we all make mistakes...we just need to learn from them


Arisleidy   September 3rd, 2009 3:24 am ET

What happen between Chris & Rihanna is no ones concerns. If they were'nt famous no one would ever knew.


www2u   September 3rd, 2009 4:14 am ET

Anyone who watches this interview should see two things.
One a young man who is willing to admits he was wrong
and two the fact that he is really regretful of what he did, not just
because of his career or the court.s actions,but because
he realizes he made a big mistake. And yes if it was my daughter
he abused I would be very angry, and no I do not know what I
would do because I would be angry. This same anger
caused Chris to do what he did. The bottom line is if
he is man enough to say he is sorry ( which I truly think he is)
and she Breana Is woman enough too forgive him. Then I would have to forgive him even if she was my daughter.Why because people make mistakes most of them are when they are young. I also believe it can not be taken lightly because the same behavior can lead to death with a repeat offender. In Chris's case I think it was a one event, one I don't believe he will repeat


Imforgiven   September 3rd, 2009 4:35 am ET

I can't believe some of the comments I am reading on this board. People are so cruel. Although I don't think a woman should stay with a man who has beat her, I also don't think a man is trash because he made a mistake. I was young once and have been on the receiving end of violent behavior. I don't condone what happened to me but I remember he was trying to leave after an arguement got heated, I refused to let him. He was trying to cool off, and I was in his face determined to be heard. I wrapped my arms around his ankles as he was trying to leave. He kept saying let me go, but I refused. I didn't deserve to get hit but I also should have let him leave. I was 19 and he was 20. We were both wrong. Young people who are in relationships need to learn the tools to use when they find themselves dealing with emotions they have never felt before. Just because you think you're in love doesn't mean you can control someone else's actions or feelings. You're dealing with sex, jealousy and love...we all have been young and done foolish things. When you're 30, you're like "anyway , been there done that..next", when you're 20, the world could feel like it's coming to an end. Have some compassion. The true test of whether or not he is remorseful and has learned from this experience is time. Time will tell.


sharnae   September 3rd, 2009 4:44 am ET

I just feel like because Chris Brown is black it's all blown out of proportion. If he was white you probably would have heard it on Tmz like once then it would have faded in the background. Stop making a big deal about it. Domestic Abuse happens every day and it takes Chris Brown to commit a crime before it goes noticed. No one knows exactly what happpened and still don't. You actually dont know what went on in that car, The only thing that you know is that Ri-Ri had bruses. I mean you dont know what she did to provoke him like was said before she could have grabbed the steering wheel and almost crashed the car he had rented. Now I know if someone to grab the wheel of a car I was renting I would beat the f*ck out of them too. I mean come on we dont know so lets stop assuming and let it die out because eventually it is. You all need to calm down because white people are commiting domestic abuse everyday and no body says anything. Its on then its off t.v.


larry   September 3rd, 2009 5:30 am ET

make him clean community toilets for 5years.


Bilex   September 3rd, 2009 5:45 am ET

An eye opener to all men who batter women. You may never be as lucky as Chris.


Chloe   September 3rd, 2009 5:53 am ET

he deserves a chnace like everyone else


Queen   September 3rd, 2009 5:55 am ET

Chris! Chris!! Chris!!! Do not let that occur again. Rihan, pls forgive n forget... Luv u 2


Joe   September 3rd, 2009 6:02 am ET

It would be much easier if he said ' I have anger management problems, I am violent, I did beat her, I do not know the difference between violence and non violence, I am a woman beater and I remember beating her that night plus I remember all her injuries'. Rather than hiding behind the easy way out pretending not to remember anything. I wonder if he forgets his paychecks?

He should be ashamed of himself and is a disgrace to all men and his mother, knowing full well his mother experienced Domestic Violence while he was growing up. The boy definitely has aggression issues that he needs to deal with. The first rule in dealing with an illness is to acknowledge and accept you have an illness! Not claim dementia in the first instance, which in itself is an illness.


NicoleCA   September 3rd, 2009 6:09 am ET

I couldn't help but feeling that he got trained to say what he said, and it was all a big show of the poor ghetto kid that wants to convince the world he is the perfect prince – which he is not.

He is far from the classiness of Rhianna. He doesn't deserve her at all.


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 3rd, 2009 7:07 am ET

I agree time will tell, just have to wait. He seemed very sorry for what he did, but it that enough.I do not think he realises what happened to him, he has not thought about it deeply.
He keeps s


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 3rd, 2009 7:14 am ET

sorry, my computer stopped for a minute, Chris Brown keeps saying he is sorry, but I do not think he realises why he did it, he definitely
needs counselling, as he looks comfused, and kept denying the previous allegiations made against him.
He needs a second chance, but also needs to be punished.
Hope the punishment will help him and will be enough.


amoen   September 3rd, 2009 7:24 am ET

I am sorry to all you Chris brown fans. But once an abuser always one. Plus they don't think they are doing anything wrong. They are shocked they are in denial they dont reaalize what they did. This is coming from someone who was in an abusive relationship.


Lynn   September 3rd, 2009 8:00 am ET

What a set-up. Chris Brown did himself no favors last night. What's with the baby blue sweater and bow tie? And what's with the comment about the touched up, possibly, picture? I am afraid that we haven't heard the last of his physical abuse cases. He can say he is young and wasn't taught how to show love. He's old enough to know that what he did was terribly wrong. Given last nights performance, I wish him well but don't have much faith in his rehabilitation.


Linda   September 3rd, 2009 8:27 am ET

I watched Chris Brown's interview with Larry last night and would like to warn Rhianna to stay strong...PLEASE do not go back to him. In my opinion, Chris' music career is his number one priority; instead, his priority should be focused on recovery and breaking the cycle of violence. This was truly a publicity and marketing ploy on his part and he will never convince me otherwise. His mother on the other hand is a survivor and my thoughts and prayers are with her. Chris, I will also pray that you will focus on your recovery instead of your career.


Carla   September 3rd, 2009 8:33 am ET

First I totally hates his bowtie!!..He's really trying too hard to please the people watching but it ain't working for me!..It doesn't seem that he really meant what he said.and his sentence my gosh! it was just like nothing for him! he won't be rehabilitated for that!..I totally agree with what Oprah said before..He will still do it again hopefully not with rihanna again (",)..but definitely if he will not control his anger!!..probably he's not nice to his mom that's why he doesnt value women!!


Tammy   September 3rd, 2009 8:59 am ET

Just a few notes on Chris Brown last night. His comment that there's no book for young people to read on how to be in love..........Well do you really need a book to tell you it's wrong for a man to beat a woman????? This guy is doing what he needs to regain his fan base. The only thing he's remorseful for is that this incident ruined his potential income.

And as for Larry....The evening before Larry kept asking Diane Schuller's husband "Why come on my show? Why not just let it go?" Well, you could've grilled Chris Brown the same questions. Chris used Larry's show as an outlet to attempt to clean his image. Larry should've never entertained this woman beater!!!!!


DA from charlotte   September 3rd, 2009 9:02 am ET

chris brown dont remember nothing he do, his mind just go blank like a like a killer..CB is crazy


Gerald Jolly   September 3rd, 2009 9:50 am ET

Chris Brown's "MOMMY" says that her "BABY" is the next "MICHEAL JACKSON"
HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

GEEEEZZZZ!

We can only hope that she will hire Dr. Death Murray as his personal physician.


TTaylor   September 3rd, 2009 10:01 am ET

Those without sin cast the first stone. You are never to judge anyone because the same way you judge someone, you will be judge in the same measure. Everyone in their life has done something that was wrong. But since Chris Brown is a celebrity his wrong doings is publicized. And if h was a ordinary person it would not have hit the front page of a local paper. There are many men out here who have put their hands on a women,but since they are not famous you would never know. Don't pass judgment on any one until you can say your hands are clean of any wrong doing.


Patricia E-D   September 3rd, 2009 10:08 am ET

What chris did was wrong. We all can agree on that, but he is only human. Some people have emotional issue and can't control their anger. The only reason that everyone hate him is because he abuse a beloved woman and a fashion icon. She is willing to for give him and she is the victim and the rest of you can't. To andyf the media make up stuff sometimes and all the time. None of you know what really happen in that car that night. So stop passing judgement on him because none you of were there.

The people that claim to have seen something didn't really see anything. The only two people that know what went on in chris and rihanna relationship is chris and rihanna. Their relationship was shady from the start. Both chris and rihanna are going through anger mangement classes because both of them have a violent pass. It is not just chris with the violent pass. I am not defending and not accussing him either.

I am sick of the hateful comment from people who know they are no better than him. We all sin and the only way chris can make this right is by seeking help and do his best to become a better person. You all are not without sin so stop throwing rocks. All you bloggers need to do is just learn from his actions and try to live your life the best way you can.


James ib4ye   September 3rd, 2009 10:15 am ET

Speaking as a black man in America, please stop trying to excuse this man's actions by asserting racist press coverage, it is sickining. It is odd that so many onf you vangards of racial equality somehow forget that Chris Brown maliciously beat a black woman. Does she not warrant our protection and sympathy.

As men we should be the protectors of our women, not the usual suspects in their assaults and rapes.

I have 2 daughters, who will one day be strong and beautiful black women. How do I minimize the abuse of any woman (black or white) then cry for blood if the same thing happens to one of my children?

Wrong is wrong. Beating a woman because she questions why the woman you're cheating on her with is calling you is wrong. That folks is the only thing here that is black and white.


Adam   September 3rd, 2009 10:50 am ET

I think since i've seen the interview from last night all i've been thinking is "Is he serious right now"?? I would like to ask Mr.Brown if he seriously thought coming on national television,wearing a little blue bow tie with a matching blue sweater,sitting with his mom,and sitting with a layer who was very good at say "Chris is a good Kid" would make that TMZ photo leave my mind?? He's a good kid?? Did anyone else buy this? Because I certainly didn't.This good kid hasn't lived or acted like a kid since he dropped his first album.He's adult enough to beat his girlfriend in a exotic sports car,and take private trips with her to foreign coutries but when his feet are in the fire and the album sales are slumping,now he's a kid.Please.Just watching him pout was enough to make me sick really.

I think the reason his mother didn't know he was a woman beater was because you can't quite know what kind of "kid" someone is while their on vacation with the body gaurds on some remote island.You know who doesn't think he's a good kid.Rhiannas father,mother,relatives,friends,and fans.You know who else doesn't think he's a good kid?? His female fans.Bye-Bye sales,and good riddance Mr.Brown.


jaz   September 3rd, 2009 10:54 am ET

OH MY GOODNESS....THIS IS RIDICULOUS. THE BOY DOES ONE THING AND YOU PEOPLE ACT LIKE HE'S THE ANTICHRIST. WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE HIM OR ANYONE ELSE! BY ALL MEANS IF YOU'VE NEVER LOST YOUR TEMPER, IF YOU'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG THEN PLEASE JUDGE AWAY. BUT UNLESS YOUR JESUS, THAT PERSON AINT YOU. THE INCIDENT GOT BLOWN WAY OUT OF PROPORTION, THIS MESS HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE DAY, TO CELEBRITIES AND NON CELEBRITIES. I DON'T THINK HE DESERVES JAIL, HE CAN'T EVEN TALK TO THE GIRL HE'S IN LOVE WITH....I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT IF I COULDN'T TALK TO MY MAN I'D GO CRAZY. THIS THING IS GOING TO FOLLOW HIM THE REST OF HIS LIFE, WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG AND HE IS PAYING FOR IT. HE'S LOST SO MUCH, HIS FANS HAVE TURNED ON HIM, HIS ENDORSEMENTS DROPPED HIM, HIS CAREER IS PRETTY MUCH DOWN THE TOILET. PLEASE GET OFF THE BOY'S BACK.


Charia R.   September 3rd, 2009 2:40 pm ET

Come on people! Everyone saying he won't change and stuff, he has to go through a year of anger management! And honestly, look at it this way.

IkeTurner? Did he ever get reprecussions for what he did to Tina? He went to jail yeah but for another charge. And there are celebs that do much much worse! Give him a break. He's young and yes, there is no excuse for what he did but for some reason people believe because he's a celebrity, he can't be truly sorry.


shyann smith   September 3rd, 2009 5:09 pm ET

i believe he is really sorry and i also believe he just did not beat her like that for no reason.... Chris you have not lost me as a fan !!


B.S   September 3rd, 2009 5:44 pm ET

Chris doesnt look sorry at all – he looks so fake and careless. I wonder why he looks so mad instead of being remorseful of the situation, of what happened. The one and only reason, he did this interview (or that "apology video") or tried to mend his frienship/relationship with rihanna is because he wants to wizzle his way back into making more millions. You don't hurt or threath to kill the one "you love" under no circumsances. He is heartless and dont give a damn abt what happened. I guarantee that he will do it again


marie   September 3rd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

chris u will b ok.rhianna not a saint,bionce n jayz had problem.she was in the picture of the their relationship..what go around come right back around,she interfare in peole relationship to mash them up so she get her own mash up.as i say what go around come around.chris need to move on.


....   September 4th, 2009 9:32 am ET

Chris Brown did do a very horrible thing to Rhianna, but we have to face the facts that if you keep Chris Brown out of the spotlight or stop him for living his dream, how is he going to make it up to everyone and say his sorry. i really likes Chris Brown and i am is very upset with what he had done but, Chris Brown got what he deserves but now the public has to accpet that there is no nothing we can do, let Chris live his dream because that's what he worked hard for. Some of you may not agree with me , some of you may , but for those who do not image your dream being taking away from you.....
i am olny 12 so i may not be correct and i may not tke this seriously.
Also, Chris Brown try and move on if things do not work out, not everyone hates you, and remember even though your mum is very upset with what happened, she will still love you no matter what...:)
x


Charls Barbados Combermere   September 4th, 2009 12:53 pm ET

Chris, Barbados gave her a car and you wrecked it we know that for a fact. You went to Extreme and proved to us all that she meant little to you. Now you're sitting pretty saying you don't remeber- tell me how you're worth it to her or us.


LT   September 4th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Ever since I heard he hit Rhiana I have lost all respect for this kid. There is no excuse for beating another human being. It's sad that all he got was a slap on the wrist. He needs more the feeling remorse he needs to seek professional help to get rid of his anger. No one is perfect that I understand but we can sure strive to be a better a person. Still not interested in his music or his person.


ariyana   September 4th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

First off no one should be talking about him not going too jail!!yes,the court did go a little pity on him and he did deserve to go to jail!!2nd we cant say chris brown is a monster we dont know the full story so we cant even have an opinion on what happend.because guess what none of us have a cluee what happend!!!so all of you need to shut it!!next thing women now always want to sue and get mad when they are treated different than a man then why is it when a man hits a women people want to get madd and have an attack but when a women hits a man people want too say thats what he gets!!america needs tpo relize that we are all human we all make mistakes and the only thing we can do is apoligze and if you dont accept it then sorry for you because they cannot make you beleive or accept there apology!!and i being 13 years old i am making more sense and acting more mature than half of all the adults on here being plain ignornt!!!And yes i understand that what he did was wrong and he admitted to it and he now knows he has a problem and now he is taking responsebiity for his actions and that on its own says that he undersood what he did was wrond and i can gaurntee you he wont do it again!!soo just think if it was your brother,father,cousin or your own child you would accept what they did was wrong and you would ind it in your heart to accept there apology.HE IS A HUMAN BEING!!!!


Cierra and Tiarra.   September 4th, 2009 5:37 pm ET

we believe that Chris brown had the right to do what he did. but then again i don't think it was right.


Cierra and Tiarra.   September 4th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

i hope that maybe we can get to meet him. Cierra is a big fan of Chris Brown and she really loves him. i hope he can change his ways.


Nadine   September 4th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

I don't think the full truth is being told...I think that Chris is somehow protecting Rhianna. She had a genuine smile on her face the other day after hearing that he says he loves her...before that she had a look of guilt? There is more to this.


Darious   September 4th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

look chris you need to do every thing an you power to see riannah


jujubee   September 4th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

hmmm do I believe chris brown is sincerely sorry for what happened? NO! I think he's only sorry he got caught and it was made so public. You have to know that this is not the first time or the second time or even the third time that he's actually laid a hand on Rhianna or lost control and was violent towards her. This reportedly the 4th time it's happened with the other cases being minor ones that have never been reported but have been mentioned lightly in news and tabloids in the last 18months. Im one of those people who originally brushed it off as nothing big when I read last year about them fighting and him busting the passenger car window open while rhianna sat there.
I think also that rhianna needs help, either psychological or otherwise for her to have wanted to stay in that type of relationship as it was.
My sister was an abuse victim. No one in my family knew due to the fact that she kept it from us, never came around when she was hurt or covered it up nicely. I thought my brother inlaw was the best husband ever. To me he was the picture of the perfect husband. Always playing with the kids, being loving to my sister when around us. I even told my husband I wished he was more like him. But we all should have known if we'd really paid more attention to how she changed over the years. She went to being really outgoing, confident, smarty pants to just really quiet and to what I thought as laid back then I realized now was timid. There were always signs we just never got it.
But to make a long story short, we all found out in the most shocking way when we got a call from my sister in the hospital needing us to come to her. Thats when we, my family found out the truth about my brother inlaw and still it was hard to believe. I mean we had the proof in my sister but we couldn't picture my brother inlaw whom we all respected and just loved could have done what he did to my sister.
You may think because of this ive got a jaundice opinion where chris brown is concerned but if this had been the first case i'd have thought differently and maybe have been more supportive of him. But since I know it's not his first time being abusive and to also know that his mom was a victim of abuse there is no "need to be taught to love" or however he put it. It should be instinctual what is right and what is wrong. I've got 3 nephews and 1 neice who were part of this ugly history with my sister and this happened 11yrs ago. My nephews are grown men and not one of them are to my knowledge or have ever been abusive to a female. My niece however was in an abusive relationship once and walked away after the first time being hit. Like I said, it should be instict to know what is right and what is wrong.


Darious   September 4th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

you should not had did that to riannah


Alessia   September 5th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

I am so tired of people hating on Chris.
Okay, he hurt Rihanna physically... but everyone makes mistakes.
Im quite sure that he didnt mean to hurt her that much, he probably just flipped out, people do it all the time.
Everyone knows that Chris is a good person and I think everyone deserves a second chance.
He's apologized so many time, so people just give him a break!


NoLongerAFan   September 5th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

If Chris Brown was sorry, he would have been sorry from day one. I think he acting sorry b/c he knows he has lost his fans – his livelihood. I use to love Chris Brown music, but I've since destroyed all the CDs I've owned – deleted any MP3s, and if he comes on my radio station in my car – I change the station. I hope everyone else does the same thing. Thumbs down Chris Brown, by your actions everyone can tell WHAT and WHO you really are.


Ashton Taylor   September 5th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

he's not sorry it happened, he's sorry he got caught


Brit   September 5th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I honestly find it hard to believe that he is sorry for what he did. His true colors really showed when no one was looking and when no one is around.


tabatha   September 5th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

He is not a man and no man should do that to a woman. I do not feel sorry for him and he needs to be severely punished!!!!!


Sebastian   September 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

He is just saying what he is being told to. A man that beats a woman ALWAYS has it in themselves to do it again. And no reason to think he won't do it again. We will just have to wait and see. Words mean NOTHING. ACTIONS, are the only real proof


BobbyQuinting   September 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I hear absolutely no remorse for his actions and a lot of excuses as to why he should not be held personally responsible. He has no clue how much of a danger he is to society and should certainly be behind bars.


jazz   September 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I think people should leave chris brown alone it was a mistake and he ddint mean to hurt rihanna...I think because he such a big singer that people wonted to be in his business because if it was just some normal people they wouldn't have made this such a big deal as what they maken it with chris brown....as all this drama been goin on be a big fan of chris brown and im not saying it was right for what he did but he been charge for what he have done and they should leave him alone


Olivia   September 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I think chris needs a second chance.Rihanna's still in love with him and he's in love with her.maybe people should stop saying things about him just beacuase he hit a girl


James G   September 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

look in all honesty i dont think its right to hit a woman but i think he honestly made a mistake and let his anger get the best of him i dont think he is a bad person for it once is a mistake twice is a problem you can see in his eyes and how he has been as of late that he regrets it and does care for her still i think instead of seeing the bad about it all support him for his strenght and courage for speaking out about it and admiting it one luv chris


neil   September 5th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

apologizing to Rhianna is chriss' way of saying thank you to her for NOT pressing charges.


Jasmin   September 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

It's good he has come out to talk about this situation. Mistakes are made.


neil   September 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

as a great once said every rose has its thorn. Chris found that out the hardway


mallory   September 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I vote jail – I'm sure he's sorry, but what abuser isn't once they get caught-


karen   September 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i love chris brown but i thin that wat he did was wrong for him to do


Cassandra   September 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Forget about it.....This guy is a violent person that just got caught. He's, no doubt in my mind, done this to not only Rhianna, but other girls as well. He's a criminal. Lock him up, so the hard core prisoners can whip his ass repeatedly like he's been doing to women. Maybe, just maybe, he will learn a valuable lesson.


paola   September 5th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I believe he is truly sorry. I can only imagine how devastated they both felt. I don't think it's fair that everyone is judging him. He can change. I am pretty sure he has learned his lesson. People can change. I read people's comment about what would you do if it was your daughter, but what would you do if it was your son? People should be given second chances. where would you be if you didn't get a second chance?


neil   September 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

i am 14 and i know more than enough never to hit or physically hurt any women


jimmie   September 5th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I feel america should leave chris alone, I mean im not excussing what happened but stuff happends... forgive and forget!


chelsea and tina   September 5th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

we stilll love you chris.


ray edwards   September 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

It's a good thing Chris Brown is going back to school because the enterainment gravy train has left the station & dropped him off in "Loserville.' He may even sell a few thousand CD's because of a curiousity factor,but the taint of this episode will follow him forever. Ask 'pee-wee herman' or michael richards.He's sorry because at age 20 he's already a shoulda been/has been.His fifteen minutes are long gone & the train keeps on rollin'.His ride is over.


Rodrigo Ortigao   September 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

The US justice system has proven to the American public that equal justice is fallacy.


Kahealani Vaana   September 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

As a survivor of domestic abuse Chris Brown just got a slap on his hands!!His attorney tried to make him look like he was sorry..Why couldn't Chris Brown say what actually happen? He doesn't respect Rhinna...If he did he wouldn't have hit her in the FIRST PLACE..


Bero   September 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Men who hit women don't change. I think women who would like to be Chris Brown's girlfriend should think twice.


Marcin From Poland   September 5th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I 'am watching this program right now and i don't belive to Chris. Look At him, this blue sweter and this something under his face. Celebity only and he want to be famus.


JB   September 5th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Chris, will have to suffer the consequences of his actions but Ms. RiRi has to learn to keep to keep her hands to herself. This is not the first or second she take took the initative to slap Chris.He finally had enough. In the future hopefully he'll learn to avoid women and situations like this in the future...JB


chris (ST.LUCIA)   September 5th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

even if you are a star you still got a bad side and good side we all get upset


JB   September 5th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Ms Re-re should keep her hands to herself.Period. CB do your time like a man and learn how to avoid bad situations.Your are not an animal.


Shay   September 5th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

I believe Chris is sorry! I am so tired of America feeding off of negativity! We as America's have no right to judge people I bet everybody on here that wrote something negative about Chris is so far from perfect. Let's quit acting like Chris and Rihanna are the celebrity couple this has happen too. Hello Ike and Tina Turner there was a movie made about her life of abuse. So Chris I am still a fan I will buy your new album and I can't wait for your next tour. Everybody has the right to be forgiven. Like I said when this first happen I was not there and neither was anyone else so no one but Chris and Rihanna know what happened.


Nicole   September 5th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

I think that everyone fails to remember that celebrity or not, he's human! Humans make mistakes. What really matters is whether he learns from this mistake or not. Not all people who abuse once, do it again. People can and do change but only with a support system. It's hard to do better when people knock you down and throw the past in your face. Again change is better acccomplished with support form others.Shame on those who judge and point fingers when they lack perfection themselves!!


Asia   September 5th, 2009 11:10 pm ET

Chris Brown apologized for his actions and I believe he is sincere. It does NOT justify them in any way at all – but he was being man enough to confess to his actions as well as pay his debt to society for the incident. Keep in mind only God can judge us. If Rhianna can get past the situation and she is the real victim let's give this young man another chance. Anyone can make a mistake or do something down right stupid but it is up to us as humans to understand that.


Sandra Paula   September 5th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

I sincerely hope that Chris Brown's case doesn't follow the same way that Michael Jackson does. I say this because the midia has been very irresponsible many times. We see that in the case of Michael Jackson the midia pursuited him, helped to destroy his image. The pedophelia false accusations became his register. The news about Jackson always remember us about these accusations passed in Neverland, this was very cruel to Michael Jackson because nothing was proved against him (I believe he was innocent), even so some people used his image to sell notice. How I said before I hope that the midia doesn´'t destroy Chris too. Although he committed a fault he recognized his wrong behaviour and wants don't repeat again, I think he grew up with this lesson. I feel that his mother is suffering a lot and they are sincere. The midia and the society must give him a chance to follow his life, and not to pursuit him like the other artist. Now the journalists are noticing this happening but I think It's enough. I am from Brazil and there are many years that I don't write in English, forgive my mistakes.
Sandra Paula -


kmauryo   September 6th, 2009 12:22 am ET

dont get upset with me, but the outfit is innocent. usually nerds and only muslims wear corney bowties, and the pastel color sweater, and last but not least. Is he wearing MAKE-UP?? His skin is flawless, it looks like MAC cosmetics that the drag-queens wear..Violence happens when you drink Vodka & Red-Bull and chase it with Steroids..come on people wake up


emily and jake   September 6th, 2009 12:27 am ET

sometimes sorry just isn't enough.


jm   September 6th, 2009 12:30 am ET

man we just need to leave him alone he said sorry so leave him alone


luckycharm   September 6th, 2009 12:35 am ET

Hey love hurts........


shauna   September 6th, 2009 12:35 am ET

If they are able to still be friends then i agree that everyone makes mistakes. she obviously doesnt hate him to that point


NIcolyn   September 6th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Chris has problems we all establish that but we all deserve second chances. We are all human.


shauna   September 6th, 2009 12:41 am ET

I dont know how you cant remember doing it. you beat her and basically got away with it


Jay   September 6th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Chris feels bad for what he did.Now he can learn from and help other kids and pplz ......and move on..


rashaad brown   September 6th, 2009 12:44 am ET

chris even though what happened cant b taken back,i wanna say that i am still your fan and u r still my idol..


Paul 439   September 6th, 2009 12:45 am ET

He doesn't sound sincere enough to me. I don't know if I completely believe him.


rashaad brown   September 6th, 2009 12:48 am ET

stay strong and i have faith that my idol and favorite artist will get back on his feet


Elio   September 6th, 2009 12:52 am ET

Chris Brown is a LIAR. Once they asked about the European and the Barbados incident you could see his eyeballs go CRAAAAZY and he immediately looked at his lawyer!!! He is lying, and I am sure Rhianna took him to court because this WAS NOT the first time this happened!
Let's see how tough he is with a MAN...lets see if he would ever be man enoygh to beat up a guy just like he did Rihanna!!! It's typical cowards like him beat up girls but have a set of bodyguards to deal with REAL problems!!! 6 months only???? BS!!!!!!!


gail   September 6th, 2009 12:52 am ET

First of all, if you can't remember beating someone in the face, then you have a serious problem. That's how a lot of women end of dead by the hands of their husbands or boyfriends. He had that much rage in him that he can't remember hitting her? Really? Second, he grew up in an abusive home. That is a cycle in itself. He needs help and trying to use that he is only 20 years old and don't know eveything as excuse, get real. He'll do it again, if not to her then to someone else.


Netta   September 6th, 2009 12:54 am ET

In this day in age where women are quick to proclaim their independence and how they are equal to men there are some attitudes that need to change. We as women need to understand that we can't have it both ways. Women feel that they should have extra potection under the law and that is just not true. If you put your self in a position where a man feels like you are being physically threatening and he hits you you should be punished just like he should be punished. One examplewold be poking a man in the head with yor finger especially if he is doing somthing such as driving you could kill yourself and him by being so reckless. We fall into the trap of thinking that because men are likely to be more physically stong that he doesn't have the right to defend himself. We are not the weaker sex. Our attitudes and behavior as women need to change if we are truly to call ourselves equal we must accept the good and the bad that comes with equality.

I would also like to say that I am a mother of two sons and I am teaching them the truth. That if you feel physically threatened by ANYONE man or woman you have the right to defend yourself.

We don't know what happened between Rihanna and Chris but I hope that they are both getting help. I do think that it is sad that he is now a convicted felon. The criminal justice system in our country is one of the avenues by which young men are stigmatized. Luckily for him he is an entertainer because other wise his life would be over. I have worked personally with women and men who have been victims of abuse. Honestly his sentence is harsher than than the sentences that the offenders against those victims recieved.


Fantasia   September 6th, 2009 1:01 am ET

I think that everyone can change, and i still love chris brown no matter what crisis he go through!i got his back 100%


shacorey   September 6th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Chris brown is human like everyone else, he just made a mistake and i believe he is truly sorry!


Mrs. V   September 6th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Why is all the attention on Chris Brown? Rihanna attacked him first and he attacked back. Yes he was wrong for what he did, but so was Rihanna. Everybody makes mistake and people learn from the mistakes that they have made, so let him move on with his life and his career. This whole thing is pointless because they both were in the wrong and if she was really hurt about the situation she wouldn't of been with Chris Brown at P. Diddys house days after their fight.
**I AM STILL A BIG CHRIS BROWN FAN AND I WILL ALWAYS BE**


Marie   September 6th, 2009 2:08 am ET

To everyone who wrote that Chris made a mistake and should be forgiven... Let's pretend, just for a minute, that it was not him who attacked Rihanna, but a total stranger who crossed her path on the street. Let's say he did exactly what Chris Brown did to her, no more, no less: punch her, bite her, hold her neck so tight that she almost passes out, terrorize her, tell her he's gonna kill her. Now, how many of you would be ready to forgive that attacker? I bet you'd call for his decapitation. But yet, because "little innocent bowtied" Chris Brown did it, it's "only a mistake" and we should forget about it? In my opinion, the fact that he was her boyfriend is even worst than if it was a deranged stranger, for you don't beat the crap out of the one you're supposed to love and protect.

To those who say that Rihanna had it coming because she started the violence herself, tell me something. Where are the pictures of poor disfigured Chris? Where is the police report that he filed? Why doesn't he mention acting in self defense? What I mean is that if Rihanna had been acting violentely toward Chris, she should be held accountable for it. But so far, I haven't seen any evidence to it. So please, stop using this to justify Chris' actions.

To those who say that Chris is acting like a man since he apologized for his actions, you need to get something. This guy is not doing it because he's owning up to what he did. He's only speaking out because he has no choice. He was arrested and tried for what he did and this has been posted all over the media. Everyone knows about it. What he's doing now is only damage control, aimed at salvaging what's left of his career, if any, and at trying to look like a good guy so that he doesn't get beat up himself by the people who hate his guts for what he's done. If you believe Chris Brown is one good little boy who's made a mistake, he totally owns you. Heck, his PR team owns you... This was not a mistake at all. It was a brutal attack. And if a guy has it in him to beat his girlfriend to the degree he beat her, he's obviously missing some elemental judgement and the capacity to control his temper. That, in my book, is called a dangerous man. If I had a daughter, there's no way I'd let Chris Brown anywhere near her.


Cbabe   September 6th, 2009 3:15 am ET

People make mistakes;he notices that and im still a fan of his!


anna   September 6th, 2009 3:17 am ET

I think he's full of it. How can someone not see what he did.


anna   September 6th, 2009 3:19 am ET

really he did not notice what he was doing, come on.....boy i was born yesterday....right!


Jasleen   September 6th, 2009 3:34 am ET

"Forgive And Forget" .. People Make Mistakes In Life and Should always be GIVEN a second chance.


kevin   September 6th, 2009 3:36 am ET

it's ok brown


Jally   September 6th, 2009 3:42 am ET

citizens of america try to see where chris brown is coming from. he screwed up and he is trying to fix his mistake. think about what you would do if you were in this situation. if he says he is sorry who are you to judge whether or not he is sincere or not. and he looks very cute in light blue.. just saying :)


hupp   September 6th, 2009 3:47 am ET

u know what... the time is about improving. And the celebratity lifestyle is over because we are done with sorrys and BS. The time is to improve the country n everyone. The problem is we look up to stars n nothing positive comes from such a rich n great lifestyle......
We all need to come together in all ways and all lifesyles to become whole. Chris Brown n Hollywood grown up


casperr helm   September 6th, 2009 3:50 am ET

I have spent most of my childhood witnessing my mother getting beat by my father .. and I can tell you only one thing about men who can bring themselves to laying a hand on a woman. Cowards! And here is a man who states that he does not want to disclose the situation because of privacy reasons. I say you bring rihanna on the show and fins out what "really" happened. This one's for you mom.


jalinko   September 6th, 2009 3:52 am ET

he is a kid he needs to learn but i dont think it should be that harsh of a punishment he is too soft to do any time


CoreyK3   September 6th, 2009 3:58 am ET

No different from any other celebrity...lie and pay your way out of bad situations. First, "I didnt do it", then "I did it and Im sorry". Garbage!


Justin fernandes   September 6th, 2009 3:59 am ET

you cannot blame anyone for there actions no one is a bad person they just make the wrong choices. I believe the fact that he loves rihanna and he knows that he harmed here is enough of a punishment for him. he feels guilty and that is something he will never forget its a memory that he will always remember on untill he dies. He loves her very much and i believe everyone can tell and now he cant be with her. Look what happened to Michael jackson he had to live his whole life as a pedofile and now chris brown has to live life known as a beater it just not right. I think he knows what he has done is wrong and it most likely will always haunts him forever. God forgave everyone when he was crucified so shouldnt we find in our hearts to forgive chrisbrown


suzy   September 6th, 2009 5:45 am ET

I can't believe this piece of trash. He is such a liar.Forgot my ass!!!!!!! LIAR LIAR!!!!!!!!!!I think his mom is in denial.He was around abusive men and yes if you are in a situation of abuse you will eather be one or be the opposite.He wouldn't say what was said or why he got so mad that he beat his poor girlfriends face to a bloody pulp.He should have got jail time. I totally agree with you Marie. He is such a evil person.He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.


Nataly   September 6th, 2009 5:52 am ET

No matter how sorry he is now!Couldn't contol yourself once it's gonna happen again! Fact


Marko Strba   September 6th, 2009 5:54 am ET

JA VOLIM SRBIJU!


Marko Strba   September 6th, 2009 5:57 am ET

Why is all the attention on Chris Brown? Rihanna attacked him first and he attacked back... ( SRBIJA)


Fredrick Mclain. Germany.   September 6th, 2009 6:59 am ET

The world is responsible for the violence,domestic violence.Mostly in
Black family homes.Put it on the school curriculum.If parents cannot
prevent violence in their homes the government can create chances
for children to understand why violence is not the solution to your problems.Love is the solution.It is very simple to understand that you
do not beat someone to do what you want or love you the way you want.Chris Brown still loves someone he cannot get close to and I think he is learning a lot from this and only a fool would do that again.
Chris Brown has not recieve the love and harmony needed for a child
growth at home and that is the destruction in his life and I believe he
will be a better person in the future.


carol   September 6th, 2009 2:40 pm ET

The most telling thing about this interview is that when his mother started to cry Chris Brown made no effort to comfort her, in fact barely looked in her direction and appeared annoyed. This is one angry young man who obviously has no remorse or sense of accountability.


carol   September 6th, 2009 8:38 pm ET

forget Chris Brown. take away his money & all he is is uneducated punk from the wrong side of the tracks. He could not even form a complete sentence with out Mark G jumping in. And of course the convenient "I don't remember" answer.

He also managed to skip over the other accusations that Larry brought out. Looking all confused. Of course Larry didn't press it because Larry King has never asked a hard &/or followup question in his life.

Mark G "i think of chris as a son" did you think of Scott Peterson as a son also when u defended him of a double murder?

How about Rinona Ryder of shoplifting. A daughter perhaps? She was found guilty.

My question to Mark Geragos. You defended a murderer & shoplifter. No matter what the crime, do you attach yourself to anyone famous? How many criminal defense attorneys handle shoplifting clients? You are on LKL more than he is.


gail   September 7th, 2009 2:01 pm ET

This message is to kia,

First, learn to use spell check or at least get a dictionary. Second, when you come from an abusive family, you eventually become an abuser yoursefl if you don't stop the cycle. Like anyother person who commits this crime, he should have been given the same sentence; fine, community service, probation, jail time and especially counseling. It doesn't matter who started it first, you just don't hit a women, HE IS THE BIGGEST COWARD THERE IS!!!! The comments he made proves that. So Kia, get a clue.


Perrypie   September 7th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

He is more interested in saving face than in taking responsibility for his own actions.


Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 10:28 am ET

A message for KIA.
KIA, Ha Yall DUNE.
Ah heave red yur list blag, an ah thank Ah kin hep yall wait yall inglish prolem.
Ah thank if yall git a firs gride rader an tra an red et, yall mite git bitter at yall's wratten.

Ah hope yall trass tu lisen ta mah advass.


Gerald Jolly   September 8th, 2009 10:38 am ET

Here's something that might interest everyone on this blog about a survey I just completed after reading all 888 posts.
"YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE RESULTS"

23% (ALL WOMEN) support Chris Brown and think he deserves another chance.

17% All men, say he is trash and that no man has the right to hit a woman, and they think he is a coward.

60% (MIXED MEN AND WOMEN) said they deplore his actions and dont think his sentence was severe enough and highly recommend that he seriously needs phsyciatric help.

Overall 77% said that they also blame his "MOMMA" for re-inforcing his belief that he did nothing wrong.

"VERY INTERESTING"

Time to "KICK HIM TO THE CURB"


Carmen69   September 9th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

I don't believe Chris apology. There is no excuse for domestic violence. For me he is a jerk, a momma's boy. He must be in jail. Big coward!!!!


ladarius payotn   September 11th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

i hope she takes u back and if she dont she isn't the one for you


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nik   October 20th, 2009 10:23 am ET

i don't believe chris did anything. i think it was all a setup. a hoax. plublicity.

i also think rihanna is the devil.

have a nice day :)


nik   October 20th, 2009 10:29 am ET

oh yea, one more thing. chris, if your reading this...

I CAN TRANSFORM YA!!

haha... :p


nik   October 20th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

"Gerald Jolly September 8th, 2009 10:28 am ET

A message for KIA.
KIA, Ha Yall DUNE.
Ah heave red yur list blag, an ah thank Ah kin hep yall wait yall inglish prolem.
Ah thank if yall git a firs gride rader an tra an red et, yall mite git bitter at yall's wratten.

Ah hope yall trass tu lisen ta mah advass."

huh? whaaaaaay?! LMAO


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