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September 2, 2009

TONIGHT ON LKL: Finally, Chris Brown

Posted: 08:44 PM ET

Chris-Brown-LKLYou've heard about it, and read about it.  Tonight, you can see Larry's headline making interview with Chris Brown.

Why did he abuse Rihanna, and what during the interview made his mother cry.

And we want to hear from you:

Chris Brown says he'll stay out of trouble, what do you think?

Filed under: Chris Brown • Larry King Live


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Jeri of Las Vegas   September 2nd, 2009 8:49 pm ET

Seen both sides as a parent of young married couple close in age to Chris and Rihanna – there are always 2 sides and then the truth as God sees it. Its not our call to judge who's right or wrong but that hearts be convicted and change takes place. Maybe this had to happen for another young couple to see what unhealthy relationships look like to the public and what it does to careers. May God help both Rihanna and Chris and sustain their talents. I don't want his career to continue to suffer I am glad he is speaking out


SWilliams   September 2nd, 2009 8:57 pm ET

Chris Brown is doing what he has to do to get back on track, so people let's move on. We all fall short, make mistakes, etc. People need to stop judging one another.


Mike   September 2nd, 2009 8:58 pm ET

Can you watch this live online??


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Doesnt it mimick the culture he glamorizes in all truth.


Mzz.Tee   September 2nd, 2009 9:03 pm ET

5 years probation is not a light sentence.


Cyndie   September 2nd, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Chris, I know this has been hard from you, but learn and grow...it's time to be a man. Ignore the haters!!


michelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

I am still chris browns fan. what he did was bad he learned from his mistakes


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

I would like to know, has Rihanna hit or thrown things at Chris or threatened him?


Sharon Carroll   September 2nd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Absolutely he will, I'm sure of it. Being a mother of both a daughter and a son, and having a little understanding of the music industry and all that comes with that, I have very mixed feelings about this whole thing. HE WAS WRONG! But I have a feeling so was she, and that the industry needs to start taking a harder look at how it works with and helps their artists as they mature and grow both in life and love! You can not tell me that someone else more mature and more responsible was not aware there was a major problem brewing or being created between these two young and very inexperienced adults! Everyone turns a blind eye, as long as the money is rolling in.....does not make for a healthy industry or healthy artists!


Alexandria Kaye   September 2nd, 2009 9:05 pm ET

I think chris's apology is real but he is never going to win back everyones trust.


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Larry,
Chris Brown should be prosecuted! Period! I am a retired probation and parole officer and his actions are rude, crude and socially unexceptable. When will people see that we will not tolerate such behavior. Assult on anyone is a crimianal act. He belongs behind bars. Probation is nothing compared to what he deserves. His pain is nothing compared to what he put Rehanna through. He needs help and needs much more punishment than he received. I am reserving what I really feel. His celebrity status should not be considered in any way shape or fashion. I am pissed that he is even on your show. !!!


KT in AL   September 2nd, 2009 9:06 pm ET

sadly, domestic violence happens everyday...this was so publicized because of the abused and the victim...not saying it's right, but saying this mistake shouldn't define him now or years from now because that didn't happen to joe smith in kentucky who beat his wife yesterday...his actions from now on re: this situation for the rest of his life...


Casey   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes, he just made a big one; everyone deserves a second chance.


Brea   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

We all make mistakes and not to say what he did was right, we all deserve a 2nd chance.


George   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I'm a Police Officer and have had cases like these prosecuted and have seen them reduced to misdemeanors. Chris Brown was punished harshly due to his celebrity status.


KT in AL   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

and he should not be made an example of because of who he is...from this point, he should use who he is to be an example of how a person can be reformed...
yes, assault should be prosecuted...but ALL assault should be prosecuted, not just cases involving celebrities...


DaddesGyrl   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I think he means it. There was never a history of HIM being violent just him witnessing it. People make mistakes and if it was a regular person, people wouldn't be making this big of a deal. Not every celebrity gets off easy. He got a plea deal, a lot of people get them. If any person was given a different option to AVOID jail time, I am pretty sure anyone else would too! People just don't allow others to progress and get better.


Brian   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

He did get off light. If he was the average Chris Brown, he would be in jail. These are guys in jail who did less than Brown, and are in jail.


Rashon Brickhouse   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

chris she loves u 2, 2 many people in ya'll ears. i still support u, give it time it'll blow over!!


nwarr02   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

why all the focus on him...what about her actions prior to his


L. Clark   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

He was violent before this and still is a violent man. This is all about fixing his image and he and his mother want to see the big money come back....it is disgusting.


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I think every deserves a second chance. I don't believe what he did was right, but he's a young man, and I hope that he can make the changes that he needs to make so that this never happens again to anyone Chris ends up with.


sco boy   September 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm ET

lets have rihanna on the show who cares about cris brown


Staci   September 2nd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I think that he understands what he did was wrong, and i know that all his fans from Tappahannock, including me, will still support hhim


tasha1   September 2nd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

i kind of feel sorry for chris brown 5 years they should of given him 2 years probation that is wicked!!!!!!!


George   September 2nd, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I'm not condoning what he did, and I feel he got what he deserved, just that I've seen people get less punishment for shooting someone.


toni   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

leave the man alone and let him work through his issues


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Chris is only here because his career is in on the down low. There is no way anyone should feel sorry for him.

Loser!!


Dottie   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

The 5-year probation sentence is ridiculous! These are two very young people who both made mistakes. Rihanna isn't without fault, either. Let's help them both to recover and move on.


juan   September 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm ET

c.b deserves a harsher punishment!!


April   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Chris is still very young. He deserves a 2nd chance. He needs to stay focused and positive. I love Ri Ri too!


CBForever   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I think people are harder on him becuz he is famous. He is HUMAN! What more does he have to do to show he is SORRY? GOD FORGIVES HIM, SO CAN WE! I LOVE YOU CB!


Joel   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Chris Brown is my hero, I prayed for him while he was going through this


N. Stokes   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

We all make mistakes, he was young, and didnt realize the consequences of his actions... Just let, LIVE HIS LIFE!!


Jane   September 2nd, 2009 9:12 pm ET

All abusers are sorry. It's a pattern–Why give him national exposure to try and justify his behavior. He's sorry all right–sorry that he got caught! He would have continued to do the same thing as long as he didn't get caught. Probably he will abuse again and if he doesn't have enough money to cover it up he will see some jail time.


philly   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

She put her hands on him first and he has apologized publicly so i am waiting for her to.


Simone   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I think everbody is too tough on Chris. Yes he deserves to be punished for what he did but i think the media and the judge is/was being too tough on him.


Larry Neadel   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

If he is willing to hit her once, he will do it again.


kate   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

what message are we teaching our young men and women when something like this happens? nothing good thats for sure. its a disgrace to the justice system and our daughters that such public abuse can go unpunished. his ass deserves to be in jail and the ONLY reason why it isnt is because he can possibly sing. disguisting. i know my kids will never be allowed to endorse him in any way shape or form.


Lori Golden   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Unfortunately, those who witness abuse often become abusers. Mothers have to realize that children who witness the abuse of their mothers are deeply damaged. That's the issue that is being ignored here. I think Chris and his Mom still are glossing over things.


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

It's just like, it's just like What, it's just like? It is just like you did it. It is too bad because no man on the face of the earth ever looks bigger after being a bully.


Neena   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

There are 2 sides to every story. None of us know what happened between them because none of us were passengers in that car at that time! It's not for us to judge, he apologized and for now we can only take him at his word.


JHarv   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

After watching the first couple minutes Chris seems like a decent fella ella ella...where did all this physical anger come from?


Fadumo   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Well everybody makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. We all make mistakes. I love you Chris!


Cami MD   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

GOD forgives him. Why can't we? What more does he have to do to show he is sorry? What is the world looking for? For him to die..and then what?? Is that punishment enuff?


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Leave the man alone? Gladly! Why the heck is he on this program!

This is absurd!


Watcher   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

ANYONE.. CAN THESE be WATCHED ONLINE?? IM MISSING IT


Tarmoha   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I feel bad for Chris, people make mistakes and in this case I can't help but feel Rihanna is responsible...


Dessiny Johnson   September 2nd, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Everybody needs to leave chris alone he made a mistake he is not perfect nobody is... God accepts second chances!!!


Sheila C.   September 2nd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I know Chris hate what happen, and i know he's not the only one and he seem sorry some people kill and get away with it and everybody makes mistakes.


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

his earrings are about as big as Oprahs, dont slap women around then wear goofy outfits.


N. Stokes   September 2nd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

MANY COUPLES ARGUE & FIGHT, SINGERS, STARS, ETC, THE MEDIA & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES, SHOULD GIVE HIM A BREAK.....


Mark   September 2nd, 2009 9:15 pm ET

CHRIS MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND WE ALL MAKE THEM THE BEST THING IS TO NOT MAKE THE SAME ERROR AGAIN AND MOVE AND THE MORAL OF THE SITUATION IS YOU NEVER WANT TO DO NOR SAY ANYTHING THAT A PERSON WILL NEVER TAKE BACK NOR REGRET.


Julius Warthen   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I think that he just got himself into a tough situation. Not able to speak his mind and told to keep his mouth close or else. Chris let me give you some advice. You know just like I know based off of common senses. Something lead to the beat'en.


memphis   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

there is two side to a story come on people let it go. i will always listen to his music i think he is a good person


Renee Roewer   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I think that Chris Brown will pay a high price for his violence. I don't think that his career will never be the same.


Tarmoha   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Larry...you really ask the tough questions!


kiki   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

People make mistakes. so i honestly think that he will stay out of trouble. i don't see why everybodyis all on his case. he's human. just Leave him alone. when a star does drugs people don't seem to care but people all upset over this. doing drugs is just as bad as what he did. so let him do wat he has to do.


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Oh gee, now he is going to "respect her" by not answering Larrys questions, what a dummy!


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

He is very immature. Maybe he should of went to college. But he said publicly that":too many girls are running after him down the halls"

Great role model! BS


kari   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

It is awful what he did, abuse is wrong. But its good that he is owning up to his mistakes and should open up about why he did it.


LMS   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

i feel like he got a harsh deal and for some reason no matter what he does the public will not give him a break. love ya chris


LaToya   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Chris Brown keep your head up. && To all those who think that the sentense was too light or just right remeber that people make mistakes .Thank you


tee   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

What he did is wrong. God will forgive him and he should not worry about what other human beings think, because their judgement does not count. We are all human beings and we sin everyday.


shani   September 2nd, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Enough is enough he made a mistake we don't know what actuallt happened. He is 19. Can we move on!


rick   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

forgiveness


Jimbo   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

why is he on the show if he "doesn't want to talk" about what happened that night...?


Jasper   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

It is what it is... Give the talented a guy a chance...


celia   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

We love you Chris. We understand and we believe you. We love Rihanna too. Hold your head up. You have aplogized and that is all you can do. it will come to pass. I will keep praying for you! Love you Chris!


Brittney Ray   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Sure I think everyone makes mistakes. But if you look at the after pic of Rihanna that was by no means a mistake. I will take more than just apologies for Chris Brown to fully understand the crime he committed. And now that info has came out about Brown's past history it seems to be habitual. He really needs alot of help and support from his family.


Rahmaan Z   September 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Why is he on the show if he doesnt want to talk about what happened that night


Julius Warthen   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Chris is a strong man, not able to speak his mind.


Feleisha   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

There is absolutely no excuse for hitting women. I do believe Chris has learned his lesson and I do believe in second chances. No one is perfect, we are all human.


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

He thinks he is something else. Impulse control????? Hmmm, I have a lot of impulse control myself, but I certainly don't beat the crap out of someone. We are going to far by having the ABUSER on tv talking about their side.


N. Stokes   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

NO ONE EVER TALK ABOUT, IF SHE HIT HIM FIRST... WHY SHOULD SHE GET A FREE PASS, JUST BECAUSE SHES A WOMAN...THATS NOT FAIR!!!!


Jimbo   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

also, his attorney is saying how he takes full responsibility for his actions but at the same time he always says how he regrets "what happened" that night, instead of what he "did"


Caius   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Give him a chance!


Letitia   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

The first step in correcting something is admitting it. He has done this. He deserves a second chance.


rick   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

stay cool


Mitch   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

people make mistakes. One incident doesn't make a pattern of behavior.
People need to get over the "i never make bad choices" attitude.
Let him try to prove his character.


Frandline   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

He obviously know what he did wrong, Second chance for Chris.


Tamara   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Chris Brown got the punishment that many first time offender's would receive as a punishment. He should and will be forgiven (by the general public) in time. He will rise again like a Phoenix. Keep your head up Chris and forget about those that are speaking negatively of you, you will survive!!!! :-)


Lakkia   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

God is the real judge of what Chris Brown future will be like. Only God knows if he's sincere about what he's done. He is coached to say certain things so we don't know if it's real or not.


Scott   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Chris – TAKE RESPONSIBILITY !! It apparently is who you are as a person.


nicole   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I find it interesting that he wants to respect her now, he just does not want people to know the truth.


Jiggab   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Not to excuse him, but this happen everyday!! Why throw Just him under the prison??? Grow up people


Tylekquois   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

WOW he has it easy


Sade   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I see a boy who has grown into a man.


Flossy   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Rihanna is as not the victim...she assaulted Chris on several occassions too.


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

IF HE CAN'T ANSWER QUESTIONS, WHY IS HE THERE?

I HAVE ALWAYS DEFENDED CHRIS AFTER THE EVENT but I do NOT see any remorse.


Dar   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

It seems people have forgotten she struck him first. I think they BOTH should receive help. Many young people seem to have the same situation.


Chris from Cincinnati, OH   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Chris Brown is and will always be a role model. People have there mistakes. Chris brown regrets what he did. Everyone needs to hop of his back. Chris brown and Rihanna should get back together. Two excellent Role models and great singers and very cute couple.


chrisJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Child entertainers have money and privilege, but where are the parents?


Lakeyia   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

He made a mistake andnow it's over he has to do is 5 years. Plus he is not the only man that has hit a female.


Tosha   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

What Chris Brown did was horrible. He is young and made a mistake as long as he gets help we should leave him alone.ENOUGH!!!


Trent   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

He should be given another chance!


Kenya   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Chris is not answering enough questions. If he didn't want to be open why come on the show? He's not providing any answers.


julien   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

his punishment should be to serve a tour in afghanistan with me. 12 months to think about it while serving his country.


Uncle Booley   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

you can put lipstick on a pig, and a bow tie on a thug.
still a pig.
still a thug.
he's only sorry because he got caught.
and how did Mark Geragos ever beat Al Sharpton to the desk?
are they taking turns chasing this ambulance?

he doesn't remember doing it?
i don't remember writing this either.
go home, dude.


Tarmoha   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Chris should be punished harder because he is an icon


Suzy   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

To all the people who keep saying he made a mistake: it's funny that he never made the mistake of beating on a man.


maggie w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

This kind of intimate partner abuse occurs at sickening rates in our country and this instance puts such abuse in the spotlight because both parties are involved in celebrity environments. What, despite the celebrity element, differentiates this instance from the millions of others that occur yearly? We need to take this moment and evaluate the enormous amount of violence against women that occurs in this country from the hands of men they know and trust. Condemning such crimes, giving substantial punishment, and taking these crimes seriously are the only ways this violence is going to stop. Forget about "this is not who I really am" this is who you are because you DID it.


marion wells-Allen   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I work in jail and his sentence is shameful.. LOOK AT HER FACE.


K pendleton   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Chris Brown is lying. He is not sorry and he is not remorseful. He's skating around the issue. Larry should read him his rights. Get him Larry!


tristan   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I honestly feel that chris feels bad because he knows his career is on the line. H knew what he wasdoing, even if he was drunk. how do you say thats not who you are but you do it?... He knew what he was doing.


kevin   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

this is ridiculous chris brown is a young boy who made a mistake that does'nt mean he's a woman beater and rhianna has a violent and skeptical past.I don't condone beating women i don't do it and i am married to a strong black woman for 12 yrs.but when i was 19 i had a girlfriend in the navy with me who loved to fight she slapped mi in the club once and i threw a drink in her face and shook her a lil.i told her never to come near me again!that's when i learned that there are men and women who love violence even if they are on the receiving end.so don't be so quick to judge.he is just not snitching on her he's taking all the heat.every guy that has grown up in the hood white or black has to know at least 3 guys in the last 20 yrs that a women has killed or hurt due to jealousy


B BLANDFORD   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO THIS STORY.


0h_LOVE   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Chris should except what he did and not deny it and move on!!


Danielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Every celebrity that has done something wrong and still had all these people like...why is it different for Chris Brown?? Mistakes happen. Leave him alone. And move on in life.


Tamarie   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I am curious to know why Rihanna has not spoken out about this issue. Everyone seems to be questioning Chris about the incident but she has not made a public statement that I know of. Indeed he is wrong but I know from experience that women sometimes start the hitting first. Domestic violence either way is wrong!


Eddie   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Larry,
What did Rihanna do to make a young man explode? Sounds like the Rihanna team is pulling the strings here to keep him quite about what happened that night, because what she did to set him off would be damaging to her career also. We want to know the truth!


Sahbena   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I don't think the fingers should always be pointed at Chris Brown. I feel there is more to the story. He is taking more of a blame than Rhianna is. I think she pushed him to the point to pop. Not always does violence reflect on children as they grow. He is a man to come on t.v protecting her. A lot of guts for it.


Lanese   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Nobody's perfect. Even Ike Turner didn't get as much flack...give him a second chance.


Frank   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

No one is infallible. He made a mistake. Lets him be accepted back into society.


christine sbragia   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I feel that he should have been given alot of counseling


Kay   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

the whole point of him doing this interview is to tell his side of the story,if he's "claiming privacy", he shouldn't come do an interview, he's an idiot


rick   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

he still loves him


Tarmoha   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it...does it make a sound? NOT GUILTY!


jojonsa24   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Things happen life goes on forgive the man


29 palms   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Young people make mistakes, it's a part of growing up


deleiny   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

we all make mistakes..atleast he regrets wat he's done nd he feels ashamed..i still love him nd support him 100% no matter wat he's done or wat he mite do....


AC91806   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

He really needs to stop saying he resepcts her because OBVIOUSLY, he doesn't.


max   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

chris looks genuinely sorry
its human nature to be angry at times he is not a robot that chooses when to be angry and when not to be...


Cali   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

People would be surprised at how many violent women there are who always get wristslaps when it comes to situations just like these... Men are held more accountable and that's unequal.


rachaelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Why is everyone only focusing on chris brown? What about Rhianna and the fact that she striked him first?This does not condone what chris has done, but we are still forgetting that women hit men everyday and get away with this because we are women. They both should have been punished, not just chris because he is a man!


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

"RESPECT HER" by not answering questions?
WHY DIDN'T YOU RESPECT HER NOT TO PUT YOUR HANDS ON HER?
I change my stance on Chris, I see NO REMORSE


nicole   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I don't understand why he is going on the show if he is not going to man up and tell us what happened.


Foxxy's Auntie   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

We don't believe you...you need more people. Straight Foolywang!


Brianna   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

We all deserve second chances in life. Put yourself in Chris' shoes..now think about the situation.


Brien   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I think he was so stressed out that unfortunatly Rihannah was the release.


Stephania   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Seeing his mom cry broke my heart. He seems stoic and clueless.


Kelsey   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I totally respect him for wanting to respect her privacy. It wasnt only him who did something.


Creshall   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

He is just a kid, I believe he can learn form his mistake if he gets counseling now.


Marguerite Denzel   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I don't really know why it matters why he hurt Rihanna. Chris Brown family and friends and Rihanna's family and friends should get their privacy and all we should do is pray for Chris and Rihanna.


CJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Chris is not taking responsibility. He calls hurting his girl friend "making a mistake." He assaulted her. He needs to admit this and stop side-stepping the issue. He is trying to look innocent and he simply isn't. He has a great opportunity to help others and all he can say is "I won't go into this." It's a waste of time to hear him say nothing as to his role in harming a woman. He could step up here and be a role model.


Tierra   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

CHRIS BROWN IS NOT VIOLENT AND EVERYONE SHOULD STILL SUPPORT HIM!!!!


hiwot   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

i hope he will or else he will face the quensequece.....


Leo Michael   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS should be part of his sentence. Maybe when he kills the next one, Anger Management Classes will be MANDATORY, throughout our legal system, in all sismilar cases.
His mother was a victim of spousal abuse. Apparently she didn't share the emotional and physical scars with him, or warn him of the pitfalls of "LASHING OUT".... or did she. A Professional needs to deal with this man. He's very arrogant and has no sincere remorse, as far as I can see. He's only worried about his career. I wouldn't spend another nickle where his name is mentioned.


Lani   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Rhianna is not so innocent.....Look at her pictures on Vogue today. Stop protraying her perfect and innocent. She provoked him and started it all.....There are two sides to this story and he is being judged by the one sided media....


EDHM   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Chris Brown should have just disappeared because this interview only made him look worse. He needs a new PR rep. He will never regain his star status!!


T M W   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Chris is human and im pretty sure that we have all made some type of moral mistake... please let him recover and move on with his life... Rhianna has so why cant he....


LC   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Rihanna has not shed a comment on the attack why does everyone else?


tristan   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Notice how every time he says he feels bad he does something funny with his eyes.... he's lying and trying to force his sympathy for what happened. Ive had too many lying boyfriends to know when a man i lying....


suzie   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I think this guy is way to evasive. Why is he even there. His attorney is the only one talking. He is lieing about previous problems with her and the police. He is wanting everyone to forgive him but he doesn't want to talk about what he need's to be forgiven for.


SHAMIKA   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

He made a very bad choice, but he shouldn't be held captive of his past forever


maggie w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

There are pictures to verify the claims made by Rihanna. This is not an unusual case; this happens thousands of times daily to everyday, "normal," women who suffer and are consistently questioned and told to resolve these issues themselves.


Shimmy   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Are we suppose to be sympathetic towards Mr.Brown after this interview?


Tarmoha   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I think the attack was racially influenced...


Sandyk   September 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I am praying for Chris because he has an opportunity to change.


Rich   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

hittina women IS wrong but forgiveness is the key! and then you move on Their both young and have a lot of living and learning to do.


Maria   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

He's trying to repair his image so he can sell records. He had everything and let it all go.


Theresa   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

This is a ridiculous interview with Chris Brown. How do u have a LIVE interview and it's like every word Chris Brown says, I dont want to say anything. I cant say anything abt that. Nothing is resolved to his fans! This is crazy and a waste of TV time.


DMGJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I think it's better Chris learns his lesson now but it has still sabotaged his career.


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Lock him up. If he doesn't remember then he needs an evaluation. Larry, quit making him look like he's a calm guy...he is not STOP. Put her in jail???? How insane would that be???? Well if the victim is not to be identified, then why is the offender on tv and trying to defend himself????


LD   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I agree with Larry – he's not really explaining how this happened.


J.B   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Brown Honestly, it wont do you wrong to tell the truth about what happened.. Obviously you can skip the minor details say you argued w/e then tell what happend you really not doing much for yourself now.. The public wants to know more than they already know.. Nothing your doing is helping everyone already knows what you are saying... Things happen understandable but you should tell more... For your own sake


rachaelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

What about Rihanna's punishment for striking chris? Is it ok for a women to hit a man?


Charlotte Sharp   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Let God Judge Chris Brown not us. He is still young and I pray for the
both of them.


Jan   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Chris is not truly facing his act. He had done it before with Rhianna and this time it was so bad that he finally got in trouble. I do not believe that most beaters can truly reformed. Chris is not facing this at all. He is sugar coating everything. He doesn't want to loose his fans, but he will again attack someone. He does remember it too. When he talks like that, he is lying through teeth. I think that judge was so smart to make it mandatory for them to be separated. He is only worried about his music career.


nancy   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

He needs to admit what he really did and stop hiding the truth or he'll never be relieved of the public's negative view of him.


Cheryl   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

What a total waste of time. His convenient amnesia is unbelievable. He should be in jail for assault & battery.


CHONTAE   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE!!! WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG BUT IT WONT STOP ME FROM LOVING HIM


prandolph   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I believe that Chris Brown is sorry for what has happened. The very people who are ranting over this situation would want some type of forgiveness for their son. I will continue to pray for you Chris.

Be Blessed
love ,
Louisiana


Shawn   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

He still looks angry and with that said, he will do it all over again if he had the chance!


Uche   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I just feel so bad for his mum..C what u are putting ur mum tru Chris..But i really think he loves Rihanna not to talk about the incident..Please stay out of trobule, still love ur songs...


LaToya   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Its okay chris keep your head up


mary ellen   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I am watching your interview with Chris Brown as type this. I survived a 21 year marriage of abuse both physical and psychological.. I see the same characteristics in Chriss did in my ex husband. He pretty much does not want to speak of ths incident out of respect for privacy, unbeleivably voicing a concern for the privacy of the victim he pounded. He is a hypocryte and he is wasting your time in this interview. He is not newsworthy. Her struggle to overcome the pain is the story. I wish her the best.


Danielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I am sorely dissappointed in the way Chris Brown is conducting this interview. I was once one of his biggest fans and even supported him throughout this because I had a thread of hope that some how he would be able to redeem himself. Instead he's not saying anything at all besides "like wow". I expected a lot more out of him. He owes it to all of his fans to really show he's sorry. The guilt doesn't even show on his face.


Brien   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Racially!! Not!!!


Aky   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

When I was 20 years old (now 32), I would have been thrown in the slammer doing time for such a horrible act! Fortunately, Chris Brown is a "celebrity"?

He can't even remember what happened? How will he prevent himself from repeating this again? Is there any talk about Anger Management?


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

He seems to be lying to Larry King and his audience, he does not remember, he doest know anything, he "dudnt" want to talk about it, why is he on the air, this is not helping other men in his position because he is just trying to get sympathy apparently. Rhinna is just as stupid. He is on LKL for crying out loud, why? To look goofy in his bow tie and earrings? GET REAL CHRIS


Akiesha   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I don't really like this interview! I know that what Chris Brown did was wrong and we can all see that he is taking on the responsibility for what he did! What I DO NOT like is the fact that Larry King is kind of putting his mother into a position to feel guilty...I believe that his mother feels enough pain for exposing his son to what he was exposed to as a child but that's no reason to make her feel worst about it.

Also asking him questions OVER OVER and OOOOOOOOOVER again about the same thing is stupid. He has he does not want to comment on what happened that night in respect for himself and for Rihanna so I believe that should be respect.

I love Chris Brown but am disappointed in what he did! But Larry King needs to relax with the intense questions!


Andre   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Chris needs to stop acting like a puppet and tell what really happened! We all heard he got a STD from Rhiahnna, then beat her up and he'll probably do it again, if given the chance! Come on Larry; get the story!


Brendan Flowers   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

im no supporter of domestic violence but what if he was provoked or attacked first by Rhianna should she be facing the same charges?


Craig   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Chris Brown can and will recover. He is 20 years old. He made a mistake. He apologized, and it is time to move on and so should we.


Edwin   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

As I read what people are saying, you have to remember that yes other people have hit women, but unfortunately, many of them serve some time. It is amazing what money can do. I feel more sorry for MOM. Between what she has gone through, seen her child do, and her what people are saying about her!


Lakeyia   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Wow!! I think he should be forgiven, but what is the interview for? i am not hearing nothing.


Sade   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

That is what defines us as humans our "experiences," Forgiviness.


Britney   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

there is no excuse for what he did. his career is over.


lynda   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Honestly Larry, there are far much more important stories that you should have aired. Mr Brown's comeback or whatever it is that he is trying to do, does not reflect with the heart felt issues facing America right now.


shelby slaughter   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

i love chris brown and i kno he didnt mean 2 do that . There's 2 sides 2 every story so let him be heard!!!


nana   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

He in the first place should have never hit a GIRL what's wrong with him oh my god


Elijah   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

i hope chris brown truley regrets what happened!


29 palms   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

It's how you deal with mistakes that really matters, everyone deserves a second chance


Monique Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

We as people make mistakes its just up to you to learn from them i just hope he learned from this. I feel like why is he doing a interview if hes not going to speak about what happened between them


Tommie   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Chris Brown just Snapped !


JAY_L0VE   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

i am and ALWAYS will be a FAN of CHRiS i lOVE him and im happy to see he had learned from his mistake!!


SSR   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I do not condon what has been done but it trips me out how the public can be so judgemental when most of the rappers and some of these singers have behind the scenes done these things and some have put it in there songs and people have made them rich off of it. How about shooting somebody and singing about all this stuff that you are allowing our children to listen to how do you think it affect them and what there actions are going to be. He has been punished and let him have a second chance but trust me he is going to have it anyway.


Daniela Fuenzalida   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

i think Chris Brown deserved more punishment than what he got.


Eileen   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

This is a waste of time. If he doesn't want to answer anything, why is he on the show wasting our time? I resent him getting this kind of airtime.


Jemily   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I used to love Chris, but after seeing this, it has changed my mind completely. I used to look at him and see a great performer and artist. Now I look at him and see an abuser.. so sad...


david bass   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

no excuse for a man to hit a woman. And to come on your show and look like prep school boy cannot hide the abuser that he is. Who will be your next guest to glorify? Charles Manson....


Chrystar   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Its hard to see this, lying or not, this should be some kind of closure to the whole situation.


mel   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

only an insecure man would hit a girl. i hope he tries to hit a man!


MirandaM   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Chris Brown sits on a throne of lies.


Leslie   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Even though he set a bad example by doing what he did, he is now setting a great example by speaking up about the incident, admitting he was wrong, and learning from this mistake.


Yeah Right!   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

LaToya... If he was beating on you would you feel the same way...


Gerry Kach   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

This interview is a total waste of time. He is not going to discuss the incident so end the interview.


LaTressa Taylor   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

yallmaking his life harder he know he did wrong but yall need to stay out of their business and who ever released that photo should be ashame of their self stay up chris


Edwin   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I do not think this is his first time doing this, it is just the first time he got caught!


Jerome   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Chris,
No matter what, if a woman says or does something to you diffuse the situation by getting away from it and go somewhere to cool off, think about what happened sort through it,then talk it over once the two of you have actually had a chance to calm, peace.


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I used to think Chris has class
By the way he talks, especially on such a critical subject
YOU CAN TAKE A PERSON OUT OF GHETTO
BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE GHETTO OUT OF A PERSON

If you can't fill in the blanks and answer questions
THEN WHY ARE YOU INTERVIEWING?


jewel   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

i think u guys need to give him another chance cause no one is perfect


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

You're not publishing my comments...and I don't blame you. I know the system...it is a sad, sad situation for victims.


kory   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Chris you had everything and took it all for granted well now you will see how hard it is to gain respect like the rest of us...


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I completely agree with Yazmeen. I think he gave up his respect for Rhianna a long time ago.


Pam S.   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

This young man should be in intensive therapy for years He is very narcissistic, dangerous and very damaged. He is still not accepting of his actions.He does not want to admit what he did and trust me he will definitely do it again, He viciously beat another human being, and the remorse he feels is for his loss of endorsements. I say do not buy anything that he endorses and do not buy his music until he has been in therapy for a long while and developes some empathy. I want to hear him say I hurt her and I am sorry. I am so sorry. MAN UP CHRIS!!!


Joe   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I believe him when he says that he could change that night, but only that she wouldnt go to police. Also what is the point in appearing in Larry King Live if you are going to explain yourself. I do not believe that he is remorseful. I believe the only thing he regrets is getting caught. I would like to see him try to push me around! There should be other that pay for him beating her. This wasnt the 1st time, they have fault in this as much as he does!

-Joe


Danielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I'm still a Chris Brown fan and always will be. Everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone needs to leave him alone now.


kathleen   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Grow up and take responsibility and only then will you be successful and forgiven...


Natrice   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Chris Is Human. We All make Mistakes. He Should Be Forgiven. && iStill Love Him.


Maria   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Yes Chris is sorry but no human being has a right to beat up on another human being. We are all in control of our actions, we have a choice to do good or evil and Chris chose to do evil and beat up on my bajan sister. Yes he deserves forgiveness, but even though forgiveness is given, we never escape the consequences of our actions, so Chris you will suffer the consequences of your action when you CHOSE to beat up on my sweet Barbadian girl.


san and shan   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

me and shanice will always be here chris,we love u,u should be forgiven,every makes mistakes.


Dayana Hess   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

i hope i see him in virgina and comes to virgina beach virgina i think hes punishment is just right


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

How could Rihanna ever have anything to do with him after he did that to her? This is not love,People who love each other do not treat each other this way.


Edwin   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

He does not want to go into anything with about her, but she has no problem telling it!


Cindy   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Larry, I don't think Chris Brown got enough punishment. He should have been in Jail for his actions. Whenever a man hit a woman to that point, it will always be with that woman until the day she dies. No matter what therapy treatment she goes through. ABUSE IS ABUSE and if it was just an ordinary man who is not a celebrity and beat a woman that way, he would be in jail serving time, not community service. Once he hit a woman, it will happen again and again until that woman decides to leave him. He deserves much more punishment.


PT3RD   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

hey larry, this chris brown interview is a waste of time. if he was so sincere about this situation he would be on your show without his attorney speaking for him. i mean really what have we learned? he don't want to talk candidly about the incident and saying that he do not remember the attack is COMPLETE BULL ______T !!!!!!


Sarah Brown   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I am watching Chris Brown interview. For me I don't think he is sorry. He is not willing to share so other can be helped. He stated that he wanted to do more the just pick up trash. I believe he is trying to do all he can to restore he image. Not to help others with this.He grew up with domestic voilence and repeated the behavior that he grew up with. I was will to hear He is in a unqiue position to sheld light on this and he other young people.I was hearing him out and nothing he has said makes me feel he is redeemable.


Merrie Friedman   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

If Chris Brown is not going to discuss anything, why did he come on the show. I feel he is trying to gain sympathy from the viewers. All he is saying is " out of respect for her I don't want to discuss it". Who is advising him not to discuss what occurred? The attorney? It is a cop out to say we are both young and did not have a book to guide us. He has shown no emotion at all. Come on Larry, make him tell us something.


Ivana   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

He is not remorseful, his mom has more feeling!


Denise   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

"WOW" is all you can say? How lame. I feel sorry for his Mother.


Wayne Evatt   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Well Larry, this interview was certainly a waste of you and your viewer's time. Next!


Renee Fitz-Henley   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

If you're are not willing to talk about the night, why are you on the show?


Drina   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Forgiveness is key, one mistake shouldn't end his career or ruin his life. He has taken responsibility and has apologized, what more does he need to do. We all have done things we are ashamed of, especially when we were young. Let him move on with his life.


Lena   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

After watching only 20 minutes of your interview with Chris, it is obvious that he is not regretful of his violent behaviour towards Rhianna. The first step to changing your behaviour is talking about what your failures and weaknesses are. He didn't want to discuss anything related to the incident, not even general questions such as what caused you to be violent?. He appears more upset that his reputation is tarnished and not at himself. Show some genuine emotion Chris. I will definelty not buy or listen to his music, in fact when I hear it on the radio I immediately turn to a different station.
I hope the anger management classes he takes will knock some sense into him!!!!!


RUSKING   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I would of beat him up and show him a lesson


N. Stokes   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

IM NOT SURE IF HE WILL RECOVER, HIS CAREER, HIS LIFE, IS ALL IN JEOPARDY..... HIS MUSIC HAS BEEN BLACKBALLED,


you are a public figure!!!! you have a history.   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

your a public figure. what idiot doesnt know that lesson 101 when living in a fish bowl is you dont have a major fight the night of the grammys?????? let alone beat someone up. i would consider saying he deserves another chance except everything ive seen he has no REAL REMORSE everything is clearly to get the money flowing again. he is "owning up " to his " mistake" because hes being forced to. a mistake i make is giving the wrong change or going to an appointment late. ive never made the "mistake" of wailing on my boyfriend. he deserves everything hes gotten.

he doesnt remember? please this is an insult to our intelligence.


santana   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

leave him alone u stupid people,u all make istakes,i love u chris no matter what


Helen Thomas   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Hello i'm stilll chris's number 1 fan...Wow chris brown made a mistake in his lifeee...he hit a girl, which i hate but still he deserves another chance in life...i may be young....but maybe he can talk to the other guys that actually need help and it can be prevented buttt....instead of worrying about this we need to help the woman that actually get beat everyday and shut up if you have something cruel to say keep it to yourself cause i doubt he wants to hear it.....

HIS NUMBER 1 FAN, HELEN THOMAS :D


Tracie   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

What was the sentencing for Chris' crime of fashion this evening?


BRITTNY BEASLEY   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I LOVE U CHRIS ...AND I FORGIVE YOU ...AND I HOPE U HAVE GROWN AND LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES ..EVERYONE IS HUMAN AND SOMETIMES WE GO THROUGH THINGS IN LIFE THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN AND GROW AND LOOK BACK ON MISTAKES AND LIVE YOUR LIFE AS A LESSON LEARN ....NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TOOK PLACE WITH YOU AND RIHANNA .....I JUST PRAY FOR PEACE IN YOUR LIFE AND GROWTH IN YOUR LIFE AND RIHANNA ....


TC   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Out of respect for Rihanna.......where ws his respect That day, funny way to show love.


LMS   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I'M GLAD SOME ONE ELSE MENTION ABOUT MS. RHIANNA. WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG BUT THERES 2 SIDE TO THE STORY. I DON'T FEEL LIKE SHE'S ALL SO INNOCENT IN THIS SITUATION..........


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

If I hear him say, "And i was like wow," one more time, I am going to be like, "Wow."


Becca A.   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Chris Brown is hiding again. Won't talk out of respect for Rhinna? But he had no problems smacking her around. If he is so remorseful then why is his attorney saying it and not Chris? Stop hiding!


Liza   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

As a woman who was in an abusive relationship for 5 years I am disgusted watching Chris Brown right now! He "made a mistake", he's "so dissapointed in himself"...how many times has an abused woman heard that before?????? How can he think that details were misunderstood after the beating? Did he see the same picture of Rihanna that the rest of us saw? For those who think he deserves a second chance, don't be stupid, men like him never change. As for his excuse that he had no male role model in his life, use common sense-YOU DO NOT BEAT UP ON A WOMAN! Stop with the excuses and own up to what you did, Chris Brown!


georges   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

chris brown is heading the same road as Booby Brown...end of career.by not admitting his fault,shows no respect to his fans(if any are left)


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

LOCK HIS ASS UP!!! I don't care what was in another probation report...if something is not done with this guy he WILL


Chance   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Are people being hard on Chris because he hit a "woman", or because he hit Rhianna?


David   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Boring, boring, boring.... why is Chris Brown on Larry King's show? Seems that he is just looking for sympathy. He doesn't want to answer Larry's questions, so what is the point. Being young is not much of an excuse - seems his memory is pretty faulty too.


Marz   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Dang, There is no excuse for harming a woman. Period. By the way he doesn't want to discuss the night, he must have been really hurt and surprised. I wonder what made him so angry. He won't talk about it.


Khris   September 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Why come on the show if your not gonna share anything you did? How is this breaking your silence? I think not. He is not a good role model not saying he was but he was looked at as one. If he came on television to break his silence he was way off this is just for people to talk about him, any publicity is good publicity and this is what CNN is giving Chris brown bravo you beat up your girl friend now you get to go on Larry king why not let everyone who beats their girlfriends come on and appologise? Way to drop the ball guys.


Jermaine   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Who picked out his outfit, his mother or his lawyer!


maggie w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

take responsibility, this happens every day in our country and more decisive action must be taken to stop it


Stewart   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

He should get more than community service and probation. Hes only getting off because hes a Hollywood icon.


maria   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I use to be a huge fan of chris but now I've lost respect for him as an artist as well as a man.


quarra   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I thibk everyone needs to leave the man alone, everyone is pointing fingers at Chris but no one is looking at the other person involved (rihanna) and her part in this. Regardless male or female you can't put your hands on anyone and not expect them to react. If she hit him fist she is not completly a victim.


Yeah Right!   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

What??? This is not the first time this has happened.. He is a jerk. Get him Larry... Look at his expression. HE IS A SPOILED BRAT and could not control her so he chose to beat her. HE IS GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY!!!


Erica   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Everything about this interview was planned way in advance by his attorney right down to his little boy, conservative attire. Baby blue sweater and a bow tie!


EDHM   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

You get more time for tax evasion than assault?


Marguerite Denzel   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Nobody deserves do be beaten like that but people can CHANGE


greenville   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

We need to remember especially in the black community. He is a young man that need guidance,Instead of the black community tearing him down.That's one of the reasons why we will never get a head.He made a mistake,he learn and live now he need someone to step up and lead this man in the right direction.


samina   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

He shouldn't hit a woman ....


wendy campbell   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

why did he come on larry king show he still thinks he did nothing wrong he does not want to talk about anything that went on that night when he beat tha crap out of her he is still a beater of females and will be he is in denial about his actions look past the good looks he is a bad personh


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

He is not even good looking! What the hell?


Lee-Ann   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Chris and Rihanna are young!! He made a mistake and I'm sure it won't happen again. I believe his apology is sincere. He has already said his apology to Rihanna, his family, and fans, how many times do you expect him to apologize? Anyone who has worked with kids knows that growing up in a domestic violence situation will more likely you cause you to do it to someone else or allow it to happen to youself. But domestic violence works both ways. A woman can't put her hands on a man either!!! It is for the best that they are not together. People need to stop prosecuting him because everyone has made a mistake when they were 19!! He is not a man, he is still a boy that will continue to grow and learn from this experience.


RUSKING   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

HE LOOKS SO FAKE WITH HIS BIG EARINGS, HE NEEDS A REMACH WITH A REALL MAN


TAAAASHA   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I have no sympathy towards chris brown, what he did was wrong!!


Mac   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

He wants to respect Rhianna. Sorry – respect is not given with a closed fist and a choke-hold.


Kareem   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

the human nature is so eager to hate sumthin...give him another chance


Gene Montgomery   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

This is about career REHAB... Chris Brown has NEVER worn a bow tie in his life !!! He has not Exlpained one single thing thing on this progam. You should press him a little harder


real gurl   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Of course Chris is sorry, look at what he's going through, forgive him, an why hasn't Rihanna said anything about her part in the altercation, she should have been prosecuted as well.


shani   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Its never right for anyone to hit.but this isn't the first time and she was hitting too. He apologized! What do we want his blood. He was sentenced and is willing to abide. if u ask young men ages 16-30 if they ever hit a female u would be suprised with the responses. There are more issues going on. Oh I forgot michael vic whom they destroyed! For making dogs fight? O.k. Don't we have troops in Iraq!!!COME ON PEOPLE!


Will   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

It WILL happen again. Chris Brown is in total denial and even more sadly Larry enables it by saying 'it's not your fault' as though the fault lies with her mother's ex-husband.

I grew up in a household where my father beat the crap out of my mother until I was old enough to beat the crap out of him if he ever did it again. I have never laid a finger on any woman I've been with.

He made the CHOICE to be violent – trying to bite someone's ear off is not a normal lover's spat. Brown shows absolutely no remorse, especially when he thinks it's a waste of time to be picking up garbage, instead of his lame comment that he could be speaking to kids.

He shows further denial by trying to blame it all on the media, and even saying he thought the picture of Rhianna's injuries was fake.
DENIAL, DENIAL, DENIAL!

This is all about his ego, and it's shameful all the butt-kissing that's going on in this interview.

Sure, young people make mistakes – but not to this level of battery. The guys that will batter again are the ones who don't think they need counseling and blame external sources- such as Brown's comment that the media was blowing it out of proportion. Pathetic and a typical text-book case. Where was any concern in this interview about Rhianna's wellbeing?


Stephen S. (ATL)   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

You have alot of people watching this right now. If Chris is not going to be straight forward then why get on Larry King Live, knowing that these question would be ask


shadow   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Don't put your hands on a women chris


Janive Merritt   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I feel that a real man want never hit a woman and if a man does it makes him less then a man which it's wrong


NITA   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

MONEY CAN BUY FREEDOM SO WHATS THE USE OF TALKING!!!!!!


Christina Ramirez   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Chris needs to man up. If he was gonna play "I don't remember!", then why do the interview. He gets his his stupidity from his mother!


brice   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

he needs to stop evading questions and own up to what u did


kory   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

i dont care who you are ...you should never want to hit a woman regardless of whether your mother was abused


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

"GREAT RELATIONSHIP"????????

This is NOT his first assault ON RHIANNA
Man get the hell outta here

I thought he reflected on the event & I was going to see some remorse


Sheryl   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I don't know what Chris Brown was trying to accomplish with this interview. Whatever it was – it's failed!


Cali   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

If he doesn't look apologetic, maybe that's because he isn't. And if he isn't then maybe its because HE knows what REALLY happened that night and not what everybody who came running to the aid of a screaming beaten women THINKS or can PROVE happened that night. Domestic Violence laws in Cali still favor women and its not set up to take into account the undocumented history of the couple.


Melina Gonzalez   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I think Chris Brown learned his lesson. As a young adult we have to learn lessons the hard way it takes time to understand that what we do shape the rest of our lives. I think we are focusing the blame on one party. I am not saying any woman should be assulted but we as humans need to analyze both sides of the story. We are only looking in we do not know what happen leading up to this tragedy nor what triggered browns rage. I am only human, and so is Chris and Rihanna. People need to stop playing God and quit judging Chris.


Brien   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Right or rong there is no reason for a female to be beaten up by a man.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

i think there is two sides to the story somebody need to get talk to rihanna cause i think his buttons was pushed...


Joe sutton   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Chris Brown is an OJ in training


Joe Terrogsno   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

First of all nice staging. The baby blue outfit with the little boy bow tie. Add mommy for good measure. Then bring up domestic violence in his past. Claim that you don't remember and that you don't want to talk about it "out of respect for her", but then add "and for myself". Have a slick attorney to field thre hard stuff. Say something about being ashamed. Deny this ever happened before (when there is proff it did). what do you have? A typical domestically violent man who is more interested in salving his career than anything else.


kari   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

so what happened that made him drop to that level - abuse?


dj   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

i know he is wrong for putting his hands on a woman but, don't forget he grew up in a house with domestic violence


Kenya   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

N. Stokes,

Under no circumstance should a man Ever put his hands on a woman! A man is bigger than a woman, he's stronger than a woman; physically the match is unfair.


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

he will end up killing someone someday. How will you all feel then???? I have a story to tell that will rock the world and any abuser needs to be put out of commission!!! Period. Who cares that he's a good dancer, singer...etc....he is a great abuser. Larry, get him off your show!!!!


charlotte   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

this is the worst interview ever. what a loser. who actually buys his crap. he needs to change domestic abuse counsellors.


maggie w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Enough excuses. There's no taking back such action.


Bre   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Humble yourself Chris! Pride comes before the fall.


RANDY   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Guilt is a tough thing. However, you can't get better unless you admit you have a problem. Hitting a women I find almost unforgivable in almost any case. But if you do believe in rehibilation, and I do he can come through this. However, it should be a long time before he's around woman alone in my book.


NatiaK.   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Even though what you did was wrong you still have a lot of fans behind you, and it's Ok. I'm here with you and i love you. No matter what other people say you believe in yourself even if people said the negative thoughts about. you.


Reese   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I am so very disappointed in Chris Brown-SHAME


Will   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

A real man will never put his hands on a woman...PERIOD


chrisJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

These child actors and entertainers have so much given to them and they are exposed to so much that no one tells them NO. Why are they less than 21 years old, driving a high end sports car, drinking and going back to their own hotel suite. WHY, WHY WHY does she not have a parent with her when she travels? Are there any escorts for young people anymore?
They all grow up much to fast, Just because you are famous does not mean that you do not need guidance or adult direction.


enza   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

finally!!!!he is not admitting to anything. he has nothing to say. i"m not impressed. I feel sorry for Rhianna.]


Jettie   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

It's sad how everyone has such harsh words about Chris Brown – this is a sad situation where a young man made a mistake. We all get angry, he took it too far. Cut the man a break, JZ, Steve Harvvey, Lil Wayne and other rappers heat/hit their girlfriends or wives but their music is still being played on the radio – this young man lost everything! It takes two to tango! Keep your head up Chris – we still love and support your talent!!! The Browns


Kelly   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

His mom is not helping him at all by hiding his secrets. He will reoffend if he does not become honest with himself and everyone. He does not seem to realize how serious this is. Shame on him. Shame on mom. I still haven't told her how sorry she feels for Rhiana. That who I would be feeling more for than Chris. Wow. The bow tie is ridiculous as well.


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Is the outfit he's wearing part of the his court sentence? I can't believe anyone would willing wear something like that.


Angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

How much of his regret is due only to the "hit" this incident took on his career?


marsha   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Why is his mother on the show...it seems she is there to put him in a more favorable light...he is 20 yrs old and he beat her face to a pulp...did the court order mandatory counseling for him? He clearly needs help...


Michelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I don't understand why he agreed to an interview if he isn't willing to explain his actions.


Creshall   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

He should have been better prepared for the interview. Will we really know the real story!!


Richard   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

You always have to forgive and forget, keep your head up Chris. Learn from your mistakes


Lanese   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

His career is too important for him to mess up again.


Drina   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I think it is very respectful not to get into specifics. Does she want to sit there and have him spill out the entire incident to the world on national television. Come on, would you want that. Why so we can know and hear it, lets be real. It's painful enough, details aren't necessary, it doesn't change anything.


jaredb   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

all people sin a sin is just a sin its over so let him go on with his life


Meret   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Oh Please, what a loser! "Big Man" can beat a woman half to death and then he comes on Larry King with Big Momma and wearing baby blue like the infantile creep he is. He'll do it again, count on it. Momma condoned it by her tolerance of abuse and her support of it. She is a disgrace to womanhood.


iL0VECHRiS   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Chris made a mistake like every human does!!


Gino   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Look, i have no compassion for Rhianna or any woman that says or have been beaten. Many women choose men that do not treat them as women then complain about it. There are men that shows women respect and is nice to them, then those same women say..."oh he's too nice"... i want a bad boy...when they get a bad boy or and this (abuse) happens then they want sympathy. There are more to come in the future, not from Chris Brown, but others as well.


B.Oppong   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Wow they are seperated wrong but fair. People should learn from this


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

but at the same time i think chris is full of it and is probably a selfish and demanding person once the cameras are off


Cali   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

And ladies, stop throwing pots at your man. Stop hitting them with pans, hitting them with cars, stabbing them or at them, trying to burn them with anything hot, and striking them and I'm sure the number of Domestic Violence cases will drop SIGNIFICANTLY.


Jackie   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

i feel bad for chris. hes obviously sorry for what he did and is willing to do whatever it takes. he should be forgiven


Leo Michael   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

His mother was a victim of spousal abuse and domestic violence. Perhaps, she beat him. He looks a little "Sheepish" when she talks. He looks down and appears introverted, for a short time. Ask him if he was a victim of abuse from mom.


Damian   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

If he was not violent before, what about the time in Barbados at Heron Bay when he broke out most of the windows in a Land Rover given to Rhinna.


apthediva   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

i believe they both hit each other. you would be so suprised at how many young people fight, i am 21 years old ; the same age as rhianna, i know young adults now a days are so angry, and hurt and just over dramatic, emotions flare, just listeing to some of my male friends talk about there girlfriends and mothers of their kids, it is alot of crazy foolishness that females and males do to each other, and alot of the time the female hits the male because she assumes she will not get hit back, but i know there are some timees men hit first of course. but in this situation i believe she hit him first but him being a man he should of restrained her, i know that everyone has there limit, but you do not snap that long, to the point you bite,and hit continously.. hopefully he learns and goes through the proper treatment but idk, ill continue to pray for him and her. ...


Dr. Marla Stewart   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Shame on Mark Garogos: he represented OJ Simpson, too. If you do not have your client state their responsibility in domestic violence – it is excused. Worse yet – if you leave it to the victim to respond about the perpetrator's actions, you make this horrible violence the responsibility of the victim. I am speaking from experience and the work I do. Please make both Mr. Garagos and Chris Brown fess up to the happenings. Thanks Larry King for pushing for facts – so appreciated.


TAAAASHA   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Who will be his next victim?


Brittney Ray   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Hit me once shame on you, but hit me twice shame on me!!


Bill Cohn   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Michael Vick did time for beating up a dog. Why is Mr. Brown on tv?!?


NatiaK.   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Everybody makes mistakes in life. Nobody's PERFECT.


MS.GAULT   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Chris is always going to be a STAR!!


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

When Larry asked you about the other incidents, you seems surprised, are you telling the truth?


latrice jackson   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Chris Brown was def in the wrong...I blame it on the enviroment that he grew up in...Most young men who grow up and see a man beating on the woman grows up to be like that...I am not sayin that he is wrong, but i do believe that he learned his lesson..I will continue to support him and his music..


Baron   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

My opinion is that Chris is not sorry and he has not shown any remorse at all. Everyone knows that this was not the first time he hit Rhianna, and they areall just trying to side step the questions.
He needs help in a big way. Just take a look at him.


RiS   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Leave Chris Da H*ll Alone.. Everybody Makes Mistakes!.. Atleast He Owed Up To His... Ya'll Act Like Ya'll So Perfect!..


Vstarz   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I think Chris is right for not wanting to tlak about the situation beacause that could lead to other rumors and cases.


Kathleen (M. Murphy, 1st name only, please)   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I'm very disappointed in Chris Brown, his Mother and Lawyer, Mark G. because:
Chris and his Mother seem not ready yet to admit having committed the crime against Rhianna, both saying, "We didn't know whether pictures were doctored...;" neither being willing to discuss background abuse as child and Mother; refusing to share the story of the violent acts against Rhianna (sp?) which could be of value to current perpetrators and their victims.
It is understandable that M Garrigos wishes to support and cover for his high-paying client, but disgusting that he's fine with wasting an hour of Larry's and viewers' time to say nothing.


Brianna   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

He may not win everyone's trust, but he surely has mine. Forgive and Forget.


San   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Not saying anything specific on the incident. Geragos coached him well. However I do believe Chris Brown is remorseful and regrets his actions that night. He has accepted his sentence and is fulfilling his punishment. I believe the hard labor, along with the anger management/domestic abuse counseling, the five years towing a straight line, and alot of prayer will humble Chris Brown and give him time to grow up. Stay strong Chris. Don't worry about the haters.


charlotte   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

he's OJ junior.


Alex D   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

chris obviosly has some growing up to do.


Sahbena   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I don't know why Joyce is supporting her. She is probably standing up for rhianna because she went through the same thing. The celebrities who are supporting rhianna better think twice I believe her evil side will show. A talented person loses all his opportunities because of aggravation. God bless his soul he's going to overcome this obstacle.


dabarba   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Act like a lady then get treated like a lady! Act like a man then you get treated as such!...


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

His Mother is worried about getting the next record deal, not about her son beating the hell out of his former girlfriend. What goes around, comes around Mother. You exposed him to this Mother>


mandy   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

chris brown should be in jail he doesnt think he should pick up trash, he is trash, his music and his talent is done he should be in jail he doesnt even seem to care its discuting


sonia   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

The gig is up; you can redem yourself by keeping it real and admitting what you did


Ashlee   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

He is very strong!


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

he wont answer the questions that are being throw at him. he's just trying to play around it. i know it's something he's trying to hide.


JaneRita   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I'm happy that chris brown plead guilty and I wish him the best


ben   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

He needs to learn from Micheal Vick and dont avoid the questions and admit to everything involved. Forgiveness doesnt come by avoidance!!!!!!!


josiane   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Bottom line: nobody is perfect! As a female I'm not saying it's okay to slam woman around, but stuff happens and he does deserves a second chance!!!!


Julius Warthen   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Laryy you have kids how many time have they fought. I got into alot of fight as a young kid. Fight one day and we back friends the next. That is how it is with Chris and Rihannna. I wish that Chris and Rihanna could be on the show together to tell the world what really happen that night. I would have more respect for both of them. Now is the time while Chris and Rihanna are not as upset at each other.


Eileen   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

this is one of the worst "interviews" LK has ever had. chris brown is coming across as a totally inarticulate dick and looks ridiculous in that bowtie and diamond earrings. give me a break!


Tina   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Why i this guy on TV?? he is a loser and if you don't want to talk... stay home!!!!


Christa   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Celebrity or Not, He's HUMAN FIRST!! I think the media is trying to make a "Poster Child" out of him as if he is the first person to be involved in that situation, people are only concerned with "details" of what happened rather than letting him deal with the situation and move on!!


sagan   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

i think it is so rediculous that he has come on the show and will not talk at all about what happened. he beat the crap out of her and should fully own up to all the people that have made him who he is today(the fans)! i think he is waisting larry's time and that he should kick him off the show!


Shawn   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

He beat her like a man, now he wants to be a kid. He should have went on LK solo and answered the questions like a man!


AURBRIANA93   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

YA'll NeeD TO GiVE CHRiS A BREAK. OKAY HE MADE A MiSTAKE iT SHOWS HE HUMAN. AT LEAST HE MATURE ENOUGH TO ADMiT HiS MiSTAKES...HALF THESE "STARS" DON'T EVEN DO THAT SO...LET iT GO...


Mesah Jones   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I was able to meet Chris Brown at a taping for St.Jude Children's Hospital where he is a strong supporter and he is a very nice. However, I think Chris should be more upfront on what happened between him and Rihanna, try and correct what the tabloids and media are saying. I think being upfront and looking back and speaking on the situation could help him not to do it again. This is part of rehabilatation.
Stay Strong Chris!!


KJG29   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

He probably won't do it again b/c his career and rep depends on it. Plus I think they love EACH OTHER.


Omar   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Real men "DON'T" hit women...Period!!!!


maggie w.   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

we don't think of any other crime as a "mistake." this is a criminal offense


kory   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Chris went to the grammys! then went running back to his mammys!


Aky   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

It's Larry's obligation to either give him an open forum to truly apologize, or honour Rhianna and anyone else dealing with these issues by NOT protecting him!


Fadumo   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Well everybody makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. I love you Chris!


readyregg44   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Chris knew exactly what he did and why he did it and really thought he could get away with it, but the truth hurts .


RACHEL   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

CHRIS, AS A MAN TO MAN...A MAN SHOULD NOT HIT WOMEN AND ANY MAN THAT HIT A WOMEN IS CHICKEN OR HE IS WEEK. I HOPE YOU LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKE.


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

This is crazy that only one of my comments are on your site.


Viewer   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I'm not sure why Chris agreed to this interview other than to paint a picture of excuses. It's time for people to take responsibility for their actions. Respect is sometime you are taught throughout your life, might I add at any early age. Obviously, he had no respect for Rhianna as he beat her and basically left her for dead (he walked away and someone else had to call 911). Money should be used to bettter yourself (may mean getting needed counseling) instead of a new wipe.


Joi T   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

His career is NOT over! She provoked him! VA loves u Chris!


Drina Lancaster   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

No one's perfect.


Dawn   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I don't condone what Chris Brown did, but he is human and he made a mistake. I believe he is truly sorry, only God can judge, and everyone deserves a second chance.


kache   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

We all make mistakes! God forgives everyone!
Love you Christopher Maurice Brown foreverrrr<333333


tman   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

If he's really sorry, he would tell what happen and man up to his mistake, quit hidden behind the guilt.


Uche   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

U dissappointed ur mum dude!!!!


Yeah Right!   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

his mother should be quiet. She is just trying to keep getting PAID... She is trying to protect her meal ticket.


Chance   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Patty you're an imbecile Chris' looks have absolutely nothing to do with this and love causes people to do strange things so please you are not to determine what real love is.


Annie   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

please let this go, he cant continue to get punished for this, he is speaking out and letting everyone know how sorry he is. We are not to judge anyone, he will get what he really deserves when he meets with the one person who is allowed to judge and that is god, he is 19 yrs old he made a mistake as a youth and should be able to move on and live a life like any of us. the only reason why ppl are making a deal out of the he because he is chris brown,


cassandra   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

dear. larry king why did chris brown beat rihanna after what happen i start to wonder how rihanna look chris brown life,career is in jeopardy so is chris brown is friends with chris byeeee


Tom Zap   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

There is never an excuse to hit a woman. The double standard for celebs once again rears its ugly head.


kari   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

why is his ATTORNEY talking for him. He is on here for a reason, so speak up and explain your part right, there is forgiveness but he should admit to what happend... you can't escape what you did.


Kim   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

What Chris did was a crime not a 'mistake' he needs serious counseling!


Monice   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

In my eyes I honestly think Rihana provoked him, now I am not saying he is right for putting his hands on her but I have been in a domestic violence situation and I think it takes two. I am sure he did not jump off and go off on her I am sure stuff lead up to it. Keep your head up Chris we love you!!!!


roni   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I agree that a man shouldn't hit a woman, but Rhianna isn't totally innocent in this case either. 2 sides to everything.


Samille   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

People should also realize that Rihanna is at fault too. He would just not snap on his own. We have to realize that she has no right to hit on him either. If it was started in that way, that she did.


Gene Montgomery   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

If he told her everything that happened THEN HE HAD TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED PIECE OF CRAP.... BEATING A WOMAN.


Angela P   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

When any of you out there can walk on water, then you can judge him...


dojetoverose   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

If he couldn't remember, then he must have been drinking or drugging.


Kathy   September 2nd, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Larry,
Why are you even giving Chris brown the time of day?
HE does not deserve this attention.


Adrianna   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

omg ily Chrisz . Wen u Came 2 B-More!! . u didnt mean2 do it!


DaddesGyrl   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

People are always going to have something to say and it didn't happen to them. Listening to the media about previous disputes and believing it is ridiculous. Don't believe everything you hear just because someone does something wrong, you try and go national television and see if you don't get scared, talking about anything. He is doing what he can, I am not saying he wasn't wrong for what he did but IF you were in the situation how would you act and respond to it. This country is so unforgiving and it has to end.


Steve   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Gerregos advises his client to not apologise when Brown is first arrested as Brown stated in your interview? That would have been the right thing to do no matter the cost to his case. Has Garregos won any cases since O.J.? No, but he's always there to advise and "help" wife/girlfriend beaters and child molesters like Jackson. What a career opportunist!


Mrs. Lacey   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

He owe's it to all his fan's to tell us the truth....his career might be at risk!


alexandria   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

He knows he did wrong and everyone should forgive him, and not judge.


Liz   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I pity the next woman who gets involved with Chris. Once an abuser, always an abuser, unless he gets serious help.


akuoma   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

he isnt smart enough to answer the questions,and i see he feels remorse for that


B. Stokes   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Chris' concern is his career, not his recovery or rehabilitation. Hiding behind your lawyer, Mom and his bow-tie is sad.


Laseana   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

His answers are too PC to convey remorse. "I'm not aware" of prior incidents- give me a break! The only way to move forward is to be honesty with yourself


tasha   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I think that even though he feel he loves Rihanna, I just think it would be difficult for the two to reunite. For instance their celebrity, now she has to be a romodel for the young women out here, and he himself now must reapprove with the fans and those young men and mothers who looked at him as a responsible well rounded individual. I enjoyed his music and his style in general, I dont think he is a bad individual because of this incident, he degraded his career and improved hers. I wish them both the best and we can still get the both of both worlds musically, as well as those male artist in the game give him some real talk and not degrade him and turn their backs on him. No one is perfect and there are those in the industry that do the same or even worser things and not looked down on as he. I am female and no it was not right what happened, but forgiveness is right.


Steve   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

God still loves him, so hopefully he will learn & grow from this, and not repeat the same mistake again.


Chris   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Would he be more willing to talk if his attorney and mommy weren't sitting next to him?


Lofo   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I take offense to comments remarking on the fact that we don't know what Rihanna has done ... no action ever deserves violence. Ever.
Given Chris's childhood, I don't think he is a bad person. Yet I question his appearance on this show, and his motives for appearing so publicly without wanting to go into more detail about what happened. And there is no excuse for his violent behavior.


mjones   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE QUICK TO JUDGE OTHERS WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE FAULTS THAT THEY HAVE WITHIN THERE OWN PERSON.


Mari   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

When do women take responsibility? A woman can be physical with a man as Rhianna was and has no repercussions.


Reese   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I think it's a shame and hopes that he be given a second chance we all make mistakes


Lana   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Why did he do this interview. What does he hope to gain? I think he should have declined.


Danielle   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I wish Chris Brown all the best.


Jelaphur   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

If Rihanna gave me herpes I might have to smack her too.


ashleyGray   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

he is a human being and everyone makes mistakes


Sahbena   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Everybody is criticizing Chris Brown. If you was actually there to know their backgrounds you would know! Chris Brown you is a fool to love someone who would put you through hell!


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Yeah, you do have a right to judge, you actually have an obligation to judge what is right and wrong. He can be judged and then forgiven, both can happen. That IS who he WAS as a person, has he changed is the question. he looks angry to me tonite. It is one hundred percent in his owns hands what happens next.


Essence Stanley   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

He know what he did was wrong and he feels bad about it. So he don't need people to tell him what he did was bad and to put him down. I still love him no matter what.


jessica deus   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

everybody makes mistakes but its our job to learn from it. all the lies that the media comes up with really is annoying look at Michael Jackson the media killed him because of their lies. michael had to go through alot just to keep his fans satisfied so plz give chris brown a chance to become a better person.


Mrs. banks   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

He wouldn't be in jail if he weren't a star. I know many who have done worse nd don't get jailtime. Its sad how everyone judges and don't really even know the story. No one shud put there hands on anyone,she has done that on several occasions.


Biahnca   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Chris is talking all around the issues. He wont even acknowledge what crime he comitted that night. I hate to say it, but it will be hard for him to come back from this situation.


Hannah Mize   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Once he does his time LEAVE HIM ALONE. He DESERVES a second chance.


REALTHINKER   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

THEY WERE TOTALLY TO HARD ON HIM!!
WHAT IF IT WAS SELFDEFENSE!GIRLS DONT HIT BOYS AND BOYS DONT HIT GIRLS! I'LL BE HIS FAN FOREVER!


Natrice   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

iLOVEEEE YUUUU CHRIS BROWN !


ben   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

He needs to learn from Micheal Vick and dont avoid the questions and admit to everything involved. Forgiveness doesnt come by avoidance!!!!!!


Lori   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Judge not lest ye be judged! Chris did not have a right to touch or harm Rianna in anyway, however, he doesn't have to be the poster child for domestic violence or abuse. The incident happened unfortunately and he is apologetic and will do his time as allotted by the court. Other than that, let's move on!


Brandon Blanco   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Chris brown was peobably the only one i could look up to I like in just turning 13 and when i heard about this i was crushed


shaunee   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I think they are both responsible. Chris really cant get into details but the only ones that really knows what happened is the two of them.


Uche   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I really want to know what caused it though??? Talk Chris plsssssssss


rahmid saleem   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

i think its a sad day when two superstars allow their differences to come to physical violence. We have to do better


Paul   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

A real man would never hit a woman, no matter what she did.


shanie   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Neither Cris nor his mother understands the cycle of abuse. Although young, had he gone to jail; he would be remorseful and less in denial


Suzie   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

If Chris Brown was a regular citizen and not a "super star" he would be serving time in jail all now. Well well well!


Niesha   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

People make stupid mistakes. This is his time to open his eyes and learn from the past. How you learn from your mistakes is what defines you as a person, not the actual mistakes. We're only human.


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

There are two sides to every story, he has accepted his sentence but for some reason he will not talk ill about her. It was mention in his probation about the incident last year, WHERE SHE SLAP HIM FIRST!! he then pushed her into a wall... seem like to me there is a need for Rhianna to seek help also. Abuse is wrong and being a woman don't make it right, she has admitted in previously interviews of hitting a brother in the face with a bottle. It has been over six months and she has yet to comment on this incident, didn't want to press charges, why? I don't condone abuse but I just feel as though they are keeping something from us, printing in the media what they deem news... The full police report has never been made public again why?? Please let him move on with his life. We don't talk this much about men raping babies, celebrities killing people, stars over dosing etc. For all that feel as though he should not be given another chance, I pray you never have to eat your words.


Evan Henry   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

His career is over


Trev   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

CB, The way you're handling this interview is not making you look any better.


Rpj   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What Chris did is not something that occurs only once. It does not escalate to this level the first time. "no memory" I don,t believe it. What example is this setting? He should be in prison. What happens if he had hurt Rihanna permanently? Would the defense be "insanity"? Prison...


Alexandria T.   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Chris Brown is just like everyone else. He kno what he did was wrong. He is just like us just cause he famous people think famous people dont ever mess up. They are just like infamous people. Everyone deserves second chances.


LyndsayB.   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

This is your chance to tell YOUR side of the story...so speak if you want forgiveness.


ashleyG   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

he is still a human being let alone an artist and everyone makes mistakes


Manuel Barrera   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Which Menendez brother did he borrow that outfit from?


Brenette   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I think that this young man has been disciplined and continues to show his remorse. Come on people, he is only 20 yrs. old and his life is not over. You live and you learn. Good luck Chris!


charlotte   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

this is ALL about him him him! rihanna, who? oh ya, the girl i beat up to a pulp. oops. i don't know where it came from my ass.


csmith   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

HE"S HUMAN AND HIS YOUNG,AND WHEN U YOUNG U DO DUMB AND STUPID THINGS..........SO LEAVE HIM A LONE


kat   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

doesn't abuse unfortunately repeat itself? it did through him, from his father...


OLIVIA B.   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I think that Chris Brown and his mother are in denial. This kid is so confused. The only thing he is sorry about is losing his popularity.


readyregg44   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

This is a lesson learned stardom 101 you cant get away with everything.


Joe   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I don't think it's fair that people judge Chris brown too quickly before they know the whole story. Shout out to jag!


kyesha   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am very OUTRAGED because everyone is making him out to be the only one totally at fault because we all know that it takes too to tango so i wanna hear rihanna step as chris did bescause she is ALSO AT FAULT.


Lynda   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What a shame – Why wont he explain what happened. He sounds so pathetic.


kathy decristofaro   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

He is young. There is hope for him with counseling.


Sadreaka   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Please leave him alone! I wonder if he would get this much attention if the situation was reversed. Rihanna has hit him on several occasions, nobody shouldn't be putiing their hands on nobody. If she hit him, she deserves to get hit back.


Shana   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Chris should not be judge by outsiders, the people that were not there to know exactly what really happened. He as apologized, unlike men who batter women daily. He has admitted to his mistake. He only has one judge and that is GOD! Not the world!


bobby   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

if it was lil wayne that did this, he could make a song about it and be proud he did it. the world would sing the song.


Rochelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

chris brown is so wrong...merriweather


james   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

for what he did he needs to be in jail


Edwin   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

He sure doesnt get scared when taking off his clothes dancing. Get over it!


cutecat   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

he looks so cute tonight!


Charles   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Baby-blue outfit likes his women, BLACK & BLUE!


Monica Sanders   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

We Shouldn't Be so Hard On Chris. We Should Support Him In His Time Of Need. Only God Can Judge Him.


Keely   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Its sad, but I think that he will forever be known as an abuser.


San   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

If Rihanna has seemingly forgiven Chris Brown, then who am I to judge and who am I not to forgive him if he is truly remorseful and has repented.


kache   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I love chris brown big fan! but what he did was wrong but we do make mistakes! Also I heard she hit him first why don't we see what she did too


Nat   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I wish him the best. I hope he is truthful. It is never right to hit a woman!


lakira   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Chris is sorry why can't people see that. Every one makes mistakes.


Angela P   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Grow in Christ Chris and you will be fine ... God Bless !!


Lena   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I feel as though Chris should not be the only one apologizing. It takes 2, she is just as responsible as he. True he should not have placed his hands on her, but she was just as wrong as he for placing her hands on him. Everyone wants to pity her, but what about Chris? Where is the loyalty to him, the support, love and care? His life has been placed on tv as if he is some type of circus animal. I do feel he is a stand up guy for even apologizing on national tv. I just want everyone to know domestic violence goes both ways so never pin point just one person because of hear say. Find out facts before you try and criticize someone. Chris stay strong, you are a wonderful entertainer and you will rise above all of this.


Shawn   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He looks like he wants to beat her right now for having him apologize on TV.


Ron   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Hello,

He is not sorry this is nothing more that an attempt to get his career back on track. You can bet money soon as he can get hit with fast beat everyone will forget that he hit a woman. He wears a blue bow tie never accepts his crime. There can be no excuse for hitting a woman. NONE.

Ron


NICOLE FROM HARLEM   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

HERE we go there is No come back for you you messed up big BIG BIG BIG TIME PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON A WOMAEN IS WRONG! my daughter was a big fan and now i dont let her buy nothing chirs brown NOTHING!!!!!!!!!


POLissy   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

The first things is admitting you have a problem once you do that you can move to helping yourself to not do it again.


Shonte Brown   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

His Public Relations Rep should be fired.. He is not prepared for this interview!


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Yes, hitting a woman out of an instance of rage is MAYBE forgiveable. But BEATING a woman? Threatening her LIFE? That is completely UNFORGIVABLE. Then to come on national television and claim it was the only instance? Also UNFORGIVABLE. I'm glad Larry is calling his bluff on that BS.


Tamstar   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I think chris should be forgiven but also he should pay for what he did..I have lost any respect for him as an artist because if he is starting to beat women from young imagine when he gets older...but i still forgive him..we all make mistakes


Eachelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

There is a very thin line between love and maturity. We have all been both.


Sahbena   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Don't worry Chris Brown GOD has a plan he is going to work it out.


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

LARRY, get this fool off of the show

RHIANNA, this fool has no remorse, I don't care what you did, a REAL MAN would walk away and not PUNCH a woman. And this is not his first time assaulting Rhianna. You are much better than him. Why are you with a thug who can't even express himself? Rhianna, run the other way. You'll be glad you did in the future. I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE ONLY VIOLENCE WE'LL HEAR FROM CHRIS, WAIT.... HE WILL DO IT AGAIN...

With the exception of handful of his fans, CHRIS'S CAREER IS DONE
I have no respect for a LOSER who PUNCHES woman
and can't even FAKE REMORSE!!!!!!

This interview reminds me of Conrad MURderer's video msg
No remorse, mouth moving but all you hear is "blah blah blah"


Emilia   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Both Chris and his mother need professional help!


Dylan+Kaylah   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He said he is sorry its all he can do.


Rayne   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Chris looks like he's about ready to beat up Larry king, maybe he does have an anger probem! I don't know if this helps him!


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Chris Brown is an OFFENDER, who cares about his apologies. He committed a crime. He abused a female, beat her up ...he thinks because he is a CELEBRITY that he should have preferred treatement, what about her????. Absolutely not, let set a presidence and let him get away with anything...we didn't for Martha Stewart (which was insane).


Yahnick Barclay   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Only God can say what happens to him and whatever happens is for a reason. Who are we to judge anybody? We were not there and don't know WHAT happened that night. No amount of money can make up for what he has done neither can a cheap ass apology... But God forgives out sins so I think he can be forgiven if he is looking for forgiveness from the bottom of his heart which he is. Leave him be.


Shawn   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

U will never know what was going on unless uve been in that situation. Until she gets exposed, the blame will always be on him and thats unfortunate!!


Chezwae   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He is young, remorseful & recognizes his mistakes. For this he is definitely worthy of a second chance.


Joe Terrogsno   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

The last thing this guy needs is excuses from the audience. Time to man-up, admit that he beat her and knew what he was doing. There is NO EXCUSE for it, NONE!!!!


Paul   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

There is never any excuse for a man to hit a woman.


ibz   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He is showing maturity by appearing on the show to face the world


Tom NYC   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He is not sincere at all... remember him enjoying himself in FL shortly after the Rihanna incident? And why won't he discuss what happened – why go on CNN?! He got caught and has never showed remorse (its fake tonight) and is only trying to repair his career, which I do not see ever returning to what it was – as some radio stations still do not play his music. He should have received a harder punishment and I do not feel sorry for him one bit... he hit her once, he'll do it again.

It wouldn't bother me at all to never hear from him again. I turned it off, he's a fake.


Wendy A   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Give the guy a chance, teach him, love him, forgive him. Stop judging!!!


Sheridan   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

It's shallow to judge him only as an artist. He is a man and needs to be judged as one.


tom turrisi   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

maybe michael vick should take rhianna, chris brown can take the dogs.


brenae   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

He doesn't seem like he is sorry for the right reasons. He is sorry he got caught- like Rhianna's song.


Tammy   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Many people do not go to jail on a first-time offense. Think about it people, how many non-famous men served jail time for a first-time offense. Even Ike Turner never went to jail.


lee   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

What will happen with Chris Brown is he will do a OJ Simson and get away with it .He needs to go to jail do the time and find out what it is like to be beat down.


Monica Sanders   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I Still Support Him And I Think He's Had Enough


Joy Peeler   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Chris is young and being around abuse as a child certainly does have an effect. One models the behavior of the same sex parent or substitute parent. I taught many children similar to Chris Brown and I saw the inability to control tempers when not getting their way. I think the therapy will do him good.
Joy Peeler


Norma   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

We need to stop acting like it is all Chris's fault. Rihanna is guilty also. She should not have put her hands on him or on his property. Regardless if you are rich or poor the same rules apply. Keep your hands to yourself. Charges should have been brought against her also. This is coming from a women. Don't let women dool you. They know what they are doing when they start stuff. Then the first thing they do is call the police. If more women are prosecuted for domestic violence, they would not be so quick to put their hands on anyone.


Chance   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

If i were Chris I wouldn't have spoken from a teleprompter on my apology video I would have conveyed it naturally. Even though he claims to have written it, I think it would have been better as far as public reception.


Eachelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

There is a thin line between love and immaturity. We have all experienced both.


Twila   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

A man who hits you will ALWAYS hit you again. I hope Rihanna takes out an Order of Protection against this so-called man and never looks back. That's what you do with a man who hits you ONCE. I speak from experience, unfortunately.


Jose Pereira   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Bla, bla, bla! The same answer to every question. If you want to be a bigger man let us know what really happen!


asha wade   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

i dont think this is fair she had a part in it to so i think she should have something done to her too its not all his fault


kache   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

please put my cmnt on tv!!!!!


Brenda J.   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Larry...why is Chris Brown even wasting your time if he's not going to come "clean" with the facts of what happened that night. Just the fact that he doesn't want to talk about it proves he's not really that forthright.
It seems he's all about the publicity now, since he agreed to come on your show to talk, but now that the cameras are rolling...he's not going to discuss it. Why agree to come on a 60 minute show for 10 min worth of dialogue ??? I don't get it.


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Get Help now, before you end up in prison


ben   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

He needs to learn from Micheal Vick and dont avoid the questions and admit to everything involved. Forgiveness doesnt come by avoidance!!!!


zuki   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

The greatest tragedy is if we don't learn from this incident.


Anthony   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I hope Chris has learned from his painful experience, and in the future, he will move in a positive direction.


jennifer   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

i have no respect for him raising you hand never solves anything his career is over!!! coming on this show has just made it worse he should of got yrs in prison what he done...he is not above the law!!!!


Frank   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I dont understand the justice system in the U.S. In case she was the one who hit him first. Women have best justice than men in this country. I think it is not fair.


Pilioboy   September 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

He doesn't look sorry !!!! I will never buy Chris Brown's CD or listen to his music.


asha wade   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

i love you chris


Tiffany 09   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Some of you liked him before he even did this, so you gone judge him for one mistake.LOVE YOU CHRIS


Glen   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I beat my wife... my interview is with BUBA....


Helen Thomas   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

We need to forgive himm... really
nUmber 1 fan helen


Monica Sanders   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

We Love Him. I Hope He Gets Better


Starr   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

He made a mistake, he has to answer to that and suffer the consequences, but we as humans are not to pass judgement. We all make mistakes.


ERM   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

He shows no remorse, thinking he made a mistake instead of taking responsibility for a vile, violent act. Yes, you are a violent person if you beat up a woman and threaten to kill her. Yes, that is you.


Veronique   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Shame on his mother to say its mind boggling how her son became a batter but nice that he was able to have help with the wording of his first public reaction to his actions. Shame on the three of them...sorry doesn't heal a black eye.


Sheenah   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris brown should not be in prison, He learned from his mistakes


DAN-YELL   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

IT'S SAD TO SEE CHRIS BROWN GO THRU THIS. BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HIM! HE ISNT OFF THE HOOK B/C HE IS AN ARTIST!!! HE HAS NEVER BEEN IN LAW TROUBLE BEFORE. THIS IS AMERICA AND IT IS HARD FOR A AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE TO MAKE A MISTAKE AND BE JUDGED OFF ONE INCIDENT!!! GROW UP AMERICA! SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS ARE VERY RUDE, BUT THAT'S HOW AMERICA IS THEY LIKE TO KEEP THINGS GOING................WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE CHRIS BROWN:)


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Wasn't the reason for coming on was to answer questions


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

This is the most bogus interview ever. He and his mother are losers, big time.


Mr. Thornton   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris Brown's mother and spiritural teachers should have told him how to deal with his anger...


Alicia   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris Brown did make a big mistake for what he did. He didnt want to do it it was an accident..He deserves to be forgiven.I will still love him and his music..Nothing he does will ever change the way i think of him..


Kay   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

He does not seem sincere. He's saying all the stuff his lawyers and PR folks told him to say but it still falls short. I don't see genuine remorse. The only thing he's said so far that I agree with is that actions have consequences. The problem is that his consequences were far lighter than a "regular" person would have paid.


Jamila   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

People are making way to big of a deal about this. Ok granted she got abused, but there is a two sides to every story, an action to a reaction. Both of them were in the wrong! Chris Brown did not do anything that a typical man around the neighborhood hasn't done or is doing, they are just making this a big deal and making an example out of him because he is a celeb. Some woman is getting beat up right now as he does his interview I don't see anybody out here trying to rescue them! Get over it and move on!!!


real gurl   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

people leave Chris alone an be honest with yourself... what dark moments have u had i your life. forgive


Ellen Mogul   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Oh really – Mark Garagos is trying to make light of this whole situation -Larry- Mark didn't answer any of your questions, he just kept saying the media blew it up – there were false stories going around – TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES, MARK.

And the mother – sits there with a stupid look on her face to defend her son – THE FACT IS THE FACT. There's no defense here no matter how you look at it.

When it was brought up about his past record of two previous incidents in the probation report – Chris didn't remember bashing in two windows in a car in another country. REALLY!

I have a 32 year old son, and I can imagine what the mom is going through, but come on mom! stop crying about YOUR past when you were a little kid, and start saying that your son is making a change, has learned his lesson, is truly sorry, and you are also very sorry to Briana.

Chris should make a true, sincere admittance of guilt (not say I don't remember – duh!). Im sure Mark told him to say that.
And Mark – get off it! stop taking cases to defend just for the money. If it was YOUR daughter you would have the guy jailed for 50 years!!!!

As we all would do.-


Jodi   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

The only remorse Chris has is for his sure-to-suffer career, which he is trying desparately to save.


Ms.White   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

This is a young man who made 1 mistake. Let's not condem him, show him some support. There are 3 sides to this story: His side, Her side and the Right side!


Roni   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I am so disappointed in the way everyone is putting all the blame on Chris Brown. They are both to blame. She put her hands on him , because she was upset over a phone call that was made to Chris. He is entitled to talk to who ever he wants to. We as women sometimes think that we can hit a man and it is ok. Some women even dare men to hit them back. They are trying to make an example of Chris. I think Rhianna, should say she is sorry to chris and his mother. Unless you have been though qan abusive relationship, you can not speak about it in a negative since. Chris Brown deserves to have his career back just like Rhianna. Hopefully, he will find someone to help him to become a better man.
Ike Turner, Jim Brown, James Brown, etc and many more celeb have been involved in abuse.


kayla gordon   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

chris i really understand what your going through and i think you should get a second chance


DAKATA   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I Think They Should give Him another chance cause everybody make mistake in nby is perfect.


D of Virginia   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris Brown is a talented young man who has been given an incredible opportunity. However, abuse is never okay, I don't care who commits the crime. Should he be forgiven? Absolutely. Should he be given a sentence equal to the crime? Yes. Did this happen? No. Does his apology seem sincere? Absolutely not!


nancy   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

is this justice? He should have gone to jail and I don't understand why he didn't.


Kim L M.   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

GOD is the only one that can judge.. If GOD forgives us , who are we not to forgive him. We have all made some mistakes and hopefully learned from them . Give him that chance.


Jettie   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I was reading a great deal of these comments – people who live in glass houses should not throw stones! Chris we are here you and hope that you and your great talent comes ack! And, where is Rhianna – why are we not hearing what role she played in this incident! Domestic violence is wrong, but i've seen women strike men – we want equal rights, but we also want to hide once we've done wrong!

Come back Chris we miss your talent – I am waiting for you to give Michael Jackson a real tribute! Chris is the one who will fill Michael Jackson's very talented shoes!!!


Evan Henry   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Some things can be forgiven, but he shouldn't be treated any better because of his career.


Chelsea Longwood   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

you know whats funny, no one knows the real story, yet everyone feels like they can judge.


Reggie   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

The only thing more ignorant than his actions – is this interview.


Jamey   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

My heart goes out to Ms. Joyce Hawkins and I will keep her and Chris Brown in my prayers. No one wants anyone to talk negative about their child or try to judge their child. I give Chris Brown a little bit of credit because he's willing to admit that he was wrong and he appears apologetic.


Maria   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

What Chris Brown did was definitely wrong but I do believe he deserves a second chance. He is very young. America is so quick to judge him and put him away forever. This is a young guy that has a long life to live with a lot of life lessons as well. If you notice Rihanna is very quiet during this. We are so quick to blame the man and say he or they should never hit a woman, which of course they shouldn't but we as women need to know our boundaries. Men can only take so much. If we can't forgive him and allow him to progress from this, then whatever mistake we make in life don't expect God to forgive you and allow you the second, third, fourth, fifth, etc.. chance. God can save anyone, including Chris Brown and I am not a Chris Brown fan but a believer. Keep praying Chris John 14 v14.


Ashley   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I feel that everyone makes a mistake and he's now learning from it, just leave him alone and let him live his life!!


Stephanie_TX   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

He deserves a second chance like any other human that makes a mistake! Are they being so hard on him because the victim was also a celebrity.....


Jayme   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

God will forgive him so we don't have to.


Toni   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

well ii think that its not right too put ya hands on a women . no matter wat but that still doesn't mean we can judge him everyone makes mistakes &|nd some people learn from them &|nd some people don't &|nd im hopeinqg he learned cause he's young &|nd he got his whole life ahead of him


latanya_moore_89   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i really don't think he hit her on purpose ...i think he had a natural reflex when she started wildin on him ........ she's pretendin to be the victim when she had some part in this incident as well..... even though a man is not suppose to hit a female i feel females shouldn't say or do anything like hit a man if your not ready to get hit back ... every man is different some will hit back some won't ....americas stressing the fact he hit her but her behavior wasn't exceptable as well..... she's just as wrong as he is


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

@ AMANDA

"Is the outfit he’s wearing part of the his court sentence?"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


suzie   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

He has publicly admitted that he lied to Larry when he said he didn't remember hitting her that night. He need's to admit he lied about knocking the window's out of her car and shoving her against the wall. I was married to a wife beater. They don't change.


Larry D   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

He seems more smug than remorseful. What will he say the next time?


Liz   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

why is Chris denying the Barbados incident when it was all over their newspapers.what a shame TMZ wasn't in Barbados to capture that.


Mr Fred   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Listen all SINNER We are not perfect if he was a regular citizen we wouldn't be watching this media circus


Judi from Canada   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Get him off the show! I'm tired of him saying that he doesn't want to say anything. Total waste of time!


Stephen S. (ATL)   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I CAN NOT WATCH ANY MORE OF THIS, AGAIN HE IS NOT BEING STRAIGHT FORWARD WITH HIMSELF AND HIS FANS. IF HE DOSE NOT TALK ABOUT THIS WE WILL ONLY GET THE MEDIA SIDE OF THE STORY !!!!!!!!!!


Nicole   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

EVERYONE makes mistakes BUT after watching this Chris Brown comes off even lower, if that were possible. Seriously a Lawyer?????!!! Be a man, you think you would have grown from this. Always trying to flip the script, take ownership, that begins the real healing process. Seems scripted and that hes well trained, cant watch anymore.


Tammy   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I want to know exactly what Rhiana did to trigger such an emotional explosion from Chris. I am a mother of a son Chris age. If she actually slapped or hit him, he was asaulted too. Just as he had no right to hit her, she had no right to hit him. I would like an answer to the rumors of who hit who.


AURBRIANA93   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

YA'll NeeD TO LET iT GO...HE iS ADMittiNG TO HiS MiSTAKES AND SHOULD BE AppLAUD FOR THAT...SOME OF THESE "STARS" DON'T EVEN DO THAT...YA'll NeeD TO GROW UP && STOP HOLDiN GRUDGES LiKE LiL GiRLS...


ALISHA   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Let him live most of you dont know what your talking about I personally know women beaters and i personally know women who like it who encourage it and either way its wrong so lets try not to be so judgemental he's being punished enough like i said most people i know in these situations dont get any time at all no probation nothing so please believe hes being punished and handling his punishment like a man give that boy a chance to grow up !!!!!!!!!!


Pikerover   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Chris Brown......What a crock of crap. A serious case of CYA.


Mary   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

He "doesn't remember"? It's "like wow."? This is how he answers for brutally beating his girlfriend?! This is a sham. Chris is sorry alright. Sorry he got caught.


A.K.   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

it is a shame that we criticize Chris Brown but dont realize the fact that he is human like us and as a human, he makes mistakes too.


Jettie   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Good for you Joyce, if we don't support our children who will!


asha wade   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

live your life your still young


Leesah   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Chris is more of an adult than those who are judging him. Chris has never denied his wrongdoing and proving himself mature enough to withstand the consequences along with that.


Eileen   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

LOL...Garagos is earning his money tonight. He's doing all the talking. IMO chris brown has NO remorse for this. His constantly referring to himself as a "celebrity" is laughable. I think he can kiss his celebrity goodbye. He should go back to school now and try to improve his verbal English skills.


Brian   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

He doesn't remember what happened??What did he confess to mom?


L. Michelle White   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I feel that other celebrities that are scrutinizing Chris have no room to judge. Everyone makes mistakes, and some mistakes a bigger than others.


mjones   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM EXCEPT FOR THEM AND GOD, BY HIM STATING THAT HE IS STILL IN LOVE WITH HER I THINK HE MAY BE TRYING TO PROTECT HER AS WELL AS HIMSELF. IF YOU WEREN'T IN THE CAR THAT NIGHT THEN WHY ARE YOU JUDGING HIM? IT IS GODS PLACE TO FORGIVE HIM AND HER PLACE TO CHOOSE WHERE THEY GO FROM THERE. UNLESS YOU ARE A PERFECT PERSON YOU CAN'T SPEAK ON WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH.


Treena   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Chris Mom should be a little more apologetic because this is her seed !!!


Jarrell   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I believe chris is sorry and believe he accept his wrong doing i think he should just do his time and move on from there get his career back people need to get off his back he knows what he's done people dont need to keep saying what he did let that man live his life


dpinkprincess   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

take the marbles out your mouth


LOVE   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

CHRIS IS TAKING ALL RESPONSIBLITIES FOR HIS ACTIONS FOR WHAT HE DID TO HER AND HE SAID HE WAS SORRY.


Uncle Booley   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

instead of jail time, how about a course in English 101 grammar?
maybe Mom could buy him a book instead of buying herself more jewelry.

hope she didn't cut the tag off that outfit, because her meal ticket is about to expire.


carlton   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

larry king is acting ridiculous


Martha   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

There's too much he's refusing to say about the incident and affirming previous police reports of violence. Whats wrong with our youth today that doesn't recognize domestic violence? They justify the horrific beating that Rihanna took by saying "she slapped him first"???


DJ Vertigo   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Isn't the reason he hit her cause she gave him an STD?


Derlyne   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Yes, everyone deserves a second chance but he seems to be in denial about the events which took place that night. This is a very serious matter and is unacceptable for ANYONE to do. He needs to first admit that he has a problem before healing can begin.


Joe Terrogsno   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

@Frank,

Right, if she slapped him, he then has the right to punch, choke, and bite her, huh? Please!!


Tee   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

He's young, he made a mistake, he was big enough to accept it! Bravo!!


Gee   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

He made a huge mistake, as we all do; we should show him the same compassion in his low point that we would want ourselves! He deserves a second chance!


JHarv   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Romeo & Juliet killed themselves...back to the violence Chris?


Tina Marshall   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Okay, SO I'm sitting her at my desk at home watching this Larry King Special with Chris Brown and... It is September!!! Can we please move on? He was wrong!!! Yes he was but, we all have to move on. There is no use beating a dead horse. I have been a fan of his for years, and I believe that he will seek the day in Christ when he has to explain his actions and rectify his wrong doings. Who are we as people to judge him? I just saw a comment flash across the screen that if he was a regular person he wouldn't have gotten off that easy??? Millions of abusers get the same sentencing that he did everyday!! People only see it that way because they want to see him do hard time. Only bitter people dwell on the past..... If Rihanna can move on- EVERYBODY ELSE SHOULD!!


hoopdog145   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

romeo didnt smack juliet around...


angie   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

they are both stupid but i dont hold grudges. Rihana should not have been hitting on him cuase this would not have happen. An Chris Brown shoul not have beat on her either. An now u got him saying he still love her, an she is trying to get the restraing change so that they can see eachother


Squigee   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

If this Chris lad says: "It was not me as a person" or whatever that comment was: "what was Chris that night of the attack"..he attacked a female, .therefore, he should be treated as a "female attacker" and put in jail for "female assult. Very simple!


tracy bryant   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

chris pick your head up and move forward learn from your mistake and NEVER make the same mistake twice


Conscious   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

His Mother remembers the incident but he doesn't? He must of told her at one point, in detail, what happened. His silence proves his guilt and he should be punished like any individual, rock star status aside.


CaitlynFina   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I STILL support Chris. I always will. It's a shame his career is tarnished.


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I have a very hard time believe he wrote the speech in his apology video himself based on his lack of articulation tonight. He needs an education in so many ways.


Denisey   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

It saddens me that we are quick to judge and not forgive others.


krystina st hill   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

everyone leave chris alone because men beat girls worst den he beat rihanna and every is giving him a hard time just leave him alone he will not do it again .but just given him another changes .be kind hearted and forgive him


Crys   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

In regards to Chris Brown staying out of trouble, I believe a leopard doesn't change it's stripes. He will do it again, maybe not with Rhihanna but with someone else. He needs anger management. I'm watching this interview, I feel he's just trying to move on, but nothing sounds sincere. It sounds like he's tired of hearing about it. His mother isn't telling the truth, she does know about previous abuse with him and Rhihanna. I undersatnd people make mistakes, but he pummeled her. No man should ever hit a woman. If a woman is attacking you, RUN! To all women, don't be stupid, NO MAN SHOULD EVER HIT YOU!


Shivan Sarna   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Domestic violence is inexcusable..Chris should have been more responsible since he's in the public light


Rosa Jimenez   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Kids react to the way they see their parents behave and as much as they hate to see the abuse, they can't seem to help it when they themselves snap. It's a sad situation all around and I really wish that instead of trying so ridiculously hard to clean up his public image, that he seeks serious counseling.


TMcK   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Too bad...we have not learned anything really new from Chris tonight.


Emily Raymond   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I think he is doing what he is expected to do, but I doubt he is being honest with himself about what he did. His mother and his attorney are minimizing the situation. Ask any domestic violence advocate/counselor if getting in an argument with your significant other and breaking a window is considered a domestic violence. I'm sure their opinion would be different that his attorney's opinion.


April J.   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

He is not a monster. . he is a good kid and I know him personally. Stop being so judgmental. . . only God can do that. What he did was wrong, but what's important is that he accepts responsibility and moves on in the right direction.


Alicia   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Chris deserves to be forgiven..It was a mistake and he realizes he has to pay the consequences..


Bee   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Many people get off easy, famous of not – that's why many women end up dead. Hopefully CB has learned from his actions and gets the help he needs.


kim   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Why would Chris be on Larry King to discuss his behavior and then refuse to discuss his behavior? As a mental health provider who works with offenders the first step of recovery is accepting responsibility for their behavior. Apologizing and feeling bad is not owning the behavior. He has a long way to go.


Sally P   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Chris's mom stated that he told her everything that happened. How could he do that if he "doesn't remember"? I don't buy it. Also, his attorney stated that if someone breaks the glass window of a vehicle, it is vandalism. From my point of view, if I am the one in the car, the vandalism of the vehicle is secondary to the violent behavior of the person outside of the car.


Rashaud Media   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

good stuff chris brown


ben joseph   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

don't judge people for their faluts but for their talents nobody perfect and being a celeb people make it seem like you have to be
all we won't to know is why he hit her


Cynthia_is_real   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Chris is human and made a costly mistake like all of us. Please stop judging him because your day is coming - just keep living, trust me - you will see how it feels. I have not lost any respect for Chris or Rihanna becasue they are two young smart, bright, talented and very successful artists that I am very proud of. I hate what happened, but as long as the both of them learn from their mistakes - they will be fine. Whatever Chris and Rihanna decides to do is there business and I will always support the both of them. Life doesn't end just because someone makes a mistake. God bless the both of them!!!!


Steve   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

He's fillibustering!!! Ask why the heck he bothered to do an interview. Give him a knockout punch question Larry!!!


Valerie   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I hope Chris did not get paid for this interview. He did not want to answer the main questions everyone has been asking.


B.Oppong   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

If i did that where would i be. No but chris gets off easy funny world


Andre   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

What a loser.


Gianina   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Violently beating, not to mention biting and bruising a woman isnt a "mistake", he is human, but no one should get away with that.


Lino   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Mr.Brown is extremely talented but there are no excuses for what he did the past doesn't define the person you become in the future!


DAN-YELL   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

HE IS NOT THE ONLY "STAR" THAT HAS BEEN CHARGED W/DOMESTIC ABUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET OFF HIS BACK


Latifa   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I think he's sorry he is paying for it now so people should forgive.You dnt have to forget but plz forgive!


Patrice   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

The situation is so unfortunate. There are so many things that we as the public are unaware of despite the media coverage. Without a doubt, this will affect them both forever, but hopefully, both of them can recover from this incident. For the altercation to even occur, there are clearly other incidents that led up to this point. Disagreements and arguments can lead to raging fury. So many domestic disputes end in death and many of those aren't celebrities. I never see this much scutiny over those cases. If they weren't young, and stars, it never would've been in the news. I believe he was too young for her, again, that doesn't make his actions okay, but I'm sure she has been physical with him, too. God bless them.


vag   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

REMEMBER, they were 19 & 20 KIDS!

You have 2 indulged, spoiled tempetuos KIDS!

He was wrong, but we really don't know the entire story

Based on documented facts, Miss Fenty has a history of violence towards others, but we will never know what happened in that car.

As women, society let's us get away with alot of negative behavior. That needs to change. They both need to grow up.


Rhonda   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I would like to know why Chris was smirking during the video of his apology?
Why if he is truly sorry, and not just trying to repair his career, why doesn't he come clean on the details?


Andre   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Chris Brown is the Michael Vick of R&B music... Lost MILLIONS!!!!


linda   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I bet chris and rihanna were served alcohol at the party before the incident


rose nyc   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

there are two sides to any story but only one when it comes to physical and verbal abuse. If he wasn't caught this time, we may have had another Nicole Simpson. I was a victim once and I know and have seen this anger. It only took once, the guy was arrested too and got off just to do it to another woman. He, too was an accompllshed professional! there is no excuse and no way he should be forgiven because he says I am sorry. All abusers always say I am sorry. And, then down the rode it happens all over again. Usually these people are sociopaths. They are charming, intelligent and privileged. They are always repentive, and this guy wants to be sure he gets back to his career - so why not have Mark Garagos help him! there is certainly a lot of money in it for him too!


cc   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Chris is still not maning up to what he did, he just wants to fix his career, and make it all go away! He needs therapy, God bless him!


Gino   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Debi Barnes, you need to be quiet, because women like you chooses these types of men. Then want to tell a story or try to make it seem like the man is the only one to blame and hold accountable. Women whor choose these types of men (bad boys) needs to be held accountable. You women are just sicken with this nonsense! It's the same stuoid story from alot of women, eveytime you look at the news or seen it in your community.


Cheltzie   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Chris Brown let down a lot of people, however him as an entertainer is totally to him as a person. He made a mistake and is payin the obvious price for it. Instead of belittling him about what he has already DONE. Support him in his progress to become a better man. If you feel you can't forgive him then go on with life, you're constant riducule is unneccesary.


Lakeyia   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Wrong, but he should be forgiven God has forgave him I have so why are we still talking about it.


Yilmarie   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Listening to him on this show reminds me of how young he truly is.


csmith   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

U PEOPLE WHO"S CALL HIM ALL THESE NAMES GET OVER IT BECAUSE ITS WORSE THINGS GOING ON N THE WORLD I MEAN DAME WWHAT THE HELL GET A LIFE IF U PEOPLE DONT FORGIVE HIM GOD WANT FORGIVE U


JohnUF   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He should have gotten jail time he got off too easy. "Normal" people wouldnt have gotten off like he did.


Liz   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Chris is trying to salvage his fans perception of him.But it's useless...


Lee   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

EVERYONE makes mistakes,celebrities are not superhuman–remember that


Maria   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He does not mean a word he says he is not being honest he doesn't even have the dicensy to look at Larry in the eye when he is talking.
I'm sure there were other incidents just because there were no charges it does not mean it didn't happend. He is just appologized because all those endorsments are pulling out.
thank you


kache   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

why should she get a free pass!? and america everyones equal!?


Eli   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I dont think it was Romeo and Juliet, more like Ike and Tina.


Dustin Fisher   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Larry
I think that Chris Brown should be prosecuted and be in jail. I'm watching the interview tonight. He said he can't remember what happened to Rhianna. Rhianna should move on and stay away from Chris Brown, for what he done to her.


Margarita   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He has alot to learn.We should forgive, GOD has forgiven him already.


Sahbena   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Neither does it give a right for a female to press the issue!


Henry   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

He doesn't even look that remorseful.


kidwitsoul   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I agree its not goo to judge someone by one wrong action and not be able to forgive. both of them are young and i don't think its fair that celebrity's cant make mistakes. leave chris alone


DAN-YELL   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I AGREE WITH REAL GURL!!!!


Monique   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I think Chris is not sorry due to him not really understanding or accepting the fact of what he did because he and rihanna will get back together in the end,so I believe he's not really sorry


Sheenah   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Does rihanna have anything to say about this ???


Cassitty Perez   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Chris isnt the bad guy here!


Cheddz   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I believe Chris Brown was NOT the only one at the wrong. Rhianna had to have done something that provoked the situation. Im not saying that he was right but I dont think its ALL his fault


cris   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I believe that Chris fully understands the consequences of his actions. I think he can come up from this a much better person.


Jenn   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Is feeling guilty and responsible enough [for him]? I don't think so, if he really love her he needs to let her go so they BOTH can work on themselves after such a violent event (given the pics of her face)


Jessie Uss   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Who are we to "judge" ANYTHING that ANY HUMAN does? Your sins compared to Chris Browns' sins- are EQUAL in value! There is NO sin that is greater or less than another. Answer me this: are you free from error, sin, mistake? No...of course not. So, stop condemning Chris Brown. He is already reaping the consequences of his actions.


Alicia   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Nothing Chris does will ever make me stop liking him or listening to his music..


Elaine   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

He needs to stop hiding behind the excuse of growing up with domestic violence....plenty of children overcome that every year. OWN UP TO YOUR ACTIONS.


Christine   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Chris Brown is in denial. He continues to say "this isn't who I am". Yes, IT IS who he is. The violence and what he did to Rhianna and the two incidents prior to that beating are part of him. He doesn't have nearly the insight he should have as to what he has done. He is keen to see Rhianna clearly, has written a song about his love for her and it basically sounds like "I have to have you". That's a red flag. There are a lot with him. If he and Rhianna had stayed together she would have been beaten again. I hope he does leave her alone and I hope a woman will think twice before having anything to do with him intimately. He thinks he and Rhianna will always be friends? He is out of his mind. It's like he made some little mistake. I suspect Rhianna has some self esteem problems. Chris Brown can't even say "why" he did this. He needs therapy for assaultive men, it's specialized and it makes the person confront themselves with what led to the abuse because it's never simple. I have a sad feeling Chris Brown won't make the 5 years problem free. And if not be will be in prison.
But he has not shown himself to be someone who is in touch with the magnitude of what he did.


Denise   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I believe some are harshly judging Chris Brown and his sentence. Don't get me wrong his behavior was not acceptable. But when a Chicago cop is taped beating a female bartendar and gets no jail time it seemsChris Brown's sentence is certainly fair.


Michael Cros   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

People say that this has been overblown because he's famous but what do you expect! Your in the public eye and you commit a crime, yes a crime, upscale as this punishment is deserved. Yes this so called mistake has ruined your career and I guess that will be your punishment. Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Brown is not the only talented african-american male out there. How has he changed this world to such an affect that he has made a difference. Yes his fans may stick by him, but that is because they love his music. I see many people saying that other domestic dispute don't compare to this one, but in other instances the perpetrator is prosecuted. Chris Brown continues to put himself in the public eye with useless information, claiming he wants to discuss the situation and yet really saying nothing. If Robin, rihanna, had died from this incident, he would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But since she just survived it just doesn't count. I don't care about your fans or how sorry you are, right nowyou are barely escaping punishment with your celebrity status. Rihanna has barely said anything about the situation and that is her choice. All of Chris Brown's actions were decided by Chris Brown. He may be a celebrity, but he is no icon. Ultimately, chris brown will get off with a slap on the wrist, but has of now, your career is over.


Tim_205   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

So did Rihanna start this or not?


c.jackson   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

why should chris brown be judged for assaulting a WOMAN, when there are other males who are not celebrities constantly assault women everyday and aren't being crucified for it like everyone is doing chris? EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES CELEBRITY OR NOT!!! HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY...


hoopdog145   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

there are a few woman you can't even look at hard and rhianna is one of them


Keri from New Jersey   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Chris seems to set the tone of the interview to be displayed as a victim; not as someone taking full responsibility for his actions..especially with backing away from describing the events at least in summary and showing young men of the world a perfect example of stepping up to one's actions. Domestic Abuse a woman who is afraid to break away after her spirit is repeatedly broken by the one she loves is foreshadowed by insecurity; JUST


NatrailAshleyJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Chris your fan on myspace NatrailAshleyJ.!, Keep your head up, I know your watching!


Raydeeo   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I forgive you Chris...but lose the bowtie, stay out of the media , and seek your purpose and kingdom dream!


Amber   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

What he did was wrong but everyone makes mistake and if rihanna was able to forgive him i think everyone else should mind there business>>!!!


Aurelia   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

i think chris brown will stay out of trouble and i think he deserves another chance he's not a bad person he made a mistake


Nik   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

He's using this as a PR stunt to appear in his "innocent" baby blue outfit. He's not answering any questions and not taking any responsibility. He says he doesn't remember??? About the only thing they are talking about in substance is the abusive home he grew up in. As well as Mark Geraghos telling us several times that there were no prior incidents.


Mechee   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hi, just wanted to first say my thoughts and prays are with chris brown, his mom and Rihanna. I don't think chris brown is this abusive monster everybody is trying to make him out to be. I don't know what happen exactly but I'm 3oand I have a daughter who is 8 and I don't condone physical violence but, I do know and was tauhgt when growing up and teach my daughter the same lesson: "if you hit anybody first be prepared to get hit back" male or female. Thats why you should never react in a fit of rage.

I think Chris Brown is getting the bad end of the stick, nobody has said or made mention of what was done to him. There is three sides to every story her side, his side and the truth.

They have tried to move on from it but, media and other people will not let it happen. Let it go! Leave them alone!
LOVe you Chris Brown and hope this doesn't hinder your career, still love you and your music. Keep your head up!


Joy   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

This interview humanizes him but it's not enough. Rihanna could have died. He needs to hold his mother's hand; these things happen due to lack of empathy so start by holding and crying for your mother. Ps- this lawyer is great but his eyes shift nervously at one point


Bonnie   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

A real man does go about beating up woman. If he did not want to talk why is he appearing on national TV. I am sure if he does not get help with his temper he is going to do it again. It might not be Rihanna but some other female.


Capulet   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

He obviously has never read or seen Romeo and Juliet... How ignorant.


Johnathan   September 2nd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

He made a mistake and Chris is sorry for what he had done. Let him go and make music and move on with his life!!!


Kalla   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

What if Rihanna had died, who people still forgive him?


DAKATA   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I Think They Should give him another chance cause nobody perfect.


Tucker   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I'm not mad at chris brown. women do a lot of things to get beat down. They want to be treated fairly but then complain when guys react physically. i forgive chris brown and rhiahna probably deserved it.


Dan in LA   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

These evasions are transparent and contemptible, and Brown's repentance is entirely unconvincing. If Garragos isn't going to permit Brown to answer real questions, then CNN shouldn't have gone forward with the interview.


Lil Loc   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

He said he sorry. Ya'll might as well leave him alone. what else you want him to say.


alimu   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

seems to me that chris brown has minimized his actions. The judge should snatch his probation and have him serve 2 to 3 years. So he can come to understand what it was that he had done to a woman violently!


trinidad   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Chriss should never sell an album , ever a gain he is a loser and so is his lawyer and mom for defending him..


ChaCha   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes. But he was let off too easily.


JD   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Chris Brown and Rhianna are the modern day Ike and Tina Turner.


baffour   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

what chris brown did was just wrong


Stephanie   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

as a survivor of domestic violence myself u can forgive but u never forget he has a lot of soul searching to do


Maplemike   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

If Chris Brown hit her once, he'll hit her again and the next time is will be worse. Run Rhianna Run!!


MissJones   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Chris Brown has made the same mistake alot of men made and continue to make. No one's perfect! It's so sad that society and the legal system is harder on him than they are on any other man or woman who hits their spouse. Let's stop judging this young man and let him get on with his life.


A.K.   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

he makes mistakes just like ant other human.


samuel   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Larry King me and rhianna is friends before she even got famous i was with them when they fought here in barbados he did smash that window i won't say anymore but i would say chris is very violet rhianna has her ways also but chris knows what he did eve when rhianna came home to heal he was texting me telling me he wants to talk to her me and chris is still friend but he is lying and it makes me look at him different


Sean Hallowell   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Once abusive always abusive, Chris Brown is just embarrassed because his career is going to down the drain! Violence against women or anyone is completely unexceptable! Why are we wasting time trying to understand his psychosis, or giving attention to his pathetic excuse of an apology. He should let Rihanna should heal privately if he is sincerely sorry and not draw more attention to this horrible incident!


POLissy   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Being a Parole Officer he received alot of time for what happen. I have seen people receive only 30 days county jail time for this and no kind of probation. Because of his status they wanted the public to be satisfied and happy. Is she receiving help also since he is? She will need it just as much as he does. So she will not become a victim or a abuser.


latanya_moore_89   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

we all know a man hitting a woman is wrong ....is it the other way around? doesn't seem like it


DEVONTE   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

no one is perfect . we all make mistakes................although its not cool to hit a female.


Moving On   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Im glad everyone is so perfect that they feel they can condemn Chris the way they are...


Karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Although I don't condone violence of any kind. Let all us not forget that we've all done something that we've regretted and things we hope no one ever finds out.


tina   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

why isn't he admitting that they had physical fights in the past that led to this major incident


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Yaz..... you go girl! Tell it!


jess being me   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I am a fan and will always be a fan of both stars. Best of luck to Chris...things happen and in order to grow we have hardships


ATLBoy   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Can't talk about it? Why do an interview?


Donna   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

God bless Chris and Rihanna. Hopefuly they will learn from this.


Gianina   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

We aren't "judging" him, its common sense, you don't do that to other people, especially someone you love!


Imehshay   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

He's only human and he's sorry, he should be forgiven


KB   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Once you hit the bottom the only way to go is up. With that being said, I hope Chris makes better decisions and learns how to control his anger.


Shivan Sarna   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Chris should have been more responsible since he’s in the public light


misbehavin82   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes! And nobody knows everything that happened that night except Chris , Rihanna, and God. So judge not lest ye be judged!


Conscious   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The problem is he doesn't feel he has a problem.


Herman   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Great PR event and strategy. It is unfortuanate that only entertainers or people of fame get interviews and breaks like this.

This interview will clear Chris Browns record and he can move on earning millions of doillars now and in the future.

Most abusers will never get this opportunity.


Kenya!   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

He did something very horrible but i believe that everyone deserves a second chance


Liz   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Huh, he couldn't answer the allegations of previous abuse: "uh, uh, I don't recall." *looks at lawyer.* Lawyer speaks on his behalf.
I think people would have more respect for him if he fessed up instead of coveting behind "I don't remembers", mommy, and his million dollar attorney.


AmyfromBham   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

i believe Chris Brown is sorry and they should give him another chance love is love. Did he interview Bobby Brown, Tyrese Gibson or Terrance Howard.


Shana   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Chris has paid his debt to society. He is remorseful. SO just leave him the hell alone and allow him to live his life and be happy.


Chance   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Patty just quit posting, and why would he describe what took place that night and not disrespect their privacy?


Omari   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Even though I dont support any sort of violence towards women. i beleive there was something really bad that Rhianna did that caused someone like chris brown to snap..(stil not excusable).. But i respect chris brown for keeping whatever the reason is private..


Sarafim   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

No Excuses bt, judgment never changes understanding does.


mckenzie   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Chris brown can stay out of trouble i believe we cant let this good singer go to waste just because of one incident get over it and forgive we cant let chris be like michael jackson everyone bagged on michael but know hes dead u guyz jump on the band wagon and u love michael again and u guyz miss him so put chris their forgive and forget and let him do what he is good at and sing and dance he is the michael jackson of our generation :) ;)


trinidad   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

chriss is a loserr for hitting a woman and his mom should be ashamed of herself...


bwiseman   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

LAPD affidavit from a search warrant in the Feb. 8 assault case involving Chris Brown, 19, and Rihanna (real name: Robyn Fenty), 21. The report reads:

"Christopher B and Robyn F have been involved in a dating relations for approx 1 and half year. On Sunday Feb 8 at 25 hours Brown was driving a vehicle with Robyn F as the front passenger on an unknown street in Los Angeles. Robyn F picked brown,s cellular phone and picked up a three-page text message from a woman Brown had had a previous relationship with.

"A verbal argument ensued and Brown pulled a vehicle over in an unknown street. Reach over Robyn F with his right hand and open the car door and attempted to force her out. Brown was unable to force Robyn F out of the vehicle because she was wearing a seat belt. When he could not force her to exit he took his right hand and shoved her head against the passenger window of the vehcile causing an approx 1 inch raised circular contusion.

"Robyn F turned to face Brown and punched her in the left eye with right hand. He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The assault caused Robyn F Osmouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle. Brown looked at Robyn F and stated "I am going to beat the s–t out of you when we get home! You wait and see!?

"Robyn F picked her cellular phone and called her personal assistant Jennifer Rosales. Rosales did not answer the telephone but while her vm greeting was playing Robyn F pretended to talk to her and stated "I am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there? (this statement was made while greeting was playing and was not captured) after Robyn f faked the call, Brown and looked at her and stated, 'You just did the stupidest thing ever! Now I really am going to kill you.'

"Brown resumed punching Robyn F and she interlocked her fingers behind her head and brought her elbows forward to protect her face. She then bent over at the waist placing her elbows and face near her lap and in attempt to protect her face and head from the barrage of punches being levied by Brown. Brown continued to punch Robyn F on her left arm and hands, causing her to suffer a contusion on her left triceps that was approx 2 inches in diameter and numerous contusions on her left hand. Robyn f attempted to send another text message to other personal assistant Melissa Ford. Brown snatched the cellular telephone out of her hand and threw it out of the window to an unknown street. Brown continued driving and Robyn F observed his cellular phone in his lap. She picked up the cellular phone with her left hand, and before she could make a call, he placed her in a head lock with right hand and continued to drive the vehicle with his left hand.

"Brown held Robyn F close to him and bit her on her left hear. She was able to feel the vehicle swerving from right to left as Brown sped away. He stopped the vehicle in front of [address] and Robyn F turned off the car removed the key from inignition and sat on it. Brown did not know what she did with the key and began punching her in the face and arms. Brown began applying pressure to Robyn F left and right carotid arteries causing her to be unable to breath. She began to lose consciousness. She reached up with her left hand and began to attempting to gauge his eyes in attempt to flee herself. Brown bit her left ring and middle fingers and released her. While brown continued to punch her she turned around a place her back to against the passenger door. She brought her knees to her chest and placed her feet against Brown,s body and began pushing him away.

"Brown continued to punch her on legs and feet causing several contusions. Robyn F began screaming for help. And Brown exited the vehicle and walked away. A resident in the neighbor heard Robyn F,s plea for help and called 911, causing a police response. An investigation was conducted and Robyn F was issued a domestic violence protective order (EPO). Affiant conducted an interview with Melissa Ford who advised on Feb. 8 2009 at 2500 hours she received a phone call from Robyn F from an unknown telephone number later identified as the telephone number of Officer Chavez. Robyn F had advised Ford that she had been assaulted by Brown. At approx at 1 am Brown called Ford as nothing happened. Ford advised Brown that she had already talked to Robyn F and was aware of what happened. Ford had advised brown that the neighbors had called police and that they were with Robyn F. Brown had asked Ford if Robyn F had provided police with his name. And Ford advised him that she had. Brown hung up the telephone and did not call back.

"On Feb. 8, Brown turned himself in and was given a copy of the EPO and advised to not contact Robyn.

"On Feb. 17 Ford advised the affiant that she had received text messages from ... a number that Ford recognized as belonging to Brown. In the text message Brown apologized for what he had done to Robyn F. and advised Ford he was going to get help."


Leo Michael   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

He dont remember beating and biting a woman .. and says he has no problem. Larry.... I HOPE THE JUDGE IS WATCHING.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

he is totally full of crap!!
we me and my ex-boyfriend got into a fight a lil while back i slammed his head in the door really hard. i didnt mean to but i did and he never hit me in the face, he may have pushed me but never would he hit me. so what i'm trying to say is that when your mad you realize what u are doing and if he's willing to hit a girl in the face repeatedly he'll do it again point,blank, period!!!!


Path   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes, but I dont think that this scum bag should have had the chance for this interview. I think its sick.


Angela P   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

For ALL of you smak talking hypoctites, grab a mirror and look real HARD .....YUK !!!..Not a pretty sight huh???


chanel64   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

what's with the earrings?? bow tie?? and pastel blue sweater????


Dave   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Chris Brown should receive no special treatment.


Brett   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Domestic violence is a private matter, it is a shame it has been made so public.


TheKey   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I totally agree, Chris' Public Relations Rep should be fired!!!!
Does anyone know if Rihanna has been interviewed???


Koldazzice   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Young Black males cannot be forgiven in this country and it is a damn shame.....Chris is young, he deserves another chance...If Rhianna has forgiven him, why can't we..... I am the mother of an 11 year old boy and I took him to see Chris in December 2008 at MSG and he loved Chris then and we still love HIM now..Chris has real fans that love and have forgiven him!!!!!


Jacelynn   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Seriously, he's human. who are we as individuals to judge somone else's faults or mistakes. just leave him alone


ACe   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

They're being too harsh on him. Everyone makes mistakes.


Herman   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Nor do they deserve the opportunity


KoolKatKenya   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

He aint foolin nobody with his blue tie and school boy bow tie...he did a crime and has to suffer for it like any other criminal


TSB   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Everyone is being way too critical. No one knows what really happened, all we know is that he is sorry and all parties have moved on so we need to as well.


drkblck   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Chris brown is not helping anyone by coming on the show. He is very evasive about the incident and he never looks directly at Larry or the camera. I hope he is sincere.


Kay   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Very disappointed with this interview. I was a big fan and tried to reserve judgement. He seems to be dodging the questions. Why consent to do an interview if you are not going to address the issues? He seems unwilling to take any accountability for his actions.


Deander   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Not convincing at all...he shows no true remorse!!


Rasmusan   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Let's not act like Rihanna is an innocent angel. She could've avoided the incident with Chris Brown if she acted right.


Caleb   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

God forgives and so should we


chelsey   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

chris you are handling this in a very mature way, and you can change.


Gino   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Mary Ellen, you chose this fool of 21 years; who abused you, i feel no sympathy for you! You should have never survived that marriage. You deserved it!


Ashley   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I wish people would just forgive him and move on. There are men who do in society EVERY DAY. I just wish Rihanna would speak out now.


BarbadosRB   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Why come on the show to dodge questions of that night?


Gee   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Society is so messed up, so one mistake and done??? What if God thought like that....we'd all be messed up! Think about it...


agnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What a waste of your time Larry. Chris and his mother are frowning at just about every question you've asked. Young and will do it again.


chettag   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I don't beleive Chris honestly understands his actions that evening.


Elishebah   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

We love u Chris...we always have...we always will....just continue 2 make good music...it's not the end of the world n she's not gods gift...move on... U got your whole life ahead of u....


Luibag   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

You Know When Chris, Was in Diddy's House That Was Rihanna, Literally Telling Him "we're over but your career shouldnt be."


Janay   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I LOVE CHRIS BROWN


Michael Johnson   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I can't believe you are on national television telling all these lies! You don't remember the events that night! You go around calling yourself a man! Yeah right, boy! Real men don't beat on women! You are a phony and a fake! You don't deserve to sell another album. How do you have your mother on the show, knowing she knows the truth, and still trying to cover for you! Your lawyer playing puppet as you stuff his pockets! This is nothing more then damage control for you! You need to go back to Virginia and let that man who beat your mother, beat you! Its about time for Rihanna to find a real man! Go play BOY!


KianaFromVA   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

What chris did was wrong but he is sincerely sorry and ashamed.


MsM   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Clearly a confused young man. Rhianna comes from strong Bajan roots (me too!) so I know she'll be able to get pass this and move on. He does need to do some jail time though.


ATLBoy   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Chris' mother is saying more about the case than he is...


terrian   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

...we need 2 move on and be truly altruistic!!! Perfect pop artist...He is not SUPERHUMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ChaCha   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

If hes guilty hes too guilty if hes innocent hes too innocent. Theres no fair judgement for stars.


tracy bryant   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

chris, pick your head up and move forward learn from your mistake and NEVER make the same mistake twice..


MARIA SHAW   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

IF YOU KEEP LIVING IN THIS WORLD THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN LIVE A LIFE FREE OF MISTAKES. IF THE LORD CAN FORGIVE US OF OUR SINS, SURELY WE CAN FORGIVE CHRIS BROWN.. HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE!!!!!!!


Angela DeOcampo   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I think CB is a good person who made a mistake....and I wonder why they never talk about what she did to Chris in the car?


RyTalk   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I believe his punishment was far too mild.


lynda   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

What was the point of Chris Brown on going on the Larry King Show if he says everything is "personal and cannot be discussed"?


Rochelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

just let chris be Chris,,,,,his mom needs to stop sugarcoating


Jay   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris, you have to come clean and face the ugly truth of your actions sooner than later to let the youths who idolize you that it is NEVER okay to hit a woman!!! his include talking about it and not hide behind your mother and lawyer!


Roxann   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris Brown made a mistake. I forgive him but what he did whas wrong. Give him a break. I still love him


Mindy   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris...God still loves you and he forgives sin. God hurts when we hurt.


Gayle Jackson   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Larry, domestic violence is a very complicated issue. I am watching the issue and none of you, including you know the dynamics of domestic violence. I live in Louisiana and I helped Attorney General Richard Ieyoub build and create the united states largest domestic violence in the workplace training. Chris should be quiet until he understands how to interview and you should attend a domestic violence training or better yet host one. I will come train you guys for free. See my blog at gaylejackson.blogspot.com. I am the real deal. I have won awards in my state for my role with issue. You could be a leader a champion for stopping domestic violence if you understood it's dynamics. I am disturbed that Chris' lawyer and agent would allow him to keep speaking out. He said he was sorry now he needs to move on and learn the dynamics and then become a true advocate. As a former journalist I know and you do too that the golden rule is we don't write about what we don't know. My ex-husband always said "know what you don't know." OMG! You just asked Chris is something the matter with him? Domestic violence darling is not a disease. He is not sick. As a former rape/child molestation prosecutor I was always concerned about families and defendant's attorneys who thought these guys needed their blood pressure taken and given a shot because they had a disease – that is crazy. I would love to actually spend some time talking to you.

I can help you understand what you don't know. I am going to contact Mr. Brown's handlers too because they are making him look like a fool and most concerning is the fact that you all are sending wrong messages and information out to young kids about domestic violence.

My heart is truly broken by this show.

Gayle Jackson


Anika   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He never said he did not remember what happened. He is 20 years old. He should not be attacked for what he did. He needs help and guidance and shown the right way to handle things. Honestly this is a private matter between him and his significant other. They don't need interference and useless commentary from outside sources. He has the mental capacity to learn from his mistakes and he has the resources available. Everyone honestly needs to mind their own business. And he being a celebrity would not be a reason for him not being sentenced to jail time.


TJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He is coming off as hiding something and he was clearly lying when he was asked about the previous domestic violence incidents. I have no respect for him as an artist or a man.


Ana_Rizzo_Sukafree Movement   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

MAY BE HE SHOULD CRY A LITTLE...


Dawn Johnson   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

If wasn't famous he wouldn't be in jail, I think his sentence is justified. This is a personal matter and he needs to look within himself and God to make himself a better man.


Gino   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Mary Ellen, you chose this fool of 21 years. You should have never survived!


Tamika   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

"He who is without sin cast the first stone." I am not saying that he shouldn't be held accountable for his actions, but he is still a young man who has a lot of growing and learning to do.


BarbadosRB   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

We need to hear his side of the story!!!


D Henning   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He hasn't learned anything from this.He won't even say the words, not even that he hit her let alone beat her.He just wants this to be over.


MikeNY   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I don't believe Chris is truly sorry, I've lost all respect for him.


Jonathan Y   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Shame on Chris Brown, he needs professional help, also sounds like there were prior incidences of violence.


Pamela   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

If Chris doesn't want to say anything personal, why interview ?


Emily M   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I feel for Chris,we all make mistakes,it's what we learn from them that matters,I believe he is truely sorry and wont repeat this behavior or act


monica   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

he should be in jail if he was not famous he would be done!


Ilse   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I learned in my life ,sometimes IT NEED TO to fight like this ,I hate violence BUT WHAT DID SHE DO


Ben Stolin   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris Brown is good at not answering any of the good questions and trying to make himself look good. Too bad he will never look any better then Rihanna's evidence Picture.


Agent Tre   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

i mean come on you cant bash chris for it it's his first offense


Tucker   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

whatever rhiahna did to get beat down i'm sure it was worthy of gettin a beat down. I think women need to be put in their place sometime. They talk a lot of trash and don't expect a guy to react...HORRAAAY CHRIS BROWN FOR BEATIN RHIAHNNA DOWN!!!


Chance   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Crys, leopards don't have stripes but zebras do lol.

@ Crys September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

In regards to Chris Brown staying out of trouble, I believe a leopard doesn’t change it’s stripes. He will do it again,


Lovette   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

We need to pray for this troubled young man!


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris you are a loser
I hope you are attending college & majoring in something
Otherwise, I say pick up an application from McDonald's

Your career is over
Mark my words, he'll never make a comeback
CHRIS BROWN IS HISTORY

WOMAN BEATER....it is NOT your first abuse on Rhianna
You were violent TWICE before
YOU ARE JUST LIKE THAT MAN WHO BEAT UP YOUR MOM


Shan   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Everybody needs to relax and get over themselves and stop passing judgment. That happened in their personal lives. Who are we to judge? I feel sorry for both of them. No one deserves to be hit (male or female). Everybody on here talking about how horrible he is needs to look in the mirror, you aren't perfect either!


Jasmine   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Sorry to say she knows why it happened and so does he a fight doesn't start with no provocation, there are two sides to every story. Its time for the double standards to stop a woman can hit a man and get applauded for "standing up" for herself and man hits back and is crucified. I'm a women and I give him great credit for not making excuses, having respect for the relationship and not exposing her faults in the fight.


SeanK   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I'm upset he's on TV and won't speak on anything.


Jasmine   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris Brown has alot of issues that he needs to sort through as well as his mother


Ashleigh4rmDuval   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

We all make mistakes. Let's stop dwelling on the past and move on with the future. I wish Chris and Rihanna the best of luck, and if they get back together, i hope everything works out!!


Ivy Houston   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

This kid has no since of real responsibility. Why did he come on the show if he did not want to tell the whole story.


Bonnie   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

A real man does not go about beating up women. If he did not want to talk, why is he appearing on National TV. I am sure if he does not get help with his temper, he is going to do this again. It might not be Rihanna, but some other female.


Eileen   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

His mother is in total denial. Can she not see she's NOT helping her son. CB is no better than OJ or Tyson. He not only beat the crap put of her...he BIT her. Who does that (besides animals)?


Tiffany S.   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I believe that chris learned from his mistakes and he did apoligize,so people should just leave him alone and stop putting it all on him because there are two sides to a story at the end of the day.


Lori Golden   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

If he thinks this non interview is helping his case he is sadly mistaken. How can you be sorry for something you won't fully acknowledge you did. He is being cagey and clearly didn't expect to be questioned about previous violence toward Rihanna. Watching him, I believe its only a matter of time before he batters some other woman. Ladies beware; he is a ticking, lying, time bomb!


Michelle   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

This interview was useless. "I don't want to discuss that." Then why come on Larry King with that intent?!?! I don't see any remorse, I see a boy fighting to save his career. He should have come on this show by himself and answered honestly. Own up to what you have done, put it all on the table and explain the circumstances of that night.

I'm worried mostly for the young female fans that will allow their boyfriends to treat them in a similar fashion as long as a haphazard "sorry" is thrown in after it.


Kalla   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

he will never GET IT, this is just damage control and spin, anything to get the bucks.
he still gets girls screaming for him, "oh please beat me too"
this situation is nuts, it will be forgotten and the message will be lost. TRAGEDY.


Domonique   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

tell us what happen ; you want us to buy yu cd's but yu will not tell us what happen . !


ellen   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

this is crazy, i think rihanna provoked this entire thing, she's not innocent


Jesse Tse   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Eveyone makes mistakes Chris is young you guys just got to forgive him


Ricco   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I think we should leave him alone and get on with his life and career, we let R. Kelly do it.


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I met chris brown a day after his 16th bday. He was up and coming and I saw how great he was going to be. I am angry, hurt and disappointed in him. Forgiveness is hard. He needed to open up more tonight.


Dionte'   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Chris is a good dude. But I feel like there's 2 sides to every story. Imean what did rihanna do to pervoke him? Think about that


rod   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

chris brown said he is sorry just forgive the man


Duntan   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Seriously, if everything is supposed to be private then what is the point of the 'exclusive' interview. It is becoming very redundant.


Darlene   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

If Chris Brown and Rihanna was not celebrities this would not be be a nation wide issue. Domestic violence happens around tha world every day and it does not make the news. People are so judgemental and that's why the world is in the shape that it is in now. No Love at all. We are all human. People are so hard on each other. Leave the man alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dan in LA   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

"I was reading a great deal of these comments – people who live in glass houses should not throw stones!"

But people who don't brutally beat their girlfriends are entitled to criticize those that do, don't you agree?

Or perhaps given that everyone has likely jaywalked once or twice, we should suspend all criminal prosecutions?

People can choose to believe Brown or not, but this interview is an embarrassment to all involved (or should be.)

Also the "she must have deserved it" comments above are beyond disturbing.

If you are a man who hits women, do the rest of humanity a favor and seek help.


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Oh, he has a problem and yes, he diefinitely needs counseling. His mother...hummmm, she knows what an ass he is...look at her body language. Do you see any closeness there? Absolutely not...no affection what so ever. They haven't even made eye contact with one another. Chris doesn't love anyone....I feel so bad for Rihanna. Poor girl.


Grisel   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

i don't understand why everyone is so judgemental,, everyone is judging him as an artist but fail to see that it"s reality. he made a mistake and is fully aware of it, he's young... everyone makes mistakes, the lesson is only learned if it never reoccurrs..


zabrina   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Chris Brown is human, unfortunately he lost control and hopefully he learned from it!! Learn to forgive!!


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Well it sounds like his 'real fans" are down with beating up women.


trinidad   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

chris is a loser for hittin a woman ,,


Nale   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

If you believe that this is the first or last time it has happened- Think Again!!


Big Rafi   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

People can change but only if they sincerely recognize the compelling need to do so. If Chris is not ready to fall on his sword and he pretends that the incident doesn't accurately characterize him but is more of a reflection of his being young or a witness to his mother's abuse at the hand of her husband...he is not ready change.


Dionne West   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I'm a huge Chris Brown fan. There is no justification for his actions towards Rihanna but I still love and support him!


Denisey   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

If he were sentenced and served jail time, people would still not be happy (just like Mike Vick).


Nicole   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Wow the realest thing he said: "Right now Im focused on my career"...... So that explains this song and dance.


MissJones   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

God is the only one who can judge this young man and anyone else. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Society has a big problem with labelling celebrities "Role Models". A role model should be found in the child's home or family. If your child considers a celebrity their role model, you have failed as a parent......


mz.boop   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Chris need to recieve the same punishment as someone not in entertainment. I think anything else sends the wrong message.


Diane   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Why are we so judgmental?? No, I do not condone his behavior, but he is taking responsiiblity for his actions. Give him a break. People can be so quick to pass judgment until they end up in a situation that they did not expect to be in.

Everyone is assuming that he would be in jail if he were not a celebrity. You do not know that – stop assuming because you do not know.

I believe he is sorry and will continue to support him.


Pamela   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I don't think Chris will change with therapy, he's done it more than one


Twoface   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Chris is a young man who made a mistake and let his emotions get the better of him in the relationship. They both are young kids who have a lot more to learn. Chris by coming out and being sincerely apologetic for his behavior doesn't condone by any means what he has done but does point him in the right direction and with the right help and guidance he can stay out of troubel.


cynthia   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

no eye contact.....I don't know answers.....I'll stay out of trouble. Sure he's going to stay out of trouble (like OJ did) when donkeys fly. IMHO when a sincere person wants to set the record straight, he can look someone in the eye when answering questions and he doesn't need his mommy and his lawyer with him. His trial is over & he doesn't Mark "sleeze" Geragos there to help him answer LKs questions.


Vicki   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

His words ring true, "not a monster" you still have true fans.........


Lesha   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

He is human. We all make mistakes. If he did apologize to her that's all that matters. Chris seems sincere. Leave him alone. If he strikes again, then he really needs help.


Jade   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

We all make mistakes. Chris deserves forgiveness so he can learn from his and move on in a positive way.


Chris   September 2nd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

A little disappointed in this interview. I heard the part about respecting Rihanna's privacy on what happen that day but what I haven't heard is Chris owning up about putting his hands on a woman & explaining no man should ever take that road. I thought the point of the interview was to take responsibilty & to make sure young men don't make the same mistake. Otherwise what is the point of the interview since your not discussing anything else.


Guerley   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I think like everybody Chris Brown is not perfect and he deserves a second chance


Jessica - Virgin Islands   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Chris is a good person who made a mistake. He is still learning life's lesson. We must support him as his fans to overcome his challenges.


Tammy   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Im proud of Chris for accepting responsibility and the consequences of his actions. When all of this is over and he's paid his debt to Rhianna and society I hopes he will stay as far away from her as possible. Anyone that causes this many problems in your life you need to keep at an extremely long distance!


Carol Carbol   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

After having watched about 1/2 hour of your interview with Chris Brown, his mother, and lawyer, I found it difficult to see what purpose it served for this young troubled man to bother coming before the media and public at this time, period.
It clearly demonstrates from his vague responses that he is not ready to deal with some serious issues he obviously has with anger and rage. Saying only that "I'm sorry" is so typical with abusers. "I don't remember", or "I've never done this before"?? Obviously he is still in denial, and his mother displays the typical co-dependent personality of someone who has herself been abused over many years. I truly hope they both get the help they need, and perhaps at a later time once he's ready to take full responsibility for his actions, then perhaps maybe he will be ready to come aboard and hopefully help others learn from his mistakes.
Chris Brown's appearance at this early point and time, I'm afraid,was only a lame attempt to receive sympathy and redemption in hopes to pick up his ruined reputation and career.


d1   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Anywhere else that would have been a misdemeanor. Stay up man you will be alright.


CQueen   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I thought I was the only one who noticed that Chris needs an education so that when he is in the public he can articulate what he wants to say...tired of hearing, "you know", "for real" etc. he is an embarrassment! He "got broke down" when he heard about Michael Jackson...good Lord!


Jerry   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Anything the kid says will be taken out of context.


bwiseman   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

he's a high school dropout negro thug showing up on Larry King dressed like Bill Gates with his mom and attorney acting like he would be safe taking your daughter out... thug negro... part of the problem in america... det me ax joo... he beat this woman half to death... look at the evidence photos of what he did to her... now he's on Larry King in Baby Blue with a Bowtie....


Ursula   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

People need to stop judging this kid so much, He is a good kid who made a mistake. No one knows what happen and why is ok for a woman to put her hands on a man and it's acceptable in the world. The bottom line is no one should be putting their hands on anyone if you don't want someone to put their hands on you. Just because he don't want to discuss what happen doesn't mean he does not feel bad it's nobody business but theirs. So stop passing judgement on this kid. I love Chris Brown and I'm a 38 year old woman and I will support everything he does in the future. And for those who don't like him or hate him then turn the channel and get over it.


Tynene Williams   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Who are we to judge? I feel that they are equally responsile for what happened. They both need to be counseled and they both need to be on probation. A woman does not have a right to raise her hand to a man either.


trinidad   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

chris is a loser.. dont dare call micheal jackson name in your mouth...


ADH   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Chris Brown has a lot of growing up to do...


Eileen   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Well that was a wasted hour out of my life I'll never get back. I'm disappointed in LK for having this goon on his show. Boring!


Amit   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Chris Brown's public display of repentance just happens to take place before his new album is being released. Coincidence? Anyone who believes that his apology is heartfelt and that he's learned anything from this is incredibly naive.


Omari   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I would like to know how chris brown felt about not participating in any of the michael jackson tributes being that he is the best michael impersonator out there. and will he consider doing his own tribute video or something of the sort?.. when the time is right of course..


DNati   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Everyone deserves forgiveness. Let that young man get on with his life.


Kari   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I don't think it matters if he is a celebrity or not, because my boyfriend also hit me around the time of the incident & the police didn't punish him at all


Miss me   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

i like larry king..cuz he gets done the edgey the hot and the now....!!!


Dan in LA   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

"God is the only one who can judge this young man and anyone else. "

Actually, the Superior Court gets a shot at him too.


Unbelievable   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I don't think he is at all sorry. He just expects it to disappear because of who he is. It is sad


Damen   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Chris Brown needs a Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP). He chose violence and should not minimize it to a simple mistake. He's not a monster, but a human being with flaws. He needs more than therapy.


KianaGrant   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

ilove chirs brown he has amazing talent and as a female who knows what it feels like to be abused iunderstand he made a mistake that he cant take back & it is crucial that he learns his lesson. no he is not going to jail but thee emotional pain that will follow him is consequence enough.


JOe   September 2nd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Chris!

Your so young and I never knew how young a guy you were. It does matter and everyone learns from their mistakes. I do not know you and it is not my business of what you do and what you learn from it.

I am just sharing with you that we all make terrible mistakes and in such a way where we must only remember not to repeat our actions.

Your a popular person a music star and people are going to bring negative/positive attention. I am sure you know what is most important to you and that is you and your family and the people your fans who love you.

Regardless – God Bless you...


Tierra   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

He is just trying to save his rep, I loved him b4 he did this. He lost me as a fan.


bruce   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

if you believe his lack of explanation and his contriteness, you should set him up with your daughter!!!!!...yecchh


Isa   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Its really hard to see if hes telling the truth or not. I feel he regrets this more because of the damage he has done to his career, rather than the damage he has done to Rhianna. I feel that he really hasn't realized that he has a problem and rather than focusing on his career, he needs to work on himself.


Kimmie   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I think his mother is covering for him I read once he trashed a hotel by throwing plates and what nots at his mother


nawal   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

chris i feel sorry for you but it is your fult


Carey   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Plaxico shot himself- 2 years in jail- Chris Brown brutally beats his girlfriend-no jail time! What's wrong here???


Tucker   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i'm a fan of good music, and talent...so I'm a fan of chris brown....I'm also a fan of women gettin what they deserve because more often then not they get a way with things that if they where a guy they would get rocked...DO YA THING CHRIS BROWN...RHIAHNNA DESERVED IT


Rafael   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Larry: Please relay this message to Chris Brown.

My wife and I are watching the interview right now. I just want to share our thoughts.

According to my wife, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with lots of experience in domestic violence...

Before you speak out, try to get professional counseling for yourself and dig further into the real issues. Only then, you can gain a better understanding of your own actions and emotions... ...and be on the path of recovery, healing and growth.

At that point, it would be wonderful if you would open your heart and mind to help other men and women to learn from your experience.

Good luck to you,

RS


Dionte'   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Chris brown is a good kid. But what did she do?


josiane   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Chris is right, his not a monster he is human and don't we all make mistakes.


Leesah   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

For those who want to comment on his speech. Instead of telling him to go back to school, why don't you all stop acting like you're in elementary school. I'm rooting for Chris & Rhianna to both heal themselves. Rhianna forgave him, his Mom stands beside him, and he's doing the time given to him by the court. NO ONE ELSE matters!!


Steve   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Let George Forman MENTOR AND "GRILL E'M" Character is contagious.


Ashley   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Ask him about the photographer he had beat up last year in St.Pete, FL that he never got in trouble for.


Deborah   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

He needs to quit acting like the victim and be responsible and sign himself up for anger control management. He and Rihanna are not like Romeo & Juliet (quit romanticizing) people had to keep this dangerous "Romeo" away from his "Juliet"


deaja   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i love chris brown dearly..and i feel like with rihanna can for give hime then who cant...in it was said that she really did for give hime..thiz whole thing got blown out of its way!!!!!!!


Miss me   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i like larry king.. he gets the job done the edgey the hot and the now....!!!


Patty   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

He is so immature and uneducated.


kathy   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i understand that people make mistakes but this his actions just are not acceptable. i think his career is really going to hurt for this for a really long time.


QueenEnvy   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

*sigh* I think folk who live in glass houses should refrain from throwing stones. Chris Brown is a kid. He's got a lot of years left to make right his very big mistake. I keep reading folk saying he should go to jail. Putting him in jail would do what exactly? Create more criminality in him? Does jail fix everything that's broken in people. Uh...negative. Jail does not rehabilitate. It exacerbates issues in folk. Puh-leez. And so that really ugly thing that you did–that's right. You did it just last week. Or last month or just a few minutes ago. You expect to be forgiven to don't you? Just because Chris is a celebrity doesn't make him any less fallable than you. People take stuff way too far. I think. Particularly when they expect worse for others than they do for themselves.


Rob J   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

We should all understand that he's a KID! He make a mistake, a big one.


quindierra   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

OMG; leave the boy alone he did what he and its over. its a girls out there getting hit everyday by someone who mean it. He didn't let him live his life. I still love you Chris!!! =D


EDHM   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Stop smiling for the camera and show some remorse Mr.Brown!!!


Prada   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

His career is over...he doesn't even know y he did it.


bradley   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

generous gesture , his mother claiming his anger management on ex, this a last attempt to say it was´nt his fault.


Dan in LA   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

OK, Tucker. We understand that you're a violent misogynist.

Can the moderators stop putting this guy's posts through now?


M&M   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. He made a mistake. Leave him alone. Still a big fan>


Debbie   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

They need to start playing his music again. They still play many other entertainers music after they have done wrong. Stop trying to make him the poster child for domestic violence.


Aaron   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

His mother is there I suspect ,if for no other reason, she see's her meal ticket being devoured by the bad choices she made in her life. ie
abuse.....and its going down the tube because Brown is acting out the way he really feels......he is who he is, a violent person that won't admit
he has a violent temper


CeCe   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Chris, is still a talented star! There are artist who call women female dogs, and every curse word in the book and that's abuse! Let him do his time and move on!


Jesse   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Chris made a mistake you guys need to forgive him


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Oh, man, don't even compare or represent yourself as a Michael Jackson fan. Don't even go there. Two different beasts. Chris Brown is just riding on the coattails of MJ.


ashley   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

i just cannot believe this great performer let us down!


Ire   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

What Chris Brown did was in no way right,,but it's over,,he apologized so why not give him another chance,,& PS if he wasn't Famous he would have went to jail for maybe a day or two and that's it...


VANESSA   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES, AND DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE. BUT CHRIS NEEDS TO BE HONEST.


Candace B.   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Watching Chris Brown on Larry King Live, I think that Larry King seemed intent on making Chris and his mother say that Chris has a history of violence and that perhaps Chris really is a violent person. Domestic violence is never okay, however, no one but Chris and Rihanna know what happened that night, and I think everyone makes mistakes that like Chris said, you wish you could take back. I can believe that in that moment, Chris snapped and made an awful decision, howvever, that does not mean that he is an unreedemable person or that he should forever be seen as a villian to society. None of us can judge another person, so after this I hope that he can move on with his life and that he can make a "fresh" start, because we all make mistakes that we hope don't plague us the rest of our lives.


TAG   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I do not understand how this is a mistake... it a repeated offence!!!!!!!!!


trinidad   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

chris is a loserrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Lisa   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

We all do things in life that we regret. He is young but his mom seems like a stromg woman. He will learn from his mistakes.


Duntan   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Then again, he is SO SORRY and he has shown it. People should drop it! No one is perfect!!


Sherray   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I wish everybody just stop blaming him.....its two people in this matter....what he did was wrong and he should be forgived too...its not right for everybody to just point the finger at him. they both beat on eachother and i wish everybody just leave it alone and let him and rihanna move on with their lives and careers. I STILL LOVE CHRIS BROWN EVEN THOUGH WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG BUT FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY.......


Antwion   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

There are two sides to each story


Damaris Parchment   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Chris is only human and we need to stop putting these celebrities on a pedestal and expect them not to mess up. No one is perfect. All those who are tearing him down, if they are without blame let them cast the first stone.


karen   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Ok people. He admitted he did it. That's what everybody wanted him to do!!! No its not right to put your hands on a woman or man for that matter!!! Why has he been chosen to be the POSTER CHILD for domestic violence!! It did not start with him. If he wasn't famous we wouldn't even know who he is. Let him move on with his life PLEEASE!!!!


shawaun   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

This interview is sorry. Larry King, bust him on his lies. PLEASE. His mother needs to stop LYING FOR HIM


I'MJUSTSAYN   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

chris brown looks apologetic.....I DON't THINK HE FEELS IT


Taryn   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Let me start by saying I still love Chris Brown. Now to the issue @ hand, no one knows what really happened that night except Rihanna and Chris. Im am sooo tired of hearing everyone talking like they know what happened. I am not condoning what he did but who the **** are you to judge? Are you so perfect that you dont make mistakes? Before you want to crucify Chis Brown you need to take a look at yourself. On top of that, Rihanna has hit Chris Brown. If you gonna be big and bad enough to put your hands on a man, then you need to be big and bad enough to fight back. Eminem has talked about putting his baby's mom in a truck and killing her and he goes platinum. I don't hear anyone saying his career is over and radios not playing his music. If you're young, black, and successful in America you better not make 1 wrong move, because just as fast as they build you up, they will tear you down. Just like Michael Jackson.
UR NOT A MONSTER!!!!!!!
NO MATTER WHAT I <3 CHRIS BROWN 4EVA!!!!- Taryn


Mona   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

All of these apologies are Chris trying to repair his reputation, but it is evident that he had done it before and will do it again.


janet   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

We have all done things we have regretted. If some of us would open our closets bones would fall out all over the place. There is such a thing as redemption; he deserves another chance and I'm glad he is getting it.


Shawn   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I think he let the money and fame get to him. He had all he needed and he took it for granted!


John   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

at the end of the day...if he makes good music I'm going to listen to it


Jay   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Plus.......you better start beating the pavement asking for forgivness harder than your music in the short run to put life back into your career


maria   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

He won't learn from simple community service duty. He needs a lot of help.


Erica   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

What is Chris Brown's I.Q.? He is making a fool of himself. This interview is very painful to watch. I forgive him for the abusive behavior but I will never forgive him for this interview.


Russell   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

This is a Unique young man as I have many times looked past the outer to see his heart. My experience has taught me there's two sides to every circumstance/situation.I pray God's favor with him to have his record unblemished. Chris is an asset to young people. I highly respect this young man and his mother.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

to me rihanna looks like she is the one to start some mess...she just want people to feel sorry for her when she is the one that probably made everything boil down to this but at the same time chris looks like he has a attitude on him...i would like to see rihanna's side of the story...


Maya   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Honestly, I am still a fan of Chris Brown. I WILL continue to support him by buying his next CD, because I know he is only human. I wasn't there so I cannot pass judgement on something that I did not witness.


realtalk   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

everyone's acting like they haven't done something they regret, give him a break. just because he's a celebrity, this situation is being so closely examined. 40-60% women are abused in relationships and you hear nothing about it on television. just because it's Chris Brown doesn't mean he shouldn't be forgiven. yes imagine it was your daughter, but imagine you were Chris.


bridget little   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Why do you people always have to resort to race? All black men beat up their woman really? Didnt a celeb just kill kill himself for beating and killilng his wife? Didnt a Wrestler about a year ago kill his wife and kids then himself? Didnt Christian Bale beat his mom and sister while on location for a movie, Tom Sizemore, Yanni the singer, Vanilla Ice, Cold stone Austin the list goes on and none of them received a stiff sentence like Chris brown or have been talked about and careers shut down so what makes these criminals so different


Abigail   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I have prayed for Chris, and his friend. God is your friend, Chris, and He is there to help you be a better person, and you can be changed by God, if you let Him in your life.


Cindy P   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Chris Brown needs to be a man and stand for himself, not with his mother and lawyer holding his hands. Stating that he don't remember that night is ridiculous and unbelievable. Maybe he should go back and read the police reports, that will refresh his memory.


Sidney   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Chris has definitely gained my respect back and has excepted the responsiblity like a Man.


TShep   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

If Chris Brown was not famous he would be thrown in jail. It is ridiculous that he was given a slap on the back and basically told congratulations you beat the hell out of Rihanna now you may go free with a bit of councelling , a few hours of community service and what we would give a young offender as a sentance. I'd like to see him step foot back in Barbados!!!!! No tolorance!!!!


ELH   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Some things can't be forgiven, and this is one of them


Keri from New Jersey   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Chris Brown needs to spend less time avoiding specific details of his wrong action, and more time setting a better example to the youth looking up to him. Domestic Violence is due to lack of control and insecurity of the man which is a recipe of distruction leading to; too many deaths of women. Chris has the power to be a huge influence if he would be open to displaying humility to this situation. Chris is calling those who support him real fans... his music and dance talent may be a fact..but his poor actions in harming a woman speaks volumes louder than any of his tracks. I am disappointed because I was his biggest fan singng his praies to all.. .maybe this interview should be in six or twelve months from now. Its hard though to give him a second chance putting your hand on a woman, is up there for me with putting your had on a child etc. Peace be to God to open all of our minds to the bigger picture.


Emily M   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

For all those who down chris on this...have you done nothing wrong in life that you regretted? doesnt even matter if it was of this severity or not..but have you not made a mistake, slipped up, had something to apologize for?


trinidad   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

chris is a loser.. .........his mom is a loser...............his lawyer is a loserr............


Jen   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Takes a real man to admit he is wrong. He made a mistake!


Eileen   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

He wants to be a role model? God help us all. Haven't we had enough of ghetto role models?


Tina Marshall   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

OMG!!! Debbi Barnes!!! Please- you have to be the most negative person posting comments!!! GO TO SLEEP!!!


Joe Terrogano   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Needs to grow up.


Ssica   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

He's accepted everything else about stardom, he should accept the heat that comes with this too.


angela   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Everyone makes mistakes, and if you're a fan you'll always be one.


patsy   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I think that Chris Brown is sorry only because of how it effects his pockets. If he was really sorry, he would HUMBLE himself completly.
first wiith himself and then his Fans. Chris put himself in this position.


BB   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

His speech says enough


Z.S.   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

For every action there is a reactions. What made Chris Brown react to Rihanna's actions that horrible night? Sometimes we as women antagonize men when we feel the need to stand up for ourselves. There are so many women whom get into a man's face with not a care if that man looses his temper. I'm not saying that is the case, but we really have to get the other side of this story.


Yazmeen   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

CHRIS KILL YOURSELF


Lola espanola--San Antonio, TX   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Chris Brown has had his trial, judgement, and sentencing. He has complied with what has been required from him after committing a crime and he has apologized more than once and I really believe has is repentant for what he did to Rhianna and to himself as well. He will
do what the court has told him to do so enough already.


sydni   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

i dont think he should go to jail everybody makes mistakes what he did was wrong


caver   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I think that we're being extremely hard on Chris. i want you to ask yourself what is the worst thing you've ever done? then ask yourself if you should be forgiven for it. What would your answer be?


Ivy Houston   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Come on Chris!!!!!!!!!!! Be a man tell the whole truth. You will get no sympathy here.


Ana_Rizzo_Sukafree Movement   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I REALLY WISH THEY WOULD STOP CALLING HIM A KID, HE IS A GROWN MAN!


Sam   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I admire them both and people make mistakes. He is handling his consequences,as he should. When your a celebrity and you are young, there are always room for mistakes. They both should continue their career and I wish them well.


Bonnie Jean Schulock   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Hi Larry, i think that this whole situation with Chris and Rhianna has gotten so far out of hand with the media, that neither one of them has time to heal. They are very young and they both need time to heal and find closure but due to others not backing off of this thing that is so heartbreaking for them, they can not even find out who they are right now. Yes what happend is wrong, but at least Chris is seeking help for what he has done. You have so many people who are or have been involved in some form of domestic violence and they do'nt even go for help, they just keep on doing the same thing. I commend Chris for getting the help that he needs and i will continue to pray for the both of them . I just wish that those who are so quick to condem Chris for his negative behavior would just back off and move on to just positive things and let the two of them have their life back. I forgive you Chris and i pray that God gives you the spirit of decernment and wisdom to make the right choices throughout the rest of your life. You are young and you have your whole life ahead of you. I believe that your apoligy to Rhianna is very sincere, and people need to stop misjudging your apoligy.Not one of us on this earth is perfect, we all have our shortcommings. Chris i still listen to your music and so do my children, they even did a tribute dance to you because you are another great entertainer who people enjoy watching, young and older alike. I was in an abusive relationship before when i was in my 20s. My dad was abusive to my mom and his children. But i had to forgive in order to be a the best i can be and to also teach my kids how to be humble in the worst of situations. My teens have a dance team called the futuristics and they love to entertain for others, this is where their joy comes from, so Chris keep on keepin on so that my kids can at least have you to give them that hype. We lost Michel Jackson who we love but we have you.


Betty Turner   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

So, the "Redemption Tour" has begun...

Trust me, these people DON'T have a clue!

His mother, as a victim of domestic violence herself, should be OUTRAGED that her son could inflict such pain on another human being. But, judging from her responses (and body language), she doesn't think domestic violence is a "big deal."

Don't "think" about counseling, Chris . . . GET HELP NOW!


Janie Hendrix   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Chris Brown has been a model for young kids
He can continue to be a model for them
"hurt people hurt people"
yes he could benefit from counseling and he can continue to be a role model he has made a terrible mistake but, just because people make a mistake (and we all do) it's what he learned from his mistake that will dictate the role model that he can be to his fans.
"he has sinned not can cast the first stone"
"all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God"
I remain a fan I will continue to pray for him.
Janie L Hendrix


Brian   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

All of these people who are saying that his celebrity status affected the outcome of the criminal case are clueless and apparently have been living on another planet! His sentence in a matter like this(probation), was par for the course for our justice sytem. He was a 1st time offender folks! You don't get the death penalty for a fight where no weapons were used! Doesn't make it right but spare me the outrage. Women get abused daily and you people turn the other cheek!


Tucker   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

nope...i just think women get a way with too much. and if they want to be respected, then they need to be treated equally....so if a chick hits me...i'm knockin her teeth out...simple as that


Daniela   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

He will change, but will she, don't respect women that get in guys faces, play with the hands disrespectfully and it's ok...this is from a woman. He will change I trully believe that, but will she?


angela   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

He keeps making that distinction about the "real' people, sounds so justifying. Garagos can stick it, he is a worthless man getting these women killers and beaters off the hook, looking all squeaky clean in his suits.


syh2001   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I think that waht he did was wrong , but i also know that these are 2 young people and if they were not entertainers, this would be small news. you have to almost be beaten to death to get help in the real world. It is too bad that people are giving this guy a hard time when he is trying to put this behind him , say that he is sorry and move on and the public is giving him such a hard time.


Emily M   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Everyone needs to let it go so they both can move on


Debi Barnes   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Rihinna, bless her heart, I wouldn't want to come out either. Man, do not go back with him....I don't care what kind of crap he feeds you. Loook at that smile with his attorney.,,, well it pisses me off majorly.


Danielle   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Larry, I have been watching you for years.......I don't like how easy you're being on Chris! You were harder on Daniel Schuler last night – right or wrong he was trying to clear his wife's name because he believes there was a mistake!
You didn't press Chris Brown and you were almost pitying him and complementing him on his talent?????? He almost killed this woman!!! Does he deserve glorification??

So disappointed Larry...Why the inconsistency?


India L Little   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Chris Brown did something that was wrong but he realizes that and has apologized for that. He is also in the process of repaying his debt to society. At the end of the day, people, he made a mistake, just like all the rest of us have. Who are we to judge. "Let he without sin cast the first stone." No one can pass judgement on anyone in this world because we have all made mistakes durign periods of our lives. Hee is a fine young man, as Rihanna is a fine young woman, and if they are able to get past this, shouldn't we. I mean, forreal, forreal, it is none of our business, anyway, so they don't owe us anything!
And a side note: Although Chris did lack a little "verbal finesse", that does not mean that he is, by any means, ignorant, stupid, seriously in need of an education! Clearly he is under heavy pressure, not just because it is his first interview since the incident, but it is Larry frickinn' King! Let's be cognicent of the entire situation, and again, not be so quick to judge!


Ken   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

It's real obvious that he's still lying to himself & everyone...He's only trying to save endorsements....Loser!


Kimberly   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

@ angela

What do you mean the music he glamourizes? He sings R&B, and you have obviously never listend to his songs.

As a teacher I find it interesting that so many people have so much to say until it is thier kid. If anything this is a teachable moment. The world would be a better place if people got caught doing things like this when they were 19 instead of when they've done it at 40 and their kids have seen it to continue the cycle. A question to all of you parents: What are you exposing your kids to in your household? Obviously not much if Chris Brown's behavior is going to make your kid think it's okay to hit someone else. In any case, if your kid makes a mistake I hope society gives them a chance to reddem themselves.


krystalglen   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Larry, I appreciate that you want to give this young man a chance. but he does not really understand how bad what he has done is. He says he is ashamed, but those are only words. There is little or nothing in his carriage that says he even gets what happen. He won't about what it was that set him off, which clearly means he is not taking responsibility for what he did to that Rhianna. Chris Brown brings his mother to your show and has not ounce of empathy for the fact that she is sitting besides him crying about her own situation that has now affected her grown son. He just sat there. But there was not even a glance from him to try to comfort his mother. Give him to Dr. Phil and let's see how that works for him.


Leo Michael   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

cook him...


sarah   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

how dare he compare what the media did to Michael Jackson to whats happening to him now Michael Jackson was never found guilty or admitted to doing any crime Chris on the other hand did I think his sentence was too light but I do think he is sorry perhaps the greatest sentence of all was loosing Rhianna


BarbadosRB   September 2nd, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Re: Tarmoha... how can the incident be racially influenced if both of them are black? are you a blond?


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

i think he's trying to make people think he's innocent...bow tie?
come on...he didn't dress like that before....


Brandy   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I think that people shouldn't really judge Chris on the situation. What happened between Chris and Rihanna is PERSONAL. Yes, I feel that the fans have a right to know the basic situation that happened, being that people all around the world look up to them and are influenced by them, but the only thing that Chris and Rihanna owe to the public is to entertain...NOTHING MORE! What ever happens between them is their business.

Also, I would like to add that when people look at their situation, people will say things like "I could never do that." But you don't know what you will do until it actually happens. Only GOD knows what will happen. You can't really speak on what happened being that you don't know what EXACTLY went down.

I respect the fact that Chris doesn't want to share everything that went down that night. I love both Chris and Rihanna as a music artist and entertainer. I hope that they can move foward with their lives without having to CONSTANTLY re-visit what happened that night of the situation.


Anthony C.   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Chris Man if you Want help, seek the Lord Jesus for help and deliverence from that generation curse it won't stop just because your sorry. It's call Anger. running does nothing but surpress it , and the help of The Holy Spirit can take you to the point of the pain.


L. Hopkins   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I really wish chris and his mother would have stayed home. No one displays such a behavior as what chris has out of the clear blue sky. This can not be, It started from somewhere and dear mother you know where it came from. Larry should be insulted that the three of you came to his show to waste his time. I am a mother who teaches my children that there is one wrong and one right and it has to be for everybody. I would not turn my back on my child but there is no way I would participated in this interview and supported tis kind of behavior.


sharon binette   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

The vibes that I got from Chris Brown was that he was annoyed that Rhianna ratted him out, he had to appear in court and the incident (as he called it) hurt his career. I also felt that he lacked self esteem. Hope he gets it, but my gut feeling is that he will offend again.


Michael Moore   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

it's a shame that we live in a society that tries to solve problems like this with cops and courts. Cops and courts are a big part of the problem. Just like we have turned our universities into Edubusinesses, so have we morphed our domestic problems into a Justicebusiness; for there's gold in them thar hills! We should have long ago developed domestic councils at the local level that respond to this type of battery and work within the entire community to resolve, rehabilitate and, most of all, provide positive and negative models for our children. We should reduce the number of cops, judges, probation officers, and all the others in the "business" which have proven they aren't certainly aren't the solution, to fund these councils. Face facts, incidents like Chris Brown just provide welfare work for all these so called professionals that couldn't figure their way outta wet paper bag.


GG   September 2nd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

She was controlling and bossy, he was 19 and drunk, and she slapped him because he was on the phone.


MARi   September 2nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Im not sayin its right but there is plenty of men who have gotten away with worst when it comes to situations like that ....


Eboni   September 2nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I think Chris Brown is truly sorry and there is no need to keep judging him because he has received his punishment.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

was that thing with tina true? just curious...


r. jackson   September 2nd, 2009 10:04 pm ET

chris u pay your attorney for professional advice not personal decisions. u should have apologized earlier to the public.admitting abuse is not manly. start making smarter choices on your own .


Margarita   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Why is that a basketball player get of as HERO after he raped a girl.But a child hits his girlfriend and oh my god everybody is attacking him.Whats wrong with America.


Jade   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

No one should cast stones. Everyone makes mistakes. He deserves to be forgiven so that he can learn from this big mistake and move forward in a positive way. I'm incensed that everyone has forgotten how Rihanna also abused Chris physically – it's just that she wasn't caught!!!


LK Gilmore   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

This has to stop! Chris Brown is not a monster. He was provoked by Rhianna! He is being the better man and taking full responsibilty. If people cant see this my hope for the world is gone. Yes he was wrong, but this is not the first time this has happened. I stand by Chris as a friend and as a fan! Wake up people!


Tiron   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

people make judgements everyday to help make sound decisions. Physical abuse is simply not tolerated. We have a justice system that uses "judgement" to sentence criminals, like this one. Sadly if this person had been of a lower socioeconomic status, prison time would have definitly been a must.


Quail   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

I think Chris deserve another chance. But his time wasnt right he needed to go in jail like everybody!! Real hes not any boby better.


whittney (from Gaffney, SC)   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

I think that he is truly sorry for what happened and i think ppl. should leave him alone. i am not saying what he did is wrong... no man should ever hit a woman, but he is young. i think he will learn from his mistakes. as long as he has God and family i think he will get the help he needs. i still love you and your music chris brown. i am praying for you, rihanna, and your families... God bless all of you!!!


Dot   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

God forgave we as humans of our sins.Why can't let this young man
geet on with his life.People have done worst things then this and not
got this much publicity. If Rhianna can forgive Chris why can't we? We
should look at skeleton in our own closet. Enough is enough.


Synryniti   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

just like everyone else chris brown makes mistakes too. and the reason why everybody is being so hard on him is the fact that they dont know the whole story yeah he was in the wrong but evryone make mistakes and thats what helps us grow so he deserves another chance just like everybody im young i supported him from the beginning and will continue to support him. CHRIS I LOVE YOU AND CANT WAIT TO GO BUY GRAFFITI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kim in NC   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

This man needs to be treated and so does all so called entertainers and acters uphold them to the law If it was just an everyday Joe he couldnt find a job flipping hamburgers not like hes a talented singer anyway I would never buy any of his music these days entertainers are lacking talent IMO anyone can write lyrics no thaught process in it at all just dirty scanky rhymes


GG   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Do you want to know what happened,she was controlling and bossy, and he was 19 and drinking, and she slapped him because he was on the phone with a woman


Mary OGrady   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

The infamous beating, which Chris Brown and Rhianna both created can be turned into a blessing for future generations. How? By Chris and Rhianna themselves changing the words to the songs they sing and in turn the energy that they transmit into the collective minds of the young people they sing to. Come on people don't just ruminate with interviews, make something good out of it.


Lay   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Do it once, he'll do it again!


Nettie   September 2nd, 2009 10:06 pm ET

I think he feels bad for what he did. Will he do it again??? Maybe. He's only 20 years old. He has a whole lifetime ahead of him. But hopefully he'll think twice the next time he gets angry. He's a great talent and I hope he can reestablish his career.


jahtiah   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I feel this was a good interview, for some people it might not have been what you expected but you have to remember he is human and somethings he's just comfortable speaking about, i'm not saying what he did was the right thing to do but he is working towards becoming a better person and noticiing what he did was wrong. So we just need to give him sometime to work on his self before we really begin to judge what type of person he is. I love how supportive his mom is i know she's his biggest fan.


Meagan   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

What he did was most definitely wrong and there is no excuse. But there are human beings out there that have done way worse that have been given a second chance. Honestly no one on Earth has the right to judge and persecute him because it would be very revealing about what people do behind closed doors. The only person that show judge his God and if He is giving Chris a chance so be it. Honestly people should stop bringing him down and try to mold him into a respectable young man and then bring him back out in the spotlight and let everyone learn from his stupid mistakes. The boy is young and has the rest of his life to be remarkable its just a bump in the road.


Tucker   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I BELIEVE RHIAHNA GETTING PULVARIZED WAS JUSTIFIED. SHE PROBLY DESERVED IT AND I'M GLAD CHRIS BROWN PUT HER IN HER PLACE. WOMEN NEED TO LEARN THAT IF YOU GONNA TALK TRASH, THEN BE PREPARED TO GET TOSSED IN THA DUMPSTER. CHRIS BROWN IS STILL ONE OF THE TOP R&B SINGERS OF OUR GENERATION AND HE'S NOT GOIN AWAY...HORRAY FOR WOMAN BEATERS...GO GO GO EQUAL JUSTICE.


nameless   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

He did it; he admitted it; he's paying dues set by a judge; he's humbled and ashamed; his mom – making no excuses, but holding him accountable. what else do the perfect people this world want? his blood?


Luibag   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Rihanna, HE STILL LOVES YOU...stop listening to "everyone else"...FOLLOW YOUR HEART.... AT THE END OF THE DAY IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKIN URSELF HAPPY...have sex too that always works!


Taylor   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

My thgts r he is accepting dat he wrg n dats da first step we shld not judge dats left up to god.i wll keep him n Rihanna n my prayers!


BriJ   September 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm ET

i think everybody should leave Chris alone because nobody is thinking about what she did,so either way they both were wrong and people should leave him alone!!!He apologized everybody deserves a second chance!I Lve Chris!!


ignorance is bliss   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

emily. i know the difference between right and wrong. i have the maturity to make the choice. no one is perfect but he is showing no regret. no remorse.

everyone needs to scroll up and read wills comment.

anderson cooper just asked do you buy his apology? hell no. not once did i hear him mention i was concerned for her saftey well being. he wants to be friends with her!!!!!!
he is a public figure. period. its never ok to hit ANYONE. ever. period.

i would consider forgiving him if he a) stay s out of the public spotlight for the next several month. dont go to a night club (esp underage!) the night you get sentenced!!!!!!!!!!!!

focus only on your sentence. go above and beyond that measure.
dont tell anyone.

show some real remorse.


angela   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Rhianna is not a very smart woman either. She probably would come off just as stupid, they are both just products of the recording industry. it is sad, they get all the finer things in life and cant even compose a sentence. Makes me not want designer things as much.


Keri from New Jersey   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

We all have had things we have had to apologize for and wish we could take back. The problem right now is the stage he appears to be in is portraying himself as a victim..he needs to learn alot more before may people can except his apologies as genuine. Beating a woman is not a slip up.


J   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

After watching the interview with Chris Brown, I feel he and his mother have not been honest with the public about the Rhianna incident. I find it interesting that Chris does not remember much & denies any past issues of abusive behavior & his mother stands by him. Fortunate for Chris, he can afford an expensive, high-profile attorney to represent him in this "web of lies". I would have more respect for him if he would come clean with the public!


Anika   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Peopl get a lot less time for way worst; and yes he made a mistake as we all do so everyone of you who has something negetive you need to keep your mouths closed. people do learn from their mistakes. Chris I love you just remember to trust in God and learn from your mistakes you will be alright.


Cassitty Perez   September 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Ilove him! (: Yall all just let him be! forgive&forget! i will always love him! stop wastein all 0f your times writein bs. hes not the bad guy!!! he messed up , everyone does! give him a brake ppl.


Amy F.   September 2nd, 2009 10:09 pm ET

He's focusing on his career? He should be working on his issues. If he doesn't get help, he will do this again.


Candace B.   September 2nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

I feel as though Larry King was attempting to force Chris Brown and his mother to say that Chris has a history of violence and is some sort of predator, when throughout the interview Chris repeatedly said that this incident was as shocking to him as to Rihanna. We don't know what happened that night and though domestic violence is never okay, we all make mistakes that we wish we could take back, they just don't broadcast them all over tv and the internet. Even if Chris is attempting to win back his fan base, so what? We all make mistakes, apologize and hope that we are forgiven so why should he be any different? Chris should be allowed to live his life, hopefully move on in a positive move and not have this define who he is, because again, none of us want our mistakes to define us either.


FILOMENA   September 2nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

LARRY, I WATCH YOU EVERY NIGHT (OR WATCH THE DVR OF OUR SHOW) AND I HAVE NEVER, EVER WRITTEN TO YOU BEFORE ABOUT ANY SHOW....

HOWEVER, TONIGHT WAS THE BIGGEST WASTE OF TIME FOR YOU, ME AND AN ENTIRE HOUR OF TV MEDIA.

WHAT WAS MARK GARAGOS THINKING?

WELL HE WASN'T THINKING....HE WAS JUST COLLECTING FEES.

SORRY, BUT DO NOT HAVE THESE LAME PEOPLE ON YOUR SHOW AGAIN..IF YOU EXPECT A FAITHFUL AUDIENCE.


Englicia porter   September 2nd, 2009 10:10 pm ET

I am a 13 year old girl and I really like chris brown. But I think he is sorry but he isnt. He made a bad choice and now he is in trouble for it so he's sorry. If he didn't got caught for it I don't think he would be so sorry as he is now.I forgive him.! But he better not do anything like that again.


Cynthia_is_real   September 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I know that Chris will stay out of trouble simply because this is not the Chris Brown that I met. His nature is very calm, cooperative, gentle and kind. He will now be the best role model - one that has made a big mistake, owned up to it and will be a future great role model.


Dot   September 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I can't believe that we just won't let Chris move on with his career.


tonya   September 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I support Chris and understand what he is going through. I went through a similar situation when I was 20. I did not know how to handle my emotions along with my temper. After some therapy and introspective , i am a much more peaceful person. Chris needs to do some serious soul searching and he will become a better a man in the long run.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

really i think he is really upset that rihanna put him out like that...and in his head he is probably sayin, "man i wish we wasn't famous so i can beat her a**!"


N.H.   September 2nd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Chris Brown's interview is a joke! He is not remorseful and his arrogance was not hidden no matter his blue bow tie cover up attempt. I don't believe his mother and as a mother I'm ashamed. Grant it, everyone make mistakes but I'm sick of entertainers using their celebrity to evade true punishment when others cannot. For shame on our justice system for giving Chris Brown a slap on the wrist and shame on Rhianna for not caring more to ensure the appropriate punishment for her abuser.

Know that it is not a question of will Chris Brown repeat this crime rather when.


ignorance is bliss   September 2nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

actually as a matter of fact i hope he screws up again... domestic violence assault doesnt just come out of the clear blue sky like they want us to believe. you are agrown enough person to earn all this money and perks your grown enough to face jail.

unfortunetly its just a matter of time before he screws up again.....and i cant wait until then and the judge throws the book at him....he made the choice not the media


Erica B   September 2nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

First of all We as the Public do not know both sides of the story so there for we should not be placing the blame on just Chris Brown. Nobody should hit on anybody and according to the police reports she slapped him at one point and all he did was push her. Hello if he were a real abuser that would have went way further then it did. Whatever the case may be Chris Brown does not deserve to be looked down upon. He is human just like the rest of us, and if We are going to ridicule him like this we need to go back and not play the music, or support many other celebrities that beat one their loved ones. NO ONE ELSE has been dragged through the mud like they are doing Chris and it needs to STOP. He needs all the support he can get to work through whatever issues he may have!!!!


Lola espanola--San Antonio, TX   September 2nd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Frankly, Chris Brown could have been a wuz and given up Rhianna and how it was She who started the physical beating on Chris. I do not condone a man using physical violence against a woman, Rhianna, got away scott free and took no reponsibility for her actions leading up to her getting beat up. Like some girls and women out there, some females lash out physically when things don't go their way. I have seen girls slap their boyfriend over the most dumbest reason and expect the boyfriend to take it. Rhianna, according to some
reports in the news media, threw the first punch and then the car keys out the window. So, is it okay for a girl to hit, punch, slap, kick or throw something at a guy , boyfriend or not??? It does happen more often than people realize.


bwiseman   September 2nd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

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Gwendolyn   September 2nd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

This issue with Chris Brown and Rihanna is utterly ridiculous. Chris Brown is a good kid and made a mistake as everyone keeps reiterating. The only mistake he made was self defense. Everyone looks at Rihanna as the victim. Women have been proven to be abusers as well. From early childhood we are taught that if someone hits us we should hit them back. Then after so long the boys are taught they should not hit girls. This act can be very confusing. Not justifying abuse in any way but we need to open our eyes. Understand that he made a statement and broke the silence, from what I could see he tried so hard to not say she hit me and I was defending myself. There is only so much a person can take. If you hit a person too many times and the wrong way on the wrong day they might just retaliate. How can he be condemned for something that took place when we (the public) do not have all of the facts? Chris Brown is still a child as has a lot of growing to do; however, he should not be subjected to the blame entirely. I'm sure Ms. Rihanna had a lot to do with his reaction. I am not speaking on what I think but what I know. Women have gotten to the point where they are abusive to their significant others. But because they are women they fall victim. If the guy tries to protect himself by holding her down, pushing her away, or leaving it becomes domestic violence. Our society is so screwed up in relation to right and wrong. Again, I do not justify him putting his hands on her in an abusive manner; however, she should feel the same wrath with the media, the public, and other figures that Chris Brown is feeling. The entire segment sickened me, because he was defending himself to the world. We can call it a mistake, bad judgment, an act of violence but it should be viewed for what it really was. Stop thinking the woman is always the victim. That is not the case in this situation and many others. Some people really suffer from abuse i.e. Tina Turner. That was an abusive situation. An altercation between couples is not abuse because both parties have a hand in the fight. Rihanna wasn't beaten to the point where she could not defend herself. If anything she started the altercation, hit Chris first, and he reacted. Of course this is speculation on my part but someone has got to see this the other way around. Chris Brown is extremely talented and gifted. Unfortunately this entire ordeal blown out of proportion has put his career on hold. Hopefully with prayer and the right guidance he can get back on track and continue to be the entertainer he was destined to be.


TiaC   September 2nd, 2009 10:14 pm ET

I feel that everyone in life has made some type of mistake in which they wish could be taken back. It just so happens that he is a celebrity. Everyone deserves a second chance, but it is up to the person to show that the chance was worth having. Domestic violence is not acceptable, but it happens everyday around the wyorld. Hopefully, he will not be a poster-child, be he will be able to show men that this is not okay, and you will be punished if you are involved in this crime.


michiko   September 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm ET

His mother should be ashamed of herself. Chris is a victim as well.
Instead of caring about a career, he should take some time out to get the help that he REALLY needs. In the public eye, WE ARE GOING TO JUDGE!!!
and it will affect him in the end.

As a mother, her priority should be her son(paging Joe jackson) , SHE needs to step up and stop parading him on TV to apologize. He does not need to apologize to the public. People really need to educate themselves on domestic violence and understand the impact it has . It does not go away.(community service, puh- lease)

HIS CAREER CAN WAIT!!! He does not need to be a role model,(his mother can't even be a role model to him) . He just needs to be a healthy young man. I hope he gets the help that he deserves. Poor kid


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm ET

i don't think chris want rihanna...just think about it...the situation with her is what helped ruin his career...i think he got so much anger inside but at the same time he's trying to save his career...


Common Sense   September 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm ET

He seemed very young and very HUMAN. The act was horrible, but that doesn't mean he is a HORRIBLE person. It's not fair to judge his character on one action. The sentence was typical, he's a first time offender. Most domestic cases don't end in jail time. Besides, what good would the jail time do?

I hope we all get passed it, and God grant peace and blessings to both Chris and Robin (Rihanna).

People stop speaking on things you don't know about. YOU DON'T KNOW if he will do it again, if he's been violent before, if his mother's a liar, if Rihanna wants attention etc. etc. YOU DON'T KNOW SO STOP BEHAVING AS IF YOU DO.


Melissa   September 2nd, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Let’s not forget that Chris was only 19 when this incident occurred. Unfortunate yes, but who among us did not make mistakes at that age.

Life is an ongoing learning experience and his true test of character will be learning from this altercation and moving on; turning this negative into something positive.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:16 pm ET

i really think he would like to hit her again for that...


Keri from New Jersey   September 2nd, 2009 10:16 pm ET

After listening to Power 105.1 Ed Lover and many of the NY Tri-state stations..I was highly offended by the acceptance of hitting a woman as being exceptable in certain situations that a woman fights back or as callers and Ed Lover seemed to state if the woman seems to intiate hitting. Woman should not punch or try to hit a man; but men are by nature physically born with more muscle mass and force and CAN diverge the situation by holding the woman from hitting him or getting a way from her. May of the blogs today show the level of ignorance that needs education and prayer.


G.Williams   September 2nd, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Why does the Media always magnify 'missteps' made by Black men ?


Lori Golden   September 2nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Fans don't be so quick to forgive Chris and excuse his behavior. He is still making excuse and clearly does need a good English course. He is nearly incoherent. Larry thanks for asking hard questions. Chris stop tap dancing around and come clean. I would respect that. You can't change what you won't acknowledge. Final word: Chris Brown is a sick young man. The greatest gift his mother could give him is make him come completely clean about his actions.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

eTV!!!!! A E-TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY ON CHRIS BROWN PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!


bwiseman   September 2nd, 2009 10:18 pm ET

read the friggin Police Report in this thread before you show your race and ignorance


Twin 22   September 2nd, 2009 10:19 pm ET

I just want to say y was C.B. on the show he did not answers any of the ? that larry had for him for example did you push her out the car etc he could have least said yes or no that didn't happen. For CB 2 say he can't remember or recall what really happen just make me sick. I think he is sorry but he is sorry that is got caught. For the people who think that he should have not gotten 5 years yes he should have. If it was someone who is not famous it would have been a different story. I am tired of famous people thinking just because u have $ that you have the right to put your hands on someone or they are above the law/ I do NOT CARE if she hit him NO MAN has the right to PUT there hands on a woman and for women who say well she hit him first etc I really feel for u get a life because you are a sick individual who needs help like CB because this is not accepted at all . I like CB and RI RI but right is right and if he is sorry than it will take me a little time to get back into his music again but i hope he has learn for it and grow to be a better person. I just hope CB was sorry and not trying to clean up his image but really really is sorry for the bottom of his heart for what happen and not just saying for business reasons.


jackiepfromgreenwood   September 2nd, 2009 10:20 pm ET

chris just tell the true...u would like to get her in a room and beat her again


Sandra Laurie   September 2nd, 2009 10:20 pm ET

He is not sorry, he said he did not remember, he has his mom and lawyer with him. I know these men it happened to me. All this attention on the men what about the abused one I think the abused needs help the abuser should have to pay for the abused mental health and all bodily injuries.


Renee C   September 2nd, 2009 10:22 pm ET

He should have been sentenced jail time. Regardless if he claims he'll never do it again. He has gotten off way too easy. Other celebrities such as Paris Hilton have been given a month worth of jail time for a DUI. I agree with the sentence but if you think about it, she didn't hurt anyone. She could have which is why I agree. But what the judge is showing men is that they can punch thier girlfriends out with little consequence. Its sad actually.


Common Sense   September 2nd, 2009 10:23 pm ET

For all those wishing the worst on Chris, some of you even wanting him to mess up again...

1. You seem to care more about your own out of control anger that the safety of any woman. You want him to hit again? How does that sound...

2. What if the same harsh judgment was placed on you all every time you made a bad decision? Every time you cheated, lied, hurt someone's feelings, or even put your hands on someone? So much hatred and negativity flowing through this blog. It's sad.


Dan in LA   September 2nd, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Gwendolyn–

It's true that women can be physical abusers, and that there is a social dynamic by which men are reluctant to report the abuse or turn to authorities for help. That doesn't make retaliation in kind legal or right. Self defense is one thing–and I agree that it's hard for men to know what is appropriate in that regard.

But can you really look at the post-incident photos of Rhianna and believe that all of that damage was necessary in the course of self-defense?

People are entitled to feel he deserves a second chance. I'd imagine that even among people who mistrust him and disbelieve his remorse there would be dissent as to what the consequences should be. But that doesn't mean the slate should be wiped clean.

We all must live with our actions, and what's really disturbing about all this is that Brown seems perfectly sanguine in refusing to own his mistakes. He wants to refer to them only in the abstract and refuses to give any account at all of what he's done.

That's not out of some "respect" for Rhianna, its out of a desire to protect his career. If he had any "respect" for either Rhianna or his public, he'd actually deliver the kind of 'mea culpa' that his fans seem content to pretend he has.


Michael Catron   September 2nd, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Larry I can't believe you have Chris's crying mother on one side and his lawyer on the other... smells like a stunt to keep his career afloat... if he were man enough to sit with you alone in this interview and his mom and lawyer on at another time I would have a little more compassion for him and possibly be better apt to believe him, but watching his body language and his mother's tears... smells fishy... who's the victim here??? Am I actually supposed to feel sorry for this chump? I have no compassion for any man that hits a woman, even if she were to ask for it... This is a charade and I'm disappointed that you are interviewing him... he's working you and the audience, this was no mistake on his part except for getting caught. He's working you and your audience. In less than a year's time he is going strike again... but I won't say I told you so... who am I kidding, yes I will... save this e-mail and I'll write back when it happens. I still love you Larry, keep up the good work!


bbeck   September 2nd, 2009 10:28 pm ET

There is no excuse for him to hit her the way he did, I don't care what she did. He should have been send to Jail, I work at a prison and if he had been a regular guy, he would be in Jail.


toussaint beaupre   September 2nd, 2009 10:31 pm ET

This isnt the first time he has hit a woman and it wont be the last. What he is really sorry for is that he got caught. Women are crazy and pass up good men all the time yet are all online defending this woman beater. Chris Saw his mother being beaten and sees it as a means of control.

It doesn't matter if she hit him too, did you see her face. she was beaten horribly and he wasn't. Grow up people and find a new pop idol.


Chris   September 2nd, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Step 1 in career rehab is now complete.
"It's not who I am" The reality is that all of us are what we have done and he has brutally beat a beautiful woman. "I'm sorry" is exactly what he should be saying to rehab his career.


Pam S.   September 2nd, 2009 10:34 pm ET

Gwendolyn what is wrong with you? Beating someone is wrong wrong wrong .This was not self defence it's abuse. It's brain dead women like you that keep fertilizing the behavior of idiots like Chris Brown .God you are an idiot


Michelle   September 2nd, 2009 10:34 pm ET

I hope the best 4 Chris Brown. He made a very bad mistake.We have all done somthing in our lives we wish we could change. Thank God he is a forgiving God. And God with his family ,friends and loyal fans. He will get through this. A loyal Fan


deaja   September 2nd, 2009 10:36 pm ET

smh


Doris Wilson   September 2nd, 2009 10:39 pm ET

I really feel that Chris Brown will be ok. The one thing he need to do is stay off these T.V programs, seems through his mother and lawyer could see that it is hurting him more, because the bits they play after his interviews is hurting him, please go and do your community service, keep your mouth shut. you have apologized to the young lady and the public.


Lindsay   September 2nd, 2009 10:39 pm ET

“I’m like Wow” is all I kept hearing out of Chris Brown’s mouth!

Oh, and the fact that he “respects her privacy enough to not talk about…(everything)”.

How about respecting her enough to not beat the s*** out of her!

Sorry, but I think he’s too high on his horse to ever realize how wrong he is.


M&M   September 2nd, 2009 10:47 pm ET

He who is without sin cast the first stone. God loves you. And I am still a fan.


tenzin   September 2nd, 2009 10:53 pm ET

I am tired of seeing media and every person in position to comment on this situation pick on Chris Brown. Yes! what he did is wrong. But why aren't anyone, media, looking more in depth about Rihanna's role in this incident. From what i have read, she was the aggressor in this situation.
As a female, it makes me sick that women could easily play the victim card and get away with it. I personally feel that both of these young couple were wrong-both of them had choices and both choose to act wrong. Keep that in mind. I hope Chris learned his lesson and Rihanna hers.


Anthony C.   September 2nd, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Chris I hope this comment gets to you, your a young man that has problems from your past. That's not bad only if you don't do something about it. Anger management classes isn't the answer, The true answer is DELIVERENCE. IT will only come up later if you don.t get to the ROOT of the PAIN. Also fatherlessness doesn't .help the matter . Chris if you want to start the process, The bible helps us, 1st watch who you are hanging out with . SEEK out real men that LOVE & LIVE for the LORD JESUS . No matter what age we all need a Father figure....


samuel   September 2nd, 2009 10:58 pm ET

talks like he has a "hot potato" in his mouth & no eye contact..he cannot hold a candle to Michael Jackson..a classy man..


Dodie ~ California   September 2nd, 2009 11:00 pm ET

Chris Brown does not appear to be willing to be responsible for his behavior. Therefore, the possibility of a re-occurrence is extremely high! It is not 'if' ... it is 'when'


Courtney   September 2nd, 2009 11:04 pm ET

I believe that Chris Brown is sorry. Everyone makes mistakes in their lives. I'm not saying that it is ok that he hit Rihanna. He should have taken his anger in a different manner. I believe that he will shapen up himself and make a better profile. I think Rihanna is a strong woman and they can get through this whether they be together or apart. Whatever happens in the future will be for the best of them.


SWEETiE 16   September 2nd, 2009 11:06 pm ET

iTHiNK CHRiS FULlY UNDERSTANDS WHAT HE DID AND iS TAKiNG "FULL" RESP0NSiBiLiTY FOR WHAT HE DiD. N0T 0NLY iS HE WiLLiNG BUT HE HAD NO CHOiCE BUT TO ACCEPT iT, AND MAN UP TO iT. AS FAR AS AN0THER EPISODE OR FALL 0UT SUCH AS THiS...i HIGHLY D0UBT CHRiS WILL...


renee   September 2nd, 2009 11:07 pm ET

Chris I still love you but there some things you dont do.I feel you should have done some jail time.You need to lay low befor you come back out and do some soul searching.When you hit a women you take her spirit and soul from her that a lot of time to get back. May GOD be with you.


pgbaby   September 2nd, 2009 11:09 pm ET

i was a victim of domistic violence 1 time. the guy was drunk and high on weed. after striking me he said the same things chris said tonight.

3 years later my ex was jailed for attempted murder. i was just 22.


Dodie ~ California   September 2nd, 2009 11:10 pm ET

@ Dinisha

Men who do not like women with big mouths should not be involved with them!!!

His fist is connected to his arm and ultimately his brain. He needs to be responsible for his behaviors.

I am not impressed with Rihanna's behaviors either. If she likes to run her mouth, she needs NOT be with a man who does not like that!

If Chris and Rihanna stay together... He will hit her again. It is not 'if' it is 'when'!!! His behavior is predictable


SWEETiE 16   September 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm ET

i think that chris wouldnt dare have another fall out such as this. chris made a mistake and he is paying for it constantly from the bloggers to the media to everyone around him who had the image in their mind chris could do no harm. he is only human jus like everyone else. only difference is he holds the title of CELEB, or STAR. Chris took responsibility for his actions never denied what he did nor tried to hide it. so lets move on...


Dodie ~ California   September 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm ET

I am really upset!!!

((((( NO PUBLIC OPTION ON HEALTH CARE = NO REFORM))))


Byron   September 2nd, 2009 11:21 pm ET

How can any one become better if you contiue to kick them when they are down. This is not a light issue but there are older grown folks who have committed worse crimes and with a little money it got swept under the rug. Where are all the opinions to those cases at?


lee   September 2nd, 2009 11:23 pm ET

let him be his own person. everyone makes mistakes we learn from the good and the bad.


Anonymous   September 2nd, 2009 11:29 pm ET

For those of you who continue to condemn Chris Brown, yes, he committed the ultimate act. Abuse against a woman. Which is something no man should even think about doing no matter how angry he becomes or how many times a woman pushes his buttons. But you all need to consider here is simply this, this young man made a huge mistake which he is paying for dearly. Not only his career, but his life also has been affected by all this. As for the Larry King interview tonight, I don't blame him for "NOT" answering all of the questions. He is being condemned no matter what he says or does and no one wants to believe him anyway so really....get over yourselves! I for one, sensed heartfelt remorse in his apology. If you are a mother, sister, father, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather and this was your child, you would give them full support and don't sit and say that you wouldn't! I do believe in my heart from listening to him that he and Rhianna both still love each other very much. Domestic abuse...like it or not, this situation is what it is! Just because you are battered does not mean that you fall out of love with your batterer. I am sure that Rhianna still loves him too! No one should be rooting for his career to be over because of this and no one has any idea just how this may be affecting his life and not just as a celebrity either. He admitted that he still loves Rhianna and I believe him!!!

Does he need help...HELL YES!!!! He does. I also think that Rhianna is dealing with issues of her own as well. She seems to be an extremely jealous individual and NO...it does not excuse him beating her the way that he did and I am so glad that he opted not to answer Larry King's questions I am sure on the advice of his Lawyer so as to not put himself out there at the mercy of the public and media for further scrutiny. Please give this young man the opportunity to redeem himself and to live his life. He did something very unthinkable and will no doubt pay for this for the rest of his life. If he does this again or anything else close to being "stuck on stupid", then he deserves whatever punishment he gets. Just my opinion....

I pray that Rhianna heals and gets herself some help so that she will understand that she should in no way feel guilty for his behavior and no matter what she may have done to set him off...he had no right to beat her that way that he did. She has obviously forgiven him and I am sure that she will cope with this in her own way. Folks, let's not be so quick to condemn him. In due course, this will blow over and you all will be harping on the next mishap in the life of a celebrity.


Dinisha   September 2nd, 2009 11:30 pm ET

@ SWEETIE 16

I REALLY AGREE WIT U!!! WHATS DONE IS DONE. IM SURE HE LEARNED FROM HIS MISTAKES. I THINK MOVING ON IS THE BEST OPTION IN ANT SITUATION THAT DOESNT REALLY INVOLVE US.

AND TO DODIE- CALIFORNIA, DONT BE UPSET EVERYRTHING WILL BE OK.


Trice   September 2nd, 2009 11:38 pm ET

There are many relationships that had an altercation with being physical maybe once or twice during there time. It is happening right now, I'm sure. And they have probably been married or together for 5, 10, 40 years.
My point is everybody mess up. No ones perfect. No one should beat- hit- shoot- or stab the person they love but they do- it has been done. You live from your mistake some go to jail and some even die because of retaliation.
Domestic Violence is a cause Musicians, Actors and Actresses and Others should spend more of there celebrity status fighting against, instead of trying to put out #1 records after another.
I agree with you guys about those questions over and over again. And it is possible to not remember something so tramatic because you are scared. Its something you want to forget or you just want to be in another place and you lose yourself. He is paying for what he did. I wish you well Chris. This is an experience you and Rihanna can speak out against.
Situations happens to us all that we wish did not happen but its reality, you live and you learn, but you live. You must.


SWEETiE 16   September 2nd, 2009 11:43 pm ET

@ Dinisha
Thanks
IT AMAZES ME HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIND EVERYTHING WRONG WITH SOME ONE ELSE. BUT WHEN THE SAME SITUATION HAPPENES TO THEM OR ENVOLVES THEM THERE IS ALWAYS AN EXCUSE.
AND TO ANONYMOUS I DISAGREE WITH THE FACT THAT CHRIS NEEDS HELP. CHRIS HAS NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE . IN MY OPINION A PERSON ONLY NEEDS HELP WHEN THEY STRUGGLE WITH SOMETHING AND IT IS A ONGOING STRUGGLE. CHRIS HAS NO PAST OCCURANCES OF THIS OR ANYTHING LIKE THIS AS FAR AS AMERICA KNOWS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. AND I BELEIVE IT WILL BE THE LAST.


L Mason   September 2nd, 2009 11:44 pm ET

After watching the Chris Brown interview, I wanted to "throw up" There is dutiful Mom, standin' by her man. When Mr. Kin asked what they thought after seeing "the photo" they both said, "we weren't sure if it had been retouched. Lame, lame, lame. Of course Mom doesn't want to lose her "meal ticket" of a son. He mumbled, stumbled around on all the questions. Thank you Mr. King for asking those questions. I wouldn't walk across the street to see Chris Brown, I hope the public will do the same. He is just trying to save his
quasi- career. That's all this media hype is about. I have never felt so strongly about anything. If Rihanna goes back to him she is indeed stupid. Note to Chris Brown's Mom–"Get a life" this one is over for you.


lee   September 2nd, 2009 11:53 pm ET

love thy N...


Dinisha   September 2nd, 2009 11:56 pm ET

@ sweetie16

U WELCOME. BUT I WONDER IF RI RI WOULD HAVE DONE THIS DO U THINK SHE WOULD GOT PRAISED FOR IT. I AGREE, IM TIRED OF PEOPLE PEOPLE TALKING BOUT HE NEED HELP BUT LIKE I SAID ON MY BLOG IM PRETTY TIRED OF PEOPLE JUDGING HIM AND NO ONES KNOWS THE WHOLE STORY. WE DONT KNOW IF SHE DID ANYTHING TO HIM OR NOT. AND ALL THE ONES TALKING BOUT HE NEED HELP EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE . I JUST THINK THEM PEOPLE NEED TO HOP THEY JUDMENTAL ASSES UP AND GO TALK TO HIM. AND ALL THE FEMALES TALKING BOUT HE AINT THIS AND THAT...EXCUSE ME IM PRETTY SURE IF HE OFFERED TO TAKE OUR ASSES OUT .IM PRETTY SURE THE ANSWER WOULD BE YES!!!


Jennifer M.   September 3rd, 2009 12:00 am ET

This show infuriates me and the comments people are leaving are even worse (if that's possible). How dare he sit there and say "I can't believe that happened" when he sees the picture? Wouldn't it be more appropriate to say "I can't believe I did that"? This is so absurd. And for his mother to sit there and say that she was upset by what happened, it's no wonder he does that to a woman. As a mother couldn't she say I love my son, but I am extremely disappointed in him? I understand him not wanting to talk about what happened out of respect for the situation. However, he should still say that he's entirely responsible for the situation. Everyone on this ridiculous blog that keeps saying what was Rhianna's part in the situation: LOOK AT THE PICTURE! He may deserve a second chance, but he should also take FULL responsibility for this situation. We've all been 20-years old before, but not many of us have experienced that type of physical violence.


Keysha   September 3rd, 2009 12:01 am ET

All I have to say is: I guess black is good news to cover and white isn't. I say that because there is a hocker player who beat the crap out of his girl and it was barely covered on the news maybe two days and the media hasnt covered that story and noone really knows about that story. So, what does that say to you?
I am so tired of everyone acting as though Chris Brown is such a monster and making it as though he is the only one in this story guilty, Rihanna plays a part in this too. Everyone is failing to see she has slapped him noone has nothing to say about that. Also, instead of helping him and giving him advice your kicking him why he is down. All these people turning on him acting as though they've never did something or made a mistake they regret. Keep in mind NO SIN IS GREATER THEN THE NEXT. If u stole a piece of gum and someone killed someone it is the same in GODS eyes, a sin is a sin.


Carrie   September 3rd, 2009 12:06 am ET

Although I have just read that he doesn't remember what happened, I think he should be allowed to fulfill his sentence, go to anger management course, and continue with his life. He truly made a big mistake. I also think Rhianna needs to go to classes also because they both probably have tempers.

Others have done worse, they were forgiven and they continued with life. Let us please move on and let him move on with his life


Alice R   September 3rd, 2009 12:07 am ET

Chris:

I pray that you learn from this, and come back even stronger. We all must learn from our mistakes and I know that you have. God Bess


Selena   September 3rd, 2009 12:08 am ET

Everyone makes mistakes Chris is paying for his he is a good person and will be a better role model down the road give him chance.


Almasi   September 3rd, 2009 12:08 am ET

"Chris Brown says he'll stay out of trouble, what do you think?"
My interpretation of the question: do I believe Chris Brown will make every effort possible to stay out of trouble? Not how do I feel about Chris Brown, Rihanna, domestic violence, or anything else.
For the record, "trouble" is a broad term, but that's not the point…
I missed part of the interview, but did Larry ask questions about specific steps Mr. Brown has taken to ensure he wouldn't get into trouble? Has he made any changes in his life? If so, what are they? I don't mean court-ordered changes or suggestions by his publicists- I mean personal changes, things he is doing differently. If there's no evidence that he's made an effort to change, then the probability that he will stay out of trouble is low.


rena   September 3rd, 2009 12:13 am ET

It shows that he is human people make mistakes its not your job to judge


Dee Ru   September 3rd, 2009 12:14 am ET

We have all made some type of mistake. We all have to learn forgiveness.


andrea   September 3rd, 2009 12:14 am ET

Domestic Violent abusers are all the same. They are narcissitic, sociopaths, who manipulate every situation to their benefit. They tell the same lies, have the same excuses and come off as if they are remorseful. Just so the cycle of abuse can start all over again. Why is Larry allowing another abuser time to manipulate america into disregarding the seriousness of epidemic?


Tamela   September 3rd, 2009 12:15 am ET

I believe him when he says he does not remember what happened as there are many abusers that literally black out when they abuse. I just don't care about the whole interview as it (he) really answered nothing and no one teaches you how to love or control your anger.

The interview was, lets say, more damaging IMHO then good.


Jack   September 3rd, 2009 12:15 am ET

No Excuse!! Lead by example and not by mistakes Chris.


Shalieza   September 3rd, 2009 12:15 am ET

i support Chris Brown..and I feel He made a mistake and will from it


Sequoia E.   September 3rd, 2009 12:15 am ET

Everybody is human. Don't point your finger if it's not even clean!


Kristen   September 3rd, 2009 12:16 am ET

You think the consequences are fair Chris? HUH? I think it is fair you will always be know as an abuser. And you love her!?


Jessica B.   September 3rd, 2009 12:17 am ET

I think Chris Brown is right about the media and that he should have not been penalized as harsh as he was for something that both him and Rhianna played a part in. He should not take the fall for both parties...Rhianns participated as well as Chris Brown.


Raven aka Lipsz   September 3rd, 2009 12:19 am ET

i feel bad for chris..he is really srry!!! i mean he is young..im not sayin wut he did wasnt wrong but im sayin ppl r treatin him like he is a monster!! he is only human!! and u live and u learn from your mistakes....


Andrea   September 3rd, 2009 12:19 am ET

He needs to speak up about what happened between him and Rihanna


Brianna   September 3rd, 2009 12:21 am ET

Chris' image is ruined... I think that its not just his fault, Rhianna had apart of this to... Not sayin he's right for it, but she's not totally innocent...


L. Sublett   September 3rd, 2009 12:21 am ET

What Chris Brown did was bad, however, he still deserves a second chance. He is a young man who still has his whole life ahead of him and this incident should not define who he is as a person.


charles   September 3rd, 2009 12:21 am ET

Chris' pool of vocabulary seems shallow. Chris needs a thesaurus for synonyms the word "Wow"


chulis   September 3rd, 2009 12:22 am ET

he does look sorry for what he did but still like that how could you treat her like that if you say you love her so much... is just not right!


Kay   September 3rd, 2009 12:22 am ET

How can he learn from his mistakes or help any of the youth if he cannot be man enough to admit what he did. The road to change begins with the truth. So sad he does not realize that if he would tell his story, the "real story" he may be able to influence thousands or millions of youth around the world.


Shorty   September 3rd, 2009 12:23 am ET

Well, there are 3 sides of the story, His, Hers, and the truth...he's not sharing his all the way, she shared hers, and with the media we will never know the truth. So lets just stop judging and pointing fingers because we don't know.[[I'm not defending him by the way.]]


mARLENE   September 3rd, 2009 12:24 am ET

I feel Chris is a bad role model for young black men today and he must publically hold himself accountable and spend his adult life lobbying against any violence toward women. I will never buy or support any music or projects he is involved.


Daryl Howard   September 3rd, 2009 12:25 am ET

Know one is perfect man or woman,learn from your mistake's and live your life.


Davin Ross   September 3rd, 2009 12:25 am ET

i think he's wrong for what he did and i hope he learned from what he did and his mistake i hope that people can forgive him and allow him to move on with his life and career


Lia   September 3rd, 2009 12:26 am ET

I don't feel any sympathy from Chris Brown. Another 'slap on the hand' while Rihanna has the bruises to show from the 'slap of his hand'...Chris Brown will always be remembered as another 'Ike Turner'...


Sophia   September 3rd, 2009 12:27 am ET

Chris should not have come on the show if he wasn't ready to talk about what he has done. He has never denied any of the charges he has been convicted of, so this only shows us that he is not a "Changed Man!" Are we supposed to feel sorry for him, is that why he is here? Because he sure doesn't want to talk about what he did. Chris is just trying to save his career. Frankly I would have liked to see him do some jail time as an example to these young kids.


CHANI   September 3rd, 2009 12:27 am ET

2 THINGS #1 I AGREE THAT HE SHOULD'VE GOTTEN SOME MORE ON HIS SENTNCE AND #2 ALL YOU OUT THERE THAT ARE AGAINST HIM PUT URSELF IN HIS SHOES HE'S NOT ASKING TO GET OFF CLEAN BUT FOR A SECOND CHANCE. IF YOU WERE IN HIS POSITION YOU WOULD WANT ONE TO.


kittycat   September 3rd, 2009 12:27 am ET

chris brown made a mistake but rihanna shouldnt have to pay for his mistakes


danielle   September 3rd, 2009 12:28 am ET

i think he learned his lesson, give him another chance! i still love you chris! FOREVERRRR!! love the new song!


Ms. Anonymous   September 3rd, 2009 12:29 am ET

I feel what he did was wrong...but everyone makes mistakes and they have to learn from them....


Tawana   September 3rd, 2009 12:29 am ET

I do believe that everyone does make mistakes and does deserves a second chance, but honestly even though chris states that he is sorry and is ashamed, and made a mistake, do you think that rihanna would be able to ever trust him again. Chris and Rihanna ended as friends but i do believe that there would be a fear within her of chris. Chris I will not judge you for your mistakes i will pray for you to have peace and comfort through this. I pray that you allow the lord take control of your situtation.
love you and rihanna


danielle   September 3rd, 2009 12:29 am ET

i love u chris!!
u deserve another chance!


Ashkon   September 3rd, 2009 12:30 am ET

Chris Brown is the Man!


Mac   September 3rd, 2009 12:30 am ET

The defense is there, but it's transparent: He's had trouble with violence in the past, and now he's caught. Why can't he just admit that he knows he has a problem? Stop excusing yourself, Mr. Brown.


Jordan   September 3rd, 2009 12:30 am ET

Apology wont make you a man, beating a woman shows your still a boy if thats how you deal with problems.


shawna   September 3rd, 2009 12:32 am ET

I think he looked adorable with his puppy dog eyes and big blue bowtie!


Meg   September 3rd, 2009 12:32 am ET

You must be joking. This is the biggest sham I have ever seen on TV by a domestic violent man. He beat his girlfriend so bad, she had black and blue marks on her face and blood pouring out of her mouth. Now, where do I even begin to understand this. I don't. As far as I am concerned, Chris Brown deserves nothing! He committed a crime of violence against a women and he needs to pay his dues. Don't come on TV w/your MAMA and your lawyer looking for sympathy. Stand up, get a backbone, drop the "Baby Blue Sweater and Baby Blue Bowtie" and give us all a break! "You don't remember" I am sure your victim remembers and remembers very well what you did. Hang it up and get a life.


Nikky   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

I truley feel, he didn't mean it....and he is 100 percent sorry....please give him a chance...


Tawana   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

I think thee may be some things inside that he is dealing with from the past and he is afraid to aknowledge it


Karen   September 3rd, 2009 12:33 am ET

I was disappointed at the interview with Chris Brown. I think that it was a waste of time because he is avoiding a lot of the questions and he is not on the show to clear up anything because he won't give any explanation to the audience. I guess once Riyanna writes a book about what happened, then he will want to come on the show to give his side!! I think that hs is lying about some of the questions and that he is not as nice of a person as people use to think. He just does not seem sincere.


Sophia   September 3rd, 2009 12:35 am ET

Larry caught him in his lie about never being violent in the past. Look at how angry he is getting. his mother had to tap him to calm down. Tamper, tamper Chris.


Young Trump   September 3rd, 2009 12:35 am ET

His mother should take more responsibility for having her son as a witness to her abuse


chrissy   September 3rd, 2009 12:36 am ET

I am wondering what the actual puropose of him appearing on the show tonight if he doesnt want to talk about anything??To me its a little too late and how cliche is it that he showed up with his moms & lawyer trying to play the abused child, thats not an excuse, guess what your not the first and certianly not going to be the last but thats the world taht we live in & i felt it for larry tonight because that wasnt an interview since he didnt want to talk about the incident.
Im sorry Chris maybe your PR& lawyers should have done some damage control earlier ...silence wasnt the best option...its been SIX months so whatever pity you may have gotten from the public has left their minds of course they are going to condemm you now..this interview should have been done MONTHS ago...


Sophia   September 3rd, 2009 12:37 am ET

I will never support him!


cu   September 3rd, 2009 12:37 am ET

I support Chris Brown. I am too much of a loyal fan/supporter to go against him just because of what he did. I feel that the bad side he showed doesn't measure up to his good side, his good side overflows of love through his music.


Michael   September 3rd, 2009 12:38 am ET

This dude is lying he continues to look around the room and not look larry in the eye


Aaron   September 3rd, 2009 12:39 am ET

It sounds way scripted to me. If he was truly sorry, he would have gone on the show ALONE without Mommy and Lawyer. I don't buy it. As for not remembering the incident: Bull!


Ajla from NY   September 3rd, 2009 12:40 am ET

Larry and to anyone else interested, i am listening to Chris Brown talk about the whole incident that occured between him and Rihanna and i feel like he's not beaten up, metaphorically speaking. He seems fine to me and not so genuine about what happened between him and Rihanna. I know everyone makes mistakes but whenever I see that headshot of Rihanna's face beaten up like that I feel shocked because I was always a fan of Chris brown and it's such a shocker when a person realizes what someone is capable of. He says he is ashamed, I believe him. He must be ashamed because he was in the public eye and he realized at that time that everyone in the entertainment business will know what he had done and his career is going to go downhill and what kind of crazy publicity this will cause. He was wrong! I would like to hear Rihanna speak out and hear her side. I am a regular citizen and I believe that if the same incident happpened between my boyfriend and I .. He would of definatley went to jail and gotten a harsher punishment and definatley gotten jail time .. Chris brown is very lucky he can afford attorneys and lawyers like he has. He should be grateful for his gifts and talents in life because not everyone will have or had opportunities as him !


Jocelyn   September 3rd, 2009 12:40 am ET

domestic violence is NEVER okay no matter how famous you are


Cloe   September 3rd, 2009 12:40 am ET

I like when he is not intelligent enough to answer a question his lawyer jumps in to save him, I guess he's really only good for singing.


Angelica   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 am ET

Everybody makes mistakes & hopefully Chris learned his lesson. In order for him to move on he will need to forgive himself....


jason   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 am ET

1. Christopher Brown needs to find a new PR agent. This interview was a horrible decision.


Rachel   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 am ET

Not only is Chris Brown with an attitude and in denial but so is his mother. Chris Brown needs to go back to school and learn how to express himself.


Keshia   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 am ET

I believe that people are being close minded towards Chris Brown because everything shows towards him as the aggressor. However, things like this happen all the time. Yet, because he's a star everyone feels the need to come down on him and its not fair. You people also need to stop saying he'd be in jail if he were a "regular" person because that's not true. He got punished so what else is it that you people want from him? Everybody makes mistakes and it takes someone who realizes that, someone who is mature to take responsibilty for his or her actions; which he did. I don't believe that his career is over and as a fan I'll say if nobody else buys his album. I will most definitely purchase it. The situation occured and life goes on. If this were any of you ignorant peoples' family memeber, I assure you that you wouldn't have wanted a harsher sentence towards them. You people need to realize that, yes he was wrong but there is no need to penalize him forever. Plain and simple.


cyrena   September 3rd, 2009 12:42 am ET

And he hasn't even fully taken responsibility for his actions, or explained anything. There is never an excuse for violence and it seems we have an epidemic of young men becoming more n more violent against women. Everyday that anger turn from innocent to dangerous in a matter of minutes and peoples lives are lost and families destroyed. And man, woman, black, white, rich or poor, famous or not there is no excuse for violence.


SC705   September 3rd, 2009 12:42 am ET

Sorry, the Bowtie doesn't hide the bruises


emelia   September 3rd, 2009 12:43 am ET

We should stop judging Chris and accept his apologies cuz I think he is trully sorry for what happened.


darlene peoples   September 3rd, 2009 12:43 am ET

No one escaoes, everyone has the demons to face.


Mr Brown   September 3rd, 2009 12:43 am ET

Michael Vick got a second chance; Chris Brown should too.


Rob   September 3rd, 2009 12:44 am ET

Chris didn't realize what he really had!!!! STAY AWAY FROM RIHANNA AND SEEK "JESUS"!!!!!!


Roshawn   September 3rd, 2009 12:44 am ET

I think every one should get a second chance. He's a changed man


ashley   September 3rd, 2009 12:44 am ET

chriis brown is stiill a fan of mines and i will always listen to his music although he was wrong people make mistakes and rihanna must have done something to really tick him off so i believe they should both be targeted as a bad person!!!!!!!!!


Doc   September 3rd, 2009 12:45 am ET

The situation was bad but everyone makes mistakes, big or small


gigi   September 3rd, 2009 12:45 am ET

Chris Brown has many many issues. I feel JAIL TIME would have made him think a little more about what he did to RhiANNA AND DOESN'T EVEN REMEMBER DOING....SOUNDS LIKE DRUGS TO ME .
Also, tired of women being treated in this gruesome manor and some mindless judge, letting it go as if nothing. A woman has been beaten to a pulp!! What is wrong with out society?


Cloe   September 3rd, 2009 12:45 am ET

I feel like his lawyer is as smart as Mr.Brown.


Delores   September 3rd, 2009 12:46 am ET

I might really believe Chris Brown is sorry for beating Rihanna if he showed up on Larry King without his attorney and spoke for himself......why does he still need an attorney to explain his actions toward Rihanna? What I do beleive; he is only sorry he got caught and he is still denying the previous 2 incidents which tells me he has not completely taken responsibility for his actions and why should he, he was given a sweetheart deal by the that liberal judge.


Warren   September 3rd, 2009 12:46 am ET

Larry's letting him off easy. Ask about her nude photos released after the incident!


Ms. Z   September 3rd, 2009 12:46 am ET

too young to articulate why he did what he did, too young and dangerous to be involved in a relationship..Run Rhianna Run!


Clancy   September 3rd, 2009 12:46 am ET

I come from an Irish family and know first hand that once a man hits a woman, it will never stop. This guy should be sent to jail and stop making excused for abuse because you are famous!!!


KEY21&SHINA19   September 3rd, 2009 12:47 am ET

~~~I feel as though none of us are perfect, and mistakes will take place in the growing up process, therefore who are we to judge. as a woman, i feel as though certain extents should never be taken such the abuse of anyone, but as a HUMAN i feel that there comes a time when ppl have to be forgiven. i wish we as a ppl would be concern with the problems in our own lives instead becoming so involved in the lives of others. Chris and Rihanna are kids and they will figure this out, but everyone else needs to get a life~~~


jblack   September 3rd, 2009 12:47 am ET

First of all, Chris' Mom is not on trial. I believe she raised Chris right and he knew better. Chris should be held accountable and not his mother's past. Chris had a choice and he made it. Stop attacking mom as if she is responsible for Chris actions.


JJ   September 3rd, 2009 12:48 am ET

He admits he was wrong and he has taken responsibility for his actions... What more do you want from him? Give Chris an opportunity to prove himself. If he messes up again then we won't accept his apologies but for now.... Let him and Rhianna live.


Jordan   September 3rd, 2009 12:48 am ET

its week to say sorry, shouldnt have done it in the first place.


darlene peoples   September 3rd, 2009 12:49 am ET

no one escapes, everyone has their demons to overcome.


larissa   September 3rd, 2009 12:49 am ET

tired of heaing all the comments about chris brown making a mistake and he learned a lesson. He is a batterer and is only sorry his career is ruined. he'll do it again. He also can't even finish a sentence.


Tish   September 3rd, 2009 12:50 am ET

this interveiw is NOT helping his career at all


Danah Hilden   September 3rd, 2009 12:50 am ET

Listening to Mark Geragos describe the 'prior two incidents', I have to comment. He refers to 'breaking a glass' as vandalism, not domestic violence. He is incorrect if the 'breaking a glass' is done to intimidate, threaten, or create an atmosphere of fear. It's just like punching a whole in the wall.

This is very important for everybody to understand.

I am a former Orange County Superior Court Domestic Violence Investigator / Mediator and a Divorce Coach / Mediator in Orange County, CA. I understand the law when it applies to domestic violence in California and am willing to assist anybody in understanding how the law pertains to their situation.

Danah Hilden


kerriann   September 3rd, 2009 12:51 am ET

chris is a good guy @least he ackowledged wat he did and was sorry 4 it


Ashton   September 3rd, 2009 12:51 am ET

Give Him A Break!


KEY21&SHINA19   September 3rd, 2009 12:51 am ET

as a woman i feel that some things should never take place, but as a HUMAN i feel that there comes a time when ppl should be forgiven, because none of us are perfect and unless you are your judgement is not needed! Chris and Rihanna are kids i wish ppl would remember that first!


Lee   September 3rd, 2009 12:52 am ET

What more does the public want? He said that he was wrong and he's sorry. I believe him we are no better than he is. Everyone has done something that they regret. He's only human. Forgive him, God did I'm sure.


Danah Hilden   September 3rd, 2009 12:52 am ET

Listening to Mark Geragos describe the ‘prior two incidents’, I have to comment. He refers to ‘breaking a glass’ as vandalism, not domestic violence. He is incorrect if the ‘breaking a glass’ is done to intimidate, threaten, or create an atmosphere of fear. It’s just like punching a whole in the wall.

This is very important for everybody to understand.

I am a former Orange County Superior Court Domestic Violence Investigator / Mediator and a Divorce Coach / Mediator in Orange County, CA. I understand the law when it applies to domestic violence in California and am willing to assist anybody in understanding how the law pertains to their situation.

Danah Hilden, MA


Mike Haji   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

I think Chris Brown deserves to go to Jail like every other person that did the same thing he did.


CHARLIE   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

I BELIEVE THAT HE NEEDS TO TAKE IT SLOW..HE IS ONLY 20 YEARS OLD....TO MUCH TO SOON. I AM GLAD THAT HE HAS TO TAKE CLASSES TO TEACH HIM HOW TO CONTROL HIS ATTITUDE.
HE SEEMS TO BE A VERY NICE YOUNG MAN AND I THINK IT IS WONDERFUL THAT HE ADMITTED TO HIS MISTAKE... SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET TO BIG FOR THEIR BRITCHES AND NEED TO COME BACK TO EARTH....YOU GET SO CAUGHT UP IN MONEY AND BEING POPULAR AND YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT EVERYONE IS WATCHING YOU AND YOU NEED TO BE A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS THAT FOLLOW. I AM SO GLAD HIS MOTHER WAS THERE FOR HIM AND WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE A MOTHER TO STAND BY HIM AND TRY TO HELP HIM. EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND I THINK THIS WILL BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH OF THEM. FEEL SAD FOR BOTH OF THEM BUT IT WILL BE BETTER FOR BOTH OF THEM AND LOOK FORWARD SEEING THEM GROW AS RESPONSIBLE ADULTS.


Jdub   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

Chris brown is just washed out and can't get new tracks on top and that why he talks


Ashton   September 3rd, 2009 12:54 am ET

Give Chris A Break


Charles G   September 3rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

Chris needs to be in jail at least for 90 days to learn his lesson....


GentlemanOfTheYear   September 3rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

Chris is straight up lying. He's like I don't know/remember what happened. And those 2 previous domestic abuse charges. Where there is smoke there is fire. And his mother coming from an abusive relationship is condoning it. She protecting that meal ticket.

Let me say that it is disappointing how our women continue to accept the behavior of abusive men. Ladies did anyone read the police report. He beat the crap out of her. I which our women would wake the hell up.

I wish he would beat on one of the women in my family.


Delores   September 3rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

Reading the blogs regarding Chris Brown truly scares me. How anyone can justify his actions toward Rihanna is astonishing. No one, and I mean no one can do anything to deserve what she endured. A MISTAKE???? Excuse me!!! You beat someone to a pulp, threaten to kill them and that is a mistake and we need to give him a second chance? I will when he is truly sorry for his actions and can be on a show without his lawyer bailing him out. The way I see it he is only trying to restore his career and saying what he knows we want to hear, no doubt coaxed by his attorney.


Young Trump   September 3rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

HURRY UP AND DROP ANOTHER ALBUM CHRIS BROWN!!!

THE MUSIC WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR US TO FORGET.

GOD BLESS CHRIS BROWN


judie s.   September 3rd, 2009 12:56 am ET

Can you tell me what the point of this program was tonight? it accomplished nothing, no one said much of anything of value, and they certainly gave no insight into domestic violence and abuse. Why would you have promoted this so heavily all week? Pointless show. Nothing valuable to say. Sorry I stayed awake to watch it.


Ajla from NY   September 3rd, 2009 12:56 am ET

I feel like Chris Brown would of still continued what he did to Rihanna if he wasn't cought. He's lost almost all friends in the entertainment business. He's trying to get back into the music game and get his fans back. I've never seen someone smile so much that is so "ashamed" of himself. Tonight's interview was nothing to me! Just look at Rihannas headshot! I don't believe he is truly deeply sincere about his actions... He just probably learned what publicity this cause and what toll it took on his career.


Soukhanya R   September 3rd, 2009 12:56 am ET

Time to forgive, God forgive you. Who are you to judge. That between him and God.


cyrena   September 3rd, 2009 12:57 am ET

People keep saying its a mistake, well why is this the mistake that ends up causing the number 1 cause of death for women? domestic violence is not a mistake. I am not perfect but I know not to result to violence unless protecting myself or my family. This is what's wrong with the world we allow to many excuses for peoples actions. Whatever happened to accountability!


Jcubed   September 3rd, 2009 12:57 am ET

Chris is being scincere as possible. There are many cases of domestic violence everyday. The only reason this has escalated is because he is "celebrity". Leave him and Michael Alone!


Rhonda   September 3rd, 2009 12:59 am ET

As a domestic violence survivor, these men usually do not change their behavior. Watching his body language and listening to his words enforces this. Its sad that the first coviction is usually probation and it takes a second conviction for these abusers to ever see jail time. People dont realize that these abusers can actually take the life of another human being.


Bayana   September 3rd, 2009 1:01 am ET

i feel that chris apology is sincere and he will learn from his mistakes even if it cost him his career


Jewel   September 3rd, 2009 1:01 am ET

Let him complete his service and get some counseling before you burn him at the stake. People make mistakes. He messed up. Now give him time to fix it.


Denise Newsome   September 3rd, 2009 1:01 am ET

I say at the end of the day Chris Brown is just a human being like the rest of us and as human beings we have all made mistakes or will make them. Would this Chris Brown / Rihanna incident be treated any different if they were not 2 celebs at that young celebs? The answer is YES but it has just continued to be blown out of character simply because Chris is a celeb.......a young talented celeb which the media is always waiting to bring to their knees. I respect Larry King & any other media person that does his or her job but do it in respect not out of disrespect.......lets remember everyone has dirt rather it was known in the public eye or kept in the closet.


Ashton   September 3rd, 2009 1:02 am ET

i believe that Chris Brown deserve a second chance.... from what i know she started hitting him first and he was the one driving.. now everbody learned that if somebody hit you then you hit them back..... if i was chris brown i would have done the same thing


Kathryn   September 3rd, 2009 1:04 am ET

In my opinion, Chris Brown is only out for his career, if it weren't for the PR campaign he would not be on tv right now.
He is disingenuous, he should be in jail, like anyone else.
His behaviour is similar to what I experienced with my sociopath ex. They say they are sorry until the next time.


Jdub   September 3rd, 2009 1:04 am ET

Ya Mike vick got 2nd chance but he went to jail chris is free and let also point out that chris is an actor too ...


Debrham   September 3rd, 2009 1:04 am ET

Chris Brown is not in love with Rianna, you don't hurt people this way if you truly love them. And the fact that he said he is in love with her is a sad state of affairs he should run from this woman.


CHANI   September 3rd, 2009 1:06 am ET

All you haters need to SHUT IT DOWN. >:(You act like since he is a celeb he is suppose to be some type of leader or hero and that he's suppose to be perfect. No one but GOD is perfect!!!!!!!!!!! He has owned up to it and even stated that if he had to do jail time he would. The problem today is that evryone is so quick to pick the victim that when the whole truth comes out you already have your side. I'm not condining in any way shape or form what he did but Rihanna isn't completey inocent either. The haters are acting like he's the modern day Hitler or something. If your loved one was in this position you would be up there with them just like his mom is up there with him and if it were you, then you would want a second chance aswell. He's not asking to get off clean but for a second chance. O and Chris keep your head up,IGNORE the haters they only eant to hold you back and don't let this stop you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


Lisa   September 3rd, 2009 1:07 am ET

I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, I am totally disguisted with what he did but "He that has no sin cast a first stone" everyone makes mistakes and everyone wants and deserves a second chance!!


nessa   September 3rd, 2009 1:08 am ET

I don't encourage or condone domestic violence, but it happens. He plead guilty, Rihanna is trying to move on, so we should too.


Stephanie   September 3rd, 2009 1:08 am ET

I think that everyone deserve a chance to make up for the mistake they make in like. I understand what he did was wrong, but why do people feel that he doesn't deserve a chance? All we ca do is seat back and see what happens in the future. We can't just assume that he won't change or that he will do it again. We are in a time that thinking of that negative is the only thing that peopel seem to want to, but that will not make things better. We will be stuck in the same place because we close our minds to the good that can happen. LIke I said before I don't agree with what he did and I don't condone it, but I believe that everyone deserves a second chance.


Jeanne   September 3rd, 2009 1:09 am ET

I honestly thought it was a great step for him. People make mistakes, one of the biggest problem I'm having is the fact that people are judging and claiming otherwise. I am a female, and I have seen a lot. What he did was not right, I agree but people make mistakes. I have seen a lot more in the industry of stars. Stars driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, stealing, beating, cheating, scaming and the list goes on. He made an honest mistake, and me being around his age I have seen a few of my friends do the same, good people but everyone has their days. He is a good kid, I will continue to listen to his music as well as hers. I will continue to support them both. I feel he was honest and at the end of the day it is between them and they know what happen and its not the medias and as well as us to be in their business.


A. Pieper   September 3rd, 2009 1:10 am ET

This is just another case of kids getting too much money too easily and lose control. Just another sad commentary of where our children are headed. And we continue to feed them what they crave – more money and more limelight – and unfortunately CNN, you too did just that. I had hoped Larry King knew better than the other entertainment medias.


Jessica   September 3rd, 2009 1:10 am ET

The only reason Chris Brown is on your show Larry, is to try to salvage his career and reputation. He and his publicists want to make sure they can continue to profit by selling his music to his young fans. His reputation is tarnished, but the public will probably forgive him and move on. I believe his career should suffer. He acted as a criminal and should be punished. Continuing to support his career, shows how willing we are to tolerate this disrespectful and cruel behaviour to a woman. He is not a good role model at all! I refuse to purchase any of his music for my 14 year old daughter. I have made it clear to her, that Chris is not a good example of a decent man and the only good thing about this is I now have someone she is aware of to show her this example of what you don't want your future boyfriend or husband to be like.


olivia   September 3rd, 2009 1:15 am ET

i believe Chris accomplished nothing by being on Larry King. Its better if he wasnt on it. He acted like he didnt want to be there and showed no emotion whatsoever. Of course everyone deserves a second chance and i hope he can prove that he does have a heart in there somewhere.He better work hard !!!Me and my son were fans but its hard to look at him now , knowing what he did , we just dont look up to him anymore, sorry thats just the truth.


Jeanne   September 3rd, 2009 1:19 am ET

I will also like to add, reading through peoples opinion. With all do respect some of these blogs are a bunch of bull. I don't like people acting like they are perfect and people can not make mistakes. Everyone has hiding skeletons in their closets. So honestly, stop fooling your self, as humans were always say "if it was me, I would have done..." please once your in that situation you naturally lose your common sense, and no longer realize what's wrong from right. All I am stating, is if you want to get on his case, more then half of Hollywood should join him, from Paris Hilton to football & basketball players, politicians who use our tax money for their own personal usage, the list goes on. We are not perfect, so people just need to stop.


JACQUELINE CRAIG   September 3rd, 2009 1:19 am ET

IT'S AMAZING HOW A MAN WHO OBVIOUSLY IS SO WELL VERSED IN SIMULTANEOUSLY VERBALLY & PHYSICALLY ABUSING THE WOMEN HE SUPPOSEDLY LOVES,CAN SPEND AN ENTIRE HOUR EVADING RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS BY BLAMING HIS CHILDHOOD, CONVENIENTLY DEVELOPING SELECTIVE AMNESIA,& FEIGNING SHOCKED SPEECHLESSNESS WHEN FACED WITH THE VERY QUESTIONS THAT WOULD ACTUALLY HELP HIM COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT HE HAS BECOME. I'D LIKE TO LEND MY VOICE TO WHAT I AM SURE WILL BE MILLIONS OF PREVIOUSLY & PRESENTLY ABUSED WOMEN TO SAY, " i AM NOT IMPRESSED."


Bboy   September 3rd, 2009 1:20 am ET

sad,sad,sad........but such is life!!


Lucy   September 3rd, 2009 1:26 am ET

He sounds delusional – like he has convinced himself to believe the whole incident never happened. He has shrugged off all the guilt and taken on the role of persecuted hero – "My fans love and support me." "The media did this same thing to Michael Jackson too." WHAT??? MJ was never found guilty of ANYTHING. But Chris you WERE! You beat the girl you supposedly love into a bloody pulp, and now you're on TV begging for sympathy? WAKE UP PEOPLE. Every punch and kick he inflicted on Rihanna took an cognizant decision on his part – "It was a mistake?" One punch would have been a mistake. The continuous barrage of fists and feet in her face was a monstrous, horrific, unforgivable act. "Mistake" doesn't really cover it..

GIRLS – DON'T BE FOOLED BY GUYS LIKE THIS


Jessica   September 3rd, 2009 1:28 am ET

@Neena: We do know what happened in that car. Chris Brown was not physically abused and Rhianna was. You people who continue to ask what did Rhianna do before this to antagonize Chris, are condoning this behaviour and blaming his criminal behaviour on her. If she nagged, swore or pushed him , he retaliated with a criminal act. It doesn't matter what she did to provoke him–she did nothing against the law and CHRIS BROWN did. Accept it. There are many other talented singers to idolize and purchase music from–that don't abuse women. I suggest we research our music and find some artists who are good role models for our young girls. Try the Jonas Brothers, Akon, T-Pain, Sean Kingston, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Michael Jackson, and many others. Support artists who are good , clean role models.


Jeanne   September 3rd, 2009 1:31 am ET

Another comment before I go about my ways. He is a young adult, who is still growing and maturing and its hard doing so in the entertainment business, so we should take a lot of that into consideration. I still don't agree with what he did but we should still acknowledge his age. I also would like to add, what he did was wrong but what's the excuse for the other stars in the industry who are much older than Chris Brown making those same mistakes and worst.


Lance "Scurv" Scurvin   September 3rd, 2009 1:32 am ET

Chris Brown has the Rihanna controversy. Ted Kennedy had Chappaquiddick. If Ted Kennedy could come back. Chris Brown can. NO ONE is perfect!


Rob   September 3rd, 2009 1:32 am ET

Mike Vick was doing something that has been taking place in the world for years, he just got caught!! People hunt animals every year, they even have a license to kill !!! And America is ok with that !!! Mike had MILLIONS AND STILL GOT MILLIONS!!!! Stop fooling with dogs MIKE, 4-REAL!!! And Chris Brown Know he messed up!! Nobody knows what really happen except Chris, Rihanna and "JESUS"!!!! To Mike Vick & Chris Brown take advantage of the opportunity yall have, because me and other people would thank GOD for a opportunity like that!!!! "THE BEST THING FOR US TO DO IS PRAY FOR THESE YOUNG MEN"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN


sara   September 3rd, 2009 1:32 am ET

Chris Brown's mother is in denial and her son is a liar and an abusive man


mp   September 3rd, 2009 1:33 am ET

It is very troubling that so many of the comments on this blog make statements that blame the victim (ie, she hit him first, we don't know what she did, etc)....in facilitating a batterer's group, I often heard the abusers say these same words...it makes me wonder if all the comments made by people who are blaming the victim are beating on their partner. This is one reason a victim will blame themself. Afterall, if a lot of others are blaming the victim, they are just emphasizing what she secretely says to herself...it must be my fault. When anyone fails to fully take responsibility for their actions/behavior... it is a guarantee that behavior will be repeated.


Jeanne   September 3rd, 2009 1:38 am ET

I just had to add again, when you are angry for the people who seem like they have never been in school. It's possible that you can black out if angry or fighting, and if you don't believe me there is research on that.


Jessica   September 3rd, 2009 1:40 am ET

Jacqueline-I agree whole heartedly with you. Anyways, this interview is a waster of the publics valuable time. Interview someone that matters or is doing good things in the world. I'd rather see the the Epic/Sony executives speak about Michael Jackson's legacy of music and his humanitarian efforts. Michael's music and giving has inspired many people since his death, to make charitable donations and to become better people. Here is a case of a musical genius who inspired the world to come together for charity and to heal the world. His music speaks of making the world a better place. His videos show the destruction in our world and how we can save the Earth. His songs told us to look at ourselves and make a change. He did all of this and at the same time entertained us with sensational dancing and singing in Billie Jean and Thriller that just made us feel good. I have listened to all his songs and there are is no swearing and its mostly positive. Women are not degraded in his music, or videos , as they are in many songs I hear today.


Alora   September 3rd, 2009 1:50 am ET

k larry was attacking Chris. he said he wasnt gonna tlk bout wat happened dats it done leave it at dat dont keep picking at hym. nd wen he explains u could tell he had no idea how to answer the question. he made a mistake he realizes dat nd we all realize dat but he is taking responsibility for it nd we all need to realize dat. dat he is trying to fix it he understands wat he did was wrong nd hes not trying to justify it. Chris Brown has always been someone i looked up to nd i believe dat he is going to make his come back nd he is going to come back hard nd prove the people who doubted hymm wrong. we styll love u chris !! nd are all waitin for ur come back !!
everyone else needs to just lay off hymm nd let hymm deal with this with everyone constantly on hym he is not gonna get any better give hymm time nd space to come to terms with hymself nd the situation.


Ce Clarke   September 3rd, 2009 1:59 am ET

I am so sick and tired of people saying "everybody deserves a second chance" in relation to domestic violence situations. Could you shut up with that? People should only be forgiven when they are genuinely remorseful and willing to change. Chris Brown is not that!

He hasn't even owned up to what he did. Sure he has said it in words, but his actions are proving otherwise. That interview was a publicity stunt! He barely even answered the questions, talking about "he doesn't remember" and pretending to be respectful of her privacy. Thinking about this sham of an interview annoys me! His pretense was such an insult to my intelligence!

If Chris is seeking forgiveness from the public he needs to openly admit what he did, come to terms with it & use it to reach out to other offenders to effect change. Instead he has only offered mere lip service, which he would not have had obliged us had he not lost money from his sponsors and gotten a backlash from his disappointed fans.

Why is he inadvertently demanding our forgiveness immediatley? He needs to take a back seat! Stop bombarding us with fake apologies and allow us to gauge your behaviour to determine if you deserve our forgiveness!

Forgiveness should be not automatically extended to everyone who asks for it. It goes hand-in-hand with trust. It should be earned over time. People ought to be more discernful, more prudent. If not, then we will continue to have people take advantage of us and like many young women, today, we will perpetuate the cycle of violence that is very dominant in our society.


Rosemarie   September 3rd, 2009 2:02 am ET

I thought this was one of the worse interviews I have seen on LK.....Chris Brown answred nothing. If LK brought him to maybe help other batters, this was a joke. He was dressed like a clown. Who was he trying to fool with that bow tie? It was shown on the news later that he hit a night club. I don't think he took any of this serious. If you ask me, I think they are still seeing each other. If they should start seeing each other, this will happen again. He came across as a young punk that brought his momma with him. That looked so lame. The attorney, I could see, especially Geragos. He is even a worse attention getter than most. Sorry! Larry, but this interview brought you no fans. I got bored after the first 10 min and then came back every so often with Larry still trying to get answers from him.


Mel   September 3rd, 2009 2:06 am ET

Chris brown is EVIL. Good Luck To Whoever Marries Him because it Will Be PAINFUL.


karen   September 3rd, 2009 2:31 am ET

what the hell was that interview about? He avoided many many questions..He evaded many times. He refused to answer many of larry kings questions. Why the hell did this young smug rich punk even go on the show. He should be in prison. Since hes rich and famous he has a big fat head lawyer to get him out of trouble. Someone should kick his ass and punch his head in.


louie   September 3rd, 2009 2:53 am ET

am disappointed in Mark Geragos..he thinks of Brown as his own son ???..he's thinking of the $$he will make on this case..


ALICIA   September 3rd, 2009 3:15 am ET

YOU DONT KNW WHAT HAPPEND THAT NIGHT DOES ANY ASK WHAT RIHANNA DID SHES JUST IS GUILTY AS CHRIS BROWN


james in laguna   September 3rd, 2009 3:16 am ET

Larry,
Focus on real issues and quality people......not trash like the Browns. Really, is this the best your show can do????


Arisleidy   September 3rd, 2009 3:27 am ET

Give Chris a break. Everyone is only stressing it because his is famous.


Mosenifarz   September 3rd, 2009 3:31 am ET

It should be inexcusable to use violence, regardless of gender.


BRUCE S.   September 3rd, 2009 3:33 am ET

Chris Brown is nothing but an irresponsible kid superstar, getting a little slap on the wrist. If it were any normal person, they would've been eating cold baloney sandwiches in central booking.


Pamela J.   September 3rd, 2009 3:42 am ET

Pamela: I don't buy his apology for one minute. How can you apologize for something you deny doing by claiming you don't remember? Please. I'm a clinical psychologist who specializes in DV and Child Abuse. Batterers usually claim they don't remember battering. They also make excuses and claim "this was the first time" and I don't buy it! There is NO WAY that was the first time he exhibited any abusive/violent behavior! Her behavior alone tells you she was caught in the "cycle of violence." The trip to FL indicated a return to the honeymoon phase. He said it himself, "I just wanted to relax and rekindle our relationship!" Even though he tried to avoid doing so, he showed his true colors! If you know what to listen for, he told us everything we needed to know to classify him as a batterer!


NAOMA FOREMAN   September 3rd, 2009 3:48 am ET

He "can't remember" - his apology was very FEEBLE. I'd like to
hear HER version. I wonder why he was not asked if DRUGS
were involved in this?? And, originally he said something about
seeing violence in his family in growing up. I do not buy one
word of his interview!


Cheri Woods (former wife of pop star STEVIE WOODS)   September 3rd, 2009 3:51 am ET

Quite a shrewd "housecleaning" move on the part of Chris Brown's "team" to restore his image and career. Based on their interviews, I feel both Chris and his mother need counseling- she is in denial about children learning abuse through being raised in abusive homes, as was he. Chris showed no real remorse, and by refusing to answer nearly all of LK's questions I wondered why he even bothered to come on the show.
However, in all fairness to Chris, I think the media has made him out to be the 'Heidi Fleiss of spousal abuse.' In other words, despite the fact he committed domestic abuse, thousands of other celebrities do too, who never get the media attention centered on this incident. I should know. Thirty years ago I was married to a young, handsome, charming, talented, black singer just like Chris Brown- pop star Stevie Woods. I too, was a victim of spousal abuse. At that time, spousal abuse was not widely reported in the paper, TV, or news, and we had no internet. The crime was not yet a felony. The LAPD did not take it seriously, and it was on the bottom of the priority list of police calls. Bystanders looked the other way. The unspoken rule was that a man had a right to keep his "woman in line." But things have changed. Now we have shelters and counseling.
I feel Chris Brown got off easy because he's a celebrity. However, the legal system did him no favors. Statistics prove he will continue to beat every woman he is with unless he confronts his problem and seeks therapy.
His sentence would be better served learning where this crime can lead to (death and imprisonment) and use his life experience by dedicating his time and money to helping other men, women and children who are victims of this revolving door cycle of domestic abuse. Help break the chain, Chris.
-Cheri Woods


whatthehell   September 3rd, 2009 3:53 am ET

i just want to say as a people we are screwed up we have this young man plaster all over the news he mad a mistake what he did is wrong we all know that but the whole world is in a up rage over this which my my be justifed and if that is so why havent i heard anything about dante stalworth who killed someone in a dui acident i dont see the world in an up rage over the fact that he only got 30 days in jail so what does that say about us as a people WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!!!


Donna   September 3rd, 2009 3:53 am ET

i think Chris Brown deserves more then just probation. He didn't truely apologize, he is just trying to get the public to forgive him to make more money, just as his mother is...i think its all about gloss it over so he can sell more records. i don't think he is sorry or that his apology was real.


Antoinette   September 3rd, 2009 3:54 am ET

I am absoluetly in no way what so ever supported what Chris did to Rihanna it was wrong he has admitted it was a mistake can't we just leave the man alone?? I still am a fan of Chris and I always will be. It was a mistake what he did to Rihanna and nobody is perfect. His sentence is not light at all we all make mistakes. Chris I love you.


jon   September 3rd, 2009 3:55 am ET

its so easy to judge others by what you hear but it takes a man to take responsibility for his actions


Tommie   September 3rd, 2009 3:57 am ET

Wearing a bow tie and sweater does not make you less of a batterer. Also just because none of the previous incidents were reported doesn't mean there isn't a history of abuse. This interview is an embarassment to CNN and portrays issues of domestic violence far too lightly, both Larry and Chris should be ashamed. Larry for not knowing about the true issues when dealing with domestic violence (for example how no issue of abuse is because of one thing so asking "what happened that night" gives the impression it was a one time thing. And Chris for not being able to even fake true remorse and having the audacity to claim he loves Rihanna and considers her a friend. FRIENDS DON'T BEAT THEIR FRIENDS and NO ONE WHO LOVES SOMEONE SHOULD EVER HURT THEM!


bobbi   September 3rd, 2009 3:58 am ET

If Chris Brown was truly sorry for what he did he would have told Larry why he thinks he did what he did. I don't believe him when he says he is sorry! And he will do this again! Sorry Mark you will be wrong about this one!!


Deanna   September 3rd, 2009 4:01 am ET

I think he is a liar , He remebers exactly what he did ,, He never fooled me ,And yes I think he will hit a woman again , he couldn't even look directly at Larry , I was never a fan anywazzzzzz, and never will be ,, Stay strong Rianna and stay away from LOSERS !!!!


Antoinette   September 3rd, 2009 4:01 am ET

I in no way what so ever am supporting what Chris Brown did to Rihanna but we all make mistakes and Chris Brown is no different. He has admitted many times that he is sorry and it was a mistake. Can't we leave the man alone?? Yes it was wrong he says he is disappointed in himself and he regrets it. The world is not perfect. I am still a fan of Chris Brown and I always will be. Its in the past and I believe it won't happen again and that he will change. I love you Chris Brown.


Bob Horton   September 3rd, 2009 4:19 am ET

Why can't Chris Brown speak english?


teetx   September 3rd, 2009 4:23 am ET

I think Rihanna is just as guilty as Chris was in the ordeal. He made a mistake and he stood up. Who made her Queen of Sheba. Everyone wants to judge him but noone knows what really happen that night but Chris and Rihanna and God.


Julia   September 3rd, 2009 5:11 am ET

One moment can change your life but it shouldn't affect what your life is going to be. I think it's time for forgiveness.


Julia   September 3rd, 2009 5:18 am ET

it takes alot of courage for someone to admit to his mistakes. he deserves forgiveness!


Nga Victor   September 3rd, 2009 5:27 am ET

No matter what Chris has done,he will continue to be a star though he over reacted.


susan   September 3rd, 2009 5:32 am ET

Fyi to Chris: stay celibate for the next 5 yrs. He's a scociopath with money!


Ayiba   September 3rd, 2009 5:34 am ET

He has learnt his lessons and should be forgiven


Newon   September 3rd, 2009 5:35 am ET

Chris sings about love and beats his girlfriend? What a complete deception and controversy?


chandika   September 3rd, 2009 5:38 am ET

There's nothing in this world that cannot be forgiven.Yes what he did was wrong(duh!) but why not forgive him? Please always forgive one more time....


Sherryphert   September 3rd, 2009 5:42 am ET

i think Chris is really sorry, they can start all over again


juliet   September 3rd, 2009 5:44 am ET

wish Chris and Rihanna will come back together – love can't be doused so easily?


saudi arabia   September 3rd, 2009 5:44 am ET

some women have been beaten far much worse, whats the big deal!!


topaz   September 3rd, 2009 5:51 am ET

can we get rihanna to do an interview too pls...

plus people can change..yes he abused her and stuff thats not right but he has been punished and am sure he is aware of the consequences..to forgive is divine


Didi   September 3rd, 2009 5:54 am ET

I think Chris should just be forgiven, I mean, I'm not a fan of what he did but everyone makes mistakes and some make bigger mistakes than he has. He has apologised and realised his wrong so we need to try to understand him...


ada   September 3rd, 2009 5:55 am ET

he is a human beign.every makes mistakes....


Chris   September 3rd, 2009 5:59 am ET

I believe Chris shows a sobering appearance,mood and words in his discussion; he could be given a second chance by Rihana.


Oluyemi Olatunde   September 3rd, 2009 6:01 am ET

I think everyone is being delusional here too! These were two young people who both need help to be of good behaviour and conduct in the public and, all condemnations now go to Chris alone. When does it become a good behaviour for a girl to slap her boyfriend? They both need counselling and education! Period! It's a pity that he has to pay the price all alone with some idiots calling for his head. Has he done worse than everyone of you in your respective homes? Please you all search your conscience before you heap all the blames on Chris alone! Westernised people and their myopic thinking! This is not tribalism but teach your kids to respect every individual they meet in life! It goes to both Rihanna and Chris and to all kids out there mostly, not leaving out parents too.


Ce Ce   September 3rd, 2009 6:10 am ET

Fact: A photo of a beat up victim.

Fact: No photo of a beat up man!

Fact: No awareness of guilt. Instead distancing from the picture of the battered woman. He talks as if he is talking about another guy "doing that" Cannot even face it and call it by name. Talks as if he was not there when it happened. No Apology! No acknowledgement for treatment in controling his temper. No neccessity or assurance for stopping this type of behaviour. Convincing himself and his "enabler" that he is the victim and having a real good pitty party.

Open your eyes !

And demand that he
1 Acknowledges his wrong doing
2 Admitts his need for fast and professional help
3 Proves that he is actively changing his behaviour as he speaks.
4 Apologizes for his misbehaviour to Rianna
5 Leaves her alone and stops stalking
6 Gets his own life that proves he is becoming a better person


angela/lithonia georgia   September 3rd, 2009 6:14 am ET

OMG...why do men always go to court/jail for abuse...In most cases the women initially started the abuse...Real women know that Real men don't hit a woman regardless... But the men are constantly abuse...verbally...mentally....with their money...hit numerous times...but in society eyes they suppose to just walk away...leave her...or be laughed at for not checking her... I think when men start taking these women to court/jail for abusing them verbally,physically..and using their money. Then this female abuse thing will stop....Because this Rhianna/Chris abuse is a two way thing...We have people who really are being abuse for no reason..and who need police help... So I say let the men start filing the Police Report on women and we will see how many times Women are Truly abusing Men... and yes Chris was wrong for hitting her...but their was definitly abuse from her too.


Ce Ce   September 3rd, 2009 6:33 am ET

Why are so many people taking the side of the beater?

Ofcourse we want to forget and move on...

but only after this type of person shows remorse and shows he is changing !

Change – However- takes time. And mr BROWN should be aware that all eyes are on him watching for any mishaps!
So this guy has no other choice but improving his social skills, and not beat up on people.

Colour, race, backround, religion or education is also NO EXCUSE for beating up somebody.

So stop it and change for the better!

It is your turn Chris Brown.

We are watching YOU!


Richie Auriemma   September 3rd, 2009 6:52 am ET

Does this country really need to worry about this kind of useless crap?
This kid & the girl he beat are not important at all.If they were talented thqat would be a different story.And we all know it doesnt take talent anymore to make money or be in the spotlight.
Theres better news to report.Not this crap.


jimmy olonade   September 3rd, 2009 7:07 am ET

i wanna say that we all one way or the other done something terrible in our lives to someone else that we are not proud of but yet we still hope for another chance to make things right between us, i just want to say to all that chris brown has done something awful and he accepts it and that's the first step to forgiveness, he deserves a second chance as a man, we love you chris brown, go on and make a good life out of yourself , and let the past go


Linda   September 3rd, 2009 7:28 am ET

Through out this whole ordeal Chris has been silent about the role Rihanna played in this augument! Although he's being looked at harder because he's the male. Lets not forget there 's two sides to this augument and she's not talking. I think it's really unfair that all of his endorsments were taken away. Yet she continues to be plastered everywhere . They are both young adults and im sure they've worked it out . Who are we to judge! We never saw pictures of what he might have looked like. And he's paying for what he's done. Until it happens to you or someone in your family you could never understand what that feels like. I pray that they both can move on from this and if it's meant to be they'll continue their friendship and if not.... Life
goes on.


Oluyemi Olatunde   September 3rd, 2009 7:45 am ET

Ce Ce, I think you are still being myopic in your views as to what transpired on the day of the incident. Everything you read about the story were handed over to the likes of you by the sensational media. Get all your facts straight and don't be judgemental, that's what my opinion was all about and not one-sided. Rihanna would have her own faults if she can own up to and face the same public scrutiny Chris is going through now. I'm not saying what he did was right but two sides of the story should be heard and reported equally. The likes of you won't respect any man but you'll whine about not being treated as a "lady". Girls should treat their boys with respect not otherwise because the society think "ladies first"! Where is common sense? No university education will teach you that! Respect is reciprocal no matter the gender. Wake up from your slumber!


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 3rd, 2009 7:58 am ET

BE NICE TO CHRIS BROWN PLZ HIS ONLY YOUNG:) :)


NAOMA FOREMAN   September 3rd, 2009 8:50 am ET

I commented before but have given this some more thought. I
believed the Judge would sentence him to jail. But, an even
better sentence would be to have him JOIN THE MILITARY
and serve in the MIDDLE EAST for a couple of tours of duty.
And, he is no child. 20 is a grown man who acts like a
spoiled brat.


Carol   September 3rd, 2009 8:55 am ET

I watched the interview. I saw a very young man who made a terrible mistake. He was wrong to ever lay a hand on Rihanna. Chris, put your career aside for now and get yourself right. Focus on rehabilitation and healing. As far as all the rest of us, we are in no position to judge this guy. We do not know all of the facts, and there is always another side to a story.


Mandy   September 3rd, 2009 9:13 am ET

I was very disappointed in that interview. Larry King did his best to get info/ details on what happened that night and all Chris and his lawyer could come up with is that they don't want to talk about it? WHYYYY do the interview?
I understand respecting Rihanna's privacy but he couldn't even answer what triggered him to act the way he did? And he's already been sentenced so what is there to hide?
One minute he says he's a man and wanted to own up to what he did, then the next minute he's young and doesn't really know what he did?
Even his facial expressions and body language showed that he DID recall what happened that night but didn't want to share. I would have respected him more if he said what he did was totally abhorrent behaviour and he did not want to rehash it, rather than alluding to not remembering.
I feel like it was a very void interview and didn't reveal anything new about him or the incident.
I would like to hear Rihanna's side and hope she appears on Larry King.


Allan Hodgkinson   September 3rd, 2009 9:34 am ET

Larry Chris Brown Lied on your show. You asked him about the Domestic Violence in Barbados. He destroyed a 3 day Old Land Rover Discovery, given to Rhianna by the Barbados Govt with the use of Plant Pots. Mansion owners in Barbados have now Black listed him and Rhianna from their houses..


Trice   September 3rd, 2009 9:44 am ET

He that is without sin, should cast the first stone. My prayers are with Chris and his mother. Please find strength n prayer.


Brendan Thomas   September 3rd, 2009 9:49 am ET

Everyone was quick to attack the guy last night. What the hell is the matter with America? Unlike R.Kelly (who I admit I was surprised he didn't reference but referenced Michael Jackson), Chris Brown owned up to what he did, actually felt remorse about the paid and suffering his actions caused Rhianna, his mother and his fans/admirers and wanted to make sure (when he was on LKL) he didn't do anything to hurt Rhianna (which would explain why his lawyer was with him).

I've noticed people are black and white when it comes to dating/domestic violence involving celebrities. Maybe that's part of the problem. I'm not saying all batterers in assault cases should be given a second chance, just we shouldn't be so quick to be judgemental because "we feel they should be treated like everyone else".

Chris Brown's case, the way I see it calls for America to forgive and forget. Both he and Larry King made the point of saying the first thing put on his autobiography will be the assault. Just like Michael Jackson's life choices will overshadow his singing and dancing abilities, this incident will be all people will know him for and it's unfortunate.

As I said on my Facebook Page (Regarding Michael Jackson), a double standard seems to be given when it comes to African American celebrities. Michael Vick was recently reinstated into the NFL. The immediate response by most of America was it was a mistake. Alec Baldwin made national headlines when he cussed out his daughter over the phone (thinking it was his then estranged wife). The country looked the other way and made jokes about it.

The REVERSE offends me just as much. Brittany and Jamie Spears and Sarah Palin's family were mercilessly rediculed and made fun of because of their status. Sarah Palin made a good point several months ago (which was ignored) when she said a double standard was made for her family vs. Obama's family regarding the media "watching" their respective children: Obama's children were off limits but hers were "fair game". Was it because of Bristol Palin's/Jamie Spears' pregnancy or the fact that Obama's (and his family's personal safety was being taken so seriously and being so respected due to his race?

I honestly don't know the answer to either qestion but I do know Chris Brown should be given a second chance. It's enough for him having to live with the consequences of his actions. Oh, and it case it matters, I'm a Democrat, I voted for Obama and I am African American, none of which have to do with each other.


SB Consulting   September 3rd, 2009 10:15 am ET

I tuned into Larry King Live last night and watched the interview with Chris Brown; who was able to say, he is "ashamed" for his actions. As an anger management coach and trainer, it is known that those people who can "own their own", do better, resolve their conflict, and live happier lives, than those who think "others are to blame".

Domestic abuse is never acceptable.

Chris has the opportunity to make the difference in the lives of young men by being the role model– now. Learning and incorporating emotional regulation, conflict resolution, and emotional options will serve Chris Brown well in any relationship.


Gerald   September 3rd, 2009 10:28 am ET

Firstly, let me say that I think Chris Brown to be a great talent, however, beating someone is never permisable.....Chris Brown most obviously needs to attend an institution for higher learning....he comes off so inarticulately that it is uncomfortable to watch, thus it makes it difficult to explain his actions even if he wanted to do so....his handlersand his mother especially should realize this and take the matter in hand.....my observance is that there is a lack of understanding regarding the seriousness of this deed and too much emphasis on getting his career back track. Please Chris you are a talented boy....try to understand that is extremely unexcceptable behavior and it's never to be tolerated.....Please, Please get an education....you have a tremendous talent, however, the lack of education is most obvious....my feeling is that if you are better educated maybe these anger situations can be dealt with more intellectually.


Jeanne   September 3rd, 2009 10:46 am ET

Once again, people are still at it in here. Seriously, first off I would like to say for someone who commented on T.I., with his whole situation with the "guns", he was just fearful his best-friend whom was also his cousin had gotten shot at and If you didn't know the bullet was for T.I, I don't say it was the smartest thing do to, but at that time he was paranoid for his safety and his families, to clear that up. As for Chris Brown, some of you people in here are not perfect, so you need to stop with all of this are you serious. I don't like when people switch up. It was the same thing with Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson the list goes on and on. One minute you like them, then you don't and then you do again. Its a bunch of nonsense, seriously. Formulate your own opinion. I just really can't believe how the rules can apply to a certain group while other groups of people do the same and nothing happens. This industry is filled with two-sided people. I can't understand how Michael Vick served his time and people are still talking crap but Paris Hilton didn't get nothing. Seriously, the law is so backwards. I also want to comment on the people saying they are disappointed in Larry King, if that's the case why did you watch it, are you getting me. Like I will keep stating people make mistakes, and If you really can't give someone a second chance your just miserable with your own life, and for the people stating bad about Chris Brown, I met you guys are the violent ones, abusing someone physically, mentally, and emotionally. I guess, like they always say your always going to keep talking negatively until you yourself get caught.


Laura   September 3rd, 2009 10:47 am ET

I watched the interview last night and must say I'm not buying a thing he said. What's all this "I don't want to talk about it" for? You came on a national television show and don't want to talk about it? What do you think you are on here for, certainly not for your last great hit! He didn't seem sorry for having done it at all, just sorry that he was punished for it. Total denial on his part and shame on his mother for not forcing her son to apologize to every kid out there who listens to his music. This behavior is not acceptable and I didn't hear either one of them say that.


viri   September 3rd, 2009 11:05 am ET

Chris should focus on healing the hurt he's caused his mother first instead of trying to save whatever little if any of a career he has left. It really disturbed me how the mother started crying and he didn't comfort her in any way. Im so over him, he had it all and lost it, and rightfully so.


Kay   September 3rd, 2009 11:28 am ET

Nobody's perfect and people make mistakes. If you were in Chris's positon you would want to be forgiven an be able to start over too.


KAY   September 3rd, 2009 11:34 am ET

When I saw Brown was a guest of Larry's, I was shocked. His programs are usually good and I watch almost every single night, but this guest has to be the ultimate LOW for the show. Why would he even rate as a guest? Why would anyone be the slightest bit interested in what he has to say? This show probably had the lowest rating in LKL history! I watched part of it and became sickened. This lowlife does not deserve to be in the limelight of an interview and believe me, most people are not interested. Please rethink having him again as a guest. LKL surely has better guests than this. I was very disappointed in the choice to air this guy!


NYLA Princess   September 3rd, 2009 11:35 am ET

First, I think that the sentence imposed by Judge Schnegg was appropriate for a first offender. Chris Brown will learn. There really should be a 2-year program for Domestic Violence classes, especially in this case. He still does not realize what he has done. He is remorseful because 1) he lost his girlfriend, 2) he got caught publicly. It doesn't matter if you argue, beating someone is not an answer to conflict. Where did it stem from? His stepfather. That is why he will also need parenting classes if he ever wants kids someday. I am glad that he was not sentenced to community service like a Boys and Girls Club. I wouldn't want someone like him to be around my kid where my child will idolize him and he is a criminal and an abuser. He was lucky to have a great defense attorney who worked out a wonderful deal. Abusers like him never really get that they committed the offense. They always will blame it on something else. He may say it publicly that he is sorry, but really that is for show. Just like his little boy baby blue outfit. Please. That is great PR makeover strategy.


Sabrina   September 3rd, 2009 11:37 am ET

CB sounds like a typical batterer: he says "I'm sorry" afterward & then avoids any further discussion that might show some insight or emotion about it, & then tries to 'move the conversation on' in a very dismissive way. This interview just showed a manipulative person who is trying to salvage a career, but is going about it in a very transparent & cowardly way (bringing his mommie & deflecting answers to his lawyer). I'm sorry because I know he showed alot of promise, but once you behave with that kind of impaired judgement (& empty reaction to it ) you're just not welcome in the public's eyes & ears anymore. I no longer care about CB, because he showed who he truly is & it's just like every other disappointing person you ever met. I am so sick of hearing people who do something blatantly racist or abusive disown their own behavior by saying 'that's not who I am' or 'I'm not a racist', 'I'm not a batterer' blah blah blah. We ARE defined by what we do. What we do reflects WHO WE ARE. If you deny it, you confine yourself to it. It bothers me that he tried to hide under his youth; the only time you ever hear a 20 year old call themselves a 'kid' is when they're trying to shirk responsibility for something. ALL couples argue, that wasn't the problem he had with Rhianna, the problem was what he did when he got angry. He, like anyone else, is destined to have many more arguements in his relationships- that's not ever gonna stop because conflict is a part of life you can't avoid, so I really wish he wouldn't have protrayed THAT as being the cause of his abuse. It also bothered me that he tried to deflect a COURT DOCUMENT as being of no value. It was reported that he has a pattern of abuse & CB acted like a typical abuser by not only denying that but by trying to discredit other peoples perceptions about his abuse. Garagos even tried to twist one of his priors by saying Rhianna slapped HIM, while leaving out what CB did to her. That will definitely come up in his counseling. I have 0 confidence in CB after seeing this interview, but the good thing is that only ones who need to worry are his future partners, and they are all well informed about the risk they are taking if they so choose.


Kenya   September 3rd, 2009 11:42 am ET

Sometimes you do things and you don't know why. That might be the case with Chris. I never said that Chris was right for hitting Rihanna but i'm not one to judge. We all do things that we're not proud of. That just shows that we're human. It isn't fair to pin this on Chris when in fact, none of you were there and we don't know what went down. Put your feet in his shoes and then look at the situation. And 5 years of probation is not a light sentence. If Rihanna could forgive him then, why can't we forgive too. I think that his apology was sincere and he meant it.


Katie   September 3rd, 2009 11:47 am ET

It take a real person to forgive. He admitted his mistake and I believe that he deserves to be forgiven. He's learned his lesson.


TJ   September 3rd, 2009 3:47 pm ET

Rihanna and Chris Brown are just a couple of very immature kids. They need time to grow up and need time to learn of how to handle situations in a responsible and respectful way as mature adults . Having fame and money so fast at a such a young age are the pitfalls of showbiz.


msmackadocious   September 3rd, 2009 4:01 pm ET

All i have to say is that people make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. Sure, no man should ever hit a woman, but i dont think she may have been an angel in the situation either. He is a human being! I don’t know how many apologies will it take for him to be taken seriously so he can be able to move on with his life and career. Yes, he plead guilty, and will suffer the consequences for that incident. but let the authorites and court systems deal with that! who am i to say what actually happened in the car that day? I wasn’t there, and either was anyone else, except him and rihanna. Chris Brown was the hottest Male R&B artist out and i will not forget that due to an altercation between him and his significant other. So now that his sentence is understood with community service and probation, can his music continue to play on the radio? Can his videos continue to be shown? Can he move on with his career? She has, why shouldn’t he be able to?


laura   September 3rd, 2009 4:29 pm ET

he doesn't speak properly & no eye contact..


Jeff Stornelli   September 3rd, 2009 5:48 pm ET

Chris Brown and his mother are in at least partial denial. There is no doubt the two prior incidents mentioned in the probation report are true. What really sums up the whole interview is when Chris was asked about pushing her into a plate glass window he responded with a comment about her slapping him. Hey, low life, you don't hit women! He should be serving JAIL TIME.


Linda   September 3rd, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Chris will be fine, one mistake does end your life. Society will continue to be judgmental and selective about who's feet are held to the fire. I want to see if all the rappers who have admitted to previously selling drugs will see a dip in sales...I doubt it!


Ce Ce   September 3rd, 2009 6:55 pm ET

OLUYEMI OLATUNDE 7:45 am 3rd SEP – Wake up! Where do you come from?

scroll up to 9:49 pm and read the LAPD affidavit posted by bwisemen

Your language and insults show me that you only demand reciprocal behaviour – but you do not give it!
Respect has to be earned! Get busy! Maybe then you will enjoy a reciprocal relationship other than with yourself. Dreamer!

As for the likes of me: I am a Lady! Very awake! just as petite and small as Rihanna. Any man who tried to hit me got his share!!! If it had been me in that car with BROWN I would have kicked his teeth in while freeing and defending myself.
The likes of me give back to man twice what we receive!!! That also goes for beating!
How is that for a reciprocal relationship?
What comes around goes around. You don´t look like you can take the heat.
That is why I think yout took off cowardly, because you could not stand to read this reply.
The likes of you are just like Brown – women may put up with you – but us independent ones neither need , nor endure the likes of you!


Ce Ce   September 3rd, 2009 8:02 pm ET

OLUYEMI OLATUNDE – I have 20 : 20 vision, me references were made after seeing the interview and after reading about 90% of these comments. Even yours ...... I know a narcistic, selfabsorbed person when I hear the blaming and shaming of others,
Denial of his own intentional misbehavior and taking responsebility for ones actions as well as the painfull consequences, mark an inmature narcistic personality.
That man made no mistake – he intentionaly overreacted in a very forcefull, angry way and physically harmned, belittled, controlled and manipulated a person whom he claims he loves.
Love is not force! Love is not anger ! Love is not manipulation! Love is not violance! Love is not stalking! Love does not treat the other person as a posession or a thing without feelings or opinions of their own. That is dis-respect and overstepping boundries. Very typical for a selfabsorbed narcist.
The wise book that says " he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone" also says " Be ye angry – but sin not" . It looks like Brown did not heed to that advice. He allowed his anger to go on a rampage. He gave in to sin by commiting to his violent behaviour. No one twisted his arm and made him do it! He was out of control and allowed sin to take over. The remedy for that : 1 Acknowledge your sin 2 Repent 3 Make restitution 4 Turn away from sin by changing your lifestyle and behavour.


Anna   September 3rd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

"He who is without sin, cast the first stone" ... I've seen that quoted a lot in these post. However, when Jesus spoke those words, the Pharisees cited the law of Moses which stated that this women be stone (beat) to death for committing a sin. Which is a practice that still goes on in some parts of the world today. When Jesus spoke those words, not only was he speaking of forgiveness but he also stood up against a group of men who wanted to beat (stone) a woman to death. Maybe she hit one of them?

CB has a problem that he needs to deal with. If CB wants to "save his career" he and his mom need to get out of the public eye for a while and really deal with what happen to them. CB needs to take real responsibility for what he did so that he can truly heal. Saying he's apologize doesn't cut it. All abuser's say they are sorry, I love you and cry but will revert back to the same behavior. The whole interveiw appeared like he was trying to save his career.

DV is something that can and has resulted in the deaths of many women, men and children. One thrid (that's 33 out of 100 cases solved) of women homcide victims are a result of DV. Unfortunately, men don't report DV incidences like women. AND of men who commit DV against will commit it against their children too. But who care? He's above that. "He just made a little mistake." "He just need more love." "I'm still going to love him"... Funny, those are some of same words are often utter by the abused.

CB needs real help, get a lawyer that has his best interest at heart(not his bank account)...and a very good english teacher.


Hannah Mize   September 3rd, 2009 11:43 pm ET

0MG....i THiNK THAT S0ME PE0PLE NEED T0 GET LiVES...TUPAC SAYS: "0NLY G0D CAN JUDGE ME" WH0 ARE WE T0 PASS JUDGEMENT...??

iM N0T AGREEiNG AT ALL WiTH CHRiS 0VER WHAT HAPPEND, BUT BEF0RE WE SAY HE NEED T0 BE SENT T0 JAiL, 0R SAY HE G0T 0FF LiGHT WE NEED T0 PUT 0URSELVES iNT0 THE SiTUATi0N...-(iF THATS P0SSiBLE] WE DNT KN0W WHAT HAPPENED THAT NiGHT..WE DNT KN0W WHAT THE RELATi0NSHiP WAS LiKE BETWEEN HiM && RiHANNA, S0 WE CNT SAY HE HE'S A BAD B0YFRiEND 0R PERS0N....

iTS S00000 AMAZiNG T0 ME H0W JUDGEMENTAL PE0PLE ARE..THiS iS THE 21ST CENTURY...GET A LiFE...PLZ.

&& 0NE LAST THiNG...GET 0FF 0F J0YCE...SHES A PARENT AS iM SURE S0ME 0F YU ALL ARE...SHE iS A M0THER..SHES L00KiNG 0UT F0R THE BEST iNTREST 0F HER CHiLD...N0T HER "MEAL TiCKET"

iM 0UT...........


Lin   September 4th, 2009 2:13 am ET

TOO BAD KID. GOTTA GO!!!!!!!


Ce Ce   September 4th, 2009 3:44 am ET

OLUYEMI OLATUNDE – I have 20 : 20 vision, me references were made after seeing the interview and after reading about 90% of these comments. Even yours ……... I know a narcistic, selfabsorbed person in denial when I hear the blaming and shaming of others, instead of admitting that he needs counselling – and is getting it!
DENIAL of his own intentional misbehavior and NOT taking responsebility for ones actions as well as the painfull consequences, mark an inmature narcistic personality.
That man made no mistake – Those of you who say that, are the ones who put up with being beat up, and even try to excuse the offenders misbehaviour. C.B. intentionally overreacted in a very forcefull, angry way and physically harmned, belittled, controlled and manipulated a person whom he claims he loves. What a bunch of B.S.
Love is not force!
Love is not anger!
Love is not manipulation!
Love is not violence!
Love is not stalking!
Love does not treat the other person as a posession or a thing without feelings or opinions of their own. That is dis-respect and overstepping boundries. Very typical for a selfabsorbed narcist.

The wise book that says ” he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone” also says
” Be ye angry – but sin not” .
It looks like Brown did not heed to that advice. He allowed his anger to go on a rampage. He gave in to sin by commiting to his violent behaviour. No one twisted his arm and made him do it! He was out of control and allowed sin to take over.
The remedy for that : 1 Acknowledge your sin 2 Repent 3 Make restitution 4 Turn away from sin by changing your lifestyle and behavour.


Ce Ce   September 4th, 2009 4:10 am ET

OLUYEMI OLATUNDE 7:45 am 3rd SEP – I can hear the drumbeat from where you come from. This is the 21st Century, though.

scroll up to 9:49 pm 2nd SEP and read the LAPD affidavit posted by bwisemen

hola Tunte
Your language and attempted insults show me that you only demand to receive reciprocal behaviour – but you do not give it!
Respect has to be earned! What have you done to be respected?
Get busy! Maybe then you will enjoy a reciprocal relationship other than with yourself.
Being a man does not guarentee instant respect from women. WE expect men to earn respect by behaving appropriately.

As for the likes of me: I am a Lady! Very awake! Just as petite and small as Rihanna. Any man who tried to act inappropriate and tried to hit me got his share!! And got put out of my life instantely.
If it had been me in that car with C.B. I would have kicked his teeth in while freeing and defending myself. That man would have walked home with NO RESPECT from me EVER!
The likes of me give back to man twice what we receive!!! That also goes for beating!
How is that for a reciprocal relationship? MAN?
What comes around goes around.
It looks like you can not take the heat.
That is why I think you took off cowardly, because you could not stand to read this reply.
The likes of you are just like C.B. – women may put up with you – but us independent ones neither need , nor endure the likes of you!
YOU ARE OUT! Go beat your drum..... Hola Tunte....


DrCrazy   September 5th, 2009 11:13 am ET

I can't wait for Chris Brown's hot new single to drop:
"Like Wow, it's Just Crazy to Me," soon to be followed by the 'I Don't Want to Talk About That 2009' tour.


Quienna   September 5th, 2009 4:21 pm ET

I think everyone should leave Chris alone. There are two sides to the story and no one even knows either one of them. Celebrities have done worse things than him and they have not been treated as badly. I still love Chris Brown and I truly forgive him and anyone who has a will do the same. He has apologized too many times to the people who don't even matter. I mean if Rihanna has forgiven him why are you people still mad. He has not done a thing to you all. This kind of thing makes me sick to my stomache.If the same thing had happened to you there would not even be a report because you would claim your partner or whomever abused didn't mean it or that they only did it because they loved you. People please get a life of your own and stay out of Chris'.


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