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September 2, 2009

Chris Brown Interview Preview Kit

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pat s   September 2nd, 2009 12:03 pm ET

9-1-09 show regarding Mrs. Schuler erred in assuming a person who gets drunk is an alcoholic and shows signs of organ disease. This is not true, and I am surprised ypur medical experts were not explicit about it.
"Closet" drinkers are everywhere; women, especially, resort to this–a societal thing? - who knows? The lady may not have been an alcoholic, but she was, by legal definition, driving under the influence of alcohol.
Abscessed teeth notwithstanding.
This was an avoidable accident, but it was an accident caused by over- indulgence in alcohol. Grief and healing have their own time-lines, and I wish all involved the ability to move throuigh each day a bit more healed than the day before.


Michelle D. Fonthill,Ont   September 2nd, 2009 1:52 pm ET

Give me a break he says he doesn't remember beating up Rhianna that's a poor excuse .This interview is nothing but damage control and savce his career .


Dennis N AZ   September 2nd, 2009 2:06 pm ET

Samo, Oprah sez they always do it again.
Dennis


Helen Sanders   September 2nd, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Sometimes its not just the man to bring on situations, women cost there own problems. I'm not saying that what Chris did was right, its wasn't. Chris walk away the next time. People use that word Love like it is the enemy, its not, mean it when you say it to the person you love.Love is gentle and kind.


NAOMA FOREMAN   September 2nd, 2009 3:22 pm ET

PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE ASK HIM WHAT HE WAS "TAKING" SINCE
HE DOES NOT REMEMBER BEATING HER UP. IF HE IS NOT OLD
ENOUGH TO BUY A BEER - WHAT DRUGS DID HE USE THAT
MADE HIM TURN VIOLENT?


gil urias   September 2nd, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Mr. King:

RE: Chris Brown

I am dissappointed in you for selecting him as your guest. I question your integrity. Did you get a close up-zoom in, to catch that tear drop falling from his eyes? Why does a guy who is trying to salvage his reputation, flaunt earings worth more than my cars, house & property?

I've nothing to learn from a guy like Chris Brown.

Gil Urias
Tucson, AZ


LUVMESOMECHRIS   September 2nd, 2009 5:46 pm ET

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

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

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

ISUPPORT CHRISTOPHER MAURICE BROWN!


martin   September 2nd, 2009 8:58 pm ET

do not think he will change, too much money too soon, too much power..it was not a balanced relationship> why didn't she leave him before that incident? reminds us of Nicole Brown Simpson..why didn't she leave him ?...is OJ permanently in jail now?..cannot recall..


Lakeyia   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I thought that he was wrong for what he did, but he should be forgiven and he's not the only man that has hit a female.


Taylor   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

People make mistakes and I still support Chris Brown. Nobody is perfect.


Amber   September 2nd, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Chris Brown's music will never ever be played in my earphones again...he went to far on that one. His little apology is not enough for me.


Jb   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I appreciate Chris speaking with Larry to the public about the unfortunate situation. I feel like he received a decent punishment and the public, media included, should stop attacking celebrities like they're some form of gods. Like us all, they have shortcomings and faults. The best action, is like Chris, admit your wrong doing and move past it for a better change.


Amy   September 2nd, 2009 9:13 pm ET

He claims that "this is not him as a person", but HE is the one who did it. He is not taking responsibility....


Liz Boston   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

People are saying he got of light, did he when the majority of domestic violence never in up in any type of proesuctuion. Most are never prosecuted even when there is death.


Khadijah   September 2nd, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Well, i think that Rhiana had to do something to make him upset....


BJ   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I think the remarks that Chris Brown made about not remembering his actions have been totally misunderstood. He clearly remembers what happened but as he said it still is a blur and I can understand that, because when one is in a rage one can black out or get caught in the moment. I think we should hold our judgements until the full interview is shown, rather then speaking on a 30 second clip it because that just makes things more confusing for others.


Tatiana   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Chris really deserves a second chance he is young & learned from his mistake


Amy   September 2nd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

You guys should really should give Chris Brown a chhance this is his first time in love


elizzybaby   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Why has he not said I am sorry for the entire incident and realize I have to understand my anger and corret it?


Amy   September 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Chris borwn is a good man u guys should give him another chance.


elizzybaby   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Chris deserves a chance to redeem himself and should be given his privacy to deal with it.


Emilia   September 2nd, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Chris Brown and his mother are in desperate need of pychological help.


Amalenaf   September 2nd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Noone can say that they have never done anything in their life that they have looked back on and regretted, we are all human, we all do things we are ashamed of and wish we could take back. Humans make mistakes. Leave Chris alone. We should be more concerned with woman who get beat on a regular basis.


Randy   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

What a bullt! Anyone else would have gone to jail. Just another example of a rich person who can afford legal damager control. Personally, Chris deserves a beating like he gave that young lady.


AdriannaB.R.   September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Who knows what really happened so leave it alone. WOMEN provoke men sometime!!!!!!!


macy gray   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

just want to say we as people are quick to judge. Before you start to judge Chris or any other person, check yourself first. Before you point the finger at Chris or any other of the Chris's out here, remember that 2 fingers are pointed at you. The media can play things over the hill and we will never know what happen. The one's that are judging him, do you have a son or a daughter that have been a sisutation, what will you do. We as a people are quick to take what the media says and hi that's it. Well you are not god, he has the final say so. I think god gives us1,2,3, chances. Leave the young man alone. So what if the two get talk or get back together so what.............


Randy   September 2nd, 2009 9:26 pm ET

(Let me try this again...LOL) What a bully...! Anyone else would have gone to jail. Just another example of a rich person who can afford legal damage control. Personally, Chris deserves a beating like he gave that young lady.


Chinta Que   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I BELIEVE CHRIS BROWN WHEN HE SAY HE IS SORRY, NOT SAYING THAT RIHANNA SHOULD GET BACK WITH THEM. MAYBE HE HAS ISSUES TO WOK OUT. CHRIS GREW UP IN A HOME WHERE HIS MOTHER USED TO GET BEAT BY HER BOYFRIEND. THOUGH HE SHOULD OF NEVER PUT HIS HANDS ON HER, MAY WHO GREW UP IN THAT ENIVORMENT BEHAVE THE SAME WAY. HIS STEP-FATHER WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A ROLE MODEL TO HIM SOME ONE HE LOOKED UP TO, SO MORE THAN LIKEY THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR WOULD RUB OFF ON CHRIS. RIHANNA PLAYING THE VICTIM AS IF SHE DIDNT THROW THE FIRST HIT OR THROW HIS KEY {STILL DOESNT GIVE CHRIS AN EXCUSE TO HIT HER} BUT IF THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME, THEN HOW MUCH OF THE BLAME IS ON YOU? A MAN ONLY DOES WHAT YOU ALLOW HIM TOO. SOMETIMES WOMAN LIKE TO GET BEAT, IT GIVES THEM THE FEELING THAT THE GUY REALLY LOVES THEM, MAYBE THAT WAS THE CASE BETWEEN THESE TWO. RIHANNA GIVING OFF THE IMPRESSION THAT IT OK TO LET A GUY HIT YOU AND GO BACK TO THEM IF THEY DO. IT THEIR LIFES LET THEM DEAL WITH IT IN PRIVATE WHO ARE WE TO JUSGE THEM? THEY ARE JUST HERE TO DELIEVER US MUSIC NOT THERE WHOLE ENITRE LIFE.


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Chris has not taken responsibility for his actions, nor has he shed any details on this. He is bold faced lying. This is a waste, Larry should push the tougher questions.


Ramon Torres   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Me or my kids will never buy anything related to Chris Brown! He is very very dangerous!!! And this was not the first time!


latrice jackson   September 2nd, 2009 9:29 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..


victoria   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I love Chris Brown. I know he is sorry. Lets move on.


Tiana   September 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I believe once you hit a women once you may hit again. In Chris Brown situation I believe he's really shocked about what he has done and should be forgiven. Im a female and sometimes we do push man to a certain extinct but that doesnt mean put your hands on a female. He should've just walked away.


Ms.Goldi   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Chris sounds lik ehe memorized has answers. He insincere. How can you go to an interview but not want to answers any questions? That's the whole point of this interview!!!!!!


macy gray   September 2nd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

What man will get on Tv and say I'm sorry for what I did. We have other things in world to be worried about. Would the average person be on Larry King talking about i just hit my wife or my wife hit me. Take the average person, so what makes him any different........


AdriannaB.R.   September 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Who knows what really happen in the car. REMINDER: WOMEN DO PROVOKE MEN!


Tori   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

So he SAYS he doesn't remember. I think he doesn't want to remember. There is a difference and he needs it clarified. I love Chris, but seriously ridiculous is ridiculous. He is a celebrity being treated like one, just like T.I. He needs to answer questions or just stay inside.


Jodi Ashburn   September 2nd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Chris needs Public Speaking classes. What a horrible interview. Poor Larry.


Amanda   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I don't think it is fair that he is getting blammed for all this! Didn't she hit him with a shoe? Where's her punishment?


Donna   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

As I watch this interview I keep thinking "this guy is full of crap?...and so is his mother"...they are only trying to salvage what is left of his career and as far as I am concerned he is not taking responsibility for what HE did...."oh my...I can't believe what happened", he says as he says he doesn't remember what he did. Please!...he's full of crap!


Ms.Goldi   September 2nd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

He should have just let it die down and right a book!!! He's sounds like this was rehearsed. He doesn't want to talk about the issues yet that's the whole right for the interview!


Lyvonne   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Larry, you are you usual "pushy" self. Let the young immature man take responsibility and pay the price for what he did.


Catty   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I feel what Chris did was wrong, & he knows hes wrong, But Im a fan & always will be. & he is taking responsobility for what he did, & I think Rihana had something to with the situation too. I just wish he would talk about what really happened that night, so I dont have to hear anymore rumors. But Im always gonna be a fan & will always be by your side.
I love you Chris.


marie little   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

dont think that he should be in fult for everthing thats going on not saying that hes right for what he did but what a bout here what did she do she swung to i think that she should have to take some kind of angermanagement classes. and who do ever body think they are judging him this did not start with them.


Kathy Knott   September 2nd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I love Briana and Christ but domestic violence is no joke, this could have been her last fight.


NettyLee   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

keep praying Chris nobody is perfect we all make mistake


Casey   September 2nd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Chris's mom, if she denies one more thing, I will break my tv. Ok, Chris grew up in a abusive household, so there is a chance he will become an abuser. He has become an ABUSER. So his mom, needs to accept it and move on and get her own life. This is partially her fault. It wasn't right for Chris to hit Rihanna. But, it takes two people to fight, and if a woman puts her hands on a man, she should not be surprised if a man puts his hands on her.


brenda lipford   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I feel that his punishment have nothing to do with how much money he makes. He just made a bad decision that night and is paying for it. they r using him as an example because is famous and real people forgive people for they're mistake. And to you Chris I may not know you but I forgive u.

Brenda


Melissa   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I don't see how Joyce doesn't see the correllation between her own violent past and the way Chris now interacts with women. Unbelievable! They both need help.


Susan   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

was there alcohol involved in this altercation?


Trunita   September 2nd, 2009 9:38 pm ET

From his heart (yeah Right).


Catty   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

What he did was wrong, & he knows is wrong. But I forgive him completely & always will be a fan. I love Chris brown


Linda M   September 2nd, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Chris and Rihanna are both young, and may not have had prior relationshipsHopefulyy they both have learned a lesson, and continue to grow into healthly and happy adults. I think they ae both hot blooded and tempered people, who just nee to cool off and learn who they are before they can be together as a couple. I'll pray for them both.


jean   September 2nd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

he dont even believe what he saying, he cant answer any questions and he talk to darn much......its all about him.......gee chris this aint the frist time you beat the girl up...........we cant see your apology for big shiney earrings in your ears........he trying to save his career......dont nobody wants to hear from him anymore.........


Ms.Goldi   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

This is basically an interview about nothing!!!!!


Jasmine   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

He's human people make mistakes he's apologized to Rihanna and the public and I think it being blown out of proportion. Yes he was wrong and he's owned up to it.


Lee   September 2nd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

EVERYONE makes mistakes,celebrities are not superhuman-remember that


Susan   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

my son is facing 4 years in PRISON and the fight he was in with his girlfriend on a drunken Super Bowl Sunday looked like a pillow fight compared to Chris Brown's attack on Rhianna. My son should have learned to moonwalk and rap I guess, but he's a white boy with blue eyes. It's amazing that in the same state there could be such a difference in sentencing!


jd23   September 2nd, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Chris needs to accept responsibility to be able to move on.


trevon   September 2nd, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I Forgive Chris.


Laticia Gideon   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

People are so freaking weird! Everyone makes mistakes && and in God's eyes are forgiven for them! Of course I totally disagree with Chris Brown's actions, but who am i to judge! We should take a look at our ownselves before feeling so strongly about other people and their mistakes. He's gone to court, got his punishment, going to counseling so obviously he's dealing with his issues! Go deal with yours!!!! && what does how much his earrings cost have to do with the situation at all (Gil Urias)


Aleshea   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

he messed up just like everyone else...he's human, celeb or not, no one has the right to judge anyone but God so lets chill!


Mario   September 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I really think he should of served jail time not just a slap on the wrist of 5 years probation..that's dumb because if it would of been a regular citizen they would be looking at prison time


VDeuce   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

If Rhianna forgives Chris then we all should...Jail is not the answer!!!


Tonya   September 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Chris brown should definately be forgiven. He is still young.


Tasha   September 2nd, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I'm proud of Chris for confessing and saying that he is wrong. You have my support.


Shadonna   September 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm ET

i loved chris brown i no that he is sorry but come on beating on rihanna are u trying 2 set an example for our generation


AdriannaB.R.   September 2nd, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Leave C.B. alone! U wasnt in the car so close your GAPS!


Jada   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Only 2 people were there on that night, those should be the only 2 involved still.


marion wells-Allen   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Is this the lawyer who defended OJ??? Let's hope 20 yrs from now a white Bronco isn't riding down the freeway with him in it.. As evidenced by his statement "I don't think I have a problem".


shanice   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

chris brown seems sincere and i do believe he is sorry. sorry dosent make up for everything but he is man enough to say he made a huge mistake


Jay Raymond   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Chris brown is a great artist and influence, god forgives us all, so get over it!!!


Susan   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

blame it on the a a a a a alcohol


Caroline A.   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Why agree to the interview but refuse to speak about what actually happened that night...??


clara cepeda   September 2nd, 2009 9:51 pm ET

He is a wonderful, humble young man. Who we will love and not judge. The moment made it happened..we love you Chris


laquwitta   September 2nd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Chris brown like many other men acted for a reason she not innocent.


Jay Raymond   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

He was in this christmas, enough said


Roxann   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

People can change and a really think he is soory that it happen. Just remember people make mistake.


Nasir   September 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Anyone who supports Chris Brown needs help–just as he does. Chris Brown beats and slaps up on women and wants to say "...you're not a real fan, get the facts straight." The fact is he's a woman abuser, and I cannot condone those actions. Sick man. Get help.


sonnet   September 2nd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Chris Brown and his mother needs psychological help. I feel bad for his mother but if she thinks that her being abused and him observing it does not affect him, she is in denial. He only cares about his career and getting his fading career back on track.


AdriannaB.R.   September 2nd, 2009 9:57 pm ET

People really dont know what went on inthe car. I will support C.B.!!!


wendy marte   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

i feel like no one is perfect and domestic violence happens all over the world and those people get away with it. Not to justify chris but he is young and he can change and i feel like he's really sorry. I will always continue to support him I'm a fan and always will be


MARY   September 2nd, 2009 9:58 pm ET

LARRY PLEASE POST THIS,WE HAVE TO STOP BEING SO JUDGEMENTAL,THIS IS A KID,HE'S ONLY 20,JZ,Conye West AND ALL THE STARS need to teach these kids,not judge them,we as women are just as much at fault,we push buttons.we can also be the abuser.We need to embrace him.


MS   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

This interview only makes me hate Chris Brown even more. It appears that he is not remorseful for what he did. He does not seem to take any accountability or responsibility for his actions. He keeps saying he is trying to "protect" Rihanna's personal business but it seems more like he doesn't want people to find out what a monster he really is. His apologies seem fake, it just seems like he is saying what he thinks the public wants to hear but none of it sounds genuine. I think Rihanna should be interviewed. It would be interesting to hear her side of the story...or you could say the "real" side of the story.


LaRae   September 2nd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

There are always two sides to every story. The loss of his ENTIRE career is punishment enough for a celebrity of his stature. We still love you Chris. Everybody makes mistakes.


Been Her   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

His punishment as ordered by his judge is fair. I am going through a divorce right now as a result of an almost identical situation... My husband was charged with both assault and terroistic threats... Got charged with a misdemeanor and did 2 yrs probation. I think they made an example outta him. It's easy to say if he wasn't a celebrity he woulda been in jail... That is u judging because realistically people in similar situations get judgements similar to his. May not be right but it's real.:-/


jean   September 2nd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

his fame went to his head.....and he talk to much about himself ....you broke down about michael jackson........you didnt brake down about beating rihanna in the face.......


Ashley T.   September 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I think that this entire situation is over-rated.


shola   September 2nd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Nobody is above mistake, it can happen to anybody so all you haters of chris brown should please get a life and leave him alone.....


Dawn   September 2nd, 2009 10:29 pm ET

I really feel sorry for Chris Brown and Rhianna. We as the public really dont know what happen in that car but because they are high profile indiviuals, the situation was blown out of control. Leave those kids alone and let Chris Brown continue to do what young african american men are not doing and that is work and make a living for himself. He without sin throw the first stone.


AlaskaSoul   September 2nd, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Chris is just another bad boy with a lot of money and really don't give a dame about no one but his money watch and see what happens. Any man who doesn't look you in the eyes is lying watch the interview again and see.


LydiaP   September 2nd, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Hopefully Chris Brown has learned from his mistakes and his actions. I to am a fan of Chris Brown, however that does not mean that I do not think he shouldn't have been held accountable for his actions. I think his punishment was fair and I hope that through this experience his actions in the future will be better handled in these types of situations. With that being said I also think that those who are victim-blaming Rihanna for Chris Brown's actions are being unfair about analyzing the incident. Do not blame Rihanna for Chris Brown's Choice to cause her harm. Even if you are a Chris Brown fan that does not excuse his actions, or make his actions right, nor does his fans loyalty make it okay for people to say that Rihanna should of acted differently. Obviously if Chris Brown had acted differently this incident would not have occured. No man has the right to cause bodily harm to his domestic partner under any circumstances. Even if she had told the authorities when the first incident allegedly occured who are we to judge her decision to stay with him. Who are we to say that she is "not a role model" for wanting the restraining order to be dropped? There is nothing she could have done differently in that situation so that Chris Brown would not have reacted the way that he did. Rihanna is still a role model because she has been through this traumatic event and she is still strong. It was a situation that got out of hand and Rihanna was the victim. I wish both of them the best of luck in the future and I will continue to musically support both artists.


georgianna   September 2nd, 2009 10:47 pm ET

i dont buy chris brown’s apology at all..his body language was not genuine..and he didnt even say much in the interview and his words didnt seem sincere, hes basically an abuser n i would recommend serious help for him....i guarantee he will be abusive again


Steffi   September 2nd, 2009 10:48 pm ET

I think everyone needs to quit being so harsh.
The guy made a mistake..he's only human...atleast he's learning from it and changing
You guys weren't there when the incident occured..neither was I
We don't know what went on for all we know it could've been her that started it..i mean ppl dont jus beat ppl up like that for no huge reason..
It's personal so he doesnt want to talk abt it so what?!...
I think u guys need to stop being so ignorant n accept the guy's apology because i do
Mistakes happen its what u do after that that matters..
Love u Chris Brown!! Keep u in my prayers as usual!! u2 Rihanna!!


CORA DAVIS   September 2nd, 2009 10:48 pm ET

I FEEL LIKE IF CHRIS BROWN SHOULD HAVE LAID EVERYTHING OUT ON THE TABLE.....HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD EVERYTHING EVEN IF IT DOES MAKE HER LOOK BAD,,,,,,(,AFTER ALL THEY GOT HIM OUT HERE REAL BAD)) I BELIEVE HE IS TRYING TO SAVE HER CAREER AND REP.....BUT EFF THAT WE BOTH GONE LOOK BAD TOGETHER!


Edna   September 2nd, 2009 10:50 pm ET

I don't believe in a man beating a woman and I think what Chris Brown did to Rihanna was wrong and there should have been consequences. But I also think Rihanna should have had to pay . I think she as well as Chris is abusive. You do know that there is such a thing as a woman abuser. Correct me if I'm wrong but I heard on only one news channel that she hit him with a high heel shoe the night he beat her. If that's true then every channel that reported the incident should have also reported that she hit him with a high heel shoe. I also heard that there was another time that she smacked him and he pushed her. She need counseling just like Chris. And I think the media did him wrong, they treated him like he was a monster and Rihanna like she could do no wrong.
I don't think they are good for each other Chris said he still love her, he need to focus on trying to get over her because if they stay together, he's going to end up in jail, it will happen again because she will hit him again and he will fight back.


tommy   September 2nd, 2009 11:05 pm ET

makes me appreciate M Jackson, a classy guy,,this guy talks like he has a hot potato in his mouth & NO eye contact ..


Joy   September 2nd, 2009 11:14 pm ET

There are two sides to every story. They are both at fault...Chris for hitting her and Rihanna for whatever part she had in it. It's true...he could have chosen not to hit her and it doesn't give him the right to do what he did. However, we still haven't heard her side of the story. How do we know it wasn't her fault?


CORA DAVIS   September 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm ET

CHRIS BOWN WE STILL LOVE YOU IN ILLINOIS


laceafire   September 2nd, 2009 11:53 pm ET

I think Chris has "manned up" to what he did and is sincere. They need to let it rest now. Who hasn't done something stupid in their life?? I say the media needs to stop beating this dead horse and move on.


G David Habte   September 3rd, 2009 12:00 am ET

Hi Larry
I don't buy any of Chris Brown interview. He made himself a mockery .
I think this is to build his self image.
My Question is How come Mike Virke went to jail for participating for dog fighting and Chris Brown is free for physically abusing his girl friend. Why? This is bad for all abused woman. It send a wrong message?
G David Habte, Winnipeg, Canada


Jimmy   September 3rd, 2009 12:13 am ET

I'm sure if you would dig a little further into his past...(this wasn't the first time) should have been sentenced to jail time


PJ   September 3rd, 2009 12:15 am ET

Rihanna was accused of mental abuse too, women gotta take responsibily too, come on.


Jen from LA   September 3rd, 2009 12:21 am ET

Once an abuser, ALWAYS an abuser! He will NOT change, and WILL repeat this behaviour in his lifetime. Mark my words.


leahb   September 3rd, 2009 12:22 am ET

everyone deserves a second chance, no one knows what provoked Chris to react that way towards Rihanna, not saying it was right but let it go..This happens to people everyday behind closed doors, just because they are celebrities people are blowing it up. Why hasn't Rihanna come out and spoke about the situation? She is letting all the fault fall On Chris. I will continue to to support Chris Brown..


Jen from LA   September 3rd, 2009 12:24 am ET

To PJ, stating "Rihanna was accused of mental abuse too, women gotta take responsibily too, come on."

Where do women need to take responsibility for having a broken collar bone, 2 concussions, and a bruised and battered face?

Appears PJ is out of touch with life in general, along with his buddy Chris Brown.


Melissa   September 3rd, 2009 12:25 am ET

I think his career is over. I don't get how people can look at him without wanting to throw up! Having seen his own mother battle domestic violence in the past should have been reason enough for him to never ever lay a hand on a woman!!


Lance "Scurv" Scurvin   September 3rd, 2009 12:35 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. Everyone makes mistakes.

Lance "Scurv" Scurvin


PJ   September 3rd, 2009 12:38 am ET

Its sad how biased this story is. Rihanna completely got off..It's just as wrong to instigate a fight..woman or man.


Usun kilamechi   September 3rd, 2009 12:52 am ET

Chris needs to be allowed to grow up and learn from his mistakes,just like the rest of us grown ups were allowed to do. Peace.


Ca'Mari   September 3rd, 2009 12:55 am ET

if Chris wasn't a celeb he would be in jail. Rhianna may have provoked him but what ever happen to walking away instead on taking action that would get you in trouble i.e the trouble he's in now


william   September 3rd, 2009 12:56 am ET

keep you head up mrs. brown and chris , all these critics are hypochrites.


Kendall   September 3rd, 2009 12:59 am ET

He destroyed his career. From now on, he will always be known for this.


william   September 3rd, 2009 1:04 am ET

you people need to get a life. you poeple just want rhianna to become another halle berry. rhianna is worth money and that is the only reason all this publicity is about!.


Nicole D   September 3rd, 2009 1:25 am ET

I will never agree to violence against women, men, children. I sincerely believe C.B. needs psychiatric help. If you are mad and in a rage, but your coat and hat on and go for a walk but never beat anyone.

C.B. is so young that he probably have a chance to change his attitude, and accept that violence is such a nonsense in life
N.D.


Annette G   September 3rd, 2009 1:57 am ET

To Oprah....my husband hit me when we were married only six months. It has been 16 years now and he has never again laid a finger on me. I don't know what to say but to say some women cause situations because they feel more loved when their boyfriend or spouse hits them for some reason. As for Chris' celebrity status....a friend daughter beat up her boyfriend. Same situation and received the same sentence Chris Brown received. I don't feel he received any special treatment. I don't believe he acted alone. There is more to this story. And before anyone asks.... I do have a 14 year old daughter.


Annette G   September 3rd, 2009 2:06 am ET

And also, Chris gave Rihanna plenty of respect by not bashing her for her anger issues (which she obviously has). Remember this is a YOUNG man. He has lots to learn. I hope all the righteous do gooders in the world don't punish him unjustly forever. And, I hope Rihanna can come out and speak to young women about proper behavior as a young lady and what you put out or at least when to walk away if she can't admit some part of her likes this behavior.


lennie   September 3rd, 2009 3:01 am ET

good make/up job on Denise Brown. wonder how old her sister's children are now, the boy & girl? may be in college..


anny   September 3rd, 2009 3:30 am ET

chris come to jamaica we love you we love it hard, go a way all of you, all a you gal a talk all a you gal man beat them go a way chris don't have time for you all. god


haseeb   September 3rd, 2009 5:18 am ET

He must regret lossing this relation and his repo! I think he was pretty high at that time.


saudi arabia   September 3rd, 2009 5:34 am ET

from the previous domestic incidents mentioned between the two, it seems they both have bad tempers i.e rhianna and chris but of course thats no justification for the beatings


Robin   September 3rd, 2009 5:39 am ET

lots of money on that Lawyer! but guilty is guilty!


nanasei   September 3rd, 2009 5:47 am ET

well he's learnt his lesson,he won't do that again


jenny(AUSTRALIA)   September 3rd, 2009 8:01 am ET

HES ONLY YOUNG


Laticia Gideon   September 3rd, 2009 9:27 am ET

Have anyone looked at themselves lately?! You should...so then maybe you can figure out your faults && stop worrying about CB issues! He doesn't know you && if he did he probably wouldn't like you either...so go figure out something else to do (i.e. soul search, self-evaluate, something that's gonna get you closer to heaven)...judging people (who could really care less what you think) first is just going down the wrong road secondly is just a waste of negative energy...


annalise   September 3rd, 2009 12:45 pm ET

Chris Brown is not showing remorse. Notice that Rihanna has refused to discuss the incident. Chris s hould respect this; make his apologies in private, issue a statement to the press and stay to hell off the talk show circuit. He should do his time and let his actions show him to be a reformed person. Right now he is doing a lot to convince me that the only thing he is sorry about is the pinch to his pocket. I never intend to buy another Chris Brown CD. He could have killed her that night.

What will be interesting is to see the kind of woman who would be stupid enough to date this guy.


CAROL   September 3rd, 2009 12:57 pm ET

Why in the world did you have that thug on your show? He is not newsworthy. He is an abusive male. He can’t even talk or make sense. In the past, our culture used “shunning” to show our disapproval of someone’s behavior. I strongly suggest that the media start using this social technique for people like Chris Brown, Sarah Palin, Cheney, etc.


theresa   September 3rd, 2009 1:04 pm ET

I saw the interview. I believe Mr. Brown deserves another chance. This is his first offense and his sentence seems to fit the crime. He has 5 years to stay out of trouble. If he is not sincere, he will be back in court eventually. Give him a 2nd chance. When Brittany Spears made all those horrible mistakes with her children, she was given a 2nd chance and forgiven.


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