Chris Brown "Sorry and Saddened" Following Arrest
Chris Brown said he was "sorry and saddened" on Sunday, his first statement since the R&B singer skipped the Grammy Awards and turned himself in to police in a domestic violence investigation a week ago.
Brown, who has not been charged, was booked for investigation of a criminal threat stemming from an argument with an unidentified woman, authorities said. He was released on $50,000 bail.
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones, and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person," Brown said in a statement issued through publicist Michael Sitrick.
"Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and-or reported in the media is wrong," he said. But he said he couldn't discuss that claim in detail until his case was resolved.
Several media outlets, citing anonymous sources, have reported Brown's girlfriend, Rihanna, accused him of attacking her after a pre-Grammy party.
Brown and Rihanna each canceled their performances shortly before the Feb. 8 awards show. A call to Rihanna's rep on Sunday was not returned.