Oprah Responds to Chris Brown's Comments About Domestic Violence Episode
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Chris Brown thinks Oprah Winfrey should have reached out to him as well as Rihanna in the wake of his assault on his ex-girlfriend, calling the slight a "slap in my face." The talk-show queen, however, just wants the singer to get help.
Winfrey dedicated a March episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to "all the Rihannas of the world," which focused on domestic violence. Brown told People he was not happy with what he saw.
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"I commend Oprah on being like, 'This is a problem,' but it was a slap in my face," Brown said. "I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could have been more helpful, like, 'OK, I'm going to help both of these people out.'"
In a statement to TMZ, Winfrey's rep responded to Brown's sentiments about the episode, saying, "Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school but she takes domestic abuse very seriously. She hopes he gets the counseling he needs."
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Brown, 20, has been ordered to complete a year-long domestic violence program. He was also sentenced to five years probation and six months of community labor, and cannot contact or come within 100 yards of Rihanna for the next five years.