Jennifer Thomas is a bestselling author, psychologist, speaker, consultant & apology critic

Apology by Hollywood’s Chris Brown: .5 out of 5 stars

Singer Chris Brown issued an apology Sunday for an incident in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, hours before last week’s Grammy Awards.  According to news reports, Brown was arrested Feb. 8 on suspicion of making criminal threats against a woman and he is free on $50,000 bail.

As with most apologies that involve court cases, Brown’s apology is quite limited.  He did not specify what he did wrong (Most defense lawyers prefer it that way) and he did not request forgiveness for his unnamed mistakes.  Although he says he hopes to emerge as a better person in the future, he doesn’t even toss us the bone of heading off to some sort of rehab (anger management or otherwise).  I would advise Chris Brown to at least strengthen his apology by offering some form of restitution- serving the cause of domestic violence, perhaps?

Here’s an official statement from a spokesman on behalf of Chris Brown, released by PRNewswire:

“LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement was issued by a spokesman on behalf of Chris Brown:

“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. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”

SOURCE Sitrick And Company, Inc.

SOURCE PR Newswire


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