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Chris Brown's Dad Speaks Out

Chris Brown's Dad Speaks Out

Chris Brown‘s biological father is opening up about the altercation between his son and Rihanna.

Clinton Brown, a 44-year-old corrections officer, tells People, “He’s reflecting on this situation. He’s very remorseful. He’s very concerned about the situation and he wants to make sure that [Rihanna's] okay. This is unfortunate, this stumble, this situation. Hopefully, he will get past it. We all have our shortcomings. We all trip… This music industry is very unforgiving when it comes to having indiscretions. He will continue to be a good person. He loves people. And like most of us, most humans, things will occur. And hopefully a person won’t be judged simply on that alone.”

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  • lakers fan in boston

    yawn, am i getting tired of hearing about chris brown
    yes he did a bad dead, but the media is blowing it up way 2 much
    i still am not 100% if he even beat here
    altho im like 80% sure he did
    get over it

  • Anon

    What I do not get is the acceptance this behavior has among famous Black men. They should at least say “It ‘s wrong to hit a woman.” Period. They don’t have to say anything specific. I have to applaud Kanye for speaking out. He didn’t trash Chris. He just spoke up for Rihanna. He said, “This should never have happened.” I like Kanye for saying that. He took a stand.

    I”m glad you brought up the eye patch! Other people saw her within the last couple of weeks with bruises on her neck where he choked her before. She has let herself be a punching bag for him! Like somehow, she thinks she deserves to be beat on. This kind of thinking can get her killed.

    I have been in this situation, and have went to therapy for it. In my group, we talked abnout how, the victim ALWAYS think they “caused ” it. They always feel like there is something they can do to stop it or control it. It takes time to realize there is nothing you can do. This is on them. The only thing you can do is RUN.

    I know he wrote Disturbia for her CD and they sometimes perform together. I really hope her management isn’t forcing her to be around him because of that. If she is permanently damaged (choking is bad for your voice!) or killed she can’t make them any money!!!

  • twostrikes

    please stop using Phelps as an analogy for what happened with Chris Brown. Phelps DID NOT lose all of his endorsements and his weed smoking was just an unfortunate slip-up that only hurt him. the minute you do compare Phelps to Brown you are making it about RACE, whether you want to admit it or not. just stop…and stop making assumptions until you know what REALLY happened

  • Anon

    Just think about it. Michael Vicks went to jail for mistreating DOGS.
    There was huge attention in the media. For Dog Fights. Michael Vicks also had to make restitution. For Dogs.

  • Kimmy

    Honestly some of you guys
    make me sick like seriously your
    gonna tell me that if a person makes one
    mistake he shoud not be given a second
    chance, like seriously put youself in his shoes
    wouldnt you want to get a second chance
    i dont excuse what he did but i have seen worst
    and i dont see those peole getting some much criticism
    i hear Jay-Z talking and he hit a woman in the head with a bottle
    honestly who is he to talk, look a R-Kelly having sex with younger girls
    and he is still making music, which one is worst hitting a woman once or someone that constantly takes advantage of children. Chris Brown made a big mistake yes and he should get help but some people are taking this thing way too far and i know its just because Rihanna is also famous. I feel for Rihanna but Chris doesnt deserve this at all. You guys need to give him a chance and see if he learned from his mistakes.

  • Maria

    I’ve liked and loved chris Brown’s songs, not to mention his wonderful singing voice. But i cannot bring myself to ever support, have respect for someone who is a woman beater, abuser, and violent. He’s still young and he already show signs of damage. I shudder to think when he becomes a mature adult.

    No more. I will not support a woman beater and abuser of domestic violence. Chris Brown needs to go to jail and pay.

  • Lynn

    he hit a woman, that’s a crime worse enough to pull him off the industry. and he is showing no signs of repentance at all.
    he’s not a kid anymore. he should speak for himself, not hiding like a baby.

  • tom

    Chris Brown is a horrible person and a loser. He is not remorseful at all. The 911 tape shows him yelling, “I’m gonna kill you”. Abusive men just want control -control over another human being. They hardly ever change. Rihanna should smarten up and ditch the loser.

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  • k

    i hate chris brown now. never listening to his music ever again

  • elanenergy

    #104: I will use whomever I want to make my point about the criminal “justice” system in this country. I fully agree that it is total B U L L S H I T what is unfolding with Phelps, totally stupid overreaction to a very very minor mistake. What C Brown did is NOT A MINOR MISSTEP, IT IS A HUGE CHARACTER DISORDER!!!!!! The point of comparison is to demonstrate how we as a society need to define “mistake”. DUH!

  • Anon

    I don’t hate him. I just think what he did was disgusting. And I get mad that he went to Las Vegas with his “entourage” and she had to go to the hospital.

  • G

    Umm, I’m NOT going to get over this. No one should!

    He HIT a woman and possibly sent her to the hospital. There can be NO excuses, no justifications, nothing.

    The public has to draw the line.

  • wachagunnaduboutit

    this is a BIG mistake, he needs to deal with the consequences and show responsibility, get help!!! this should be held against him… beating up your girlfriend IS NOT OKAY.

  • http://gpost Team Lara Croft

    I find it sad that there are people who think domestic violence has to do with class. I had a girlfriend growing up whose parents were quite well to do and her dad beat her mom. They kept it under wraps. Violence against women happens to all women of any culture and any class and the quicker we realize that, the quicker we can tackle the problem. Believe me, all KINDS of women are being subjected to some form of violence – beatings, date rapes, you name it. To not see that this is a problem of any social class is to really minimize the sheer magnitude of this awful problem. Why not volunteer at a domestic violence shelter instead of making in accurate social commentaries on this serious problem?

  • wachagunnaduboutit

    oh and all of you fuckers saying WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES have never been through abuse yourselves, I have, and it fucks you up emotionally, mentally, physically, sexually… it affects you for the rest of your life. RIHANNA trusted this guy… THIS IS TRAUMA.. it will take a long time to endure what happened to her. NOTHING and i mean NOTHING can justify this violence!!!! i dont care if she yelled, pissed him off, it doesn’t give him a right to get physical!!! this is just CRUEL, INSENSITIVE and MONSTOROUS of him!!! He deserves nothing but the worst.

  • girliegirl

    i hope he goes to jail. there are thousands out there who could step in to his place as a singer, very gladly and deservedly. very rarely is anyone in the music industry indispensable, and this little punk is a dime a dozen.

  • wachagunnaduboutit

    THIS IS NOT A SLAP, THIS IS A FULL BEAT DOWN!! shaame, shame, all over. just shameful

  • mej1031

    Okay. First off I like both chris and riannah. He’s 19 and she’s wat 20? Well first off we shouldn’t be sayin anything because they both haven’t come out and said anything. I think chris deserves time, but I still like him. I mean he’s only 19 he has awhile to grow up. This is probably gonna haunt him the rest of his days. But we shouldn’t be sayin anything cause riahnnah hasn’t said anything either, NOTHING! I don’t think its right with what he did. But I do believe people make mistakes and they grow up. Look at brittany spears for instance. Thids is my opinion. I mean we don’t even kno the whole story yet. Neither one of them have said anything we’ve just herd the tabloids side. But they don’t kno the story and we don’t kno the story either so we shouldn’t say anything.

  • dabu

    Wow, his dad is in denial.

  • zoe

    i hope he goes to jail for a real long time

  • stella

    Everyone does make mistakes but i mean beating up a woman?? That was just beyond wrong.

  • http://- Diana

    “We all have our shortcomings. We all trip… This music industry is very unforgiving when it comes to having indiscretions.”

    He’s complaining about the industry’s lack of foregiveness now? Brown inflicted so much damage on his girlfriend that she had to go the hospital. He left her hurt, alone, and ran away like a coward instead of dealing with the consequences.

    He needs to learn how to take responsibility for his own actions, instead of getting his daddy to do it for him.

  • mdr

    This was not an “indiscretion,” and in spite of what some are saying, we don’t all “make mistakes” when it comes to violence. Anyone who is sticking up for Chris is delusional. What he did was a total, inexcusable crime. It does NOT MATTER what led up to it. I don’t care if Rihanna were secretly the nastiest person alive—this is not how things are handled. It is against the law to beat someone up, period. It is against to law to lay your hands on someone, period. He needs jail time, period.

  • Shakira

    As a corrections officer, Chris’s dad must know that assaults are not “indiscretions” but crimes. Also, Chris has not publicly expressed any remorse. His daddy is doing it for him. Chris was a mighty big man when he was hitting and hurting Rhianna but is now a little boy hiding behind his father. STAND UP like a man. Admit you were wrong. This is a criminal offense!

  • Sherry

    Still sounds like he lets others talk for him. Won’t buy anything he is associated with again…what a loser. It is NEVER alright to hit a woman…he will do it again.

  • Anonymous

    This has NOTHING to do with Chris being black, you morons! I’m so sick of hearing, “Well, this is all because he’s black. If he was a white guy, it would be different….” and yadda yadda yadda. This country now has a black president. You all can no longer use the excuse “It’s ‘cuz I’m black.” It may have let you get away with things before, it may have let you get out of trouble before, but now that the country has elected a black president and has proven it is not racist like it’s portrayed to be, you all need to own up to your f*cking mistakes and stop playing the race card every time something goes wrong. I’m so sick of it.

    Waa, waa, no one likes me ‘cuz I’m black. Oh boohoo, woe is me. STFU already. It’s 2009. The only racists are rednecks and black people who still hate “the white man”.

  • Anonymous

    Erica @ 02/14/2009 at 12:09 am

    Of course Chris didn’t mean for any of this to happen. Look at his history. He’s no woman beater. But because he’s black, these companies took away his sponsors. He’ll be back. So lick the black behind our backs.
    _________________________________________

    Right. It must be because he’s black. :roll: It can’t possibly be because he beat his girlfriend, gave her bruises, made her bleed, and then ran away like a p*ssy. No, that’s not it at all.

  • Kelly

    EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS BROWN BUT ! HE IS JUST A TEENAGER THAT MAKES MISTAKE’S TOO. AND HE IS NOT THE ONLY CELEB WHO THAT SOMETHING TERRIBEL ..
    WHY AL THE DRAMA THERE WAS NO DRAMA ABOUT .THE OTHER CELEBS !

    i suport chris brown and i dont say what he did is good.!

  • cheninator

    @ #11, his sponsors werent dropped because he is black, they were dropped BECAUSE HE HIT A WOMAN! he didnt mean it, he beat her up and then continued to beat her up, he deserves all that comes to him.

    @ #29 yeah we all make mistkes but this is not a mistake he beat up a woman for f*ck sake, this isnt like cheating on someone or having some sex scandal this is serious.

  • kitty

    whatever loser!

  • bathina56

    he is black. if his sponsors were dropped. there will be a full outcry… RACISHEM~

    MPhelps is white. stunkeng kellogs dropped him. their loss.

  • moni

    hes soooo GROSS, leave the industry and never come back ,i hope he pass a large time on jail ,he is the one who needs to be hit

  • dare21

    I think everyone needs stop judging chris. NOBODY KNOWS THE WHOLE TRUTH DAMN. LEAVE HIM ALONE.

  • FED UP WITH CHRIS AND RIHANNA

    THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE POLICE SAID THAT THEY ARE NOT PRESSING CHARGES AND NEITHER IS
    RIHANNA. SO DON’T HAVE TO RUSH TO THE COURT HOUSE
    THERE WON’T BE A TRIAL. NOR IS THERE ANYONE ON THE
    BLANK BLACK BERRY. LIES ALL OF IT. THE MEDIA SHOULD
    BE SUED FOR ALL THE BULL SHIT .THAT ESCALATED TO THIS
    LEVEL. AND OF COURSE THEY SAID ON SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
    THAT LEONA AND PARIS WILL BE GOING TO COURT SHOWING
    THE COURT THEIR BLACKBERRY. WHEN ALL YOU HAVE DO
    IS LOOK AT HIS PHONE RECORDS STUPIDS.

  • FED UP WITH CHRIS AND RIHANNA

    SO TMZ SHOW US THE PHOTOS OF RIHANNA FROM THE POLICE STATION. SINCE YOU ARE FAMOUS FOR THAT PROVING THAT
    THERE WERE BITE MARKS. THEY WOULD OF TAKEN TEETH
    IMPRESSIONS OF CHRIS’S MOUTH AND THE BITE. WHERE IS
    THAT STUFF THINK OF THIS BEFORE OPENING YOUR BIG MOUTH

  • see

    Only way this is going to clear out is for Chris to confessed “IF” he did or didn’t abuse her during their relationship (even if this may change his career). At least he’ll be honest to himself than feeling guilty in the future.

  • sos

    chris is fuckd up for what he did but hes way too talented for him to waste out in prison…its not like he killed someone…he hit Rihanna but how bad??? the media is makin this a big story about it but where are the pics of her??? and the police always take victims to hospital for safety reasons.even if she only has a cut lip. i support chris ..i want him to get mentally better and make a good come back!! he needs to apologize to Rihanna publicly.

  • RIHANNA COME OUT OF HIDING

    Why the hell does he need to get mentally better the media does. Wow
    first he hit her because she gave him herpes. Than it was that she
    deserved to be hit. By the comment page that all black woman need
    a good hit. Why does he need to confess WHEN FOR THE 10OTH TIME THEY ARE NOT PRESSING CHARGES. CONFESS TO WHAT
    NO CHARGES CHECK MEANS HE DOES NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL
    RECORD FOR PHYSICAL ABUSE. WHICH IS IT HERPES BLACKBERRY OR ALL TIME FAV THAT 5 CELEBRITY WOMEN WERE
    ON HIS BLACK BERRY. THEY CHECKED HIS PHONE RECORDS
    NONE OF THEM WERE ON THE PHONE. LET’S TURN THIS INTO
    A MANUSCRIPT WITH EVERYONE IN THE WORLD PITCHING IN
    WHEN NO ONE KNOWS THE FACTS.. JUST ‘sources say”
    OSCAR WINNER IN THE MAKING

  • http://justjared.com ritch

    you guys talk about chris have no right like this like that, blah blah blah. come on, women are abusers themselves. especially in a toxic relationship, girls sometimes are very jealous, sometimes they gave their all and left nothing for themselves. We dont know exactly what happens and nobody does. You all comment like its the worst thing a person can do, This is not a first time in history a guy hit a girl because he is provoked. benefit of a doubt.

  • idkk??

    wow have your father speak for you…..i can not believe him and i loved chris now i will never look at him the same

  • buttercup

    hes young. they should forgive him. it was a mistake im sure he can change he seem like a nice boy. ive experieced domestic violence too. and i already forgave the person who did that. life is too short.

  • http://justjared.com desiree ramirez

    its okay hes still hot like me

  • marielouise

    He’s done it once. He will do it again. Guys who hit… just keep hitting. That’s the only way they know how to ‘fix things’. And that is what this poor child is made of. So unless he commits to SERIOUS, long-term therapy (i.e. not Hollywood Mickey Mouse rehab/therapy), he will do it again. Period.

  • RIHANNA COME OUT OF HIDING

    First off there was no beating get that !! Second it is time to charge the
    media for wasting the public’s time with all the made up crap.

    It escalates from a simple scratch to a beat down. Wow Solange
    husband beat her. But no one said peep or escalated it to a big
    nothing

  • om

    what is with all the dang talk about herpes!? what freakin’ tabloids r u crackheads readin’? chris brown needs to sit his behind in jail while he feels remorse.

  • k

    At the present, I feel its unfair for everyone to down play Chris without hearing the FULL story as to what happened. Everyone seems to be posing judgement, yet no one has heard from Chris or Rhianna as to what really and truly happened.

  • RIHANNA COME OUT OF HIDING

    Don’t you get it we won’t their publicist will let this escalate .

    THIS IS FOR OM

    It all started with the media announcing that Rihanna gave Chris herpes

  • RIHANNA COME OUT OF HIDING

    Don’t you get it we won’t their publicist will let this escalate .

    THIS IS FOR OM

    It all started with the media announcing that Rihanna gave Chris herpes

  • Marie!

    you Motherf*cker! Of course he will be judge becuase of what he did!
    he hit a woman! that’s not common and it’s not a simple thing! that sh*t is serious
    chris needs help…if he does it one time jhe will do it again
    so please, Mr. Dad, this is not a shortcomming, this is a bad situation so dont pretend your son’s an angel, cause he’s not!!!

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