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Chris Brown Doesn't Remember Beating Rihanna

Chris Brown Doesn't Remember Beating Rihanna

Chris Brown opened up to CNN’s Larry King in an exclusive interview – his first television interview since his arrest for assaulting Rihanna.

The 20-year-old singer admits he’s still in love with Rihanna but for five years, “We have to be like 10 yards away from each other.” Here’s what else Chris talked about:

On looking at the photo of Rihanna’s bruised face: “When I look at it now, it’s just like, wow, like, I can’t — I can’t believe that — that actually happened.”

On Rihanna dating other men: “I definitely would be affected by it, but, at the end of the day, I mean, we’re not together, so, if she’s happy, I’m cool. We’ll always be friends.”

On his sentence, including community service: “Everything comes with consequences. They want me to pick up trash remove graffiti. I’m a hard worker. It’s something I’m willing to do.”

On moving forward: “I just need to prove to people I can be a role model. That’s not who I am as a person, and that’s not who I promise I want to be. I made a mistake and I — and it was just something I have to live up and own.”

Chris’ interview on Larry King Live will air this Wednesday (September 2) @ 9PM ET on CNN.


Chris Brown Doesn’t Remember Beating Rihanna
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  • kate bosselin

    I’m sure Rihanna remembers it. Maybe somebody should beat his skinny bl@ck ass to a pulp and see how he likes it. Another honorable man for our kids to look up I tell ya. Scumbag

  • eden

    here comes the media whore sessions to pick up the pieces of what he has left of his image. man up and own what you’re responsible for. none of this denial or pleading insanity crap. period.

  • arugularose

    That’s called dissociation. He doesn’t remember because he splits into another person when he is acting out his aggression. Either that or he is trying to “obscure his violence and its meaning both from himself and from others.” (taken from a website http://apt.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/7/1/65.) I hope Chris is getting care from a therapist who has a lot of experience with domestic violence perpetrators. The fact that he is telling us he doesn’t remember makes me think he probably isn’t . . if he were getting help, the first thing he would have learned would be about dissociation and about strategies for making sure that you are applying ALL your intelligence and wisdom in stressful circumstances and not lashing out with violence.

    He can’t change that night but he can change things going forward. The only way he can change things going forward though is if he realizes this is very likely to happen again if he doesn’t take responsibility for getting treatment and for healing from his own childhood.

  • http://inconsequentiallogic.blogspot.com Roschelle

    He needs to be on the receiving end. Wonder if he’d remember that? Jerk!!!

  • G

    “we’ll always be friends” ? WTF!

  • kathy

    leave chris alone he siad he was sorry move on people

  • meme

    He’s sick. I hope he gets the counseling he needs and doesn’t repeat offend.

  • Regina

    This guy can’t even construct a single sentence together without sounding dumb!

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    LEAVE HIM ALONE
    DONT U @SSHOLES HAVE A DAMN HEART
    GOSH

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    LEAVE HIM ALONE
    HE DOESNT WANT TO REMEBER WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY
    HE DOESNT WHAT TO BELIEVE IT
    LEAVE
    HIM ALONE
    LEAVE HIM
    ALONE
    OMG

  • Ilia

    @Kathy (the dumb c**t)

    Any woman who forgives Kris for beating the beJesus out Rihanna (who is a female coincidentally) should be first smacked around, then sh***ed on.

  • Camille

    Oh,poor Chris,he just got possessed and hit his girlfriend,right?!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Zaina_x Zaina_x

    ohhh jeeeez.
    thats actually really funny :|
    he really does need to be on the recieveing end, im sure rihanna remembers every single hand that touched her.

    he talks alot of bull, its embarressing that he would TRY and cover it up.
    what an idiot!

    his career is over, and its a shame cause he was actually talented.

    lesson taught!

  • I need a beer

    @ilove chris m brown:

    you need mental help, fast. its that same attitude that will get you and thousands of other women killed. you are just as pathetic as him. i feel sorry for you.

  • marissa

    i dont buy this interview. of course he dont remember that assualt. such a lameass and what goes around comes around

    he will get his

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    @Zaina_x:

    B!TCH U KNOW SHIT
    AND TO ALL UR
    HATING @SS OUT THERE
    HIS CAREER CANT OVER

    HES GONNA COMEBACK HARD
    JUST WANT AND SEE

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    @Zaina_x:

    B!TCH U KNOW SHIT
    AND TO ALL UR
    HATING @SS OUT THERE
    HIS CAREER AINT OVER

    HES GONNA COMEBACK HARD
    JUST WANT AND SEE

  • marissa

    he is such a bad actor. if he honestly think people will believe this sh**?

    all he kept saying was wow. is he reading of a script again?

    loser

  • dabu

    kathy @ 08/31/2009 at 11:56 am
    @ilove chris m brown

    They are always sorry. Each time they beat their girlfriend, their wife or their child.

    Sorry you two. He is going to have to prove his worth as a decent human being to me and to millions of others who know this is sickness and it doesn’t stop at just one beating. From what I’ve read this wasn’t the first time he’d hit Rihanna. And until he proves through actions that it was the last I have NO respect for him. NONE.

    And if you were informed about the subject you wouldn’t be in such a hurry to forgive (which is okay), FORGET (which is not), and EXCUSE (which is pitiful of you).

    People like Chris escalate and finally one of the beatings kills or maims. So you are saying because he uittered two words I’m sorry–it is okay now?

    GET HELP YOU TWO.

  • Nicole

    @I need a beer:

    i totally agree with you. people have ever right to hate chris brown and hate what he did. the whole fact is that if chris brown is forgiven it forgives every man you has hit a woman and to me that is unacceptable.

  • Nicole

    @I need a beer:

    i totally agree with you. people have ever right to hate chris brown and hate what he did. the whole fact is that if chris brown is forgiven it forgives every man you has hit a woman and to me that is unacceptable.

  • xxx

    oh please does anyone buy this shit?

  • jake

    Sorry doesn’t cut it.

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    @dabu:

    I DONT NEED TO HEAR ANY CRAP FROM U OK
    AND I DONT CARE WHAT U THINK OR HAVE TO SAY OK

    U GUYS ACT LIKE HES THE FRIST MAN ON THIS DAMN EARTH TO HIT A FEMALE
    THE FIRST DAMN THING U SEEN

    JUST MAD AND SICK THAT SOME ONE SUCCESSFL AND TALENTED LIKE CHRIS MADE ONE MISTAKE

  • Los Angeles Local

    Nice neutral colors. Just because you wear a nice powder blue sweater with a bow tie doesn’t make you less of a woman beater Chris Brown. I have to give his pr people props.

  • Anonymous

    anyone who has a HEART will forgive him. love u chris!!!!!!!!!! xoxox =D

  • Anonymous

    anyone who has a HEART will forgive him. love u chris!!!!!!!!!! xoxox =D

  • Frankie

    He talks the talk but I have yet to see him show any real remorse. Hope he does make a change but it will be a long road.
    As for being a role model, that is a notion spoken by a pure idiot.

  • peach

    I can’t stand it when abusive people claim it’s not the person they actually are. Are you for real??! Raising your hand at someone may have been a mistake, but beating the crap out of someone to the point where they have swollen body parts and bleeding lips?? That’s not a mistake, sweetheart. You’re a fu*king idiot and all you got for it is a slap on the wrist. You’ve been touched by an angel!

  • adam and eve

    the devil made him do it….that’s what he said.

    this dude is a riot.

  • adam and eve

    xxx @ 08/31/2009 at 12:19 pm oh please does anyone buy this ****?
    -
    no, but look in this section and there are some people who prove that rhetorical question wrong all the time and remember when he was reading from the cue cards, rehearsed his long apology, reading a teleprompter to make his apology look efficient and more like a psa :). this guy is amazing because although he might mean well, he’s going about this the wrong way. i don’t know who’s managing him but that person needs to get a pay cut or something.

    jake @ 08/31/2009 at 12:19 pm Sorry doesn’t cut it
    -
    even i know that. people have to prove themselves when they’ve done wrong. what has this kid done since february to prove himself to people? oh and jake as you can see from some of these comments, sorry does cut it for the deluded.

  • marissa

    @Frankie: @Nicole: @peach:

    the best comments i read so far.

    he got off EASYYY! HE ASS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. that would have tought him a lesson

  • hawker

    Most men that are abusers “don’t remember”! How convenient. And they think that saying “I’m sorry” will just make it all better. You betcha – til the next time.

  • adam and eve

    Anonymous @ 08/31/2009 at 12:22 pm anyone who has a HEART will forgive him. love u chris
    ———————–
    what ignorance. lol. i’m sure that the people typing out their comments have hearts…and having a heart shouldn’t be only attributed to you or people who think like you anonymouse. i have a heart…even if i might be a big cynic, but i don’t subscribe to herder thinking and i believe chris brown did wrong, and i just wish he would stop being so dumb about this and man the hell up. i don’t care about your face or whatever your pr people said you need to do. i want you to prove to me that i can respect you.

  • j

    wow, he claims he doesn’t remember. how convenient for you, chris. you’re disgusting.

  • judgejudylicious

    chris brown in major denial and has deep psychological disturbance

    see TheLimeGreenScream for a funny analysis of what he said to Larry King

  • ha

    too many desperate housewives and damaged people commenting on this site. with jon gosselin you want blood & chris b. you want him dead.
    people make mistakes. JOSH BROLIN has been beatin diane lane for years and never been in jail for it. double standards much.

    he’s serving 5 yrs probation for a first offense and 6mths community service.
    he doesn’t need to say sorry anymore. he has lost his right to vote and be part of american society all because of an incident that happened when he was 19. he is punished enough..
    rihanna is not an innocent in all of this either. you cannot throw the first punch and get away with it (girl or not). she will feel the backlash of this too.

  • enoughalready

    I believe that, when people snap that’s exactly what happens. She probably put him through so much to when he knew what was getting ready to happen (her hitting him) he just snapped. When the real Rihanna comes out, people are going to say, he was not lying…

  • debbie

    He refuses to accept his guilt. He refuses to say, “I did this. It was wrong. I will prove how sorry I am by never doing it again.” He doesn’t love Rihanna. Guys like him are abusers. They are jealous, possessive and they cheat. He is still pissed off that she dumped him for beating her. So what he is really saying is that he refuses to accept that it is over. The “we’ll always be friends” is bulls**t. I am glad now that I hear this, I am glad the court put a barrier on them for five years. He is already getting with other women, but Rihanna is HUGE. He was publically dumped by her and his ego will never get over it. She is in danger form him until he gets serious help. He is a sicko. The mind of an abuse is twisted and Chris fits the profile. He will definitely do this again. Someone less famous or not famous will get her butt kicked and get paid off. Until he kills someone. He is like OJ. OJ “disassociated,” too.

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    @I need a beer:

    lmao ur the one whos mental
    “i need a beer” WTF
    ppl like u are Arrogant
    Selfish
    and ugly
    GOD HATES HATE

    Go AWAY

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    @I need a beer:

    lmao ur the one whos mental HELP
    “i need a beer” WTF
    ppl like u are Arrogant
    Selfish
    and ugly
    GOD HATES HATE

    Go AWAY

    Read more: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/08/31/chris-brown-larry-king-live/comment-page-2/#comments#ixzz06Po3oDTj

  • mickey

    That bow tie is as ridiculous as he is.

  • http://www.aol.com ilove chris m brown

    @mickey:

    DONT HATE ON HIS SWAG

    HATER

  • debbie

    @Ilovechrisbrown: Good for you. You and Chris belong together.

    BTW: Hope you have good health insurance if U R a woman.

    If you are a guy, I hope you know a good lawyer! LOL!

    You preach against hate. What about violence? Chris beat Rihanna, but he “doesn’t remember”. Poor thing. He is a convicted felon. Maybe they should have put him in jail so he would get time to remember.
    Violence is hateful. Fool.

  • skandl

    has anyone else read that she had hit him in the past and he reacted by slamming her in to the wall?? Domestic Violence is a two way street, I am not saying he is right but it is possible that they both contributed to this cluster f@ck.

  • erica

    Yeah, many abusers and wife-beaters “can’t remember” beating their wives or girlfriends. It’s a load of crap. Then they claim ‘that wasn’t them’, then who was it? If you can’t control yourself or your anger get therapy. Not remembering is no excuse for what you did.

  • Ana Lexie

    where in the interview that you posted suggests he doesn’t rememebr beating rihanna?

  • tadow

    I’m like WOW. You know Chris, it’s like wow. I mean come on Chris, how could you do that? It’s like wow. Sometimes when I’m reading it’s like wow. I know how you feel though Chris, because it is like….wow.

  • adam and eve

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/31/chris.brown.interview/index.html
    there’s the cnn write up.

    hey “ha” don’t assume you know sh*t about the people posting here. we have a right, just as you do, even if we don’t agree to post our thoughts. loser.

    and yeah skandl and also enough…rihanna is no innnocent, but chris brown crossed the line. he let HIS EMOTIONS run him. he saying he has no control/doesn’t know how to manage his emotions/himself is true about human beings. not all of us have STELLAR CONTROL. but he made a BIG MISTAKE. so why can’t he just accept it and prove himself???? why does he need to go around partying and being moody, and doing these fake ass psa apologies or whatever. i don’t care about all that. i want to know that i can respect him. i mean if i was a fan would that be too much for me to ask…especially as he’s always talking about BEING A ROLE MODEL? right. and that’s how you know that the bs doesn’t fall far from the apple tree. he said he needs to own up to, and yeah he does, he need to own up to ALL OF IT, and he needs to man up. stop being a child chris brown. you are no child.

    yeah rihanna hit him…but why did he need to almost destory her…what would we be saying now if rihanna had died or was mortally wounded…would people be saying if i had known, if only i had the foresight, and all this bs reflecting people always do AFTER THE FACT. why don’t you reflect while you’re in the moment before you let your EMOTIONS control you. now i’m not a perfect person and i’m no innocent, but if i had ever done something like he did…i would go about this a whole different way. whoever is advising this dude needs to stop and send him to counselling or something.

  • Carrie

    Does he think wearing a cutesey little bow tie and faking any real emotion will make us all forgive him?!

    The fact of the matter is this man physically beat another person, a woman, and that is UNFORGIVABLE

    Rihanna may be deluded and, unfortunately, stupid enough to believe his lies, but I certainly don’t.

    If a man has hit you before, he will hit you again.

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