Chris Brown to Rihanna: Assault Was a "Private Matter"

November 7, 2009 By:
Chris Brown to Rihanna: Assault Was a

After Chris Brown assaulted and publicly humiliated Rihanna, she stayed mum for nine months. She didn't give a single interview, didn't bad mouth him and refused to address the issue. And that's just the way Chris liked it. But now that Rihanna has come forward and given the world details about the night she was assaulted, he's upset with her because he believes it should have been a "private matter."

"While I respect Rihanna's right to discuss the specific events of February 8," Brown says in a statement to MTV News, "I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us."

We're sure Rihanna would have loved to have kept the photo of her bruised and bloody face private too, but when you're a celebrity, nothing stays private for too long.

During Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer, she said Chris put her in a headlock twice and bit her on the ear and fingers. "He had no soul in his eyes," Rihanna said. "He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him."

In his statement today, Brown continued, "I do appreciate [Rihanna's] support and wish her the best. I am extremely sorry for what I did, and I accept accountability for my actions," he tells MTV.

"At this point, I am taking the proper steps to learn about me and grow from my mistakes. I only hope that others in similar situations can learn from our experience as well. Abuse of any kind is always wrong. The rest I leave it to God."

After all that Rihanna's gone through, Chris really can't be upset with her for telling her side of the story. She spoke out about being abused hoping her message will help save other women who are also in an abusive relationship.