Chris Brown: Rihanna assault should remain ‘between us’

The R&B singer calls for his ex-girlfriend to keep quiet about incident in which he assaulted her

Chris Brown has called for ex-girlfriend Rihanna to keep schtum about the details of the assault she suffered at his hands nine months ago in a shocking new statement released via MTV.

The R&B singer told the news channel: ‘While I respect Rihanna’s right to discuss the specific events of February 8, I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us.’

His appeal comes after Rihanna gave an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, during which she confirmed police reports describing how Brown put her in a headlock and punched her several times in the face.

She also nodded upon hearing allegations that the 20-year-old bit her on the ear and fingers following an argument over a text message he received from another woman.

She told Sawyer: ‘He had no soul in his eyes. Just blank. He was clearly blacked-out. There was no person when I looked at him. It was almost as if he had nothing to lose.’

But the star still wished her ex well in the interview: ‘Love doesn’t go away right away,’ she said. ‘I don’t hate him at all. I actually love and care about him. I want him to do well, have a great career, have a great life and grow up.’

Brown told MTV: ‘I do appreciate her support and wish her the best, I am extremely sorry for what I did, and I accept accountability for my actions. Abuse of any kind is wrong. The rest I leave to God.’

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