“Love doesn’t hurt,” Oprah said on her show Friday, announcing she will discuss domestic violence in an upcoming show. “I want to do a show about it, dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world.”
Rihanna’s reconciliation with Brown after her February 8th beating from her superstar boyfriend (who was charged with two felonies last week) surprised her family and fans alike, sparking a public debate about whether he’ll do it again
Speaking directly into the camera, Oprah said, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again.”
Brown offered an apology and denied posting any updates on Facebook -referring to allegations in the press that he had changeed his relationship status to ‘single’ and written ‘You’ll begin to see her true colours. Believe it!’
In a statement issued on Sunday Brown says:
“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.”
As the story behind Chris Brown‘s violent attack on Rihanna unfolds, digitally altered photos of the bruised and beaten singer have been circulating on websites and through email with the heading “OMG LOOK AT RIHANNA’S FACE!!!”
TMZ discovered the images were photoshopped fakes and even unearthed the original one.
Actual police photos show Rihanna suffered bite marks on her fingers and arms, contusions on her face, a bloody nose and swollen eyes.
In late 2007 Chris Brown appeared on the Tyra Banks Show and in a foreshadowing of his recent arrest for domestic felony charges revealed he had witnessed domestic violence as a child.
“Some people, their families go through domestic violence and stuff like that. I don’t want to mention the person’s name but there was somebody who hurt my mom. Me having to deal with that from the age of seven all the way through to 13, me seeing that and being visually abused by it – it affected me,” Brown said.
He also claimed to have been so affected by his mother’s abuse that he wanted to make sure he didn’t “put a woman through the same thing that person put my mom through.”
Brown tried to explain the reason his mother stayed in the situation saying, “I guess when a woman’s in love, she don’t look at it right.”