Breaking: Chris Brown Issues Statement

Chris Brown is breaking his silence for the first time since allegations surfaced that he assaulted Rihanna, 20, in Los Angeles. A spokesman on behalf of Brown released the following statement on Sunday.

“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.”

The 19-year-old pop star was arrested on Feb. 8 and may face charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney.