I'm just going to briefly touch on the subject of domestic violence.
Pop star Chris Brown has admitted guilt and apologized for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February, but he does not remember hitting the singer, he told CNN's Larry King.
Looking at police reports about the incident makes him feel like he's reading about a stranger.
"I'm in shock, because, first of all, that's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be," he said in an exclusive interview that airs Wednesday night.
"I just don't know what to think. I'm just like, wow," Brown said. "It's crazy to me."
Brown, 20, said he still loves singer Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
But, he added, it is tough for him to look at the photo showing Rihanna's battered face, the one image that might haunt and define him forever.
"When I look at it now, it's just like, wow, like, I can't believe that that actually happened," Brown said.
He now has to keep his distance from Rihanna, because of a judge's restraining order. (end)
Chris Brown was in such a rage he does not even know what he did. It is textbook classic that after severely assaulting her, he "still loves her".
Maybe the whole legal blowout gave her the time & space to realize she could have been killed.
That and the fact love should not ever--NEVER encompass assault & battery. Turns out they have had other lessor physical injury encounters.
Violence tends to follow these patterns of lashing out rage, to extreme apologetic mode, then some thing that triggers more violence, perhaps growing more extreme with each repeat episode.
Just for the record, I favor *zero tolerance* when it comes to domestic violence.