Chris Brown and Rihanna

Over the span of just one week, we’ve had “statements” released from just about every celebrity, close friend, family member, and anyone else who thought it was there place to speak on the alleged fight between Chris Brown and Rihanna. But now we’re finally able to hear straight from the source: Mr. Christopher Maurice Brown himself. His publicist, Michael Sitrick, released an official statement from the R&B singer today, expressing Brown’s sadness and remorse for what went down last week between him and Rihanna.

“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.”

We’re glad he finally decided to speak up and attempt to save his name. This whole “staying silent” thing was doing more harm than good.