LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown, who was arrested a week ago in connection with a domestic violence investigation, said Sunday he is "sorry and saddened" by what happened and is seeking counseling from his pastor and loved ones.
The R&B singer also said much of what has been reported of the incident is untrue, although he did not elaborate.
"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," Brown said in a brief statement issued through publicist Michael Sitrick.
"Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and-or reported in the media is wrong," he added. But he said he couldn't discuss that in detail until his case is resolved.
Brown surrendered to Los Angeles police on Feb. 8 and was released on $50,000 bail after being booked for investigation of making a criminal threat, a felony. He has not been charged by the district attorney's office, which is still investigating the case.
His arrest reportedly stemmed from an argument with his girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna shortly after the pair left a pre-Grammy Awards party.
The starlet suffered contusions, a split lip, bites on her arms and fingers and bruises after the alleged attack after a pre-Grammy party, TMZ reported.
Both were nominated for Grammys and were scheduled to appear at the Feb. 8 awards show but canceled at the last minute. Brown surrendered to authorities just as the show was getting under way.
According to police, Brown and a woman began arguing as they were traveling in a car shortly after the Feb. 7 pre-Grammy party. The fight escalated after they got out of the car in the city's ritzy Hancock Park neighborhood, and Brown had left by the time police arrived.
TMZ posted Brown's full statement:
"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 writing under my name are frauds."