Although he fails to mention Rihanna by name or discuss specifics of the incident, Brown says he is "saddened... over what transpired."
The statement reads:
"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."Earlier today, Rihanna's father released a statement about the incident, as did Brown's.