Like millions of people in 2009 when Chris Brown was charged with felony assault after beating Rihanna I was horrified. I read the police report, in detail. I saw the photos of her with a swollen lip, scratches and bruises. This young woman, who was on the top of her game, weeks away from her 21st birthday, had become a poster child for domestic violence after her boyfriend beat her to a pulp.
I’ve never really looked at Brown the same way since. His teen idol image soured along with their cute puppy love relationship. He’s been the big bad ogre ever since. Now, for the first time, he has decided to tell his side of the story – in graphic detail – and it’s both fascinating and an eye opener.