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Chris Brown responds to Rihanna's '20/20' interview

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Chris Brown has issued a reaction to ex-girlfriend Rihanna’s candid interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20. In a statement released to MTV News, Brown says, “While I respect Rihanna’s right to discuss the specific events of February 8, I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us. I do appreciate her support and wish her the best. I am extremely sorry for what I did, and I accept accountability for my actions. At this point, I am taking the proper steps to learn about me and grow from my mistakes. I only hope that others in similar situations can learn from our experience as well. Abuse of any kind is always wrong. The rest I leave it to God.” In the interview with Sawyer, Rihanna emotionally detailed the night Brown physically assaulted her after the two had a heated argument. Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault in June.