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September 3, 2009

Sue Else, President of NNEDV, today issued the following statement in response to Chris Brown’s first media interview since the brutal attack on Rihanna.  Brown appeared last night on CNN’s Larry King Live.   “Chris Brown missed an opportunity to fully educate young people about dating violence.  Though he rightfully took responsibility for and spoke out against his criminal actions, he neglected to discuss his choice to beat up someone he claims to love.  Rather, Brown cowered in forgetfulness about the night he violently assaulted Rihanna. Brown recognized that there isn’t enough education about what healthy relationships look like.  Last night, he could have done something about that and didn't. Teen dating violence is skyrocketing, and we urge Brown to be part of the solution after being part of the problem.”