Sorry: Brown to Ri, fans

LOS ANGELES: Chris Brown has publicly apologised for his beating of Rihanna. Brown released a two-minute video on his Web site on July 20 apologising to fans and saying he is sad and ashamed of his conduct. He also says that he has repeatedly apologised to Rihanna.

Brown was arrested on February 8 and later charged with assault likely to cause great bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to the charge last month and faces sentencing on August 5.

He is slated to serve five years of probation and perform six months of community labour. Brown says on the video he wanted to speak out earlier, but was advised not to by his lawyer.

The 20-year-old calls

his actions “unacceptable”.