Cheryl Cole Defends Chris Brown
Chris Brown has found support from unexpected quarter in
the 2009 Rihanna assault case. Cheryl Cole insists that it's high time the
world forgave Chris for beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna, and she has even risked
the wrath of women's groups for her statement.
Chris was slammed after the attack, which left his ex
black and blue and led to an assault conviction. He publicly apologised for his
actions and recently reteamed with his ex to work on two new songs, but though
Rihanna may have forgiven her former boyfriend, many of his critics
Grammy Awards bosses upset women's groups and celebs for handing Chris an award
earlier this year and allowing him to perform twice at the ceremony.
But now Cheryl has come to his defence, insisting that it's time people forgave
Brown. In a radio interview she said, "I think it's really kind of Rihanna
actually (to forgive Brown). She's come out and publicly forgiven him really. I
think it's about time we all did if I'm completely honest, if you want my
opinion... I think it's time we all moved on. That guy is talented as hell.
"I work with people all the time with my charity that are transformed
characters. They've done things when they were young that they regret, they've
been to prison and they're now upstanding members of the public and help our
community and are amazing people."
Ironically, Cheryl's comments come as the Girls Aloud
star fights to ditch her marital surname after splitting from Brit soccer star
Ashley Cole in 2010. The singer filed for divorce from the England
international ace following allegations he had cheated on her with a string of