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Brown 'remorseful' says father

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R&B star Chris Brown is "remorseful" following his arrest on suspicion of attacking a woman, his father has said.

Clinton Brown said his son was "home", in an interview with People magazine published on its website on Friday.

"He's reflecting on this situation," added Mr Brown, without giving his son's whereabouts.

Singer Brown was released on bail in LA and withdrew from Sunday's Grammy Awards, as did girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown emerged from questioning an hour after the ceremony had finished.

According to police, the singer and an unidentified woman got into an argument in a parked car in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, which escalated as the pair got out of the car.

Brown and Rihanna, who were both nominated and due to perform at the Grammys, had been at a party together on Saturday evening.

Mr Brown went on to say in the People interview that he hoped his son's fans would not turn against him.

"This is unfortunate, this stumble, this situation," he said. "Hopefully, he will get past it. We all have our shortcomings. We all trip."

He added that he hoped his 19-year-old son would "take from this situation and learn from it".

Barbados-born Rihanna postponed a concert that was due to take place in Malaysia on Friday, according to organisers.

They said in a statement to the Associated Press that Rihanna's representatives told them the performance would have to be rescheduled to a later date.

Rihanna's publicist has not confirmed or denied whether the singer was involved in the incident, only releasing a short statement saying: "Rihanna is well. Thank you for concern and support."

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