Having his singing career in jeopardy ever since he was accused to have assaulted Rihanna during a heated argument on February 8, Chris Brown reportedly has scored a deal with the female R 'n' B singer, in which it is stated that he agrees to pay her "as much as $10 million" and possibly more "if he as much as squeezes her arm the wrong way." Report on the deal that the twosome has scored was made public by Chicago Sun-Times on Friday, March 6.
Beside the cash, part of the deal also includes Chris and Rihanna's plan to co-author a book about abuse. The pair, moreover, agrees to appear together at a number of talk shows to speak directly to their fans and the general public about abusive behavior.
"The only way Chris can possibly reverse things is to come clean and help raise awareness about abusive relationships," a source close to Chris' legal team told Chicago Sun-Times. "Obviously this is a public relations campaign, but it only will work if there's genuine healing, contrition and a path to preventing future problems. ... It's another example of trying to turn a bad situation into something good ... where people can learn to change habits," added the source.
In the meantime, Access Hollywood has obtained an e-mail written by Chris' publicist Michael Sitrick to Chicago Sun-Times' columnist Bill Zwecker who wrote report on Chris and Rihanna's deal, claiming in it that several elements of the columnist's report are not true, including the book deal and the $10 million contractual agreement. Asked about the deal, Rihanna's attorney, Donald Etra, told Access Hollywood he knows nothing of such a deal.
Chris himself has not yet broken his silence on the many reports surrounding his felony charges. He was seen on Thursday evening, March 5, the same day he attended his scheduled court hearing, at a hotel bar with his bodyguards. Per TMZ, the 19-year-old performer was seen leaving the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills at around 3:45 A.M. and was having his head covered with a hood.