X17 Feature: Chris Brown Suffered Abuse As Child
Posted on Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Chris Brown BrownFeature200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Although Chris Brown's alleged beating of his longtime girlfriend Rihanna certainly came as a shock to the general public, after looking into his childhood history of abuse and violence, it seems like this is something Chris has been battling with in one way or another most of his young life.

A little over a year ago, Brown told Contact Music about the pain he and his family suffered at the hands of someone close to them, in intimate detail.

"I don't want to mention the person's name - it wasn't my real father - but somebody hurt my mom and me, I had to deal with that from seven all the way to 13. It affected me, especially towards women - I treat them differently. I don't want to put a woman through the same thing that person put my mom through," Brown said.

Although Chris' experiences may have initially caused him to treat women with care and respect, it's hard to break the cycle of violence, and Brown admitted to Giant that he used to dream about killing the man who hurt his mom.

"(I told my mother) 'I just want you to know that I love you, but I'm gonna take a baseball bat one day while you are at work, and I'm gonna kill him.' He used to hit my mom...He made me terrified all the time, terrified like I had to pee on myself. I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, 'I'm just gonna go crazy on him one day...' I hate him to this day," said Brown.

Despite his history, sources say this weekend's incident may not have been the first incident of violence between the couple. MTV cites numerous sources who claim the couple had his a "rough patch" and rumors swirled about fights and infidelities.

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