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Chris Brown to tell all (again) on '20/20'

November 30, 2009 |  4:24 pm

Chrisbrown In what is surely the year's best battle for televised catharsis, Chris Brown has booked yet another "tell-all" interview -- this time with ABC's "20/20."

After his ex-girlfriend Rihanna's explosive interview with Diane Sawyer, we're sure Chris' taking of umbrage will be well documented in the sit-down, shot with anchor Robin Roberts last weekend.

In February, it was reported that Brown physically and verbally assaulted Rihanna on a residential street in Los Angeles, yielding to months and months of media coverage of her bruised and broken visage. Earlier this month, Rihanna spoke out for the first time since the incident.

[For the record, 9:23 p.m., Nov. 30, 2009: A previous version of this post said that Rihanna had indicated she had been attacked no fewer than nine times before ending things with Chris Brown. In fact, Rihanna's reference to "nine times" was a discussion of statistics involving battered women in general.]

After the two-part chat with Sawyer, Brown told MTV news, "I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us."

We'll see how closely he sticks to that sentiment when his "20/20" interview airs on ABC on Dec. 8.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Chris Brown performs live at the Avalon Hollywood in November in Los Angeles. Credit: Katy Winn / APA

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