Brown-Rihanna Deal in Works for Book, Tour

Singer may co-author book on raising abuse awareness
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2009 5:49 AM CST
Brown-Rihanna Deal in Works for Book, Tour
Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

As Chris Brown's management team scrambles to rebuild his badly bruised image, the effort—dubbed "Operation Mea Culpa"—will see Brown and Rihanna co-authoring a book about abuse and appearing on talk shows together to raise awareness about abusive relationships, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.''The only way Chris can possibly reverse things is to come clean and help raise awareness about abusive relationships,'' says a Brown insider.

"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," adds the source. The 19-year-old singer has reportedly made a deal with Rihanna that he will pay her $10 million "if he as much as squeezes her arm the wrong way," although management for both entertainers deny such a deal is in the works.
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