Chris Brown is, in some ways, an unlikely person to be accused of domestic violence.
He's spoken openly about his alleged experiences with abuse as a child at the hands of his stepfather.
In 2007, Brown admitted in an interview with U.S. magazine Giant, his family had been abused by his stepfather.
"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."
And he told talk show hostess Tyra Banks, on her show, that his childhood abuse experience had made him respectful of women:
However, some mental experts claim that it's not uncommon for victims of abuse to have repetition compulsion as a means of dealing with buried emotions caused by the earlier abuse.
What do you think? If you are a man, did you experience abuse as a child?
Did you see your father or a male member of the household physically abuse your mother?
Has it impacted your relationships with women as an adult?