Later that day, both pulled out of planned appearances at the Grammy Awards, and Brown turned himself into police.
He was arrested on the suspicion of making criminal threats and was released on bail.
"The message this story sends to teen girls and boys everywhere is disturbing, and it is also dangerous," Oprah Winfrey says. use this as a moment to allow our society to begin to grow." Oprah believes this story can be a teaching moment for every teen and parent. "And if a man hits you once, he will hit you again." Oprah.com: 10 questions to ask your teens Over the past few years, talk show host Tyra Banks has interviewed both Brown and Rihanna.
His arraignment has been postponed until April 2009 while he remains free on bail.
Statistics say about one in three high school students have been -- or will be -- involved in an abusive relationship.
Weeks later, rumors of their reconciliation were reported.
On March 5, 2009, Brown appeared in court, charged with two counts of felony assault.
"I went back to that interview and I said, 'Oh my God, he's repeating [the cycle of abuse].'" Tyra cautions against judging Rihanna for going back to Brown.
"Sometimes we hold these celebrities up to a higher standard, but we have to look at her as a human being and understand that she is no better or no different than any other girl," Banks says.