(OPRAH.com) -- It's the story that has brought dating violence into the national spotlight.Police responded to a 911 call alleging domestic violence between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna last month."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.Weeks later, rumors of their reconciliation were reported.On March 5, 2009, Brown appeared in court, charged with two counts of felony assault.His arraignment has been postponed until April 2009 while he remains free on bail.
"The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away." In his appearance on The Tyra Banks Show, Brown said he watched his mother suffer abuse from the time he was 7 years old until he was 13. "I treat [women] differently because I know I never want to go through the same thing or put a woman through the same thing that the person put my mom through," Brown told Banks.
When Banks first heard about the alleged incident, she says she didn't believe it -- until the police report was released.