03/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATED WITH RETRACTION: Terrence Howard Defends Chris Brown: "He's A Good Guy" (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Late Wednesday Howard retracted the videotaped comments below, which he made Tuesday night.

"When they asked me about Chris Brown the other day, I was in no way aware of what he had been accused of," Howard said in a statement. "Had I known, I would have never had said something so insensitive."

A Hollywood.TV cameraman caught Terrence Howard outside of Beverly Hills restaurant Mr. Chow, and the actor defended alleged Rihanna-assaulter Chris Brown.

Here's what he said:

"It's just life, man. Chris is a great guy, man. He'll be all right. And Rihanna knows he loves her, you know? They'll be alright. 'Cause everybody gotta get out of the way."


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