(CBS) - Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly defending R&B singer Chris Brown.
According to RadarOnline.com, the Emmy-winning media personality sounded off on her satellite radio show on Sirius XM show and then tweeted in regard to Brown's 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna as well as Brown's more recent outburst in his dressing room following an appearance on "Good Morning America."
"He was held accountable - he did his service - the judge commended him - he grew up in a violent home - he is only 21," O'Donnell tweeted. "He is a victim too."
Brown apologized for his "GMA" outburst, explaining that he was surprised that his attack on Rihanna was brought up during his interview.
Brown broke a window with a chair, causing some shards of glass to fall to the street below, according to ABC News.
Brown is currently on probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.