*Rihanna’s daddy says he has forgiven Chris Brown for attacking his daughter, and now “feels sorry” for the singer.

Brown was sentenced to 180 days of community labor and five years of probation for assaulting Rihanna before the Grammy Awards in 2009. Her father, Ronald Fenty, told UK newspaper The Sun that he holds no resentment against Brown.

“It was really tough seeing the pictures of her beaten up,” Fenty told the paper. “But I have forgiven him.”

He continued: “He has lost so much from one stupid mistake. So me making him feel even worse makes no sense. I feel sorry for him now.”