Will Smith and Rihanna
Soul Brother/FilmMagic; Michael Loccisano/Getty
02/13/2009 AT 03:00 PM EST
and wife Jada Pinkett Smith say they'll do anything for Chris Brown
– even if it just means leaving them alone.
"Jada and I reached out to both of them," Smith, 40, tells Extra
. "If it's help they need, then let's get it right."
Smith says that the best support right now may be to step back. Brown, 19, is under police investigation in Los Angeles for allegedly beating
Rihanna, 20, early last Sunday morning.
"This is a time where they need to be left alone and if they have things they need to work out, work it out," Smith says, urging the public to wait until all the facts are in.
"People should take a minute before they jump on it and judge," he tells Extra
. "We don't know nothing. If there are mistakes people make, then they should be willing to live up to the mistakes and do whatever penance they need to do. I don't think it's up to us, specifically the media, with such a fast hand to try to chop someone's head off."