CHRIS BROWN IN TROUBLE AGAIN, THIS TIME ITS RAPE
American R&B singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape.
A 25-year-old woman has accused Brown of raping her on the evening of January 15 at a five-star hotel in the French capital.
Brown and two other people – one of whom is believed to be his bodyguard – are in custody in Paris today as police investigate allegations of sexual assault and ‘drug infractions’.
He is alleged to have met the woman at a nightclub near the Champs-Elysees and taken her back to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, where he is accused of having attacked her. A source close to the case claimed today that ‘a number of the suspects were carrying cocaine, which police found at the hotel after responding to a complaint.’
Brown has been arrested awaiting potential charges of ‘aggravated rape and drug infractions’, officials said.
The woman has accused Brown of raping her after they met at Le Crystal nightclub.
She is then said to have returned to the Mandarin Oriental hotel with other women and a total of three men.
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The alleged victim claimed Brown had attacked her when they were left alone together.
The woman has also accused Brown’s bodyguard and another friend of the singer of assaulting her.
‘[Brown] is accused of a rape and is being held at the judicial police offices in the 1st arrondissement,’ said a prosecuting source.
‘He was arrested with two others on Monday, and interviews and other enquiries are ongoing. The offence is said to have taken place on the night of January 15 this year.’
The singer’s bodyguard is one of the two other men detained, according to police officials.
‘The woman said she was abused by Mr Brown, a bodyguard, and a friend, and then she was left alone with the star,’ said another source in Paris.
‘A total of three men were arrested at Mr Brown’s hotel. They did not resist police, and now have lawyers representing them.’
Brown was arrested on Monday and is still in custody today while police investigate the claims, they said.
Investigators have another two days to decide whether to let him go or file preliminary charges.
Brown’s publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment.
The musician has been seen in the French capital in recent days attending events in the city’s fashion week.
He has now been released without charge on Tuesday after being held overnight for questioning over the rape allegation in Paris, the prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.
The prosecutor’s office said an investigation was continuing, while Brown’s lawyer Raphael Chiche said his client “energetically” proclaimed his innocence and wanted to bring a defamation lawsuit.
The alleged victim told police she met Brown in a nightclub near the Champs-Elysees avenue with a group of other women.
She then agreed to go back to the hotel, which is on the glitzy boutique-lined Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.
Brown was pictured in the French capital last week attending shows during men’s fashion week.
The singer posted a picture on his Instagram account Tuesday night that read “This B!tch Lyin'”.
“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP! (sic) NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!” he posted next to the picture.
The singer, who according to Billboard has sold more than 100 million records, has been in the news more for his legal troubles than his hit releases in recent years.
In 2009 he was convicted of beating fellow singer Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time, who was forced to miss the Grammy Awards because of her injuries.
Brown was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months of community service for the assault.