Warning: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault that some people may find disturbing
Chris Brown and two accomplices were taken into custody in Paris after a woman filed a report of aggravated rape.
Brown, alongside his bodyguard and one other person, were arrested in Paris on Monday (January 21). TMZ have reported that Brown and the two other men have since been released and are free to leave France, but the investigation remains open. The prosecutor’s office has shared, “The investigations, which are not closed at this stage, will continue under the authority of the Paris prosecutor’s office.”
Chris Brown took to Instagram to deny the allegations made against him, “FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!”
The incident was first reported by French celebrity-news publication Closer. The magazine alleges that Brown was detained on Monday morning after an unnamed 24-year-old woman filed a complaint against him. The woman accused Brown of raping her in a Paris hotel room.
The woman told police that she met Brown on January 15th at a nightclub near the Champs-Élysées. Later that evening Brown invited her and several other women to the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The women alleges that she found herself alone in one of the hotel rooms, where she was assaulted. The woman has also accused an unnamed friend of singer and his bodyguard of assaulting her.
Chris Brown has been involved in a series of violent incidents over the years. In July 2018 he was arrested on a felony battery charge after punching a nightclub’s in-house photographer. In May, Brown was sued for hosting a party where a woman was sexually assaulted multiple times. In 2016 Brown was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty one count of felony assault on his girlfriend at the time, Rihanna.