Chris Brown arrested and detained in Paris after lady’s rape claim
American singer, Chris Brown has been arrested in France for allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman.
The singer was apprehended alongside two others identified as his friend and bodyguard.
The pair had reportedly met at a night club in Paris and later checked into Brown’s suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel where the alleged assault was committed.
The singer was arrested on Monday and remains in custody while police probe the complaint.
The woman is said to have followed the singer to his hotel room where the incident allegedly occurred.
Prosecutors in the French capital confirmed that the 29-year-old faced criminal charges after the alleged sex attack a week ago.
“He 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 complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she met Brown at a nightclub and then returned to his hotel with other women and a total of three men.
“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.”
The singer has a history of being in trouble with the law.
He was arrested in 2016 for assaulting and threatening a woman at gunpoint but was later freed, with his lawyer explaining that the accusation was demonstrably false.
In 2009, the 29-year-old singer had received five years probation and a community service order for assaulting his then girlfriend, Rihanna.
Brown is yet to make any comment on the allegation as the French police are investigating the accuser’s complaint.