Chris Brown Released from Paris Jail with No Charges After Rape Claim

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Brown and two others were placed in police custody on Monday on suspicion of aggravated rape and a drug offense after a woman filed a complaint with Parisian police accusing the group of raping her at the singer's hotel, according to The New York Times.

Previous year alone, he was sued by a woman who claimed she was raped at Brown's home by another man and held against her will; he was arrested in July for battery for a 2017 incident in a nightclub in Tampa; and in December he was charged over illegal possession of a pet monkey.

Brown's bodyguard and one of the singer's friends were also arrested in conjunction with the complaint, French newspaper Le Parisien reported.


Chris - who has four-year-old daughter Royalty from a past relationship - shared a photo on Instagram which read "This B**** Lyin' " and added the caption: "I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR". The alleged victim reportedly said she'd met Brown and members of his crew on the night of January 15, leading into January 16, while at the club Le Crystal in the city's 8th arrondissement. French prosecutors have said Brown and the other two men are free to leave the country.

Chris' camp disputed Karima's claims, denying she was ever alone with the "Overdose" singer.

"The model said that once she was inside his suite, she went to the bathroom before Brown followed her and "[caught] her by the right arm", according to an English translation of the Closer report. Chris Brown went to see one of his friends. Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos told TMZ at the time, "None of these allegations are true".


Brown's publicist also declined to comment on the matter, the Associated Press reports. He pleaded guilty and completed his probation in 2015 (via HuffPost).

Brown, 29, whose previous legal troubles include assaulting singer Rihanna in 2009, had remained in custody on Tuesday, a judicial source said.


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