Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 28: Singer Chris Brown performs on stage at The Big Show at Little Caesars Arena on December 28, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

The American singer Chris Brown and two other people were held in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint.

Brown was detained on Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions, a French judicial official said. Investigators have two days to decide whether to let him go or file preliminary charges.

The singer’s publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment on the complaint or say what he was doing in Paris.

Brown, 29, has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He completed his probation in that case in 2015.

One of Brown’s bodyguards was among those detained, according to a Paris police official.

The woman who filed the complaint said she met Brown and his friends at the club Le Crystal in the 17th arrondissement of north-western Paris on Wednesday and went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Concorde Plaza, according to the official.

The Guardian

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