Chris Brown reportedly arrested on rape accusation in Paris, denies allegation
Chris Brown has reportedly been arrested in Paris on aggravated rape and drug violations. CNN reports:
Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, accused of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN.
Brown is being held along with two other unidentified people, the source said Tuesday. The US Embassy in Paris declined to comment on the report.
CNN has reached out to Brown's attorney.
The singer has had several run-ins with the law, including physical assault charges following an incident with his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats in that incident, and received five years' probation and community service.
The Associated Press reported that, according to a judicial official, the woman who filed the complaint said she met Chris Brown and his friends overnight January 15-16 at the club Le Crystal, and that then they all went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel together. The official said that one of Brown's bodyguards is among the others detained.
Last year, Chris Brown was sued by a woman who claimed she was raped at Chris Brown's house by one of his friends.
UPDATE: Chris Brown has responded to the allegation by posting an Instagram, which includes an image with the words "THIS B!TCH LYIN'" and the caption is: "I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR...... THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP! NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!"
UPDATE 2: Chris Brown was released from custody without charge, The Associated Press reports.