Singer Chris Brown Arrested For Rape In France
Paris, FR – Grammy Award-winning singer Chris Brown and two members of his entourage have been detained by French police on rape and narcotics charges.
The alleged victim told police that she met the 29-year-old Brown at club Le Crystal on Jan.15, and that she later went back to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with him, TMZ reported.
She said she was raped at the hotel.
On Tuesday, police confirmed they have detained Brown and two other men, including the singer’s bodyguard, on potential narcotics offenses and aggravated rape, according to Associated Press.
They have two more days to decide whether or not preliminary charges will be filed.
Brown has had multiple run-ins with the law in the past, including a brutal 2009 domestic violence incident that left his then-girlfriend Rihanna with visible injuries to her mouth and eyes, TMZ reported.
He was charged with making criminal threats and felony assault in that case, and was later sentenced to five years of probation.
Brown and his bodyguard were charged with felony assault in 2013 after a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel, but the offense was dropped down to a misdemeanor, CNN reported.
The performer went to a chemical dependency treatment facility later that year, but he was kicked out after he smashed out a window of his mother’s car during a family therapy session.
The expulsion landed him a probation violation in March of 2014, and he later pleaded guilty to another probation violation stemming from the fight in Washington.
The judge kept him locked up until June of 2014, and he pleaded guilty to his role in the Washington altercation later that year.
Brown is currently awaiting trial for a 2017 altercation where he allegedly punched a man for taking his photograph without his permission.
He’s also scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles in February on charges that he had a pet Capuchin monkey without a permit, according to Associated Press.
Brown is also the subject of a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was raped by one of Brown’s friends during a party Brown had at his home, TMZ reported.
According to the lawsuit, Brown gave the partygoers cocaine, marijuana, and MDMA.
Brown is best-known for his 2000s hits, including “Kiss Kiss” and “Run It,” according to the Associated Press.
He received a Grammy Award in 2011 for best R&B album for “F.A.M.E.”
Six of Brown’s albums have gone platinum, and he is expected to release a new album later this year.