Chris Brown Speaks Out After Arrest Over Rape Allegations
Chris Brown has strongly denied the rape allegations made against him following his arrest in Paris yesterday.
After he was released without charge, the Grammy Award-winning singer took to social media to refute any wrongdoing, uploading a picture that read: "this b**** lyin'".
In his caption on Instagram, he claimed the accusation was "disrespectful" and against his "character and morals".
Writing in block captions, he stated: "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!!!!!" [sic]
Brown and two other men - his bodyguard and a family friend - were arrested after a 24-year-old woman claimed the three had assaulted her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel on 15 January after meeting in a nightclub.
The French prosecutor's office has claimed that police are still investigating the case.
Raphael Chiche, the Look at Me Now star's lawyer, said his client "vigorously" professed his innocence and intended to sue for defamation.
"Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him," Chiche stated. "A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris."
In an interview with French magazine Closer, Brown's victim detailed the alleged attack, stating it was "brutal and violent".
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said she met Brown "through a friend" who works at the Crystal Lounge nightclub on the Champs Elysee.
After partying together at The Quay nightclub, a group decided to go back to Brown's hotel rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, where their cell phones were taken and they were offered drugs and alcohol.
Alleging that Brown followed her when she went to use the bathroom, the woman said: "Chris Brown followed me and took me by the right arm. He made me enter a sort of dressing room. He closed the door. It lasted 25 to 30 minutes. It's still too difficult for me to explain in detail what he did, but it was brutal and violent.
"He was threatening and aggressive. I was very afraid. Once it was over, he opened the door. I told him that I wanted to pick up my cell phone and go home. Chris Brown went to see one of his friends. I thought this person was going to accompany me to the bodyguard for my cell phone, but that's not what he did.
"He took me to his room, he locked the door and he abused me too. It was the same with the bodyguard. All I wanted to do was go home. I was too scared. There were three muscular men, aggressive and menacing. I couldn't do anything. I'm traumatised, I can't overcome what happened to me and resume my habits. It's horrible, I'm lost."
When asked how she managed to escape, she told Closer: "I said that I had to go to bed, that I had classes the next day. I cried. When he saw me like that, he returned my cell phone and I left."
Speaking about how why she chose to report the alleged attack two days later, she confirmed she had been hesitant, but said she didn't want the men to do the same to other girls.
"Yes. I was scared. They have my address, my cell number, my picture... But I didn't want them to be able to do the same thing to other girls," she said. "Chris Brown is the kind of person who thinks himself powerful and thinks himself above the law, but no. I'll go to the end. Abused three times in the same evening by three different men – it's unbearable to live with."