Singer Chris Brown has reportedly been detained in Paris and is apparently under investigation, after being accused of rape.
A 24-year-old woman (whose identity is currently unknown) alleges that Chris Brown raped her on the night of Jan 15-16 after they met at a nightclub in France. The woman, who reportedly filed a complaint with French police, is said to have further alleged that two acquaintances of Brown (identified by French media as his bodyguard and a friend), also sexually abused her. They too have now been arrested.
Images have emerged of Brown partying with his Instagram-model girlfriend Ammika Harris at Parisian nightclub Cirque Bonheur on Saturday night; just hours before the alleged rape apparently took place.
This is not the first time that Brown has had run-ins with law enforcement. Back in 2009, Brown was charged with the violent assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna at a party before the Grammys. Rihanna was left with visible facial injuries and was hospitalised as a result of the altercation, and Brown turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Department.
After his admission of guilt, he was sentenced to five years probation, a year of domestic violence counselling, and six months of community service. Rihanna was granted a restraining order against him.
In 2017, Brown's girlfriend, the model Karrueche Tran, was also granted a five-year-long restraining order against him, and claimed that Brown made death threats against her. Model Liziane Gutierrez also claims she was punched by him, although her accusations never came to trial.
Chris Brown and his representatives have currently declined to comment on the accusations against him.