Earlier this week, Chris Brown was released from French custody without charges after a woman accused him of rape.
The 24-year-old woman alleged that she was assaulted in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris by the singer and two other men. This led to Brown’s arrest by Paris police Tuesday, along with two other men who were identified as his body guard and another friend of Brown’s, according to French media.
The accuser told Paris police that she was raped in Brown’s hotel room, went into another room, and was raped again. She also stated that there was “great psychological pressure” from Brown during the alleged rape.
Franck Serfati, the alleged victim’s lawyer, told The Associated Press that even though there was no physical pressure into having sex with Brown, the alleged victim did not give consent. Brown denies having any sexual intercourse with the woman at all.
Hours after their arrest, Brown and the two other men were released from custody without charges. On Thursday morning, Brown’s Paris attorney, Raphael Chiche, filed a defamation suit against the alleged victim after Brown continued to aggressively challenge the facts of the case and strongly profess his innocence.
Brown then took to social media to express his opinion about the case by posting a picture on Instagram that was captioned, “I wanna make it perfectly clear, this is false,” then later added that it was, “against (his) character and morals.”
However, Brown has had a history with the law when, in 2009, he physically assaulted his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. He was charged for felony assault and for making criminal threats which gave Brown five years of probation and community service.
In 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after police were told by a woman that Brown threatened her with a gun.
He was also arrested in July for a felony battery charge in which he allegedly punched a man who took pictures of him without permission. Brown pleaded not guilty, and he is still awaiting the trial.
Brown has since arrived back in the United States when he landed outside of Los Angeles, California Saturday afternoon in a private jet, but the rape allegation is still being investigated.