Chris Brown arrested in Paris after rape accusation
US singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris following a rape accusation, police said today.
French officials said Brown and two others are in custody after a woman filed a rape allegation in northwest Paris.
The R&B singer is accused of raping a woman in a five star hotel after meeting her in a nightclub.
The arrests were first reported by French tabloid Closer, which said the three were arrested after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown’s hotel suite on the night of January 15.
Police said one of the others held is Brown’s bodyguard.
The complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she met Brown at a nightclub and then returned to his hotel with other women and a total of three men.
“The woman said she was abused by Mr Brown, a bodyguard, and a friend, and then she was left alone with the star,” said another source in Paris.
“A total of three men were arrested at Mr Brown’s hotel. They did not resist police, and now have lawyers representing them.”
Brown’s publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment