Rape allegation: French police release Chris Brown
Singer Chris Brown has been released from police custody and he won’t face any charges at this time, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.
Brown and two others, who were not identified, were arrested Tuesday in Paris on allegations of aggravated rape and drug violations.
No charges have been filed against any of them, the prosecutor’s office said, but the investigation is ongoing.
The singer issued a statement on his Instagram account on Tuesday denying the accusations.
“I wanna make it perfectly clear ….. This is false and a whole lot of CAP!,” he wrote in the all-caps message. “… For my daughter and my family this is so disrespectful and is against my character and morals!!!!”
Raphael Chiche, the singer’s attorney, said his client “vigorously protests his innocence” and has directed him to file a complaint due to the “slander of which he has unfairly been the subject.”
Today’s Echo had reported yesterday that Brown and two others are in custody after a woman filed a rape allegation in northwest Paris.
The R&B singer was 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.