US Singer Chris Brown Arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

United States singer Chris Brown has been arrested in France following an accusation of rape.

Paris police have confirmed that the 29-year-old and two of his associates, including a bodyguard, have been detained as an investigation takes place.

Initial reports indicate that a 24-year-old woman has claimed Brown raped her on the 15 January after meeting him at a Parisian nightclub near the Champs-Élysées.

She followed the singer to his hotel room where the incident allegedly occured. The woman claims that two of Brown’s acquaintances also assaulted her.

A source has told AP that interviews and other enquiries are ongoing. 

A lawyer for Brown did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.

Brown’s latest legal trouble follows multiple run-ins since his arrest for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, for which he served six years probation that ended in March 2015.

In May, Brown was sued by a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a pair of Brown’s associates while at a party in the singer’s house in February 2017. He was arrested in July for an outstanding felony battery charge, which stemmed from an April 2017 incident in Tampa, Florida, where Brown was accused of punching a photographer.

More recently, Brown was charged last month in Los Angeles, California, with two misdemeanor countsstemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit. On the latter charges, he is scheduled for arraignment on February 6th