Chris Brown rape arrest: R&B star is held by French police along with his bodyguard and a friend after woman claims he attacked her in Paris hotel room
- A 24-year-old woman is said to have accused Brown of raping her at a Paris hotel
- Police officials said he had been arrested in Paris on Monday after a complaint
- Two other people were detained with one said to be the singer’s bodyguard
R&B singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape.
A 24-year-old woman is said to have accused Brown of raping her on the evening of January 15 at a hotel in the French capital.
Two police officials said Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris today after a woman filed a rape complaint.
Brown was detained on Monday and is still in custody Tuesday while police study the complaint, they said.
R&B singer Chris Brown (pictured) has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape
One of the others detained is said to be Brown’s bodyguard, according to one of the police officials.
The French edition of Closer magazine reported that the woman had accused Brown of raping her at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.
She reportedly alleged that Brown had invited her to a hotel and then attacked her when they were left alone together.
The woman is also said to have accused Brown’s bodyguard and another friend of the singer of abusing her.
Brown’s publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment.
Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in the US.
He completed his probation in that case in 2015.