Chris Brown Detained In Paris Amid Rape & Drug Allegations
Singer Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Tuesday after a woman accused him of aggravated rape and drug violations, French officials stated.
The 29-year-old R&B star is reportedly being detained alongside two other unidentified people. Investigators will seek to determine whether to let Brown go or file preliminary charges.
Brown has faced several legal issues in recent years. It’s been almost exactly ten years since his most infamous arrest in 2009, when he brutally attacked then-girlfriend Rihanna. For that incident, he was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats, and was sentenced to five years probation.
According to several news outlets, Brown denied the latest allegations against him:
“FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISRESPECTFUL…”https://t.co/wWAVDE27TZ
— BET (@BET) January 22, 2019
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) January 22, 2019
Joyner Lucas defends Chris Brown after rape allegations in Paris: “[He] ain’t rape nobody…he can literally pick like a flower from a garden of bad b*tches who wanna f*ck” https://t.co/oHRg7usYhY pic.twitter.com/tv9carpkSs
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) January 22, 2019
More recently, Brown was detained in Florida in July on felony battery charges related to an April 2017 incident during which he allegedly punched a man who photographed him without his permission. Brown has also spent time in rehab.
On Tuesday, the singer was released on $2,000 bail and pleaded not guilty. He now awaits trial.
Brown released a 45-track album on Oct. 31, 2017 called Heartbreak on a Full Moon. He collaborated with several artists on the record, including Gucci Mane, Usher, R. Kelly and Lil Yachty. That was his first album since 2015’s Royalty, which was named after his daughter who was born that year.
Earlier this month, Brown released a single called “Undecided.” He is reportedly set to release a new album later this year. His most famous songs from the 2000s include “Forever,” “Kiss Kiss,” “With You” and “Run It.”