Chris Brown Released After Arrest Over Rape Allegations
Platinum recording artiste Chris Brown has been released without charge in Paris after being questioned on suspicion of rape, French police say.
Brown and two others, who were identified by French media as a bodyguard and a friend, were arrested on Tuesday in Paris on allegations of aggravated rape and drug violations.
An investigation into the alleged incident is continuing, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.
The artiste and the two other men were arrested on Tuesday after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was assaulted in a hotel in the city earlier this month.
After his release, Brown took to social media to deny any wrongdoing.
“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!!!!”
The alleged incident is said to have occurred at the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel on the 15th of January.
Raphael Chiche, the singer’s Lawyer, 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.”