UPDATE: 1/22/19 3:45p.m.
Chris Brown has addressed accusations of raping a young woman in Paris, for which he was detained.
In a new Instagram post, Brown denies any wrongdoing, writing, “I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP! NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”
Learn more about the alleged incident below.
ORIGINAL: 1/22/19 7:49a.m.
The “Undecided” singer was detained Monday along with two others after a woman filed a rape complaint, according to French officials. Potential charges include aggravated rape and drug infractions. Brown remains in custody. Investigators have two days to let him go or officially file charges, according to The Huffington Post.
The woman who filed the complaint claims she met the entertainer and his crew overnight Jan. 15-16 at the club Le Crystal in the 8th arrondissement near the Champs-Elysees. They all then went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Concorde Plaza in central Paris. One of Brown’s bodyguards was also detained.
Brown has had several run-ins with the law since his 2009 spat with ex-girlfriend Rihanna that resulted in physical assault charges. Most recently, the R&B star was arrested after a July 2018 concert on a felony battery charge stemming from an April 2017 incident in which he was accused of punching a photographer for taking photos without permission, CNN reported.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.