PARIS — The R&B singer Chris Brown was being questioned by the Paris police on Tuesday over accusations of rape, based on the authorities and French information stories.
Mr. Brown, 29, was in custody over suspicions of aggravated rape and drug-related infractions, based on a spokesman for the French judiciary, who spoke on the situation of anonymity in keeping with division coverage. The official didn’t present extra particulars in regards to the accusations.
According to the celebrity-news journal Closer, which first reported Mr. Brown’s detention, his arrest Monday morning got here after a 24-year-old girl filed a grievance in opposition to him. The girl, who was not recognized, accused Mr. Brown of raping her in a Paris resort room final week, the journal mentioned.
The girl instructed the police that she met the R&B singer on Jan. 15 at a nightclub close to the Champs-Élysées, and that later that night, he invited her and several other different ladies to the upscale Mandarin Oriental resort, the place he was staying, Closer reported.
According to the journal, the girl instructed the police that she then discovered herself alone in a single of the resort’s rooms, the place she mentioned Mr. Brown raped her. She additionally accused a pal of the singer and his bodyguard of raping her.
The French judicial official confirmed that two different individuals have been additionally being questioned by the police in relation to the case, however he didn’t establish them or clarify their connection to Mr. Brown.
Under French legislation, suspects being questioned by the police may be stored in custody for as much as 24 hours, though prosecutors can lengthen the length of their detention. Mr. Brown might be launched with out expenses, or charged and positioned underneath formal investigation.
Mr. Brown has been concerned in a string of violent episodes over the previous few years. In July, he was arrested in connection with a nightclub dispute from April 2017, when he was accused of punching a photographer in Tampa, Fla. In May, a woman sued him, saying he held her against her will at his Los Angeles house last year while a friend of his raped her. He was arrested in 2016 on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a standoff at his home.
In 2009, he pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault on his girlfriend at the time, the singer Rihanna.