Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris on suspicion of rape
American singer Chris Brown has been detained in Paris on suspicion of rape, judicial sources confirmed to KRXM News on Tuesday. Police sources told The Associated Press and Reuters that the singer was detained with two other people and remained in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint.
One police official told the AP that the complaint was filed with police in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris. The official said one of the others detained was Brown's bodyguard. Brown was detained Monday and was still in custody Tuesday while police study the complaint.
In addition to the allegation of aggravated rape, Brown is also facing possible charges for drug related offenses, the judicial sources told KRXM News on Tuesday. The arrest was first reported by Closer magazine, which has said a 24-year-old woman claims she was raped at Brown's hotel suite on January 15. Brown has been spotted over the last week in Paris attending events around Paris Fashion Week.
Brown's publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment.