Chris Brown plans to sue French model who accused him of rape

04:41 PM | 23 Jan, 2019
Chris Brown plans to sue French model who accused him of rape
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PARIS - US singer Chris Brown is planning to sue a woman for defamation after she accused him of raping her in the Paris hotel. The American R&B star was released from prison on Tuesday (yesterday) without charge after being held for questioning overnight in Paris following the rape accusations.

The 29-year-old's French lawyer, Raphael Chiche, said Brown completely denied the allegations and he is preparing to file the defamation lawsuit on behalf of his client.

'Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him,' Chiche said. 'A complaint about slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris.'

A 24-year-old French model, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told police that she was raped by Brown and two other men during a drug-fueled party at his hotel a week ago. The ordeal allegedly happened inside Brown's hotel room at the Mandarin Oriental where suites can cost more than US$21,000 (£19,000) per night.

The woman claims that she was attacked by Brown, his bodyguard and a family friend on January 16. Brown and the two other men were all released from police custody on Tuesday.

Prosecutors have indicated that they will continue to speak to the alleged victim and to try and will collect for evidence. The Paris prosecutor's office said the investigation is ongoing, while the singer's lawyer said his client 'energetically' proclaimed his innocence.

In a post on Instagram following his release, Brown refuted the rape accusations by the model saying them as  'false', 'disrespectful' and 'against my character and morals.'

This is not the first time Brown is being accused of any matter. In 2018, July, Brown was arrested in West Palm Beach, Florida, on a felony battery warrant from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The charge was linked to an incident in April 2017 in which Brown allegedly punched a photographer who took a photo of him.

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