Chris Brown Arrested in Paris Over Rape Allegations

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The American singer Chris Brown has been held in custody on Monday in Paris along two other people after a woman lodged a rape complaint. Brown, 29, has been detained on potential rape charges and drug infractions, a French judicial official confirmed. In two days, the French investigators will decide whether to let the singer go or file preliminary charges.

The potential victim explained she encountered Brown and his fellows at Le Crystal Club in Northern Paris. Afterward, she accompanied them to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in downtown Paris.

The Grammy award-winning artist has been in never-ending legal trouble since 2009 when he was found guilty for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna. In 2015, he completed probation on that case.

In 2013, the police arrested Brown and his bodyguard charging them with felony assault after an alleged altercation outside a hotel premise in Washington D.C. Subsequently, the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and Brown went home without bail. 

Soon after the incident, Brown was kicked out of a rehab center after he smashed his mother's car window during a family visit. 

In 2017, the fashion model Karrueche Tran, another former girlfriend of Brown, was granted a five-year restraining order against him. Last year, the singer was accused of presiding over a drug-fueled orgy at his Beverly Hills home where a woman was sexually assaulted by some of his employees.

Last summer, Brown was arrested after a concert in Palm Beach, Florida, on a felony battery charge stemming from an April 2017 case, when the rapper was accused of punching a man who took photos of him without permission. After posting $ 2,000 bail, he was released and pleaded not guilty in court. He is now awaiting trial on that case.

Shortly before the incident in Paris, Brown faced the law again in Los Angeles for possession of restricted animals without permission. The case went viral after he posted on Instagram a picture of his daughter with a capuchin monkey. The next hearing was scheduled for February.

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, as well as the singer's publicists at Sony Music, have not issued official statements yet.

Is the bad boy going to change any time soon?