Chris Brown released after being arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.comChris Brown at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, in October 2018.
  • Chris Brown has been released following his arrest in Paris after a woman filed a complaint against him.
  • Police sources told both the Associated Press and Reuters that the singer was detained on Monday.
  • He was arrested alongside two other men, the AP reported.
  • Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault of Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, in 2009.

Singer Chris Brown has been released following his arrest in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint against him. Brown will not immediately face charges, according to CNN affiliate BFMTV.

Two police officials told the Associated Press (AP) that Brown and two other people are in custody, after arrests were made on Monday.

One of the officials said that one of the other men is Brown’s bodyguard.

A French police source also told Reuters that the singer had been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Brown adamantly denied the allegations in a caption from a picture on his Instagram account

“I wanna make it perfectly clear ….. This is false and a whole lot of CAP!,” Brown wrote on Tuesday. “… For my daughter and my family this is so disrespectful and is against my character and morals!!!!”

Brown has previously been accused of assault, violent threats, stalking, and sexual assault. His ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has a permanent restraining order against him.

Brown pleaded guilty to and was convicted of felony assault of Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, in 2009.

In February 2009, Brown assaulted Rihanna during an argument that led to “visible injuries” and her hospitalisation.

He was sentenced to serve five years probation and more than 1,400 hours in “labour-oriented service. He also had to undergo domestic violence counseling.

Representatives for Brown declined to comment to the AP.

INSIDER has contacted French officials for further details.

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