Chris Brown held on Paris rape charge

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According to the French edition of Closer magazine, a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown's hotel suite on the night of 15 January.

Once his custody is over, the singer could either be released or presented to an examining magistrate with the intention of opening a criminal investigation.

Brown, who was pictured in Paris last week attending haute-couture fashion shows, is yet to comment.

One police official told the Associated Press that the complaint was filed in the 17th arrondissement district of Paris.

In May a year ago, a woman filed a lawsuit against Brown over claims that one of his friends repeatedly raped her at a drunken and drug-fuelled party at the singer´s Los Angeles home in 2017.

The 29-year-old singer has also been an angry critic of President Donald Trump and has aligned himself with the Black Lives Matter movement. She later accompanied him to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where the incident took place, according to TMZ.

Chris' attorney denied the allegations.

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The woman claimed Brown held a party in his home on February 23, 2017, in which his friend, Lowell Grissom Jr., also known as Young Lo, and an unnamed woman, "Doe X", forcibly held her down and forced her to perform sexual acts.

Two other men, identified by French media as Brown's bodyguard and a friend, have also been arrested.

Brown had many run-ins with the law since then.

Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. His hits include include Look at Me Now, Run It, and numerous collaborations with other stars, including Post to Be and last year's Freaky Friday with Lil Dicky.

"A total of three men were arrested at Brown's hotel".

Police are still investigating the case, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

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