Singer Chris Brown Files Lawsuit Against His Paris Rape Accuser

Singer Chris Brown Files Lawsuit Against His Paris Rape Accuser
Chris Brown performs onstage during 'We Can Survive, A Event' at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, on October 20, 2018. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for

Chris Brown’s attorney has filed to sue Brown’s rape accuser in Paris.

TMZ reported that Brown’s lawyer, Raphael Chiche, filed the lawsuit on Jan. 24. The legal complaint is titled “false accusation, committed on January 18, 2019.”

Paris criminal defense attorney Avi Bitton told TMZ the defendant faces a maximum five year sentence.

Brown and two others close to him were arrested Tuesday but freed just hours later. According to TMZ, Closer Magazine broke the story and described the victim as a 24-year-old model. The model told Closer she met Chris at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

The model said she went to a nightclub that evening with Brown and his team. Later, they returned to the hotel, where she said Brown, his friend, and his security guard all raped her that night in three separate incidents. She went to the police two days later after deciding she didn’t want other girls to experience the same thing, according to TMZ.

A source close to Brown has told TMZ he was never alone with the model and that his girlfriend, Ammika Harris, was present the entire time. The source also said over 20 people were in the living room listening to music Brown played from his iPhone.

After the arrest and subsequent release, Brown was next seen leaving the Mandarin Oriental hotel, surrounded by paparazzi as he walked into a limousine. He said “love everybody” before he got inside.

The investigation is supposedly still ongoing, although Chris Brown was released on his own recognizance and was free to leave France. He chose to stay and finish projects he was working on.

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Its A WRAP!!!! ❤️ @rivetingentertainment

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Brown was in Paris to make a music video for the song “Back to Love.” He posted a picture to Instagram with himself and people that were presumably part of a film crew, and wrote “Its A WRAP!!!! ❤️ @rivetingentertainment,” indicating he may have finished his project and left France according to his original schedule, reported TMZ. Brown was also reportedly working on a separate project with a dance studio.

Chris Brown released a video for his “Undecided” single on Jan. 4 on YouTube. The video shows Brown enter an abandoned waterfront carnival that comes to life when he is transported into an alternate dimension. The video features a dance routine from a bench, with Brown trying to catch the attention of a woman.

Since the video’s release, the internet has been filled with fans making their own versions of the song with their own choreography for the “Undecided” challenge. Brown includes some of these fan versions on his Instagram account.

Brown’s last legal trouble pertained to him allegedly owning an illegal monkey. Fans became aware of the capuchin monkey when he posted a video to social media of his daughter playing with it. The monkey was subsequently removed by California fish and wildlife agents, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Brown has said that the monkey wasn’t his and that the video was taken at the home of a relative out-of-state who owned it lawfully, according to TMZ. Brown was charged with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit and could face up to six months in jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in February.

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