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Saturday 23 February 2019

Chris Brown released from custody in Paris over rape allegations

The Grammy-winning singer was detained on Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions.

Singer Chris Brown (Luca Bruno/AP)
Singer Chris Brown (Luca Bruno/AP)

By Angela Charlton, Associated Press

US singer Chris Brown has been released from custody in Paris over rape allegations against him, officials say.

Brown and two other people were released on Tuesday evening in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, the city’s prosecutor’s office said.

The Grammy-winning singer was detained on Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said the investigation is ongoing.

A post on late Tuesday on Brown’s Instagram page strongly denied the accusations.

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