American singer Chris Brown was released from French police custody: Prosecutor's office, Entertainment News & Top Stories



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PARIS (REUTERS) – American singer Chris Brown, who was arrested in Paris on Monday (January 21) along with two others on suspicion of rape, was released from police custody, the French prosecutor's office said.

Police are still investigating the case, the French prosecutor's office added.

The arrest was first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were arrested after a 24-year-old woman accused him of being raped in a singer room at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the night of January 15.

The woman said she had met the men at a Paris nightclub the night before, according to the magazine.

Neither Brown nor his agent responded to requests for comment.

Brown, 29, whose previous legal problems included singer attacker Rihanna in 2009, remained detained on Tuesday, court sources said.

Brown pleaded guilty to attacking Rihanna's girlfriend at the time in an incident that made headlines around the world when a photo of her bruised face was released.

In 2016, Brown was arrested in Los Angeles after a woman said she put a gun at him. Brown denied making a mistake.

Rape sentences in France can be sentenced to 15 years.

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