Not Guilty: Chris Brown Released from Prison After Alleged Rape Charges
Chris Brown’s legal team may go after the woman who falsely claimed rape.
Several days ago, Parisian authorities detained Chris Brown and two members of his personal team.
A 24-year-old woman had claimed that the singer had assaulted her at Le Crystal, a local club, after meeting her overnight on January 15-16th. Both went to Brown’s room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where he allegedly raped her.
Brown and his team remained in custody on Monday and Tuesday while French police investigated the claims. Police detained the singer on possible charges of aggravated rape and narcotics offenses.
If authorities chose to release Brown ‘with obligations,’ he would have been forced to surrender his passport to French police. This means the singer would’ve stayed in Paris pending a trial, which reportedly takes up to a year.
A Parisian criminal defense lawyer explained that should this happen, Brown would have to report to the police station every two weeks.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Brown claimed the accusation was ‘false.’
Writing in all-caps, he explained,
“THIS B!—H LYIN’! I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP! NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!!
“FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”
Now, Parisian authorities have made a decision.
An ongoing investigation.
According to the Paris prosecutor’s office, authorities have let Brown and his team members go. The office has said the singer may leave the country.
Authorities will continue to investigate the claims, and have decided not to revoke Brown’s passport.
Shortly after release, Brown’s Parisian lawyer, Raphael Chiche, wrote that the singer has considered suing the young woman for defamation.
“Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris.”
Chiche added that the Paris prosecutor’s office won’t sue Brown over the claims.
“The charges against Chris Brown have not been dropped and investigations are still going on, but Chris Brown has not been sued by the prosecution.”
The Care2 team has posted an online petition demanding that Brown’s label, RCA Records, drop the singer from its roster. The petition currently has 52,866 signatures, just shy of its goal of 55,000.
Featured image by adrian mustredo (CC by 2.0).