Try to act surprised: American R&B singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape and narcotics charges.
An unnamed 25-year-old woman has accused Brown of raping her on the evening of January 15 at a five-star hotel.
According to police, the woman says that she met Brown in a nightclub in central Paris earlier that evening and that Brown invited her, along with other women, back to his suite. When she found herself alone with the singer he attacked and raped her. She also alleges that his bodyguard abused her.
In further questioning, the model said about the rape: ‘It lasted 25 to 30 minutes. It’s still too difficult for me to explain in detail what he did, but it was brutal and violent.’
‘He was threatening and aggressive. I was very afraid. Once it was over, he opened the door. I told him that I wanted to pick up my cell phone and go home.
‘Chris Brown went to see one of his friends. I thought this person was going to accompany me to the bodyguard for my cell phone, but that’s not what he did.
‘He took me to his room, he locked the door and he abused me too. It was the same with the bodyguard All I wanted to do was go home. I was too scared. There were three muscular men, aggressive and menacing. I couldn’t do anything. I’m traumatized, I can’t overcome what happened to me and resume my habits. It’s horrible, I’m lost.’
Asked how she managed to escape, the woman said: ‘I said that I had to go to bed, that I had classes the next day. I cried. When he saw me like that, he returned my cell phone and I left.’
Meanwhile, Brown and two other people – one of whom is believed to be his bodyguard – are in custody in Paris today as police investigate allegations of sexual assault and ‘drug infractions’.