Chris Brown arrested on rape allegations

Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on rape charges, according to multiple news reports.

A 24-year-old woman claims that the singer assaulted her in a hotel suite in the city on the night of January 15-16 at the club Le Crystal and then returned to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where she claims that he raped her, according to TMZ. According to the Associated Press, Brown was detained Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions and remained in custody Tuesday, a judicial official said. Investigators have two days to determine whether to let him go or file preliminary charges.

French police are said to be investigating the woman’s claim; Brown has yet to comment.

Brown has been involved in multiple violent incidents over the past decade, beginning with a February 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards, to which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years’ probation and 1,400 hours of community service and counseling.

In 2012, his and Drake’s entourages were involved in a brawl in a New York nightclub in which eight people were injured. Also that year, Brown attended a party (dressed as an Islamic terrorist) where Rihanna was present, in violation of the restraining order she’d taken against him after the assault; separately, he threw a chair at a large window in a fit of anger after an interview on “Good Morning America” after interviewer Robin Roberts asked him about the incident.

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Singer Rihanna inside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the hearing in the Chris Brown felony assault case, on June 22, 2009. The incident shocked the music world and left Rihanna nursing cuts and bruises to her face, forcing her to cancel a scheduled performance at the Grammys in Los Angeles later that day. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Lori SHEPLER (Photo credit should read Lori SHEPLER/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Chris Brown inside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the hearing in his felony assault case, against Rihanna, on June 22, 2009. R&B singer Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna and will be sentenced to 180 days of community labor for the attack, lawyers said June 22, 2009 AFP PHOTO/POOL/Lori SHEPLER (Photo credit should read Lori SHEPLER/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Singer Chris Brown attends a progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Brown was first placed on probation after the 2009 domestic violence case in which he plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson - Pool/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court for a probation violation hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Brown has been ordered to remain jailed without bail until another court hearing set for May 9. Brown has been on probation since pleading guilty to assaulting his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He has been in anger management treatment program and performing community service requirements. Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy are also facing misdemeanor simple assault charges after from an incident outside the W hotel in Washington D.C. last October. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Singer Chris Brown attends a progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on October 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Brown was first placed on probation after the 2009 domestic violence case in which he plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Chris Brown attends his probation violation hearing at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on March 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The judge ended Brown's probation and closed the assault case involving then-girlfriend Rihanna after six years. Brown was first placed on probation after the 2009 domestic violence case in which he plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court with his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation violation hearing during which his probation was revoked by a Los Angeles Superior judge on March 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The singer was arrested March 14, 2014 and is being held without bail. Brown was first placed on probation after the 2009 domestic violence case in which he plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson-Pool\Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Recording artist Chris Brown and attorney Mark Geragow during Brown's court appearance on July 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Brown appeared in court for a probation review hearing related to the 2009 domestic violence case in which he pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend singer Rihanna. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Recording artist Chris Brown listens to the judge during his court appearance on June 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Brown appeared in court for a probation review hearing related to the 2009 domestic violence case in which he pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 1: R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court for a probation progress report hearing on November 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: R&B singer Chris Brown (R) looks at his attorney, Mark Geragos, as he appears in court for a probation progress report hearing on September 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Singer Chris Brown (2nd R) listens with his lawyer Mark Geragos (R) inside the Los Angeles Superior Court during the sentencing in his felony assault case against Rihanna, on August 25, 2009. Brown was sentenced to five years probation and 1400 hours of community orientated labour. The incident shocked the music world and left Rihanna nursing cuts and bruises to her face, forcing her to cancel a scheduled performance at the Grammys in Los Angeles later that day. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Rick LOOMIS (Photo credit should read RICK LOOMIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Singer Chris Brown (L) and attorney Mark Geragos attend a sentencing at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on August 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Brown's probation was 5 years probation and 180 days of community labor, as the result of a plea deal, after he was charged with two felonies for assault on then girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, during an argument that occurred on February 8, 2009. (Photo by Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: Singer Chris Brown attends a sentencing at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on August 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Brown's probation was the result of a plea deal, after he was charged with two felonies for assault on then girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, during an argument that occurred on February 8, 2009. Sentencing was postponed until August 27th. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The following year, he was arrested for felony assault in Washington D.C. after he and his bodyguard were involved in an altercation with two men outside a hotel, although the charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor; he spent 36 hours in jail. Also that year, he and his entourage were involved in an incident with singer Frank Ocean in Los Angeles in which a member of Brown’s entourage allegedly punched and threatened Ocean, although no charges were brought; also in 2013, Brown’s probation was revoked after an alleged hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles. In October he entered a rehab facility but was ejected for violent behavior; the following month he was sentenced to three months at an anger-management treatment center.

The following March, he was arrested after being ejected from a facility where a judge had ordered him to remain after his 90-day treatment. In May was sent to jail and later sentenced to 131 days for probation violation; he was given an early release on June 2, 2014 but remained on probation.

The following January, his probation was revoked after he violated its terms by traveling outside Los Angeles county to for a private performance at a nightclub, where a fight during the performance resulted in gunfire and five people were shot.

In June of 2016, he was sued by former manager Michael Guirguis on charges of assault and battery, and in August of 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman called police and said he had threatened her. An hours-long standoff with police ensued; Brown was arrested and released on $250,000 bail.

In April of 2017, he was accused of punching a photographer, although charges were not brought against him. In June of 2017, a judge granted his former girlfriend Karrueche Tran a restraining order against Brown after she alleged that he texted her violent threats.

In July of last year, Brown was arrested in West Palm Beach, Fla. on a felony battery warrant, according to multiple news reports. The singer was led offstage in handcuffs at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach at around 11 p.m., according to the Tampa Bay Times. He was booked and released less than an hour later after posting $2,000 bail.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna before abuse became known
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(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 09: Singer Rihanna and Singer Chris Brown backstage at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards at The Palms on September 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Rihanna and Chris Brown (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Brown and Rihanna present Best Actress award (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage for BET Network)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform on stage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2008 Presented by H&M at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Singers Chris Brown and Rihanna at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown attend the 2008 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 01: Rihanna and Chris Brown in the audience at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Singer Chris Brown and Singer Rihanna during the 2008 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown attend the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
10.JAN.2009 - MANCHESTER - UK RIHANNA AND CHRIS BROWN AT THE AFTER PARTY FOR HIS CONCERT AT STUDIO NIGHT CLUB IN MANCHESTER! BYLINE MUST READ: XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM *THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY FOR PAPER AND MAGAZINE USE ONLY - NO WEB ALLOWED USAGE UNLESS PREVIOUSLY AGREED. PLEASE TELEPHONE * (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: *EXCLUSIVE* Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown attend the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
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