Justin Bieber supports Chris Brown following rape allegation

On his side. Justin Bieber publicly showed his support for Chris Brown, who was recently accused of rape.

The “What Do You Mean?” singer, 24, praised Brown, 29, on social media after the “Loyal” crooner posted a video on Tuesday, January 22, of himself working on some new choreography and captioned it, “We Working,” along with a flexing arm emoji. Bieber took to the comments and wrote, “No one can touch you ur the GOAT,” which is an acronym for “greatest of all time.”

Justin Bieber Supports Chris Brown Following Rape Allegations
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Nick Cannon also backed Brown by commenting, “Stay Focused King!”

Us Weekly confirmed on Monday, January 21, that the “With You” singer was detained in Paris after a women filed a rape complaint against him. The accuser claimed that she met Brown and his friends at a club on January 15 and later went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where the alleged rape took place.

The Associated Press reported that the musician faced charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions. He was eventually released, but French authorities told TMZ that “the investigations, which are not closed at this stage, will continue under the authority of the Paris prosecutor’s office.”

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Chris Brown during multiple court hearings over the years
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Chris Brown during multiple court hearings over the years
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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Brown later denied the allegations in a since-deleted Instagram post. “I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR. THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP [sic],” he wrote on Tuesday. “NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL [sic] AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”

The Grammy winner got in trouble with the law multiple times in 2018 as well. In May, Us Weekly obtained court documents that showed that Brown was sued for hosting a party at his Los Angeles home where a woman claimed she was repeatedly raped by two of his friends. Brown’s lawyer denied the allegations at the time.

Brown was previously found guilty of assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Almost a decade later, his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran claimed he threatened to kill her and she was granted a five-year restraining order against him.

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