American Singer Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris, the capital of France, after being accused of rape, French police confirm to the press.
A 24-year-old woman has accused Brown, alongside with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris overnight Tuesday-Wednesday last week, a source close to the case told AFP.
She reportedly told police that the pair met at a nightclub in central Paris, close to the Champs-Elysées, before they returned to the hotel.
The singer, 29, is yet to comment on the allegation. French police are investigating the woman’s complaint.
Le Figaro newspaper reported earlier this week that the troubled star was in the French capital to attend haute couture fashion shows
This isn’t the singer’s first encounter with the law – he has a number of previous, high-profile convictions for violence.
Chris Brown received five years probation and a community service order for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, in his car in 2009.
In 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.
He was later freed, and his lawyer said the accusations against Brown were “demonstrably false”.
Additional reports by BBC