ORIGINAL STORY 23/01/19 9AM:
Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape, CNN reports.
A source within the French authorities said Chris, along with two others, were being held in police custody after a woman accused the singer of aggravated rape.
French magazine Closer published an interview with the woman, who has claimed that the sexual assault lasted 25-30 minutes in Brown’s hotel room on January 16.
She explains how she went back to his room at the Mandarin Oriental, along with a bunch of other people at around 4 am after they’d been out together.
The woman detailed how the atmosphere in the room was chaotic, with drugs being openly used and everyone having to hand their mobile phones over to a security guard outside the suite before entering.
“At one point, I went to the bathroom. Chris Brown followed me and took me by the right arm. He made me enter a sort of dressing room. He closed the door,” she said.
“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.”
She then explained how she was assaulted by his bodyguard with other men present in the room.
Chris was detained Monday and is still in custody while police investigate the report.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced sexual harassment in any way, speak confidentially to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day:
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.
Lifeline on 13 11 14.