Chris Brown arrested on rape charges in Paris
According to a French judicial source, R&B entertainer Chris Brown and two other people have been arrested in Paris on rape charges and drug offenses on Monday.
This is not the first time Brown has been arrested on assault charges. He was arrested in 2009 when he physically abused his then-partner, singer Rihanna. In 2013, he was removed from a rehab program after breaking his mother’s car window. Most recently, in 2017, he was charged with a battery felony after punching a photographer.
According to the Huffington Post, the 24-year old woman who filed the rape complaint states she and friends met Chris Brown and his entourage on Jan 15th at the Le Crystal club. They all exited the club and drove to Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The French official says investigators have two days to decide to charge him for rape and drug violations or release him.
In the #MeToo era, Brown’s arrest is yet another example of the necessity of answering the question of how to hold people in power who have abused and sexually assaulted people accountable. On Twitter, fierce online reactions ranged from praise for swift action to denial of evidence of rape.
Yall hate women so much that you're already defending Chris Brown over the woman when HE literally has a past of abusing women. Rats are even vilifying this woman without knowing the full story. Yall aint shit. pic.twitter.com/E34kxbC35p
— Elite Swiftie (@SaylorTwiftie) January 22, 2019
Chris Brown smacked the shit out of Rihanna, stalked and harassed Karrueche to the point she had to get a restraining order, is now being accused of rape and STILL I’m seeing men talk about the ‘world being out to get him’ and the fact he doesn’t ‘need’ to rape anyone ???
— ? (@carayxz) January 22, 2019