American singer Chris Brown and two other people were released on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time) from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.
The Grammy-winning singer was detained on Monday (Tuesday NZ time) with two other suspects on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said Brown has been authorised to leave France while the investigation is ongoing.
“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE,” Brown posted on Instagram. “FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”
Brown’s publicists at Sony Music wouldn’t comment on the complaint or say what Brown, 29, was doing in Paris. His US attorney, Mark Geragos, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. He completed his probation in that case in 2015, but has continued to have run-ins with police.
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