US rapper Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of rape in France – international

RAPPER Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of rape, French police have said.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 10:24 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:30 pm
Police officials say U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. Picture: AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File

The US entertainer and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. 

One police official said the complaint was filed with police in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris.

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Police officials say U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. Picture: AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File

The official said one of the others detained is Brown's bodyguard.

Both officials said Brown was detained on Monday and is still in custody on Tuesday while police study the complaint.

Brown's publicists at Sony Music would not immediately comment.

Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in the US.

He completed his probation in that case in 2015.