Singer Chris Brown released from custody in Paris

Singer Chris Brown released from custody in Paris
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By Cristina Abellan Matamoros with AP
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US singer Chris Brown has been released from custody in Paris. The rapper was detained earlier after a woman filed a rape complaint, according to police officials.


US singer Chris Brown has been released from custody in Paris over rape allegations against him, said the city's prosecutor's office.

A judicial source close to the investigation confirmed to NBC that Brown had been accused of aggravated rape and drug offences.

Two other people were detained alongside the singer on Monday, according to French officials.

The woman who filed the complaint said she met Brown and his friends at a nightclub in northwestern Paris on Wednesday before they all went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a police source told AP. The Paris prosecutor's office said the investigation is ongoing.

Euronews has contacted Brown’s management for comment.

On Tuesday night, an Instagram post on the singer's verified account slammed the accusations as false. 

Brown, 29, pleaded guilty to the assault of singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, in 2009. He completed his probation in 2015 but has been in legal trouble several times since then.

In 2016, he was arrested in Los Angeles after a woman said he had pointed a gun at her. He denied any wrongdoing.

A rape conviction in France can carry a sentence of 15 years.

WATCH: Euronews European affairs journalist, Stefan de Vries reports on the case.

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