Singer Chris Brown claimed on Tuesday that a rape allegation against him was false, a day after the French prosecutor's office said he had been arrested in Paris with two other suspects.
The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were detained after a 24-year-old woman said she was raped at the singer's suite at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the night of Jan. 15.
The woman said she had met the men at a Paris nightclub earlier in the evening, according to the magazine.
"I wanna make it perfectly clear ... This is false," Brown said in a post on his Instagram account. "For my daughter and my family, this is so disrespectful and is against my character and morals."
Brown, 29, pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, then his girlfriend, in 2009, an incident that made headlines around the world when a photo of her bruised face was released.
In 2016, he was arrested in Los Angeles after a woman said he had pointed a gun at her. Brown denied any wrongdoing.
Many people took social media in order to shame the woman who had complained about abuses, arguing that Chris Brown was considered "attractive" by women and therefore could not have sexually assaulted any woman.
Rape is not a crime that people commit because they “can’t get any sex.” It’s a violent form of sexual entitlement, power, extreme objectification, perverse punishment and colonial torture. Of course a rich, famous, handsome man can commit rape. Don’t be stupid today.— Asia. (She/Her) (@AsiaChloeBrown) January 22, 2019