Chris Brown sues rape accuser for defamation (Photo: Twitter)
Last week, singer Chris Brown made public headlines for all the wrong reasons when he, along with two others were accused of rape. The singer, who was arrested then released without charge has now filed a defamation case against his accuser in Paris courts. On Tuesday, Chiche, Brown’s attorney had written on his Twitter account that Brown was “denying vigorously the accusations that were made against him” and that “no legal action had been taken against him.” They are now seeking a criminal prosecution for the "slanderous accusation" of the defendant citing a date of January 18, according to a copy of complaint acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.
As per the claims of sexual assault, the 24-year-old woman claimed that the singer had sexually assaulted her in his hotel room between January 15 and 16 this year after meeting him at the Le Crystal club, near Les Champs-Elysees, and she followed him back to the hotel.
French police has said that it will continue to investigate the claim by the woman, identified as Miss K in the filed papers, which were submitted to Paris Prosecutor's office on the afternoon of January 24.
The filing serves as notice in the case to the public prosecutor and the defendant, and Brown's attorney is seeking to pursue the case under the penal code, instead of a civil case, which could result in up to five years of jail time.
If charges are filed, the defendant will have 10 days to file evidence in her defense, and in French courts it is up to the defendant to prove the statement is true.
The rapper stayed in Paris, filming a music video, and was seen Wednesday shooting around the Eiffel Tower and on the banks of the Seine river.