Doormen wait outside the Mandarin Oriental hotel Tuesday Jan.22, 2019 in Paris. U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said. The woman who filed the complaint said she met Brown and his friends overnight Jan. 15-16 at the club Le Crystal in the 8th arrondissement near the Champs-Elysees, and then they all went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel according to the official. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Chris Brown accuser alleges multiple rapes, lawyer says

January 24, 2019 - 8:13 am

PARIS (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against American singer Chris Brown and two other men says she was raped four times during a drug-fueled party.

Police questioned Brown and the others before releasing them from custody without charges Tuesday. The Paris prosecutor's office says the investigation hasn't been closed.

Lawyer Franck Serfati told The Associated Press on Thursday the woman alleges she was forced to take cocaine and raped by the three men at a Paris hotel.

Brown's legal representative in France, Raphael Chiche, didn't immediately respond to several calls and messages seeking comment.

Chiche tweeted Wednesday he was preparing a defamation complaint that "#ChrisBrown will file against his accuser."

The Associated Press identifies people making sexual assault allegations who agree to be named. Serfati's client requested anonymity.

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