US R&B singer Chris Brown yesterday filed a false accusation complaint in Paris against a woman who accused him of rape last week.
On Tuesday, Mr. Brown was released without charge following questioning by the Paris police over an allegation that he raped a woman at a hotel in the city.
The one-page complaint, submitted by Brown’s lawyer, asks the Paris Public Prosecutor’s office to investigate the claim as a criminal matter. The charge carries a penalty of five years in prison and a fine of around $50,000.
The 29-year-old R&B singer, was taken into custody on Monday and questioned about an accusation of aggravated rape. A woman filed the complaint with the Paris police on Jan. 18, accusing him of raping her at his hotel after they met at a nightclub.
The woman said that on the night of Jan. 15, she was about to leave a gathering in Mr. Brown’s room at the upscale Mandarin Oriental hotel when she went to the bathroom. There, Mr. Brown assaulted her. She also said that she was later raped by one of Mr. Brown’s bodyguards, then a friend of the singer, too.