Chris Brown Files Defamation Suit Against Rape Accuser

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The singer’s Paris-based lawyer is asking for a felony cost for the “slanderous accusation” of rape that allegedly happened Jan. 15.

Following his arrest and launch on an accusation of rape earlier this week, an legal professional for Chris Brown has submitted a defamation case towards his accuser in Paris courts. The submitting, which identifies the defendant as solely Miss Ok., was submitted to the Paris Prosecutor's workplace on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 24); a spokesperson for Brown confirmed the submitting to Billboard.

In the criticism, a replica of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Brown's legal professional is searching for a felony prosecution for the “slanderous accusation” of the defendant citing a date of Jan. 18. That could be in keeping with the date the alleged sufferer gave her assertion to the police, after the occasions she mentioned happened on in a single day from Jan. 15–16. 

The submitting serves as discover within the case to the general public prosecutor and the defendant, and Brown's legal professional is searching for the pursue the case below the penal code, as a substitute of a civil case, which might end in as much as one 12 months of jail time. The defendant may have 10 days to file proof in her protection, and in French courts it’s as much as the defendant to show the assertion is true.

The 24-year-old alleged sufferer, giving solely the identify Karima, instructed French tabloid Closer on Jan. 22 in that Brown, his bodyguard and a 3rd man raped her in his room on the Mandarin Oriental after assembly at a membership. She claimed that whereas there have been a number of individuals within the lodge room on the time, Brown barricaded her in one other, smaller room whereas he and the opposite males allegedly assaulted her for 30 minutes earlier than letting her go away.

She mentioned she was traumatized and shaken by the alleged incident and consequently didn’t go to the police for 2 days. Police arrested Brown Tuesday (Jan. 22), however let him go lower than 24 hours later with out prices, although the investigation is alleged to be ongoing. His lawyer mentioned he’s free to depart the nation and can proceed to cooperate with the police investigation.

Brown stayed in Paris, filming a music video, and was seen Wednesday capturing across the Eiffel Tower and on the banks of the Seine river.

This article initially appeared on THR.com.