Singer Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape, French police say.
A 25-year-old woman accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of assaulting her in the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel last Tuesday night, a source close to the case said on condition of anonymity.
She reportedly told police that the pair met at a nightclub in central Paris, close to the Champs-Elysées, before they returned to the hotel.
The singer, 29, will not face charges after being held overnight in French capital.
The American R&B star Chris Brown has been released without charge after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.
The Grammy award-winning singer, 29, was detained on Monday on suspicion of aggravated rape and a drug offence.
On Tuesday night, following his release, he posted on Instagram an image which read, “This B!tch lyin’”, with accompanying text: “I wanna make it perfectly clear … this is false and a whole lot of cap!”
The prosecutor’s office said an investigation was continuing, while Brown’s lawyer Raphael Chiche said his client “energetically” proclaimed his innocence and wanted to bring a defamation lawsuit.