US singer Chris Brown has been released from custody in Paris over rape allegations – as he called his accuser a “lyin’ b****”.
Brown and two other people, believed to be his bodyguard and a friend, were released on Tuesday evening in the French capital after a 24-year-old woman filed a rape complaint, the city’s prosecutor’s office said.
The Grammy-winning RnB singer, from Virginia, was arrested on Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions.
Police are still investigating the case, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.
As he was released, Brown posted a graphic on his Instagram which said: “THIS B!*** lyin’.”
He accompanied it with the caption: “I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!
“NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”
The woman claimed she was raped at Brown’s suite in the Mandarin Oriental on the night of 15 January.
She said she met Brown and his friends at the club Le Crystal in the 17th arrondissement of northwestern Paris.
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