Chris Brown files defamation lawsuit against woman who accused him of rape

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Singer, Chris Brown, who was released from French police custody earlier this week, has now filed a defamation suit against a woman who accused of him of raping her at his hotel room.

Brown’s Paris-based attorney, Raphael Chiche, filed the complaint Thursday … titled “false accusation, committed on January 18, 2019.” It appears this is more than a civil defamation case,  according to the doc obtained by TMZ, the lawyer is citing a criminal statute relating to invasion of privacy. A violation of that law carries a maximum 1-year prison sentence. 

The 29-year-old singer was detained Monday along with his bodyguard and one other person after a 24-year-old woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room last week.

He was later released from police custody on Tuesday and won’t face any charges at this time, but an investigation continues.

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