Chris Brown was detained by police in Paris and accused of aggravated rape and drug offenses, a judicial source close to the investigation told NBC News.
The Associated Press, citing two anonymous police officials, said the 29-year-old singer was detained Monday along with his bodyguard and one other person after a woman accused Brown of raping her in a hotel room last week.
NBC News could not immediately confirm the report. Judicial police can generally hold someone for 24 hours, although an extension can be sought for more serious charges.
Brown’s publicists at Sony Music did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.
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