Singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of rape

scandal 23/01/2019

Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape, French police say.

A 24-year-old woman alleges that the star assaulted her in a hotel suite in the city earlier this month. 

Reportedly she told police that the pair met at a nightclub in central Paris before they went back to the hotel.

Two other men, identified by French media as Brown's bodyguard and a friend, have also been arrested.

This obviously isn't the singer's first encounter with the law - he's had previous high-profile convictions for violence.

He received five years probation and a community service order for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, in his car in 2009.

In 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun.