A judicial official told the Associated Press that Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions on Monday, Jan. 21. The official said Brown was still in custody on Tuesday and could remain there for an additional two days while investigators decide whether or not to file preliminary charges, the AP reported.
Brown was investigated by police after the woman, 24, alleged in a complaint filed to the 1st arrondissement commissariat that she was raped by Brown at his hotel between Jan. 15 and 16, according to French outlet Closer. She claimed to have met Brown earlier at a nightclub on the street of Rue de Ponthieu.
The alleged rape is said to have occurred in Brown’s room at the Mandarin Oriental, which is a luxury hotel near Place Vendôme. The woman additionally claimed that Brown’s friend and his bodyguard also abused her.
Reuters reported that two other people were arrested with Brown.
“We confirm the detention in custody of Mr. Chris Brown and two other individuals on charges of aggravated rape and narcotics offences. Police custody is still in progress,” the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office tells People in a statement. “The judicial action that will be given will not be communicated before the end of the custody.”