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Chris Brown accused of drugging and raping woman on Florida yacht

Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly drugging and raping a woman on a yacht in Florida.

The civil lawsuit was filed by a musician, dancer and choreographer identified only as Jane Doe, who is suing the Grammy-winning singer for $20m (£15m) in damages.

The allegation

It says she was invited by Brown to meet him at Star Island in Miami – the home of Sean Combs, better known as P Diddy – in December 2020.

The filing said that when she arrived she boarded a yacht and accepted Brown’s offer of a drink as they discussed her career.

But after a second drink, the woman suddenly began to feel disoriented and physically unstable.

She said Brown then dragged her to a bedroom, removed her clothing and had sex with her without her consent, according to the lawsuit.

Brown’s response

Brown posted on Instagram: "Whenever I’m releasing music or projects, ‘THEY’ try to pull some real bulls**t."

His post included a blue cap emoji, which is used as slang to indicate someone is lying.

In her lawsuit, the woman said Brown phoned her the next day and told her to take an emergency contraceptive pill.

She allegedly saw Brown twice after the encounter.

The complaint says at one of those meetings he became "irate" when she turned down an invitation to his bedroom.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Crown Court, said the woman has experienced "dramatic mood swings, loss of appetite, panic attacks and has engaged in self harm".

She is seeking a jury trial.

Previous legal troubles

Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting singer Rihanna when the pair were dating in 2009. He was sentenced to five years of probation, community service and counselling for domestic violence.

He was also accused of raping a woman in a hotel room in Paris in 2019. The singer denied the allegation and filed a defamation complaint against the accuser, and no charges were filed.



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