Lawsuit accuses Chris Brown of raping unnamed woman on Florida yacht
The civil lawsuit, filed on Thursday by a
musician and choreographer identified as Jane Doe, said she was invited by
Brown to meet him at Star Island, Florida, home of rapper Sean Combs. When she
arrived, she boarded a yacht and accepted Brown’s offer of a drink as they
discussed her career, the filing said.
After a second drink, the woman suddenly began
to feel disoriented and physically unstable, according to the lawsuit. She said
Brown dragged her to a bedroom, removed her bikini bottoms and had sex with her
without consent, the lawsuit said.
An attorney for Brown, 32, and two other
representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.
Writing on Instagram, Brown said:
“Whenever I’m releasing music or projects, ‘THEY’ try to pull some real
bulls–t,” and included a blue cap emoji, which is used as slang for lies.
Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting singer
Rihanna when the pair were dating in 2009, an incident that made headlines
around the world after a photo of her bruised face was released.
A woman also accused Brown of raping her in a
Paris hotel room in 2019. The singer denied the allegation and filed a
defamation complaint against the accuser. No charges were filed.
In the new lawsuit, the woman said Brown
called her the day after the incident and told her to take an emergency
contraceptive pill to prevent any pregnancy.
The filing said she saw Brown twice after that
encounter. At one of those meetings, he became “irate” when she
turned down an invitation to his bedroom, the complaint said.
The woman has experienced “dramatic mood
swings, loss of appetite, panic attacks and has engaged in self harm,”
said the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is seeking
a jury trial and $20 million in damages.