Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of rape in Paris

Chris Brown.

Chris Brown and two other people have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

The rapper, 29, has been held by police in Paris following an investigation into an alleged rape.

A 24-year-old woman claimed he sexually assaulted her in his hotel room between January 15 and 16.

The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said the three men had been detained after the woman’s allegations.

According to a police official, one of those detained is Brown’s bodyguard and the singer has been in police custody since Monday.

Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. He completed his probation in that case in 2015.