Trial accuses Chris Brown of raping unnamed woman on Florida yacht

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – An unnamed woman has filed a lawsuit accusing musician Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a Florida yacht in December 2020 and demanding $ 20 million in compensation from the Grammy-winning singer.

The civil lawsuit, filed Thursday by a musician and choreographer identified as Jane Doe, said she was invited by Brown to meet him on Star Island, Florida, home of rapper Sean Combs. When she arrived, she boarded a yacht and accepted Brown’s offer of a drink while they discussed her career, the case said.

After another drink, the woman suddenly began to feel disoriented and physically unstable, according to the trial. She said Brown dragged her to a bedroom, removed her bikini bottoms and had sex with her without consent, the lawsuit states.

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A lawyer for Brown, 32, and two other representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

Brown wrote on Instagram, saying, “When I release music or projects, ‘THEY’ ‘try to pull off some real bull-t,’ and included a blue cap emoji used as a slang for lies.

62nd Grammy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, USA, January 26, 2020 – Chris Brown. REUTERS / Mike Blake / File photo

Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting singer Rihanna when the couple dated in 2009, an incident that made headlines around the world after a picture of her bruised face was released.

A woman also accused Brown of raping her in a hotel room in Paris in 2019. The singer denied the charge and filed a defamation charge against the prosecutor. No charges were filed.

In the new trial, the woman said Brown called her the day after the incident and told her she should take an emergency pill to prevent any pregnancy.

The filing said she saw Brown twice after that meeting. At one of those meetings, he became “annoyed” when she declined an invitation to his bedroom, the complaint said.

The woman has experienced “dramatic mood swings, loss of appetite, panic attacks and has been involved in self-harm,” said the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is demanding a lawsuit and $ 20 million in damages.

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Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Edited by Daniel Wallis

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