US singer, Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris following a rape accusation.
Brown and two others were taken into custody on Monday after a woman filed a rape allegation in northwest Paris.
He is accused of raping a woman in a five star hotel after meeting her in a nightclub.
The arrests were first reported by French tabloid, Closer, which said the three were arrested after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown’s hotel suite on the night of January 15.
Police said one of the others held is Brown’s bodyguard.
The woman is said to have followed the singer to his hotel room where the incident allegedly occurred.
Prosecutors in the French capital confirmed that the 29-year-old faced criminal charges after the alleged sex attack a week ago.
“He is accused of a rape and is being held at the judicial police offices in the 1st arrondissement,” Evening Standard quoted a prosecuting source.
“He was arrested with two others on Monday, and interviews and other enquiries are ongoing. The offence is said to have taken place on the night of January 15 this year.
“The woman said she was abused by Mr Brown, a bodyguard, and a friend, and then she was left alone with the star,” said another source in Paris.
“A total of three men were arrested at Mr Brown’s hotel. They did not resist police, and now have lawyers representing them.”