Chris Brown is back in the United States but the woman who accused him of rape says the police investigation into her claims will move forward.
Franck Serfati, who is representing the 23-year-old woman who accused Brown and two friends of rape, tells The Blast, "The departure of [Chris Brown] from France, and the other two people implicated, does not affect the continuation of the police investigation, which will continue despite their physical absence."
Serfati says the prosecutor can open a judicial inquiry into the allegations at any time.
Brown was released from custody and ultimately not charged after a woman came forward alleging to have been raped by the singer and members of his team.
The singer loudly proclaimed his innocence on social media on Tuesday, writing, “I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!”
A Parisian lawyer for Brown said the singer plans on filing a lawsuit against his accuser.
The woman who accused Brown of rape gave an interview with the French gossip site Closer, which was the first outlet to report on the charges.
“It’s still too difficult for me to explain in detail what he did,” she said (the interview is in French, so we’re using Google translate), “but it was brutal and violent. He was threatening and aggressive. I was very afraid.”
She told Closer she was afraid to report the incident right away because they had all of her contact information.