Chris Brown is taking legal action to defend his name.
Following his arrest in Paris for allegedly raping a woman, the singer has announced plans to sue the accuser for defamation as soon as Wednesday (Jan. 23).
“Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him,” says Brown’s Parisian lawyer, Raphael Chiche. “He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris.”
According to TMZ, Brown says he was set up by the 24-year-old model, who claims he took her to his hotel in Paris and violently raped her. However, Chris says they were never alone and that he was playing music off his iPhone in the living room of the suite with 20 people around him the entire time.
The “Undecided” singer was released from police custody Tuesday without any charges and is free to leave France. Prosecutors say the investigation is still ongoing, but the fact that Brown was released with no conditions and is free to leave the country is a sign authorities have issues with the case.
After being released from custody, Brown took to Instagram to proclaim his innocence by posting the phrase “This Bitch Lyin’,” which was taken from a T-shirt in his Black Pyramid clothing collection.
“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!” he captioned the post. “NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”