Chris Brown plans to sue a woman for defamation after she accused him of raping her in a Paris hotel.
The American R&B star was released from prison on Tuesday without charge after being held for questioning overnight in Paris following the rape accusations.
The 29-year-old’s French lawyer, Raphael Chiche, said Brown vigorously denied the allegations and he is preparing to file the defamation lawsuit on behalf of his client.
‘Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him,’ Chiche said.
‘A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris.’
A 24-year-old French model, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told police that she was raped by Brown and two other men during a drug-fueled party at his hotel a week ago.
The ordeal allegedly happened inside Brown’s hotel room at the Mandarin Oriental where suites can cost more than US$21,000 (£19,000) per night.
The woman alleges she was attacked by Brown, his bodyguard and a family friend on January 16.
Brown and the two other men were all released from police custody on Tuesday.
An examining magistrate decided to end the initial period of custody without taking the matter further but this does not mean that the case is closed, according to French law.
Prosecutors have indicated that they will continue to speak to the alleged victim and to try and gather more evidence.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said the investigation is ongoing, while the singer’s lawyer said his client ‘energetically’ proclaimed his innocence.
In a post on Instagram following his release, Brown denied the accusation saying it is ‘false’, ‘disrespectful’ and ‘against my character and morals.’