Chris Brown threw a wild house party where a woman was allegedly raped by the rapper Young Lo, one of Brown's friends, a new lawsuit says.
The suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court accuses Brown of providing illicit drugs to guests and brandishing firearms at the party in February 2017, though he is not directly accused of the assault.
According to the suit, which was filed by women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, the accuser attended a Brown concert in West Hollywood and got an invite to meet Brown and Young Lo (real name Lowell Grisson Jr.) at a recording studio for an after-party.
"When she arrived at the studio, her phone was taken away from her," Allred said in a press conference at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. "She was told that Brown did not want anyone to have their phones in the studio."
Allred said the women, who has not been identified, was forced to go to Brown’s home to get her phone back. She was then "sexually assaulted while falsely imprisoned in one of the bedrooms in Chris Brown's house," Allred said. Grissom and a woman allegedly assaulted her. The female defendant is called Doe X in the suit because the accuser does not know her name. Fifty other unnamed people are additionally listed as defendants for co-conspiring in the sexual assault.
"This is one of the most horrific sexual assault cases that I have ever seen," Allred said.
She said Brown "handed each female guest a clear pill filled with white powder and instructed them to take it to have a good time." Allred said her client did not take the pills.
She also accused Brown of ordering someone to "push a couch in front of the bedroom door" to block it, as well as blasting music and playing pornography in the closed room, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
The Los Angeles Police Department said there is no open investigation into the alleged assault, according to KABC in Los Angeles. Allred has not elaborated on why a police report for the incident was not filed.
Mark Geragos, Brown’s lawyer, told TMZ Wednesday that Allred unsuccessfully demanded $17 million from Brown before filing the lawsuit.
“My investigation shows that none of these allegations are true,” he said. “Chris is a target.”
It’s not the first time Brown has been allegedly involved in hurting women.
In 2009 when he was arrested for beating Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time. He pleaded guilty to a felony in a plea deal and took five years’ probation. In August 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly threatening a woman with a gun at his home. It’s unclear if that case was resolved. Last year, rap mogul Suge Knight dropped a lawsuit against Brown over a shooting at a West Hollywood nightclub, which Knight initially blamed on Brown's security, according to BET. Brown settled a lawsuit in 2017 with a photographer who said he battered her, according to TMZ.
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