Chris Browns’ lawyer says that the cocaine found in his Paris hotel room by French police does not belong to the American singer. Brown’s French lawyer, Raphael Chiche, confirmed that the 29-year-old was found in possession of cannabis during his arrest at the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel on Monday night over claims that he assaulted a woman a week earlier.
But the Grammy Award-winning singer had a note from his American doctor covering his use of the drug for medicinal purposes, Chiche said.
The cocaine found “was not his” and “belonged to those who had come to party in his suite on the night of January 20-21,” the lawyer added.
Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were arrested after a 25-year-old woman accused them of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental, where he was staying while attending shows during men’s fashion week in the French capital.
After being held for 24 hours the three were released without charge on Tuesday night.
Chiche said his client wanted to bring a defamation lawsuit.
“He says he had no sexual relations of any sort with the complainant,” Chiche said.
The prosecutor’s office said the three men were still under investigation on suspicion of aggravated rape and a drugs offence.
The alleged victim told police she met Brown in a nightclub near the Champs-Elysees avenue with a group of other women on the night of January 15.