Chris Brown has shared a new photo of himself posing with fans in Paris, just days after he was arrested in that city on a charge of suspected rape.
This, of course, begs the question:
How in the name of all that is good and holy does Chris Brown have any fans?!?
Granted, the polarizing artist has been released by French officials.
He was taken into custody on Monday due to allegations by a 24-year old woman that he took her into a room within his hotel suite and committed a brutal assault that lasted for approximately 25 minutes.
But Brown was subsequently let go by the police, with prosecutors still looking into this alleged victim's claims...
... yet unlikely to charge Brown with any crimes.
In response the arrest, Brown has acted like, well, Chris Brown.
He had been in Paris for work and he remained there after his release, writing as a caption to the photo above:
"Its A WRAP!!!!"
Shortly after the rape accusation went public, though, he posted the photo/message below to his Instagram page:
And he wrote along with it:
I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR...... THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!
NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!
As we've often said throughout this ordeal:
It would suck to be falsely accused of rape and we'd be angry of this happened to us, too.
But Brown has an extensive history of violence against women; he has literally committed assault against Rihanna in the past.
In no way is this charge against his character or morals.
TMZ has now confirmed that Brown has filed a criminal complaint against his accuser, alleging that she violated his privacy and defamed his character.
More than a mere civil case, this filing could land the accuser in jail for up to a year if she's found guilty.
Brown, meanwhile, is looking to profit off the rape arrest.
The singer has shared a screenshot of his clothing brand Black Pyramid’s Instagram account on his story.
It depicts two different T-shirts, with the text “This Bitch Lyin'” written on them.
It also advertises a Paris edition of the shirt with a picture of the Mona Lisa, the text instead reading, “That Bitch Lyin’.
We hear Justin Bieber may buy one.
Finally, TMZ reports that French police let Brown go because they simply didn't find the accuser to be credible.
She told the cops that she was raped by one of Brown's friends after the singer accosted her -- and then "abused" for a third time in another room.
But she never tried to leave. And she never told any of the 20 or so people out in the main area of the suite what had happened or what was happening.
For this reason, the cops did not buy what she was trying to tell them.
Oh, and a source says the police apologized to Brown when they let him go.