This morning, we reported on the shocking news that Chris Brown had been arrested in Paris in connection with rape allegations.
Now, it seems that authorities have released Brown on his own recognizance and informed him that he is free to return to the United States.
The news comes as a shock to many, as the allegations against Brown are quite serious, and it was rumored that the case against him was a strong one.
In addition to the rape allegations that led to the arrest of the singer and two associates, it was reported that Brown was facing drug charges, as authorities discovered a large amount of cocaine when he was taken into custody.
Moments ago, however, TMZ broke the news that Brown will soon be headed home to the US.
The controversial entertainer took to Instagram to address the situation just moments after being released from custody.
“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR...... THIS IS FALSE,” reads the latest post on his page.
“FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”
"THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!"
Brown also posted a graphic that reads simply:
"THIS B!TCH LYIN'"
The allegations are, of course, only the latest legal entanglement for Brown, who has been in trouble with the law for most of his 15 years in the spotlight.
In 2009, Brown assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna, an incident that initially seemed as though it would land Brown behind bars and bring his music career to crashing halt.
Neither proved to be the case, of course, and while Brown remained a wildly popular artist, he's also proven consistently unable to refrain from engaging in appalling acts of violence.
In 2014, Brown was imprisoned after he assaulted a photographer and was then kicked out of a court-ordered rehab facility for smashing a window on his mother's car.
There's no word on yet on what will happen with Brown's case from here, but if he was released without posting bond and permitted to return to the States, it seems unlikely that he'll face any charges.
We'll have further updates on this developing situation as more information becomes available.