Award winning American singer, Chris Brown has been sued by a woman who claims that she was sexually assaulted at his California home in February 2017, TMZ reports.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe, is being represented by high-profile women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who discussed the suit today (May 9) at a press conference outside of the Los Angeles Superior Court, where the suit was filed.
In a statement, Allred said the suit alleges “sexual battery, gender violence, a violation of Ralph Civil Rights Act, battery, assault, interference with the exercise of civil rights, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.”
Jane Doe allegedly attended an afterparty at a recording studio with Brown and Lowell Grissom Jr. (aka Young Lo). She had her phone confiscated, according to Allred.
Jane Doe and other women then went to Chris Brown’s house, and, the lawsuit (obtained by Rolling Stone) states, “Brown handed each female guest, including [Jane Doe], a clear pill filled with white powder and instructed them to take it to have a ‘good time.’”
The suit continues, “[Jane Doe] reasonably interpreted Brown’s instruction to have a ‘good time’ at his house to mean that he expected his female guests to later perform sexual acts with him and others while under the influence of these substances.
[Jane Doe], who wanted to remain alert and who did not want to perform sexual acts with anyone, did not follow these instructions and declined to consume the pill(s).” Doe claims that she was “scared and intimidated” when she saw that Brown and Grissom were in possession of multiple guns.
At Chris Brown’s house, Brown and Lowell Grissom Jr. allegedly refused to return Jane Doe’s phone to her. When she showed reluctance to take off her clothes or perform sexual acts, the lawsuit claims, another woman referred to as Jane Doe X “violently grabbed Plaintiff by the throat and forced Plaintiff to perform oral sex on Grissom.”
Doe X then allegedly forced Doe to give her oral sex. “To compound Plaintiff’s horror, Doe X was menstruating at the time,” the complaint reads. Grissom then allegedly molested Doe with his mouth and hands.
Doe decided to take a shower for health reasons, at which point Grissom allegedly entered the bathroom and molested her again. “Plaintiff fled the bathroom, but Grissom pursued her, and pushed her down onto the bed and raped her,” the complaint states.
Allred told the press that it is “one of the most horrific sexual assault cases [she has] ever seen.” adding that “these are very, very serious allegations.”