A woman identified as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against singer Chris Brown, alleging that she was sexually assaulted while "imprisoned" in a bedroom in his Los Angeles home, NBC News reported Wednesday.
Doe says that Brown and his "associates" locked her inside a room after taking away her phone and instructing her to take a pill filled with white powder. She was reportedly invited to Brown's house in 2017 after attending a concert, where she met the singer and his friend, Lowell Grissom Jr.
The plaintiff's lawyer, Gloria Allred, said in a statement that Brown and his friends lured her upstairs after refusing to return her phone so that she could leave. Doe's mother tracked her phone and called the police upon discovering that her daughter was in an unfamiliar place, but Brown and Grissom refused to allow officers onto the property and began brandishing guns, the suit alleges.
Allred said that Doe was sexually assaulted and raped twice by Grissom and another friend of Brown's before she was allowed to leave Brown's home, and that she later went to a rape treatment center and reported the assaults to the police. Brown has not issued a response to the lawsuit, which alleges sexual battery, gender violence, assault, and other charges. Read more at NBC News.