What We Know About New Disturbing Allegations Against Chris Brown

Hip-hop icon Chris Brown has a dark legal history of violence. Many remember when Chris Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna after he brutally attacked her in 2009, per CNN. While his crimes shocked the world at the time, Brown would go on to build a history of violence against his romantic partners. Brown's ex, model and actress Karrueche Tran, was granted a five-year restraining order against him in 2017 after she testified that Brown threatened to "beat the s**t out of" her, according to TMZ. Brown was then sued in 2018 for hosting a party where a woman was allegedly raped, per NBC News. As recently as June 2021, Brown was the subject of a criminal investigation for battery after a woman alleged he slapped her while in his home, TMZ reported.

According to legal documents obtained by E! News, it was determined after one of Brown's rehab stays that the R&B singer suffers from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, which often leads to his violent outbursts. Now, a shocking lawsuit has been filed against Brown for his alleged involvement in a disturbing incident in 2020.

Chris Brown faces a lawsuit for serious allegations

Chris Brown is being sued for $20 million for allegedly drugging and raping a woman in 2020, BBC News reports. According to court docs obtained by the outlet, a woman now "fears for her life and career" after Brown assailed her at a 2020 yacht party hosted by music mogul Diddy. The unnamed woman claims she felt "disoriented" after accepting drinks from Brown, who allegedly led her to a bedroom while she was "drugged" and "half asleep" and assaulted her, per TMZ. The lawsuit further alleges Brown reached out and demanded that the woman take an emergency contraceptive pill the following day. Neither Diddy nor Brown have issued an official statement in response to the disturbing lawsuit.

Brown did, meanwhile, seem to comment on the suit on social media. The music star appeared to suggest he was being targeted ahead of his new album, "Breezy," due out in 2022. "I HOPE YALL SEE THIS PATTERN OF [CAP]," Brown wrote on his Instagram Story January 27, using a hat emoji, "whenever I'm releasing music or projects, 'THEY' try to pull some real bulls**t." In a follow-up IG Story slide, Brown appeared to reiterate his claim that the lawsuit against him was "cap" by sharing a photo of himself wearing multiple hats.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).