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Chris Brown Accused Of Hosting Sex Party Where Woman Was Raped Multiple Times

"This is one of the most horrific sexual assault cases that I have ever seen."

Chris Brown has been accused of co-conspiring, aiding and abetting in a 2017 sexual assault that took place during a party at his house in a new lawsuit filed Wednesday (May 9) by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of her client, a woman who will be known as Jane Doe.

During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Allred described the incidents leading up to the alleged assault but would not go into detail about the specific allegations, instead referring reporters to the lawsuit due to the sensitive nature of the claims. The famed women's rights attorney with more than 40 years of professional experience did, however, offer a warning to television stations that she was unsure whether details such as those included in the suit could be aired on television.

"This is one of the most horrific sexual assault cases that I have ever seen," she said. "And our client, Jane Doe, has been severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer."

According to the lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by Billboard, Doe had attended a concert at 1 Oak in West Hollywood, where she was invited to attend an after party at a recording studio where Brown and rapper Young Lo -- whose real name is Lowell Grissom, Jr. -- were working. When she arrived there, her phone was allegedly taken from her because Brown did not want any phones in the studio. Even when Doe wanted to leave, she claims her phone was not returned and she was then coerced into going to Brown's house in order to retrieve her phone.

While at Brown's house, the plaintiff claims alcohol and illicit drugs that she believed include cocaine, molly and marijuana were provided to guests. She also says Brown handed each female guest, including herself, a pill filled with white powder and instructed them to take it to have a "good time." Doe did not take her pill and instead sought to isolate herself in hopes she would be left alone.

The plaintiff also claims she saw Brown and Grissom in possession of multiple guns in the house and was generally intimidated by the aggressive behavior in the house.

Meanwhile, according to the filing, Doe's mother -- with whom she is usually in close contact -- became worried because she had not heard from her daughter and used an app to track the phone's location to Brown's house. Using that information, she called the police asking they go search for her daughter.

The police did show up, but Brown refused to open the gate and denied them entry to his property. The police left and the party continued, while Doe claims Grissom was "evasive" and would not return her phone. From there, things took a turn for the worse.

The plaintiff alleges that Brown, Grissom, a female guest referred to as Doe X -- who is believed to be friends with Brown and Grissom and to have toured with them -- and others planned to use drugs, alcohol and intimidation to "coerce and force unwilling female guests to perform sexual acts for Defendants and others."

They allegedly lured the female guests into a bedroom and then falsely imprisoned those unwilling to voluntarily engage in sexual activity by going so far as to barricade the door and then further "coerce, intimidate and sexually harass the unwilling female guests to commit sexual acts" on the defendants and others.

The events that then transpired, according to the lawsuit, are true to Allred's warning. Many women were brought into a room with four beds, while Brown instructed Grissom to push a couch in front of a door and turned on loud music and pornography to allegedly "cover up the sounds of any resistance" and "create a hyper-sexualized environment in the sealed bedroom." While some women began to engage in sexual activity with Grissom and Brown, the plaintiff refused to undress and made it clear she was not interested in participating. Still, she claims she was forced to perform oral sex on Grissom and Doe X in the room and then was later raped twice by Grissom in other rooms around the property before she was allowed to leave.

Doe went to a rape treatment center and to the police where she reported the events. According to Allred, she has participated in a criminal investigation that is still open. She is seeking general and punitive damages according to proof at trial.

Brown, Grissom, Doe X and other unnamed defendants are accused of sexual battery, gender violence, hate violence, assault, interference with exercise of civil rights, intentional infliction of emotional distress and more. Brown, specifically, is accused of negligence of premises liability as the owner or controller of the property.

"Jane Doe has been severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer," said Allred at the press conference. "She filed this lawsuit because she wants justice for herself, but she also wants to warn other young women about the potential danger to themselves if they have their phone taken away and if they go to Chris Brown's house.

"She does not want any other young woman to endure the violent sexual assaults that she was forced to endure in an environment of guns and drugs."

Brown's rep did not return a request for comment.

This article was originally published on Billboard.

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He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

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“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

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“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

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