Chris Brown has been sued by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted at his home in California in February 2017, according to reports.
The woman, who is only identified as Jane Doe, is represented by women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred, who discussed the lawsuit today outside Los Angeles Superior Court.
The suit claims that the ‘young woman’ was raped several times at Brown’s home by Lowell Grissom, a rapper known as both Young Lo and EverybodyKnowsLo, according to Rolling Stone.
Allred said in a statement:
The lawsuit alleges that while she was at Brown’s house, plaintiff became the victim of horrific sexual assaults which are described in our lawsuit.
That is why we have filed this case today alleging 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.
According to the suit, Jane Doe and other female friends attended an after-party hosted by Chris Brown at a recording studio where her phone was confiscated.
After Grissom refused to return her phone to her, she was forced to go to Brown’s house to retrieve her phones. Once she were there, both Brown and Grissom allegedly refused to let her leave.
Once she were at Brown’s house, Brown allegedly ‘continued to furnish’ alcohol and drugs to Jane Doe and the other guests, which Jane Doe refused. She also claims she observed Brown with a gun in his waistband, which he ‘brandished openly’.
Jane Doe claims that another woman, named in the suit as Doe X, grabbed her by the throat, forced her to perform oral sex on Grissom, before physically forcing Jane Doe into giving her oral sex.
The complaint reads:
To compound Plantiff’s horror, Doe X was menstruating at the time. While Doe X was forcing Plaintiff to perform oral sex on her, Grissom molested the lower half of Plaintiff’s body using his mouth and hands. Thus, Plaintiff found herself being sexually battered by two people at the same time.
When Plaintiff realised that Doe X had menstruated on her face, Plaintiff decided that for health reasons, she needed to wash herself immediately. Grissom entered the bathroom while Plaintiff was in the shower, and began to molest her.
Plaintiff fled the bathroom, but Grissom pursued her, and pushed her down onto the bed and raped her.
After Jane Doe finally got her phone back, she says she called a ride-sharing service. However, Doe claims that Grissom raped her again before she left Brown’s home.
After leaving, Doe went ‘to a rape treatment centre and to the police where she reported the aforementioned events.’
Allred said in a statement:
This is one of the most horrific cases involving alleged sexual assaults that I have ever seen, and our client, Jane Doe, has been severely traumatised by what she was forced to suffer.
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.
Neither Chris Brown or Lowell Grissom have responded to the allegations.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence contact the Rape Crisis England and Wales helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30). They also offer a victim support line on 0808 168 9111.
Male Survivors Partnership is available to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. You can contact the organisation on its website or on its helpline – 0808 800 5005.