Jan 3, 2023
The Miami Beach Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual battery made by two women against R&B singer Chris Brown, according to a local NBC 6 report.
The first woman alleges she was drugged and raped by the 32-year-old musician while at a party on a yacht near rapper/actor Diddy’s home in December 2020. NBC 6 reported that the second woman, who was also at the aforementioned yacht party, told police she was “not comfortable” and decided to leave.
Two days later, the police report indicates that the second woman and a friend were invited to meet Brown at a Miami Beach hotel suite. While there, Brown allegedly approached the woman and “shoved one of his fingers in her mouth,” according to the NBC 6 report.
The woman alleged Brown’s finger was covered in a “white powdery substance,” and that she blacked out for several hours shortly after he became aggressive. The woman reportedly woke up in the hotel suite without her friends or her phone.
After reading about a civil lawsuit filed in January by a woman who alleged Brown drugged and raped her at the same yacht party, the second woman filed a report with Miami Beach Police. The first woman who filed the sexual assault civil lawsuit against Brown in January is identified only as Jane Doe, but the complaint describes her a “professional choreographer, dancer, model, and musical artist.”
In the January civil claim, the unidentified woman alleges that, upon arriving at the yacht party, Brown took her to the boat’s kitchen and gave her a “red cup with a mixed drink.”
The lawsuit claims Brown then “offered her tips about starting a career in the music industry” before filling her cup for a second time. Shortly thereafter, the woman “began to feel a sudden, unexplained change in consciousness,” according to the complaint. The suit further alleges the woman felt “disoriented, physically unstable, and started to fall in and out of sleep.”
The complaint also alleges that Brown took the woman to a bedroom on the yacht and raped her, ignoring her pleas to stop and barring her attempts to leave the room.
Following the January civil complaint, Brown posted an Instagram story reading:
“I HOPE YALL SEE THIS PATTERN OF [CAP]… Whenever I’m releasing music or projects, ‘THEY’ try to pull some real bulls–t.” Brown included a photo of himself smirking with his arms crossed, according to NBC 6.
After the alleged sexual assault, the first woman claims that Brown “grabbed her phone and texted himself so she would have his number,” according to NBC 6. The woman further alleges that she left the yacht shortly thereafter, but Brown texted her the following day and “demanded” that she take the Plan B contraceptive pill to “terminate any possible pregnancy.”
The woman says she bought the morning-after pill at a pharmacy and took it, according to the NBC 6 report.
The sexual assault civil lawsuit against Brown claims the woman suffered “substantial, continuing, and permanent” injuries as a result of the alleged rape. She is seeking $20 million in compensation for “severe emotional distress, physical manifestations of emotional distress, emotional anguish, fear, anxiety, humiliation, depression, and other physical and emotional injuries, and damages (both economic and noneconomic)” stemming from Brown’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Miami Beach Police officials confirmed to NBC 6 that both alleged sexual assault incidents involving Chris Brown are currently under investigation. Following completion of said investigations, prosecutors will determine whether or not to file separate criminal charges against the well-known singer.
One of Brown’s alleged survivors reportedly lives in Los Angeles and the other in Canada. Both women were visiting Miami Beach when the alleged sexual assaults occurred.
According to data compiled by RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), sexual violence can have long-term effects on survivors, particularly those who are harmed at a young age.
Additionally, a recent study indicates a troubling finding that women who have been sexually assaulted early in life have a higher risk of developing a specific type of brain damage. The particular type of brain damage identified by the study has reportedly been linked to:
The study was conducted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health and presented last year at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society. It offers a number of findings related to what a CNN report called a “growing body of research on the long-term impact of sexual assault on the body and the mind.”
For further information the increased risk of developing brain damage in female sexual assault survivors, please visit our recent blog post.
Sexual assault civil lawsuits are typically brought in an effort to recover financial compensation for survivors. Depending on the circumstances of a sex crime, various types of damages may be pursued and recovered through a civil claim.
Examples of some common damages that may be secured through a sexual assault or abuse civil lawsuit include:
The statute of limitations for sexual assault claims varies from state-to-state. In California, adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse are able to file civil claims up to 10 years after an incident according to the statute of limitations on sex crimes. Furthermore, the California statute of limitations allows for civil claims to be brought in sexual assaults that lead to the discovery of a psychological injury, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For such cases, survivors have a three-year window to file claims upon discovery of an injury.
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