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Rapper Chris Brown is no stranger to accusations of violent crime against women and it has now been alleged that he and friend committed horrific sexual assaults on a young woman at his Los Angeles home on February 23 and the early hours of February 24, 2018.
A lawsuit filed on Wednesday May 9 states that Brown, and his friend Young Lo repeatedly assaulted the unnamed woman following a drug and alcohol-fueled party. Brown is accused of brandishing a handgun and providing narcotics to women at his home, while Young Lo, whose real name is Lowell Grissom Jr., allegedly forced Jane Doe to perform oral copulation on himself and another female partygoer, before raping her twice.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who filed the lawsuit and is representing the victim, described the night’s events as one of the most horrific sexual assaults she has encountered during her legal career. Some of the details described in the lawsuit include the woman being held captive within Brown’s home following the sexual assaults, trapped by a couch placed across the door to block her exit. Brown is also reported to have instructed a friend to hide the guns when LAPD were spotted approaching the property.
LAPD, who were denied access to Brown’s home, had been called after the victim’s mother tracked her cellphone to the address and became concerned for her daughter’s safety.
According to her attorney, the victim is pursing both civil and criminal charges.
If you have been accused of, or charged with, sexual assault or rape in San Francisco, you must contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If charges have not yet been filed, do not delay in the hope that the accusations will disappear – a San Francisco criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter could help reduce the charges you do face.
Our San Francisco criminal defense attorneys are highly qualified to represent you against such serious accusations, having previously handled numerous cases involving high-profile, elite clientele, and earning several professional accolades.
Sexual assault, according to California law, is defined as any unwanted or unwelcome sexual contact. It is important to note that the victim does not have to explicitly say “no” for a rape charge to be brought – a conviction can be based on them simply not explicitly saying “yes”. As such, you are sure to appreciate the importance of securing outstanding legal representation immediately, and increasing your chances of defending against the accusations and/or charges.
Depending on the circumstances of your specific case, some of the defenses our San Francisco criminal defense attorneys may utilize on your behalf can include:
When facing charges as serious as sexual assault or rape, you need your attorney to spend as much time as possible investigating all aspects of your case, and building the strongest defense possible.
To arrange your initial case evaluation, call our San Francisco criminal defense attorneys now on 310-430-7799.