LOS ANGELES — An anonymous woman has filed a lawsuit accusing musician Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a Florida yacht in December 2020 and is seeking $20 million in damages from the Grammy-winning singer.
The civil suit, filed Thursday by a musician and choreographer identified as Jane Doe, said she was invited by Brown to meet him at Star Island, Florida, the home of rapper Sean Combs. Upon arrival, she boarded a yacht and accepted Brown’s offer of a drink as they discussed her career, according to the filing.
After a second drink, the woman suddenly began to feel disoriented and physically unstable, according to the lawsuit. She said Brown dragged her into a bedroom, took off her bikini bottom and had sex with her without her consent, according to the lawsuit.
An attorney for Brown, 32, and two other representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.
Writing on Instagram, Brown said, “Every time I post music or projects, ‘THEY’ try to pull real bulls-t,” and included a blue cap emoji, which is used as slang for lies. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting singer Rihanna when the pair were dating in 2009, an incident that made headlines around the world after a photo of her bruised face was published.
A woman also accused Brown of raping her in a Paris hotel room in 2019. The singer denied the allegation and filed a defamation suit against the accuser. No charges have been filed.
In the new lawsuit, the woman said Brown called her the day after the incident and told her to take an emergency contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy.
The record indicates that she saw Brown twice after that encounter. During one such meeting, he became “angry” when she refused an invitation to his room, according to the complaint.
The woman experienced “dramatic mood swings, loss of appetite, panic attacks and self-harm,” said the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is asking for a jury trial and $20 million in damages.