Woman sues Chris Brown alleging sexual assault
City News Service | 5/10/2018, midnight
A young woman sued Chris Brown and a fellow rapper today alleging she was sexually assaulted at Brown’s home during a drug-fueled party in 2017.
The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which names as defendants the 29-year-old Brown, rapper Young Lo—whose real name is Lowell Grissom Jr.—and a female identified only as Doe X.
“This is clearly one of the most horrific sexual assault cases that I have ever seen,’’ the plaintiff’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said. “(My) client was severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer.’’
Los Angeles police are investigating the allegations, but no charges have been filed, Allred said.
The suit’s allegations include sexual battery, assault, civil rights violations and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Doe seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
Representatives for Brown and Lo could not be immediately reached.
According to the lawsuit, Doe and a then-roommate attended a concert the evening of Feb. 23, 2017, at the 1 Oak club in West Hollywood. Doe and her roommate later met Lo and Brown at a recording studio, where Lo took their phones, according to the suit.
“Plaintiff was forced to go to Brown’s home with others because she perceived that she would only be able to retrieve her phone there,’’ the suit states.
But the plaintiff’s phone was not returned and Brown provided cocaine and marijuana to the guests, the suit states. He gave the plaintiff a pill filled with white powder, but she did not swallow it, fearing he wanted her and the other female guests to become intoxicated and vulnerable to sex acts, the suit states.
“Plaintiff became scared and intimidated when she saw Brown and (Lo) in possession of multiple guns in the house,’’ the suit states.
The woman claims she was later barricaded inside a bedroom after Brown told Lo to put a couch in front of the door to keep anyone from leaving, according to the lawsuit. Brown “played pornography loudly to create a hyper-sexualized environment in the sealed bedroom,’’ the suit alleges.
Doe X, who the plaintiff believes was a friend of Brown and Lo, forced the plaintiff to perform oral sex on Lo, the suit states. Doe X, who was menstruating, also made the plaintiff orally copulate her while Lo inappropriately touched her, according to the lawsuit.
“Thus, plaintiff found herself being sexually battered by two people at the same time,’’ according to the complaint.
Lo eventually returned Doe’s phone to her in the laundry room, where she called a ride-hailing company, the suit states.
“While waiting for the rideshare she requested, (Lo) held plaintiff down against the washing machine and forcibly raped her again,’’ the suit alleges. “After (Lo) was done, he opened the gate and finally released plaintiff from Brown’s home.’’
Doe went to a rape treatment center and reported the alleged assault to police, the suit states.