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French police officials have released American rap singer Chris Brown without charge following a rape accusation.

The investigation into the alleged incident is continuing, the Paris prosecutor's office told BBC.

Brown was released after he and two other men were arrested following the allegations. The singer has singe taken to Instagram to claim his innocence. 

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To his 50 million followers, he posted an image of some text which reads 'this b!tch lyin.'

'I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE,' he wrote. 

'NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The two men arrested alongside Brown have also reportedly been released. 

He is no stranger to run-ins with the law; in 2009 he was arrested and charged with physical assault charges following an incident with his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. As a result of the assault, he was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats in that incident, and received five years probation and community service.

He was also arrested in 2013 after an alleged incident in a hotel in Washington and kicked out of rehab that same year for smashing his mother's car window during a family session. 

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Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has firmly denied rape allegations that were first made against him in 2009.

The dad took to Twitter to clear his name in a series of tweets.

He wrote: “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me.”

“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” he continued.

The sportsman claimed that accuser Kathryn Mayorga made the claims to “promote themselves at my expense.”

“Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense,” he wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 33-year-old said he has a clear conscience which will allow him to “await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.”

Kathryn claimed that the attack happened in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. She says that during the alleged attack, she repeatedly said no, giving verbal non-consent.

It is believed she went to the hospital for a sexual assault examination after the alleged incident.

Mayorga accepted a settlement and nondisclosure agreement. It is believed she received $375,000 in exchange for her silence.

According to the Associated Press, police in Las Vegas have re-opened the sexual assault case.

More to follow.

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Yesterday, it came to light that former Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick was accused of rape and sexual assault by actress Kristina Cohen. 

Kristina penned a lengthy Facebook post, in which she claims that she was 'held down' and raped by Westwick at his residence three years ago. 

Ed has since responded, claiming that the incident never happened, and that he has never met Kristina Cohen. 

Now, Ed's long term girlfriend Jessica Serfaty has given her two cents on the matter. 

Judging by her responses online, the model is standing by her boyfriend.

Taking to Twitter, the America's Next Top Model contestant wrote: 

'I know you, I know the truth. Such sadness in my heart.' 

'I love your kind gentle soul. Bless.'

Jessica's tweet was met with criticism from many. 

'Wow, women like you sadden me, people like you are the reason why victims never speak up,' wrote one 

However, others rushed to defend Westwick in the comments section of her tweet. 

'You know the truth based on some wannabe actress's FACEBOOK post?' tweeted one, in response to someone defending Cohen.

'Please have some common sense here. She wanted her 15 minutes.'

Jessica also posted to Instagram, selecting an image of some bold graffiti spelling out the word 'Bullshit.'

'Nah, thanks mate. l ain’t havin' any of that,' she captioned the post. 

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US rapper Nelly has taken to Twitter to protest his innocence after he was accused of raping a woman on his tour bus.

The singer, real name Cornell Haynes, said he is “beyond shocked” following his arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning, insisting he is a “victim of a false allegation.”

Police in Washington said they received a call from a woman at 3.48am on Saturday “to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper Nelly”.

“The alleged assault was reported to occur on the tour bus that was parked at the listed location. Nelly had performed at the White River Amphitheatre just hours before.”

“After Patrol Officers investigated the incident, at 4.37am Nelly was taken into custody.”

Nelly has been released without charge while officers continue to investigate the claims.

He was in the middle of his US tour and had been due to perform in Dublin's Vicar Street on November 20 and 21.

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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are due in court this morning to face rape charges.

The Ulster and Ireland rugby players have strongly denied the allegations made against them, with Stuart Olding's solicitor saying he “is anxious to clear his name in court.”

Jackson, 25, is charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault. Olding, 24, is charged with two counts of rape against the same woman.

The assault is alleged to have taken place in Belfast in June of last year.

Four men were arrested and questioned in relation to the incident last summer, however, they were released pending a report being submitted to prosecuters in Northern Ireland.

The two other men have been charged with lesser counts of exposure and perverting the course of justice.

The IRFU and Ulster Rugby have relieved the player from their duties until the court process is over.

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Former Glee star Mark Salling has reportedly been accused of raping a 22-year-old woman.

The woman alleged that she and the 34-year-old actor entered a room to have sex, but when she changed her mind, she claimed that he refused to stop and forced himself on her.

At the time she had been dating Mark for a couple of months.

According to TMZ, the alleged victim filed a police report in April this year, nearly four years after the alleged rape is said to have occurred.

The L.A. County District Attorney is currently in the process of deciding whether or not to file charges against the actor.

In May this year, the singer-songwriter was indicted for possessing child pornography.

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It was revealed last month that 77-year-old veteran actor Bill Cosby was facing allegations of drugging, sexual assault and rape. The allegations, which date back decades, came to light again recently when comedian Hannibal Buress made reference to reports that the much-loved actor and comedian had, with the help of his PR team, continuously try to hide the alleged crimes.

Yesterday, Bill Cosby’s lawyer released a statement which asserts that the actor has no intention of addressing the rumours, saying: “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”

The star of The Cosby Show was a guest on American radio talk show Weekend Edition on Saturday morning, but refused to answer any questions regarding the allegations and simply shook his head when the issue was raised.

Cosby was due to appear on Late Show with David Letterman later this week, but it has been reported that the star has cancelled the appearance. This comes after reports that the actor also postponed an appearance on Queen Latifah’s talk show in recent days.

Cosby’s lawyer, John P. Schmidt has asserted that there wil be no further statement from Cosby’s representatives and says: “Mr. Cosby would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them, at age 77, he is doing his best work."

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