LA prosecutors investigating alleged rape at Chris Brown's house
Los Angeles prosecutors are now reviewing sexual assault allegations against a hip-hop artist who allegedly raped a woman at singer Chris Brown’s house last year, the Daily News has learned.
Police presented the allegations Tuesday after a lawsuit related to the case made headlines last week.
“A case was presented today and is currently under review,” Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, told The News.
He said the only target of the case now under review is rapper Lowell Grissom Jr., who goes by the stage name Young Lo.
“What was presented was for Grissom,” he said, not Brown.
Attempts to reach Grissom’s lawyer were not immediately successful.
Lawyer Gloria Allred filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Jane Doe client last week that claimed Brown trapped the unidentified woman in a bedroom of his mansion during a drug-fueled sex party last year – and that Grissom and an unidentified woman sexually assault the alleged victim while she was trapped.
The plaintiff claimed Brown helped orchestrate the horrific assault when he ordered someone to “push a couch in front of the bedroom door” to block it and began playing deafening music and pornography “to create a hyper-sexualized environment in the sealed bedroom.”
The woman says she stated out loud that she wanted to leave and would not consent to any sex but that a woman in the group “violently grabbed” her throat and forced her perform oral sex on Grissom, according to the complaint.
The plaintiff said the naked woman, identified only as Doe X, also sat on her face, “using her legs to pin plaintiff down while forcing plaintiff to perform oral sex on her.”
The plaintiff claims Grissom eventually removed the couch from its position as a barricade and followed her around Brown’s house, raping her twice.
“I am glad that the case involving Mr. Grissom is being reviewed by the L.A. County D.A.,” Allred told The News on Tuesday afternoon. “Our client will continue to assist law enforcement in every possible way. We look forward to further developments.”
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, previously told The News that the woman’s allegations were part of “a $17 million shakedown.”
The petitioner claims in the paperwork that she ended up at Brown’s house on February 24, 2017 after attending a concert at the Hollywood hotspot One Oak and being invited to attend an “after party” at a recording studio.
The woman alleges the only reason she continued on to Brown’s private residence was because her cell phone was confiscated at the studio and she had trouble getting it back.
She claims people at the party openly consumed illicit drugs and that Brown handed her a “clear pill filled with white powder” and encouraged her to take it to have a “good time.”
The woman says she did not swallow the pill.
The new lawsuit alleges Brown also waved a gun in the air during the party and refused to open his gate when police arrived at the house to check on the plaintiff because her worried mom had tracked her cell phone to the address.
Allred said her client is seeking general and punitive damages to be decided at trial.
She said her client reported her allegations to Los Angeles police at some point after the alleged assault. She declined to give a date.
“The police are aware of our client’s allegations, and she has cooperated with a criminal investigation. My understanding is that it’s still open,” Allred said. “She did speak to police some time ago.”
Brown, 29, has faced accusations of misconduct before.
His ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, 29, won an emergency stay-away order last year after claiming Brown punched her in the stomach twice and pushed her down stairs during their relationship.