Sexual assault

Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

Singer Chris Brown attends a progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on January 15, 2015
Chris Brown attends a progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in 2015. Photo: Lucy Nicholson, Pool/Getty Images

Singer Chris Brown is being held in Paris after an unnamed woman filed a rape complaint, according to French officials, per the AP.

Details: Brown was detained on Monday and faces potential aggravated rape and drug charges. French investigators must decide whether to file charges or release him in the next two days. In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Moonves fighting CBS' decision to withhold $120 million severance

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Former CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves has told CBS' board that he intends to dispute its ruling to strip him of his $120 million severance after he was fired with cause, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The network pulled the payment after an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Why it matters: Sources at CBS and within the industry say that Moonves' ego ultimately prevented a more graceful exit at CBS. His reluctance to step down after initial reports about his behavior, his attempts to undermine investigations, and his current fight to keep his money all highlight the extent to which he is willing to fight these allegations at the expense of his reputation.

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