Justin Bieber Praises Chris Brown Amid Rape Allegations: 'No One Can Touch You'
On Wednesday, Brown, 29, posted a video on Instagram of himself showing off new choreography.
“We working,” Brown captioned the post, adding a muscle emoji.
Bieber, 24, was quick to comment on the clip writing, “No one can touch you ur the GOAT.”
Bieber and Brown have collaborated on a number of tracks in the past, including “Next to You” from Brown’s album F.A.M.E. and “Ladies Love Me.”
Bieber’s decision to stand by Brown didn’t sit right with fans. “@justinbieber I do not know how the investigation on this case will go. But if it turns out to be true, remember that you commented,” one fan wrote.
On Monday, Brown was detained in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint with police.
A judicial official told the Associated Press that Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions.
Reuters reported that two other people were arrested with Brown.
“We confirm the detention in custody of Mr. Chris Brown and two other individuals on charges of aggravated rape and narcotics offenses. Police custody is still in progress,” the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office told PEOPLE in a statement. “The judicial action that will be given will not be communicated before the end of the custody.”
The “Loyal” singer was investigated by police after the woman, 24, alleged in a complaint filed to the 1st Arrondissement Commissariat that she was raped by Brown at his hotel between Jan. 15 and 16, according to French outlet Closer. She claimed to have met Brown earlier at a nightclub on the street of Rue de Ponthieu.
The alleged rape is said to have occurred in Brown’s room at the Mandarin Oriental, which is a luxury hotel near Place Vendôme. The woman additionally claimed that Brown’s friend and his bodyguard also abused her.
Brown has since denied the claims.
In a strongly worded Instagram post that he’s since deleted, the R&B singer rejected the accusation, saying that it was damaging to both himself and his young daughter, Royalty, who turns 5 in May.
“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP [sic]!” Brown, 29, captioned a text image that read “This b!tch lyin’.”
His statement continued in the caption: “NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL [sic] AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”
PEOPLE confirms Brown was released without charge on Tuesday, though the investigation into the incident by the Paris police continues.
“Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed with the Public Prosecutor of Paris,” Brown’s attorney Raphael Chiche told multiple outlets in a statement.
“The charges against Chris Brown have not been dropped and investigations are still going on but Chris Brown has not been sued by Prosecution.”