CNN reports Chris Brown was accused of aggravated rape and drug violations in Paris this week. Brown has been in the news over the past decade for several high-profile assault cases. In 2009, Brown violently beat his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. The police report at the time said Brown “continued to punch [Rihanna] in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand.” Brown pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge and received five years probation.