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Monday
Jun242013

Report: Chris Brown Allegedly Accused in Nightclub Incident

RCA(LOS ANGELES) -- An alleged incident in a California nightclub on Saturday may have Chris Brown in hot water.

TMZ reports that a 24-year-old woman is claiming that while she was inside the VIP section at Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night, Brown shoved her.  The singer performed at the venue that evening.

Sgt. Bob Dunn, public information officer for the Anaheim Police Department, confirms to ABC News Radio that a call was placed from a female who claimed to have suffered a knee injury after being assaulted in the club.  However, Dunn would not confirm the name of the woman nor the name of the person she accused.  He would also not confirm the time of the call, saying only that it was an "open investigation" and that the department is looking seriously at all the information as it becomes available.

TMZ says the accuser is Deanna Gines, who is claiming that she was "deliberately" shoved by Brown, causing her to fall to her knees. The website also posted a picture of Gines leaning on crutches with a leg brace on. She claims to have already seen a doctor, who she says confirmed that she has torn ligaments in her right knee and may need to undergo surgery.

ABC News Radio was unable to reach Gines for comment.

Chris Brown's rep, Nicole Perna, tells ABC News Radio, "Chris didn't do this."  She said that the club is reviewing tapes from Saturday night adding,  "Everyone with Chris knows nothing about this."

Later on Monday, the club released a statement in which it said "it is apparent that the alleged incident regarding Chris Brown is false," based on the information it gathered.

The club says, "We know that the claimant was trying to jump on stage and security was doing their job by keeping people away from Chris. There was no way that he could have touched her, his section was roped off and he had heavy security surrounding him. Witnesses state that the she was persistently trying to rush Chris. She was eventually removed from the club."

The statement adds that the woman removed her shoes and threw them at club security while she was being escorted away.

Heat describes Chris as a "complete gentleman" who "remained professional throughout the entire night."

Mike Joher, managing partner of Heat Ultra Lounge, tells ABC News Radio it will consider legal action against the woman if she doesn't drop her allegations. He says, "If it gets to the point where she's going to pursue this situation, I mean this is bad press for us. We don't need it. You know what I mean? And I know we're in the right and she's in the wrong."

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