The owner of a California nightclub where Chris Brown is alleged to have shoved a woman during a night out has come to the R&B star's defense, branding the accusations "false" and insisting the singer was a "complete gentleman".
Deanna Gines, 24, has filed an official complaint with police, claiming she was partying with the Kiss Kiss hitmaker at the Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California on Saturday (22Jun13) when he pushed her to the ground, tearing ligaments in her right knee.
Brown, who is on probation for his 2009 assault on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, subsequently took to his Twitter.com page to declare, "I don't usually comment but I didn't do anything."
Heat Ultra Lounge owner Mike Joher has now issued a statement regarding the incident, insisting there was "no way" Brown came into contact with Gines.
He states, "Based on the information which we have gathered from our security company, mall security and other party goers which were at Heat on Saturday night; It is apparent that the alleged incident regarding Chris Brown is false.
"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... she was persistently trying to rush Chris. She was eventually removed from the club...
"Heat staff and security did what they had to, in order to ensure public safety and the safety of the artist. We have no reason to believe the allegations against Chris. He was a complete gentleman and remained professional throughout the entire night. Neither I, nor any of the witnesses we spoke to, saw him push or touch anybody. It is unfortunate that this matter has become an issue. Heat will pursue legal ramifications for slandering our name and the artist."