ANAHEIM, Calif. - Anaheim police Monday were investigating a woman's claim that singer Chris Brown shoved her at the Heat Ultra Lounge.
A woman called Anaheim police about 9:30 p.m. Sunday to report an assault, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. She said she was shoved by a man while at the club the night before, Dunn said.
Via Twitter, Brown proclaimed his innocence. TMZ identified the accuser as Deanna Gines, 24. 10News learned Gines is from San Diego.
Gines told TMZ, "There were some words exchanged between me and a female companion that Mr. Brown was with.
Then, the 24-year-old said as the singer was getting ready to leave, it got physical.
"He turned around and he pushed me full force with one of his hands. His girlfriend had his other hand," she told TMZ.
Gines told TMZ she was taken to the hospital with a torn knee ligament and may need surgery, but she insists there is only one thing she wants.
"An apology would be great," she said. "That's what I'm looking for now … is an apology."
However, the club owner said Gines is full of it and that Brown never even touched her.He said Gines tried repeatedly to jump on stage during Brown's performance and then tried to ambush him in his roped-off VIP area.
He told TMZ that while being taken out of the club, Gines took off her heels and threw them at security. He said Brown was a complete gentleman.
When asked if she had an attorney, Gines said yes, but she insists she is not a gold digger.
"He just needs to know that it's not OK to go around putting your hands on females, males, whoever, just because of who you are," she said. "That's not an OK thing for you to do."
The owner said police were called to arrest Gines, but eventually let her go home with her friends.
Anaheim police would not comment on reports the alleged incident involved the singer known for his tempestuous relationship with the singer Rihanna. Brown or his bodyguards also have had what appears to be a feud with the singer Drake.
"Our investigation will proceed like any assault investigation," Dunn said, adding that would include interviewing witnesses.
Brown was convicted of assaulting Rihanna the night before the Grammys in 2009. He is due in court in Los Angeles on a probation violation hearing July 15. Prosecutors are questioning whether he completed his required community service.