Created: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:06:00 PST
Updated: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:29:08 PST
SAN DIEGO -- The owner of a Southern California nightclub says a San Diego woman's claim that she was assaulted and seriously hurt by singer Chris Brown after a performance is false.
"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," Heat Ultra Lounge owner Mike Joher said in a statement.
According to TMZ, 24-year-old Deanna Gines told police Brown shoved her to the ground so hard she may need surgery on her leg. Gines told the website the attack happened in the VIP section of the Anaheim club just before closing time.
Anaheim police confirmed to San Diego 6 that a woman filed a report by phone from San Diego County claiming she was pushed by a man at the club, but officers would not release names.
Brown is finishing a five-year probation sentence for assaulting on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Attempts to reach Gines for comment Monday were unsuccessful. A reporter visited her listed address in Imperial Beach, but a woman who answered the door said Gines no longer lived there.
Joher said the woman started causing problems at the concert the minute Brown took the stage.
"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," Joher said.
On the way out, Gines threw her shoes at security guards and did not appear to be injured in any way, Joher said.
"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," Joher said.
Brown denied the assault allegations on Twitter.
Joher said the nightclub may pursue a lawsuit against Gines for slander.