SANTA ANA – A woman who alleges that she was assaulted by musician Chris Brown at an Anaheim lounge in June has filed a lawsuit claiming emotional and physical damages and seeking more than $25,000
Deanna Gines, whose suit says she was an Orange County resident at the time of the incident, accuses Brown of intentionally pushing her to the ground during a performance at Heat Ultra Lounge, 321 W. Katella Ave., Suite 214, on June 22 in the lawsuit that was filed at the Orange County Superior Court on July 17.
The lawsuit states that Gines had a VIP pass at the nightclub and was intentionally pushed by Brown when he became angry, causing injury to her left knee.
Royal Entertainment owns Heat Ultra Lounge and was also named in the lawsuit. Mike Joher, a managing partner of Royal Entertainment said in a statement released to Brown’s publicist that the Gines’ allegations are invalid.
Joher wrote that witnesses saw Gines fall while attempting attempt to climb the stage to reach Brown, causing the knee injury.
“We know that the claimant was trying to jump on stage and security was doing their job by keeping people away from Chris,” Joher wrote. “There was no way that he could have touched her. His section was roped off and he had heavy security surrounding him.”
Gines claimed that she was escorted out of the lounge by security personnel and said that she asked for medical attention and for the security guards to call 911, but they did neither.
“Ms. Gines requested medical attention and that an ambulance be called to assist her, but Lounge employees and security told Ms. Gines they would not call an ambulance but instead would be calling the police if she did not leave the premises immediately,” according to the civil court complaint.
Joher wrote that Gines was asked to leave the lounge after she repeatedly attempted to reach Brown over security barriers.
“While security was escorting her off the premises, she took off her shoes and threw them at our security, he wrote. “HEAT staff and security did what they had to, in order to ensure public safety and the safety of the artist.”
The Anaheim Police Department received an assault report on the night of June 23 from a woman who claimed to have been assaulted at Heat Ultra Lounge the previous evening, said police Sgt. Bob Dunn.
Police continue to investigate, Dunn said.
Gines states in the lawsuit that she “will continue to suffer, humiliation, embarrassment, and physical injury” as well as “mental suffering, anguish, fright, horror, nervousness, grief, anxiety, worry, shock, humiliation and shame.”
By ALYSSA DURANTY / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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