Chris Brown Sues Assault Accuser For Defamation

Chris Brown is suing the woman who accused him of assault for defamation.

Back in June, Deanna Gines claimed that Brown assaulted her in the VIP section of Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim. Gines claimed that injuries she sustained during the assault could have needed corrective surgery. She said Brown deliberately shoved her to the ground, and that she landed so hard on her knees that she had to have one of her legs put in a boot and needed crutches. Gines took a picture of the injuries and posted them online.

But now Chris Brown is fighting back against Deanna Gines’ assault claims. His attorney, Mark Geragos, filed a countersuit against the 24-year-old, and noted that Gines appeared on TMZ Live two days after the alleged incident. Brown’s lawsuit claims that Gines lied during the appearance, and that he never had any contact with her. Brown also alleged that Gines was “heavily intoxicated and falling over herself in a drunken stupor throughout the night,” and that she cursed at club employees and threw her clothes at security.

Brown also claimed that Gines got “confused” over which leg was supposedly injured. The 24-year-old “Fine China” singer said Gines either lied to get a payout or to deflect blame for her drunken escapades the night of the alleged incident.

Chris Brown was arrested for felony assault last month after allegedly attacking a man outside of a hotel in Washington, D.C. Brown allegedly punched the man in the nose, breaking it. Exactly what led to the alleged assault was unclear, as one source said the fight began after the supposed victim and his friend photobombed a picture Brown was taking with two girls. Other sources said the alleged victim was trying to force his way onto Brown’s tour bus, and that Brown was trying to keep him from getting onboard.

The charge against Chris Brown was dropped to misdemeanor assault, and his attorney said he was confident that the Virginia native would be exonerated. Brown is due in court November 24.

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