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Chris Brown denies hit-and-run, assault on female fan
Less than 24 hours after a female fan claimed he assaulted her over the weekend, Brown has been charged in an unrelated hit-and-run accident. He has denied both accusations via Twitter.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles city attorney's office charged Brown, 24, with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license, both stemming from a minor car accident on May 21. If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail, The Associated Press reports. The Associated Press also notes that the district attorney's office will be notified of the hit-and-run case and will determine if that case will have any effect on his felony probation in the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
On Monday, a 24-year-old fan named Deanna Gines, according to TMZ, or Deanna Gordon, according to Gossip Cop, alleged she was in the VIP section of Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, Calif., with Brown on Saturday after his performance at the Powerhouse music festival. She claims as the bar was closing, Brown deliberately shoved her to the ground, badly injuring her knees and tearing her ligaments, according to USA TODAY. She has filed a police report, and an investigation is underway, according to the publication.
Brown's rep, Nicole Perna, released a statement Monday to USA TODAY saying the celebrity is an "easy target."
"Reports that Chris Brown had physical contact with a female patron at the nightclub Heat are totally false and unfounded," Perna told USA TODAY. "Upon speaking with witnesses, security and the owner of the club, it has been proven that said patron caused the physical harm to herself in her belligerent state."
Brown himself has taken to Twitter to deny the assault, writing "I didn't do anything," according to TMZ. The tweet has since been deleted, though the "Fine China" singer also tweeted links to both the TMZ and Gossip Cop stories about the matter.
Regarding the alleged hit-and-run, Brown tweeted a series of denials Tuesday:
"I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene.
"She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.
"My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!
"I work my a-- off to provide for my entire family. I've made mistakes in the past and have worked hard to be a better person."
Do you think Chris Brown is being unfairly targeted, as his rep says, or is he guilty?