We called this one from a mile away -- the 24-year-old girl who said she did NOT want Chris Brown's money after he allegedly assaulted her in a nightclub has just filed a lawsuit, demanding $25,000 -- minimum.
We broke the story ... Deanna Gines claims CB violently shoved her to the ground last month inside Heat Ultra Lounge in the O.C., tearing ligaments in her right knee.
Chris denied the allegations -- and the club owner said she was full of crap. Now here's what's really stinky ... Deanna told "TMZ Live," she only wanted an apology from Chris -- not his money.
She never got an apology ... so now she's suing Brown and the nightclub for battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.