Chris Brown says he's been falsely accused of assaulting a woman in an Orange County nightclub over the weekend, and based on the chit chat we had with her on "TMZ Live" today ... he may have a point.
24-year-old Deanna Gines claims Brown pushed her to the ground as he was leaving the club, tearing the ligaments in her right leg in the process. She says she filed a police report.
So we asked if she planned to sue Brown for medical expenses and pain and suffering -- a reasonable assumption, right? Gines said all she really wants is an apology.
Even more curious ... even though she said all she wants is an apology ... she's pressing on with her criminal allegations. And, she's already lawyered up.
It happened in the O.C. ... but it smells like Denmark.