Chris Brown's manager has denied any involvement in the singer's recent altercation with girlfriend Rihanna - insisting she was not the one who sparked the bust-up by sending a message to the R&B star.
Brown is charged with assault and making criminal threats after an argument with the Umbrella hitmaker last month (08Feb09) allegedly left her battered and bruised.
According to a police affidavit, the row was triggered by a text message Brown received on his cell phone from another woman.
Internet gossip has recently pointed to Brown's manager, Tina Davis, who is rumoured to have had a romantic relationship with the Kiss Kiss hitmaker when he was 16.
But Davis has now released a statement distancing herself from the altercation between Brown and Rihanna. She also denies ever having been Brown's lover.
The statement reads, "The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been any other relationship. The rumours in circulation are false. There are no emails between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown of the type which have been described in media reports.
"If the source of the false rumours is identified, legal action will be taken. Given the nature of the legal issues affecting Mr. Brown, Ms. Davis will not be making any further statements."
Brown has also denied rumours he is set to dismiss Davis as his manager. The star's business attorney, Kenny Meiselas, says, "We are very happy with Chris' team and there are no changes."
Brown is due back in court in April (09).