Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson has branded reports he physically assaulted his pregnant girlfriend earlier this month (04JAN07) "untrue".
The former model's statement follows his girlfriend's attempts to play down the domestic fight which prompted her to call police to their Los Angeles home.
Gibson, 28, was said to have punched the unnamed woman twice in the stomach during the 4 January (07) row, and she was taken to hospital by paramedics when she started 'throwing up'.
The R+B singer has kept quiet about his alleged actions since the incident, but decided it is time to speak out and clear his name.
He says, "I am a very private person, but as untrue information is still circulating, I feel I owe it to my fans and supporters to finally address the rumours and put them to rest once and for all.
"Please be assured that accusations of an alleged physical altercation between my girlfriend and me are absolutely false. No charges were filed.
"I am grateful for the prayers and support I have received over the last several weeks from my fans and supporters and I want to thank them."