[artist id=”1961441″]Chris Brown’s[/artist] manager, Tina Davis, who was identified by TMZ on Tuesday as the person who sent Chris Brown the text message that sparked the alleged altercation with Rihanna , has reportedly denied suggestions that the text was of an intimate nature.
TMZ posted the following statement, reportedly issued through Davis’ lawyer, Marshall B. Grossman:
“The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been any other relationship. The rumors in circulation are false. There are no e-mails between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown of the type which have been described in media reports.
“If the source of the false rumors 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.”
Davis’ father denied reports of romance between his daughter and Brown earlier on Wednesday (March 11), telling E! News that they were “old rumors.”
On Tuesday, the site reported that Davis, 39, sent Brown a late-night message the night before the Grammy Awards. Davis has guided Brown’s career since his debut. There had been speculation in the past that Davis and Brown were romantically linked (though it has never been confirmed), and the police report indicated that the text came “from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with.”
Last month, before a police report provided more details, TMZ reported that a text message was at the center of Brown and [artist id=”1940303″]Rihanna’s[/artist] alleged fight. Some media outlets reported that singer Keshia Chante was the one who sent a text about “hooking up later,” as TMZ reported the message said. Chante’s manager, however, denied that her client was the sender.
Just last week, new information emerged regarding the matter as police documents were made available. In a police statement, Rihanna told officers she found a three-page text message on Brown’s phone from a woman he was involved with in the past, who is now believed to be Davis. Brown allegedly became enraged at Rihanna after she discovered the message. After allegedly attempting to kick her out of his car and pushing her face against the window, he then allegedly began pummeling and biting her.
Tony Knight, a representative for Brown, had no comment when contacted by MTV News. MTV News’ requests for comment have not been answered by Davis as of press time. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office would not confirm whether Davis sent the text, telling MTV News, “Brown has not been arraigned yet, so we will not be commenting on the matter.”
Brown recently appeared in court, but he didn’t enter a plea on the two felony charges. The singer — who reportedly has reconciled with Rihanna — is due back in court April 6 to be arraigned on two felony counts of assault and making criminal threats stemming from the February 8 incident.