Soul star Brian McKnight faces a Christmas (03) legal spat after being accused by a fan of "maliciously" pushing her to the ground at a festive parade.

CHARITY HOOKS-HORN claims the smooth singer caused her a number of injuries, and is suing him for $50,000 (GBP29,400) plus medical costs.

The plaintiff insists she was simply watching the HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE last year (02) when McKnight "shoved" her because she was in his way.

Hooks-Horn claims she fell to the ground, injuring her knee, neck, ankle and shoulder, and had to take time off work to recover from the incident.

02/12/2003 21:07