By Kate Ward
Updated May 11, 2009 at 11:47 PM EDT

Gerald Lefcourt, a lawyer for Brooke Shields, has issued the following statement regarding comments published in outlets like TMZ regarding her involvement in Kiefer Sutherland’s alleged assault of designer Jack McCollough:

“A number of statements have been attributed to Ms. Shields in the media that are neither true nor authorized. These statements were obviously made by those who were not in attendance at the party and constitute their version of events. While at the party she was bumped into by Jack McCollough and Kiefer Sutherland became concerned. Kiefer has always been a gentleman in her company. Both Jack and Kiefer are friends of Ms. Shields and she regrets this unfortunate situation.”

TMZ had said a rep told them “nothing happened to [Shields]” in the tussle, but said she was “jostled” by the designer prior to the head-butting incident.