Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor, Justin Bieber has denied sexual assault allegations that were made about him over the weekend.
On Saturday, a woman named Danielle alleged in a Twitter statement that she had been assaulted by the singer on March 9, 2014, at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Texas, following the star’s appearance at South by Southwest festival.
The following day, Justin, 26, also used the micro-blogging site to dispute the claims, providing evidence that he says proves he was not there.
Danielle described the alleged sexual assault in detail in a post she put up Saturday.
She penned: ‘My friends and I were enjoying ourselves the entire night. A man then approached me and my friends and asked us if we wanted to meet Justin. Of course, we said yes.’
Danielle said Bieber asked she and her group to go back to his room at the Four Seasons. She said she was 21-years-old at the time while Bieber was one year younger at 20.
‘Justin had made me agree to not say anything to anyone, or I can get in serious legal trouble,’ Danielle said. ‘He then asked me to join him in bed. That’s when I asked myself, “How in the world is this normal?”
Danielle said that she agreed to kiss him but aimed to avoid ‘going too far’ sexually with Bieber: ‘My body felt unconscious. I don’t want to go into detail about what happened next.’
Bieber took to Twitter Sunday with a series of statements denying the allegation and offering evidence he said proves he was not at the location she claimed he was at.
‘I don’t normally address things as I have dealt with random accusations my entire career but after talking with my wife and team I have decided to speak up on an issue tonight,’ he wrote.
‘Rumors are rumours but sexual abuse is something I don’t take lightly. I wanted to speak out right away but out of respect to so many victims who deal with these issues daily I wanted to make sure I gathered the facts before I made any statement.’
The Canadian recording artist continued: ‘In the past 24 hours a new Twitter appeared that told a story of myself involved with sexual abuse on March 9, 2014, in Austin Texas at the Four seasons hotel.
‘I want to be clear. There is no truth to this story. As I will soon show I was never present at that location.’
Bieber said he will seek legal action against his accuser in the case.
‘Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed,’ he said.
‘However, this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action.’
While Justin is now married to Hailey Baldwin, he was in an on and off relationship with Selena Gomez between 2010 and 2018.
Following their final breakup, Justin shocked fans when he quickly turned his attentions to Hailey, before marrying her in 2018.
Bieber hinted at some of his issues in a candid -and lengthy- Instagram post in September of 2019.
He spoke about his past of ‘doing pretty heavy drugs,’ ‘abusing all of my relationships’ and being ‘disrespectful to women’.
In January, Selena claimed that she had been the victim of emotional abuse during their relationship.
‘Yes, and I think that it’s something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult,’ she told NPR.
‘As much as I don’t want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am proud that I can say I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt and I’ve found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible,’ Selena concluded.
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