Justin Bieber has filed a massive $20 million lawsuit over sexual assault claims against him.
The lawsuit is for defamation and is against two women who have previously accused him of sexual assault on social media.
Bieber took to Twitter earlier this week to issue his own response to the accusations.
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.
“Rumors are rumors 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.
Bieber then went onto map out all of the events of the day in question – adding that the abuse claims are ‘factually impossible’ and ‘disproven both by indisputable documentary evidence and the individuals’ own admissions’.
Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed. However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
Part of the official complaint reads:
Danielle claimed she was sexually assaulted at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 9, 2014, however, Bieber did not stay at that hotel in March 2014 and there are multiple witnesses and documentary evidence to dispute Danielle’s malicious lie.
The second part reads:
Likewise factually impossible, are contradicted by her own prior written statements, are supported only by falsified or faked texts.
Danielle fabricated her sexual encounter with Bieber at the Four Seasons Hotel because it was publicly reported that Bieber had dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant on March 10, 2014 and presumed that Bieber was at the hotel because of the public reports of him dining at the restaurant.
Rumors are rumors 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.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
The future of this case will be very interesting.