Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Calls Sexual Assault Allegation “Factually Impossible”

Justin Bieber took to Twitter yesterday (June 21) to deny sexually assaulting a woman back in 2014 after allegations surfaced on Twitter. Along with calling the events “factually impossible,” the pop star tweeted a series of explanations and receipts in hopes of proving his innocence.

“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 rumors but sexual abuse is something I don’t take lightly.” And after initially reading the allegations, Bieber explained that he took some time to gather the facts before making a statement.

Per the woman’s account, who goes by Danielle, Bieber assaulted her at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas back in 2014. But according to the “Intentions” singer, there’s simply no truth to her story seeing as he wasn’t even at that hotel on the night she claimed the assault took place.

“I want to be clear,” Bieber tweeted. “There is no truth to this story. In fact as I will soon show I was never present at that location.” Instead, the 26-year-old insists that while he did do a surprise performance at SXSW, he was there with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez, and the two were not staying at the Four Seasons.

Justin went on to provide proof that he and Selena were at the event together. He also came through with evidence that the pair arrived in Austin too late at night for Danielle’s accusations to be factually correct.

Still, some were quick to believe Danielle’s allegations — especially after another account’s tweet came to the surface claiming they saw Bieber at the hotel with their own eyes. However, as Justin pointed out, that Twitter account corrected their claims by explaining that they didn’t see the pop star at the hotel, but at the restaurant in the hotel a day after the alleged incident took place.

To wrap up, the pop star provided actual receipts, which he hoped would prove once and for all that he never stayed at the hotel, and instead stayed at an Airbnb with Gomez and some close friends. “Furthermore I stayed with Selena and our friends at an airbnb on the 9th and on the 10th stayed at a Westin because our hotel reservation at LÀ Quinta and not the four seasons was messed up,” he wrote.

Bieber also welcomed any press to look into the allegations themselves before reminding fans that it’s extremely important to take sexual assault allegations seriously. “Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed,” he explained. “However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action.”

Justin isn’t the only one who says he’s been falsely accused of sexual assault recently, either. Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse took to Twitter yesterday after accusations were made against him to explain the damage that false claims can cause.

“False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault,” Sprouse tweeted. “Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody. I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue.”

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