Two women have claimed that they were sexually assaulted by international pop star Justin Bieber.
On June 20, the first woman, who only goes by the name Danielle, claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Bieber on March 9, 2014.
Claimed Bieber invited her to a hotel
She had allegedly met Bieber during a music festival in Austin, Texas.
While she was enjoying her night with her friends, a man had apparently approached them and asked if they would want to meet Bieber.
Danielle and her friends agreed, although they found the situation "sketchy".
According to her, Bieber subsequently met them, took some pictures, and invited them to a hotel.
"Justin's friend brought my 2 friends to a room, and he took me to another room. Justin had made me agree to not say anything to anyone, or I can get in serious legal trouble.
He asked for my phone and put it to charge. I guess it was an excuse to take it away from me. He then asked me to join him in bed."
Danielle then claimed that she and Bieber started to kiss.
However, things soon went out of control.
"He found my jeans, unbuttoned them, removed them, and started tracing my underwear with his fingers. My thoughts then started to roam around my head and I started to second guess myself.
He then pulled my underwear down, unbuckled his pants, pulled his underwear down, grabbed the bed covers, and threw it over us. His body was on top of mine, skin-to-skin. I was very uncomfortable, and I felt myself starting to hyperventilate. I told him to get off because I was starting to worry about my friends, but it was too late. He forced himself inside me before I got the last few words out. He was thrusting in and out (of) me. As I laid there, speechless. My body felt unconscious."
You can read her full allegations here:
Anonymous woman accuses Justin Bieber of sexually assaulting her at the Four Seasons in 2014, Bieber’s camp deny the claims and say he was staying at an Airbnb on that date. pic.twitter.com/nXMSQMqmpi— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 21, 2020
Bieber's representative denied the allegations
In response to a query from PopCrave, Allison Kaye, a representative for Bieber, had refuted the sexual allegations.
She stated that Bieber was staying in an Airbnb on the night of the alleged incident, instead of the Four Seasons Hotel that Danielle had claimed.
Kaye added that Bieber had also stayed at a different hotel in Austin the following evening.
"I’m sorry it took so long to respond but we wanted to be respectful and address it with real info," she said.
However, a few Twitter users still claimed that Bieber was at the Four Seasons Hotel on the night of the alleged incident:
also this is literal proof from an eyewitness pic.twitter.com/fXZPXqpUpE— 𝘇𝗮𝗿𝗮 | 𝗯𝗹𝗺 (@xarianarunpop) June 21, 2020
Bieber denies allegations
On June 22, Bieber responded to the sexual allegations made by Danielle in a series of tweets.
He first wrote: "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."
Bieber subsequently tweeted links to news articles, as well photos and screenshots to show that he did not stay at the Four Seasons Hotel where the sexual assault allegedly took place.
In the last tweet addressing the allegations, Bieber stated:
"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."
You can see all of Bieber's tweets here:
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.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
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
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. In fact as I will soon show I was never present at that location.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
As her story told I did surprise a crowd in Austin at Sxsw where I appeared on stage with my then assistant side stage and sang a few songs. What this person did not know was that I attended that show with my then gf Selena Gomez— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
This article from 2014 talks about Selena being there with me. https://t.co/Jr2AE0brY2— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
These photos clearly show me on stage with my assistant sidestage and the other with both of us in the streets of Austin afterwards on March 9 2014 pic.twitter.com/WlC6KAvJOZ— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
Here is article that shows we didn’t arrive in Austin that night from Selena’s show in Houston until late in the night. https://t.co/BsxCoMasqa— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
The other reason this story might say I was staying at the four seasons was because a tweet from 2014 on March 10th not the the 9th says they saw me there . This is that tweet pic.twitter.com/piTHxjajvi— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
However I never stayed at the four seasons on the 9th or the 10th. This person put another tweet up earlier saying they saw me at the restaurant the following night not the hotel pic.twitter.com/K4WHNRlC6k— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
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. Here are the receipts for the hotel on the 10th pic.twitter.com/hLNHnvJ6XS— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
We have also confirmed with the Four Seasons regional manager that I was never on property on the 9th of March 2014 and never a guest on the 9th or the 10th and I welcome all press to inquire with them if needed or wanted.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
The Pics I showed of me and Selena march 9 in Austin should make it clear that we were together that night and went from the venue to our Airbnb and never went to the four seasons. This is our airbnb receipt where we crashed with our friends pic.twitter.com/4ZDIqjeCIQ— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
On march 10th selena left for work and I stayed at the Westin as the receipts clearly showed with my friends nick and john before I left town. Once again not at the four seasons. We booked it for a couple days to stay for the defjam show but I bailed on the 11th to head back home pic.twitter.com/Ku15SCYz91— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
I won’t be using mike lowery anymore as an alias— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020
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
Another woman accuses Bieber of sexual assault
A day after Danielle's allegations, another woman, who identifies herself as Kadi, claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Bieber on May 4, 2015.
She had allegedly been invited to Bieber's hotel room.
"I started getting closer and he grabbed my hand and dragged/pulled me over to him. He was sitting on the couch so I fell on his chest. I started getting up and when we locked eyes he kissed me and touched my butt while asking if it was real."
She subsequently claimed that Bieber had followed her to the bathroom where he proceeded to lock the door before kissing, touching and caressing her.
"So Bieber started pushing me to the bed and have his body against mine, he pinned me down pulled my leggings down and his shorts and penetrated me (which is considered a very bad thing unless by the husband) it aggravated me and I pushed him and kicked him between his legs and run out to the living room."
Here are Kadi's full allegations against Bieber:
Another woman comes forward accusing Justin Bieber of sexually assaulting her in New York City in 2015. pic.twitter.com/y8OQRnUVuk— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 21, 2020
Netizens doubted her allegations
A few hours later, however, some of Kadi's old tweets from 2014 and 2015 resurfaced online, raising doubts about her sexual allegations against Bieber.
In a June 19, 2015 tweet, Kadi had apparently said that she has not met Bieber.
This was tweeted over a month after the sexual assault allegedly happened.
In a June 6, 2015 tweet, she wrote: "I swear if we don't meet I'll find you and f*** you @justinbieber."
Bieber has not responded to Kadi's sexual allegations.
Other actors accused of sexual assault
Previously, The Fault In Our Stars's Ansel Elgort was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 2014.
Elgort refuted those allegations on June 20 in an Instagram post.
On June 22, Riverdale's Cole Sprouse has also denied sexual allegations made against him on Twitter.
False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault. Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody. I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue. 2— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) June 22, 2020
This seems to be the latest claim in a series of incidents seeking to baselessly cancel my cast mates and me.— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) June 22, 2020
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