Justin Bieber has denied the accusation of sexual assault, and now he's taking his accusers to court.
Dozens of celebrities have faced accusations of sexual misconduct, and the allegations have been life-altering. Comedians, actors, and music artists have found themselves being dropped from their labels, management companies, and agencies following accusations that haven't even been proven. We've watched as Chris D'Elia, Jeff Ross, and Justin Bieber address allegations that they engaged in inappropriate behavior throughout their career, and Bieber is reportedly taking his accusers to court.
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According to a report made by TMZ, Justin Bieber is suing two social media users who came forward with accusations that he sexually assaulted them in 2014 and 2015. Immediately following the news, Bieber issued a statement denying all accusations against him. In the court documents, he states that the two people may be just one person using separate accounts. He also says that it's "factually impossible" that the incidents occurred and believes that the accuser or accusers are just looking for fame.
The singer goes on to say that he has evidence that during the time frame that the women claimed they interacted with him, he wasn't around. A woman who goes by Danielle said her incident took place at the Four Season Hotel in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2014. Bieber claims that he was at the SXSW Festival in Austin, but he wasn't at the Four Seasons; he was staying at a rental property nearby with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez. Bieber believes that "Danielle" saw a news story that shared he'd eaten at the Four Seasons Restaurant and created a "fabricated lie."
Another woman named Kadi stated that her incident occurred at the Langham Hotel in New York City on May 5, 2015, around 2:30 a.m. In the lawsuit, Bieber reportedly says that Kadi is a superfan and is known to wait outside of hotels that he stays in, however, they've never officially met each other. He claims that she's "desperate for fame," according to TMZ. She allegedly tweeted after the date of her alleged assault that she still hadn't met Bieber. Additionally, Bieber attended the MET Gala that evening and was seen at a private afterparty until 4:00 a.m.—and there are photos to prove it.
He's reportedly taking his accusers to court and suing for a whopping $20 million in damages, $10 million for each accusation.