Over the weekend, a woman named Danielle accused Justin Bieber of sexually assaulting her on March 9, 2014 at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin in a series of tweets posted to a Twitter account that has since been deleted. Another woman, Kadi, then tweeted "I believe Danielle, I am a victim of sexual assault by Justin Bieber too." Kadi alleges that Bieber assaulted her at the Langham hotel in NYC on May 4, 2015. You can see screenshots of both women's accounts at Pop Crave.
Bieber has denied Danielle's claim, calling it "factually impossible." He has not addressed Kadi's claim. He writes:
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.
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.
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.
This article from 2014 talks about Selena being there with me.
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.
Here is article that shows we didn’t arrive in Austin that night from Selena’s show in Houston until late in the night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I won’t be using mike lowery anymore as an alias.
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.
Bieber also retweeted a tweet by actor Cole M. Sprouse which says that he and three of his other Riverdale cast mates were falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on Twitter. "False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault," Sprouse wrote.
This story may still be developing.
You can see screenshots of the two accusations below (content warning: they contain descriptions of alleged sexual assault). Danielle says hearing about a woman named Gabby accuse actor Ansel Elgort of sexual assault gave her the courage to come forward.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline 24/7 at 800.656.HOPE (4673). More info at RAINN.org.