Justin Bieber files $20-million lawsuit after 'false' sexual assault claims

Justin Bieber files $20-million lawsuit after 'false' sexual assault claims

Justin Bieber is taking legal action against two Twitter users who he says falsely accused him of sexual assault for "attention and fame". 

Hailey and Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey/ Instagram

Two anonymous women who claimed Justin Bieber sexually assaulted them at two different hotels are facing a $20-million defamation lawsuit. 

The popstar's lawyers say the women “fraudulently schemed to seek attention and fame by maliciously posting despicable, blatantly false, fabricated, defamatory accusations that Justin Bieber engaged in sexual assault".

The 'Yummy' singer made headlines last week after the women took to Twitter to share details about their alleged encounters. 

The first woman, who used the name Danielle, claimed that Justin took advantage of her at a Four Seasons Hotel on March 9, 2014. 

"Justin had made me agree to not say anything to anyone, or I can get in serious legal trouble,” the woman wrote on Twitter, according to Vulture. Her account has since been deleted. 

Justin hit back at the woman's claims, saying he did not stay at the hotel on the day in question, which multiple witnesses could attest to. The singer added that he had documentary evidence to prove where he was at the time of the alleged rape.

"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. However, even though Bieber went to the restaurant, he did NOT stay at the Four Seasons Hotel," People quoted the defamation lawsuit. 

The second woman, who called herself Kadi on Twitter, made her sexual assault claims on the same day as Danielle.

She claimed that Justin's bodyguard invited her to his New York hotel room in May 2015, where he sexually assaulted her. 

Justin's team said the woman's accusations were "factually impossible",  and "a complete fabrication". 

He took to Twitter shortly after the allegations to share emails, articles, and other documents to refute the women's claims. 

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Justin also retweeted posts shared by the cast of 'Riverdale'. Several actors on the show were falsely accused of sexual assault. 

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