Justin Bieber took to Twitter on Sunday to deny sexual assault claims made by a woman on social media.
The woman described the alleged sexual assault in detail in a post she put up Saturday, as she said the incident took place on March 9, 2014 at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Texas to coincide with the South by Southwest festival, where Bieber had made an appearance that year.
She said,“My friends and I were enjoying ourselves the entire night. A man then approached me and my friends and asked us if we wanted to meet Justin. Of course we said yes.”
The woman claims Bieber asked her and her friends to go back to his room at the Four Seasons.
She said,“Justin had made me agree to not say anything to anyone, or I can get in serious legal trouble. He then asked me to join him in bed. That’s when I asked myself, ‘How in the world is this normal?’”
Bieber denied the allegation and offered evidence he said proves he was not at the location she claimed he was at.
He said, “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.”
Bieber confirmed he did perform locally but was accompanied by his former girlfriend Selena Gomez to the event.
He said, “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 girlfriend Selena Gomez.”
Bieber also said he will seek legal action against his accuser in the case.
He said,“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."