Published Jun 25, 2020Justin Bieber is officially suing two social media users who recently accused him of sexual assault, claiming the accusations are "factually impossible" and were made in attempts to get fame and attention. What's more, Bieber alleges the two social media accounts that brought the allegations against him may actually be run by the same person — all in efforts to tarnish his name.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Bieber is suing for $20 million USD in defamation damages — $10 million for each of the stories against him. The docs claim the allegations are "factually impossible," adding the claims by the two Jane Does — named Danielle and Kadi on social media — are "malicious."
As previously reported, the two social media users accused Bieber of sexual assault in two separate incidents, one in 2014 and another in 2015.
In Bieber's court documents, he goes on to defend himself against both accusations, as laid out by Danielle and Kadi on social media. For the former, he calls the allegations against him "an elaborate hoax," saying he has documents to prove he was not at the Four Seasons hotel during Austin's SXSW in 2014, as Danielle claims. According to Bieber, he was actually with his then girlfriend Selena Gomez, with the pair staying at a rental property together.
In response to Kadi's claims, he calls the accusations complete fabrications, labelling the social media user a superfan who has never actually met him. In the documents, Beiber says he has photographic evidence and several witnesses from 2015 to prove he was nowhere near New York's Langham hotel, where the sexual assault was alleged to have taken place. He calls the claims against him an "impossibility — a poor, but damaging, fabrication."
Adding an extra layer to this is Bieber's claim that this is a coordinated attack against him, with both social media accounts maybe even being run by the same user.