Days after accusing Justin Bieber of sexual assault, he’s now suing two women for defamation.
The two women are referred to as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 in the lawsuit. They tweeted their allegations using the names Danielle and Kadi. Digital Music News first covered the news when the allegations broke on Twitter.
The original allegation says Bieber asked ‘Danielle’ to meet him at his hotel at the Four Seasons in Austin. Bieber responded to the allegation with receipts showing a stay at an Airbnb during that time. Bieber explains on Twitter that he spent his time between that Airbnb and the Westin Hotel in Austin.
Another woman calling herself Kadi accused Bieber of sexual assault in New York City. She says Bieber’s bodyguard approached her and invited her to his hotel room in May 2015. “I asked him to stop,” Kadi says in her post, “and continued to say that I cannot have sex with anyone prior to marriage.”
Since both allegations were made, Justin Bieber has vehemently denied both women’s accounts.
On June 21st, Bieber tweeted: “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.”
The threatened legal action is now here, in the form of a $20 million lawsuit – $10 million from each Jane Done.
“It is abundantly clear that these two individuals are trying to capitalize on the climate of fear permeating the entertainment industry, Hollywood, and corporate America, whereby it is open season for anyone to make any claim (no matter how vile, unsupported, and provably false) about anyone without consequence,” the lawsuit begins.
“However, Bieber will not stand idly by while Defendants attempt to get attention and fame for themselves, by recklessly spreading malicious lies that he engaged in egregious criminal conduct by assaulting Defendants, and Bieber is therefore bringing this defamation/libel action to clear his name and to set the record straight.”
The lawsuit further explains that Bieber has “indisputable documentary evidence” to prove the claims are outrageous. Justin Bieber has already shared some of those claims on Twitter before the lawsuit was filed.
For now, the original accusations remain up and undeleted on Twitter. The conversation around this one has heated up on social media since contradictory versions of Kadi’s story surfaced on Twitter.