Justin Bieber files $20 mn defamation suit against two women who accused singer of sexual assault

The lawsuit has been filed over what Justin Bieber calls 'malicious' claims.

FP Staff June 26, 2020 11:40:57 IST
Justin Bieber files $20 mn defamation suit against two women who accused singer of sexual assault

Singer Justin Bieber has filed a $10 million each defamation lawsuit against the two women who recently accused him of sexual assault on social media.

According to TMZ, the lawsuit has been filed over what Bieber calls "malicious" claims and sued each of the accusers for $10 million each.

The document outlining the suit states that the singer has "indisputable documentary evidence" to prove that the accusations are "outrageous, fabricated lies."

One of the two accusers had alleged on Twitter that the 'Sorry' singer assaulted her when he was visiting the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in 2014.

Justin Bieber files 20 mn defamation suit against two women who accused singer of sexual assault

Justin Bieber. Twitter/@ComplexMusic

According to Fox News, the alleged assault took place in a room of Four Seasons hotel but the documents from the court state that Bieber has never stayed in the said hotel and was instead staying at a rental property nearby with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

The second accuser said that the 26-year-old singer had assaulted her in New York City in the year 2015 while he was there to attend Met Gala.

According to TMZ, the suit stated that the accuser is a fan of the musician and is often seen waiting outside Bieber's hotels seeking attention from him.

Bieber had earlier taken to Twitter to refute the sexual assault claims and had said that he would take the legal route to deal with the accusations.

In a series of tweets, the musician shut down the rumours and procured a litany of evidence in the form of receipts, emails, social media and press reports, to back up his claims that it did not happen.

"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," Bieber wrote on his own Twitter account on Sunday night.

 

(With inputs from Asian News International)

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