Justin Bieber is denying allegations of sexual assault which were recently leveled against him on social media. The singer took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to defend himself.
On Saturday, two women came forward with allegations of sexual assault against the “Sorry” singer. One woman claimed Bieber sexually assaulted her in 2014, and the other woman alleged Bieber sexually assaulted her in 2015.
The day after the accusations were made public, Bieber took to Twitter to deny the allegations in a series of tweets in which he argued his innocence.
“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. “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,” Bieber wrote. “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.”
“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 gf Selena Gomez.”