Justin Bieber has denied sexually assaulting a woman in 2014, saying it is “factually impossible”.
The singer was accused by an anonymous woman named “Danielle” on Twitter. It was swiftly deleted after Bieber – who is seeking legal action – made a response to the allegation.
”I don’t normally address things, as I have dealt with random accusations my entire career, but after talking with my wife [Hailey Baldwin] and team, I have decided to speak up on an issue tonight,” he told his Twitter followers on Sunday (21 June).
“Rumours are rumours, but sexual abuse is something I don’t take lightly,” he added.
“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.”
He then addressed the accusation head on, claiming that he was never present at the cited location (the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Texas) on the alleged date (9 March 2014).