Bieber accused of unwanted sex allegations
Two women have gone public with allegations of unwanted sexual encounters by pop megastar Justin Bieber in 2014 and 2015.
But one of the claims has already been dismissed as being "factually impossible" and Bieber is not facing any investigation. Police have not been notified and one of the claims has been made anonymously.
The singer, who married Hailey Baldwin in 2019, is yet to respond to the allegations circulating on Twitter.
A woman named Danielle was the first to share an alleged encounter with the star, saying she was inspired to come forward after allegations were made against actor Ansel Elgort by a woman who claimed she was assaulted by the actor when she was 17, which Elgort has since denied.
Danielle said she was led to Bieber's hotel room in Texas after a concert held by Scooter Braun in 2014, where he allegedly "forced himself inside her" despite her asking him to stop several times.
Responding to the post, another woman, Kadi, alleged she'd also had an unwanted sexual encounter with the singer in his hotel room the following year in New York City.
"I'm posting this anonymously because I'm not ready to come forward and reveal myself," Danielle wrote.
She said she met the pop juggernaut at a concert in Texas in 2014, when she was 21, after being plucked from the audience by a member of Bieber's entourage.
Bieber, then 20, was in a very public relationship with singer Selena Gomez at the time.
My name is Danielle. On March 9, 2014, I was sexually assaulted by Justin Bieber. pic.twitter.com/zUX4HJewPn— d (@danielleglvn) June 21, 2020
"Justin and some other man, who appeared to be his friend, then invited us over to the Four Seasons Hotel," Danielle recalled, claiming Bieber took her to his room and kissed her, before unbuttoning her pants.
"I kept asking myself 'What about Selena?', 'Did I consent to this?', 'How will she react if she finds out?', 'Where are my friends?'," she said, adding that she asked him to stop so she could find her friends.
He allegedly did not comply.
"He then pulled my underwear down, unbuckled his pants, pulled his underwear down, grabbed the bed covers and threw it over us … I was very uncomfortable, and I started to feel myself hyperventilate. I told him to get off because I was starting to worry about my friends, but it was too late. He forced himself inside me before I got the last few words out," she said, revealing that she kept quiet about the alleged incident until last year.
"Fast forward to late last year and I finally decided to speak up about it.
"If you've ever been a victim of sexual assault, I believe you … Just because he is a huge pop star with a lot of money and millions of fans, doesn't make this ok and cannot go unnoticed," she concluded.
The singer was in Austin on March 9, 2014, and performed at Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden, where Danielle said she met the star.
But Allison Kaye, president of Bieber's manager Scooter Braun's SB Projects, called Danielle's story "factually impossible" in a message to a fan shared on Twitter. She claimed Bieber had in fact stayed in an Airbnb, not the Four Seasons hotel:
Shortly after sharing her tweet, another woman, Kadi, spoke up about an alleged meeting with the star.
Kadi, an Instagram influencer with 214,000 followers, said she met Bieber in New York City in 2015 after a bodyguard approached her outside his hotel, where she had been waiting to get a photo of the star "just like any other Beliebers when he was in New York."
I believe Danielle, I am a victim of sexual assault by Justin Bieber too pic.twitter.com/AA0Y72xE1s— Kadi (@ItsnotKadi) June 21, 2020
Kadi said she was led to Bieber's hotel room, where he allegedly kissed her without consent, followed her to the bathroom, locked the door, and forced himself upon her. She said she had to "kick him between the legs" to escape.
"He pinned me down pulled my leggings down and his shorts and penetrated me," she alleged.
"I pushed him and kicked him between his legs and ran out to the living room."
She went on to say the experience left her feeling suicidal, and she "went to rehab for mental treatment".
She also said she had "decided to go to the law enforcement" about the incident.
Justin Bieber has not yet responded to Danielle's or Kadi's allegations.
Originally published as Two women accuse Justin Bieber