Sure, Justin Bieber may be a spoiled, whiny, always in some kind of trouble, eliminate pop star, but even that doesn’t mean it’s fine to try to get a payday and attention by falsely accusing him of sexual assault.
Last week, pop-star Justin Bieber was accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate incidents. The singer immediately disputed the claims with photos, articles, and receipts proving he could not have been where the women claimed he was when he allegedly assaulted them. Bieber has now filed a $20 million defamation suit against the women.
Bieber and his attorneys quickly filed the defamation lawsuit after the allegations from two women, known only as Danielle and Kadi, were made on social media, People reported. Bieber’s attorneys have called the accusations against the pop star “factually impossible, and disproven both by indisputable documentary evidence and the individuals’ own admissions.”
“Danielle claimed she was sexually assaulted at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 9, 2014, however, Bieber did not stay at that hotel in March 2014 and there are multiple witnesses and documentary evidence to dispute Danielle’s malicious lie,” said the complaint, obtained by People. It went on to call Kadi’s allegations “likewise factually impossible, are contradicted by her own prior written statements, are supported only by falsified or faked texts.”
“Danielle fabricated her sexual encounter with Bieber at the Four Seasons Hotel because it was publicly reported that Bieber had dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant on March 10, 2014 and presumed that Bieber was at the hotel because of the public reports of him dining at the restaurant,” the lawsuit continued. “However, even though Bieber went to the restaurant, he did NOT stay at the Four Seasons Hotel.”
In Bieber’s case, he’s a celebrity who has an accountant saving every receipt and paparazzi documenting his every move. So, he was able to go back years and prove they were lying. The fact that they do appear to be lying should give people a lot of pause. There are a lot of false sexual assault allegations and allegations that are years old and are even more suspect because you can’t do basic police work.
If a woman calls the police and says, “Justin Bieber sexually assaulted me earlier tonight,” the police can show up, talk to witnesses while everything is fresh in their minds, dust for fingerprints, get DNA samples — you know, actual police work that takes it beyond “she said” vs. “he said.” And if you are going to brand someone as a rapist, you need that actual police work or alternately, a long line of victims like we saw in the Bill Cosby case.
If these women are proven to be lying in a court of law, I hope they spend the rest of their lives sending part of their paychecks to Justin Bieber after they go to jail. That’s exactly the sort of lifelong punishment that women that make false sexual allegations deserve.