Justin Bieber is fighting back to the tune of $20 million. The “Love Yourself” singer filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against the two women, known only on Twitter as Danielle and Kadi, who accused him of sexual assault.
According to the lawsuit, as reported by E! News, “The malicious statements made by ‘Danielle’ and ‘Kadi’ (who may be the same person under two accounts) are absolutely false, and their respective heinous accusations that Bieber engaged in the alleged sexual assaults are outrageous, fabricated lies.”
Of the two women, Danielle (@danielleglvn) has deleted her Twitter account. Kadi (@ItsnotKadi) is still active.
The complaint, obtained by People, continues. “Danielle claimed she was sexually assaulted at the Four Seasons Hotel [ in Austin, TX] 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,” the complaint reads.
It continues, “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. However, even though Bieber went to the restaurant, he did NOT stay at the Four Seasons Hotel.” The report reveals that Bieber was with then girlfriend Selena Gomez, before making an appearance at SXSW, and staying together at a rental property.
According to the filing, Bieber and his team have photographs from the night in question as well as witnesses and receipts from their stay at the rental property and hotel stay at the Westin Hotel the following night.
The second accuser, Kadi, alleged that Bieber assaulted her a year after Danielle in New York City at Langham Hotel at 2:30 am.
After receiving backlash from the accusation, Kadi responded that she doesn’t need to show proof to anyone on Twitter.
“All the proof and evidence is not for me to show y’all so why should I bother? My lawyer gets those nobody else,” she wrote.
All the proof and evidence is not for me to show y’all so why should I bother? My lawyer gets those nobody else
— Kadi (@ItsnotKadi) June 23, 2020
The lawsuit filing disputes that fact by stating Justin’s whereabouts that same evening. Bieber believes that Kadi knew he was at the Met Gala due to public reports of his attendance and made up the story.
“Kadi, as an apparent superfan, may have waited outside his hotel at times, and like other fans, may have managed a fan photograph with him, but (if so) that is where any reality of her story ends, and her false, defamatory statements begin,” the filing says, adding that the idea that Bieber could have sexually assaulted someone on the night of the Met Gala is an “outlandish” fabrication.”
“Bieber was actually at the Met Gala after-party with dozens of witnesses,” the filing adds.
Prior to the lawsuit, Bieber took to social media to refute the accusations, sharing receipts and proof that the claims were not possible.
“Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed,” Beiber wrote in a tweet. “However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action.”
Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed. However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 22, 2020