In response to a claim made this weekend, Justin Bieber took to Twitter on Sunday evening to deny sexually assaulting a woman while staying at an Austin four Seasons Hotel on March 9, 2014. While the singer admits he was in town this week to perform, Bieber said that he stayed at an AirBnB, and then the Westin, in the course of his trip, where he was joined by ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. The singer has posted an invoice for hotel and AirBnB confirmation e-mail in an attempt to refute the accusation. “Rumors are rumors, but sexual abuse is something that I do not take lightly,” Bieber tweeted. “I wanted to talk, but out of respect for a lot of victims that deal with these questions every day, I wanted to ensure that I gathered the facts before I made a statement.”
According to the singer, he never had a room at the four Seasons in Austin, and suggests a tweet spotting him at the restaurant of the hotel is the source of the request. Bieber said that he hung out with Gomez at an AirBnB March 9, and moved to a Westin, March 10, the display edit confirmation e-mails and a departure from the hotel slip under the name of Mike Lowery, who Bieber claims is an old alias. The singer claims to have also “confirmed with the Four Seasons of the regional director, that I’ve never been on the property, on March 9, 2014 and never a guest to the 9 or the 10 and I want to welcome everyone to the press to inquire with them if needed or wanted.”
Written Bieber‘Every allegation of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and that is why my response has been necessary. However, this story is in fact impossible, and that is why I am going to work with twitter and the authorities to take legal measures.” The singer has yet to respond to a charge stemming from an alleged May 2015 sexual assault.