Last week, two women had alleged on Twitter that Justin sexually assaulted them in 2014 and 2015.
However, the 26-year-old singer has vehemently denied their claims.
Here are more details on this.
On June 20, a woman named Danielle tweeted a statement that Justin sexually assaulted her at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas on March 9, 2014. The account has since been removed.
After that, another woman, identified as Kadi, also tweeted her account of alleged sexual assault by Justin that she said took place at the Langham hotel in New York in 2015.
In a sharp rebuke to Danielle's claims, Justin put out a series of tweets to deny the allegations. He also uploaded a slew of hotel receipts and media reports, thereby claiming that he never stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel where the incident allegedly took place.
The singer also claimed that he was with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez and their friends at the time.
"Rumors are rumors but sexual abuse is something I do not take lightly," Justin wrote in one of his tweets, further stating that he would work with Twitter and the authorities to take legal action against the accuser.
Now, according to reports, the lawsuit filed by Justin claims that both the alleged victims have devised a fraudulent scheme to seek attention and fame.
The documents add that, "it is abundantly clear that these two individuals are trying to capitalize on the climate of fear permeating the entertainment industry." The suit further claims that there exists enough documentary evidence to prove Justin's innocence.
According to the lawsuit, Justin suspects that the two accusers might actually be the same person. Notably, the defamation suit seeks to derive an amount of $10 million each from both Danielle and Kadi.
It is imperative to note that more and more women are coming out to speak openly against sexual abuse after the vastly impactful #MeToo movement.
Powerful men in Hollywood, including producer Harvey Weinstein, faced a downfall after being accused of sexual abuse in the past.
More recently, actor Ansel Elgort was also accused of sexual assault. However, he has refuted the allegation.
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