Justin Bieber denies 2014 sexual assault allegation

(BBC) – Justin Bieber has denied an allegation of rape made on Twitter by an anonymous account over the weekend.

Two accounts tweeted claims about incidents alleged to have happened in 2014 and 2015.

The account of one anonymous accuser has been removed from Twitter, but Justin Bieber responded to it, saying: “There is no truth to this story.”

The second account is still online. This account is not anonymous.

A spokesperson for Justin Bieber told Newsbeat they wouldn’t comment and had nothing to add to the singer’s tweets.

Over the weekend, Riverdale actors also denied accusations of a sexual offence made by other anonymous accounts.
Justin Bieber and Selena GomezImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionJustin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards

An account from a woman known only as Danielle detailed claims of an assault in Houston, Texas on 9 March 2014.

She says she was encouraged to come forward after seeing unrelated claims about an American actor online.

Danielle claims that after a surprise performance in front of a small crowd at a bar, Justin Bieber invited her and two friends to a Four Seasons hotel in Austin,Texas.

She says he took her to a private room where the sexual assault happened.

She says she did not tell anyone for years, but has now had “multiple therapy sessions” and spoken to close friends and family.

These tweets have been deleted but screengrabs of her comments continue to be shared.

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