Over the weekend, Justin Bieber was accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a women. Now, he’s spoken out about the allegations in a huge Twitter response…
Keep scrolling to find out more about the allegations themselves and how the singer has responded to them.
The then-untrained Canadian singer put down his singing roots on YouTube, uploading covers to the popular platform.
Born on March 1, 1994, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, to a single mother, Bieber was completely unknown on the music scene until he started uploading singing covers to his YouTube channel.
Clearly impressed by the teen’s vocal potential, Braun got him signed to RBMG Records in 2008.
His big-time record deal with Usher meant that he was skyrocketed to stardom at record speed – releasing his debut album, My World, in 2009.
And, of course, we all know this song…
Bieber broke into the Billboard Top 10 in early 2010 with his hit single “Baby,” which also featured rapper, Ludacris.
Not only did the single earn him huge recognition musically, but it also cemented him as a teen heartthrob for his young, female fan base.
According to biography, the star went on to become the first solo artist to have 4 singles enter the Top 40 before the release of a debut album.
For example, his 2017 collaboration with Luis Fonsi, “Despacito,” broke the all-time record for the most number of consecutive weeks at the number 1 spot on the Top 100.
Now twenty-six, thanks to the likes of his record-breaking music sales, merchandise, and sell-out tours, the star has an eye-watering net worth of $265 million as of March 2018.
Bieber is a living example of that; you may have millions in the bank, but that doesn’t mean life will be plane sailing. And, in his case, his career has been far from plane sailing.
His career has been rife with controversy, offensive behavior, brushes with the law, and an all-around “going off the rails” attitude.
Several stars who have earned fame at a young age have gone on to stray from their former selves. Think Miley Cyrus, Amanda Bynes, Macaulay Culkin, and Lindsay Lohan, for example.
It’s no secret that the star went a bit off the rails, and has a string of controversial behavior to show for it.
Remember the time he spat on fans? Well, the incident got him labeled a “pop brat” and saw him gain a hell of a lot of negative press, understandably.
He was first arrested in 2014 at Miami Beach, on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license.
You’ll probably recognize the infamous mugshot that instantly went viral following the news.
From canceling his world tour and his eyebrow-raising Prince tribute, to allegedly egging his neighbor’s house, he certainly hasn’t fallen short of bad press.
The twenty-six-year-old opened up about his struggles with stardom in a deeply honest essay.
The singer explained that his life in the spotlight left him feeling overwhelmed.
Posting a text image, the “What Do You Mean?” singer wrote: “It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life, your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, family, finances, relationships.”
Bieber explains that feeling like there was endless trouble in his life left him dreading each day.
“When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble. You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day,” he wrote.
The singer admitted that he would get to the point where he didn’t even want to live anymore.
“A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore.”
He continued: “Where you feel like it’s never going to change… I can fully sympathize with you. I could not change my mindset. I am fortunate to have people in life that continue to encourage me to keep going.”
“You see, I have a lot of money, clothes, cars, accolades, achievements, awards, and I was still unfulfilled.
“Have you noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life? There’s an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child whose brain, emotions, frontal lobes [decision making] aren’t developed yet,” he explained.
“No rationality, defiant, rebellious, things all of us have to go through. But when you add the pressure of stardom it does something to you that is quite unexplainable.”
He then went on to reflect on his childhood.
“You see, I didn’t grow up in a stable home, my parents were separated with no money, still young and rebellious as well.”
Unsurprisingly, after becoming a teen sensation overnight, the effect was detrimental to the star’s mental health.
“As my talent progressed and I became ultra-successful it happened within a strand of two years. My whole world was flipped on its head. I went from a 13-year-old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was.”
He added: “Humility comes with age. You hear these things enough as a young boy and you start actually believing it.”
He found the ups and downs of performing difficult to cope with and did what many other touring bands do… drugs.
“You notice a lot of touring bands and people end up having a phase of drug abuse and I believe it is due to not being able to manage the huge ups and downs that come with being an entertainer.
“I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry.”
He continued: “I became distance to everyone who loved me and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become. I felt like I could never turn it around.”
“It has taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits.”
The singer was accused by a woman – who identified herself as Danielle – of sexually assaulting her back in 2014.
The woman claimed that she met Bieber when she was twenty-one and he was twenty at a music event in Austin, as per The Guardian.
She then accused the singer of taking her into a separate room and sexually assaulting her.
And since then, the account and tweet has been deleted.
She stated that the allegation was “factually impossible,” as he wasn’t even there that night.
The singer followed things up with some tweets of his own later on Sunday – penning a lengthy response to the allegations.
But that after speaking to his wife, he felt he should speak up on the issue.
And that out of respect for victims that bravely come forward, he wanted to make sure he gathered all the facts first before publically responding.
And that he would be sharing proof that would show he was never at the location in question.
The singer did surprise a crowd in Austin, but that he attended the show with his then-girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
And he didn’t stop there…
Showing him with Selena in the streets of Austin after the show.
“We didn’t arrive in Austin that night from Selena’s show in Houston until late in the night.”
A fan posted a tweet at the time saying they saw the singer there, but it was dated March 10th, not March 9th.
However, the star goes on to say that he wasn’t staying at the Four Seasons on either the 9th or the 10th.
The fan who tweeted about seeing him in the hotel later clarified it was the restaurant, not the hotel itself.
He posted a snap of the receipts from the 10th.
And was never a guest on the 9th or the 10th.
“This is our airbnb receipt where we crashed with our friends.”
“Once again not at the four seasons. We booked it for a couple days to stay for the defjam show but I bailed on the 11th to head back home.”
Explaining that he wouldn’t be using Mike as an alias anymore going forward.
And was quick to remind everyone that of course, every allegation of sexual assault should be taken seriously. But that in this case, the story is “factually impossible.”
He finished by saying he would be taking legal action against the claims made against him.