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.
Justin Bieber was discovered at the tender age of thirteen.
via: GettyThe then-untrained Canadian singer put down his singing roots on YouTube, uploading covers to the popular platform.
He comes from very humble beginnings.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.
His videos gained the attention of talent manager, Scooter Braun.
via: GettyClearly impressed by the teen's vocal potential, Braun got him signed to RBMG Records in 2008.
Within 2 years, Bieber went from an unknown, ordinary teen, to a global superstar.
via: GettyHis 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...
via: YouTubeBieber 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.
His chart-topping success is groundbreaking.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.
Musically, there seems to have been no stopping the star.
via: GettyFor 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.
And, let's be honest, he's certainly got the glowing paycheck to show for it.
But we all know that money doesn't bring you happiness.
via: GettyBieber 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.
After being propelled to fame at such a young age, the stardom has certainly taken its toll.
via: GettyHis career has been rife with controversy, offensive behavior, brushes with the law, and an all-around "going off the rails" attitude.
It's a fate that many of us could see coming.
via: GettySeveral 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.
And Bieber is definitely no exception.
The star has even had a brush with the law.
via: GettyHe 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.
Sadly, the star's musical success is tainted by a backlog of controversial incidents.
via: GettyFrom 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 star penned a lengthy Instagram post addressing his past behavior last year.
The star reflected on his life with celebrity status.
via: GettyThe 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."
It became a vicious cycle.
And his mental health plummeted to rock bottom.
via: GettyThe 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."
The pressures of being a child star were too much.
via: Getty"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.
Although most teens rebel at some point, according to the singer, adding in stardom does something "unexplainable."
via: Getty"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."
The star explained he massively struggled throughout his teenage years.
via: GettyUnsurprisingly, 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 then made a shocking drug abuse confession.
via: GettyHe 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."
He says that the damage he caused to his own reputation has taken years to come back from.
But over the weekend, the star ended up in the firing line once more.
The allegations were made via a tweet dated 20th June.The Guardian.
She alleged that on 9th March, after he performed a surprise set, the singer invited Danielle and her friends to the Four Seasons hotel.
She gave no further details of her allegations in the tweet.
The allegation was initially denied by Alison Kaye, the general manager of Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, who represents Bieber.
But it wasn't long before Bieber himself took to Twitter to clear his name.
via: Getty ImagesThe singer followed things up with some tweets of his own later on Sunday - penning a lengthy response to the allegations.
He began his lengthy response by tellings fans that he doesn't usually address "random accusations."
I don’t normally address things as I have dealt with random accusations my entire career but after talking with my… https://t.co/OgHI1Jid4n— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592784942.0
He took a moment to acknowledge that rumors of sexual abuse are not something he takes lightly.
Rumors are rumors but sexual abuse is something I don’t take lightly. I wanted to speak out right away but out of r… https://t.co/tnqHjY3cQm— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785190.0
He went on to say that there is no truth to the allegations.
In the past 24 hours a new Twitter appeared that told a story of myself involved with sexual abuse on March 9, 2014… https://t.co/tUpYkgTbch— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785467.0
One part of her story was true.
As her story told I did surprise a crowd in Austin at Sxsw where I appeared on stage with my then assistant side st… https://t.co/4wyceL45Di— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785555.0
He then tweeted out a link to an article talking about the fact that he attended with Selena.
This article from 2014 talks about Selena being there with me. https://t.co/Jr2AE0brY2— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785597.0
He then posted further photos to back up his point.
These photos clearly show me on stage with my assistant sidestage and the other with both of us in the streets of A… https://t.co/2lOls7fk2x— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785668.0
Here is article that shows we didn’t arrive in Austin that night from Selena’s show in Houston until late in the ni… https://t.co/bSxZeo5e7p— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785742.0
He also pointed out the reasoning behind why the woman's allegations say he was staying at the Four Seasons Hotel.
The other reason this story might say I was staying at the four seasons was because a tweet from 2014 on March 10th… https://t.co/Zl6OQsx2Cc— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785807.0
However, the star goes on to say that he wasn't staying at the Four Seasons on either the 9th or the 10th.
However I never stayed at the four seasons on the 9th or the 10th. This person put another tweet up earlier saying… https://t.co/gYt5miXKMT— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785870.0
He goes on to explain that himself, Selena, and their friends were actually staying in an Airbnb on the dates in question.
Furthermore I stayed with Selena and our friends at an airbnb on the 9th and on the 10th stayed at a Westin because… https://t.co/xCBBlzRs8D— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592785989.0
The Four Seasons regional manager also confirmed the star was not in the hotel on the date of the alleged assault.
We have also confirmed with the Four Seasons regional manager that I was never on property on the 9th of March 2014… https://t.co/tydkt1OeOW— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592786067.0
He then showed further Airbnb receipts from the 9th.
The Pics I showed of me and Selena march 9 in Austin should make it clear that we were together that night and wen… https://t.co/uvUMHc8x2m— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592786747.0
On march 10th selena left for work and I stayed at the Westin as the receipts clearly showed with my friends nick a… https://t.co/Ec4BBrjAGc— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592787410.0
He then added this:
I won’t be using mike lowery anymore as an alias— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592787433.0
He then concluded his lengthy response with this message:
Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed. However this sto… https://t.co/0GaqBZAAUV— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1592787588.0