Justin Bieber Drops Defamation Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Justin Bieber has dropped his lawsuit towards two girls who accused him on Twitter in June 2020 of sexual assaults mentioned to have occurred in 2014 and 2015, Billboard experiences and paperwork considered by Pitchfork verify. The swimsuit was dismissed with prejudice, so Bieber will be unable to re-file the declare in the identical court docket.
A girl recognized solely as Danielle first accused Bieber of assaulting her in 2014 throughout South by Southwest in Austin. Bieber publicly denied her allegations shortly after they had been initially made, going as far as to supply screenshots, receipts, emails, and articles printed across the time of the alleged incident to ascertain his alibi. One other girl, Kadi, then posted her personal account the place she claimed that Bieber had assaulted her in New York the next 12 months. He didn’t publicly reply to Kadi’s account. The ladies’s posts had been deleted, and Danielle’s account was additionally eliminated.
Bieber’s authorized group then served Twitter with a subpoena, in search of data on the identities of two girls that made posts on the social media platform. On June 25, he filed a $20 million lawsuit towards the 2 girls—the criticism asserted that the 2 “fraudulently schemed to hunt consideration and fame by maliciously posting despicable, blatantly false, fabricated, defamatory accusations that Justin Bieber engaged in sexual assault.” On July 16, a presiding decide dominated that his authorized group can be allowed to subpoena Twitter for extra data on the defendants.
Danielle was by no means situated; attorneys for each Kadi and Bieber instructed the court docket in February that had been unsuccessful in reaching a settlement by way of mediation. The trial was set to start in Might.