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Justin Bieber denies sexual assault allegation: 'Factually impossible'

Justin Bieber posted several messages on Twitter Sunday denying he sexually assaulted a woman in Austin, Texas, in 2014.
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Justin Bieber posted several messages on social media Sunday denying a sexual assault claim from a woman who said the pop star assaulted her in Austin, Texas, in 2014. Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

Justin Bieber took to social media Sunday to deny sexually assaulting a woman in 2014, calling the allegation "factually impossible" and providing photos and receipts he said bolstered his defense.

"I don’t normally address things as I have dealt with random accusations my entire career but after talking with my wife and team I have decided to speak up on an issue tonight," the pop star said on Twitter.

The abuse claims were made on Twitter by someone going only by Danielle, who alleged Bieber assaulted her on March 9, 2014, after she was invited to his room at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas, following a surprise concert at the South by Southwest festival.

In a series of tweets, Bieber claimed he was with then-girlfriend Selena Gomez on the night of the accusations, tweeting a photo of Gomez with him on the street and an Us Magazine article that said Gomez attended the concert Danielle referenced in her story.

He also posted a series of receipts and emails that he said showed he never stayed at the Four Seasons. Bieber said he, Gomez and some friends stayed at an Airbnb rental on March 9, and he stayed at a Westin hotel in Austin on March 10.

Representatives for Bieber did not respond to TODAY's request for comment on the allegations. Danielle's Twitter account has been taken down.

"Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed,” said Bieber, who has been married to the model Hailey Baldwin since 2018. "However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action."