Justin Bieber says a snap of him and his friends proves he did not rape a fan. Last weekend, two women took to twitter to say that the singer sexually assaulted and raped them in 2014 and 2015 respectively when he was in a relationship with Selena Gomez.
The Baby hitmaker, 26, has denied the allegations and claims that a photo taken in New York on the night he is accused of sexual assault in a hotel proves his innocence.
Canadian native Justin says the snap - that shows him posing with his hand in the air alongside two male pals by a fast food van - was captured after he attended the Met Gala followed by Rihanna's after-party.
In the offering, the singer - who is now married to model Hailey Bieber née Baldwin - is wearing a black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers paired with a relaxed black T-shirt and patent boots.
A source told The Sun: “This photo is crucial to Justin’s alibi because it shows that he stayed out after the Met Gala and was not in a hotel at the time of the alleged attack.
“He will be able to call up the friends to back up his version of events and hopefully help put this horrible saga to rest.
“Justin is used to being targeted by trolls and made the subject of crazy claims, but sickening stuff like this is on a whole other level."
Justin's first accuser, who has now deleted her posts, said she was inspired to speak after the allegations brought against actor Ansel Elgort, which he denies.
The woman alleged that she was assaulted by the Yummy singer on March 9, 2014. In a lengthy statement posted on the social media site, the woman says Justin was in a relationship with Selena at the time of the alleged assault.
She alleged that the star was playing a gig in Houston, Texas when she and two of her friends headed to an event at Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden after hearing that it was being staged by Justin's manager Scooter Braun.
The accuser says Justin surprised the 100-strong audience with a few songs, publicly dedicating some to Selena. She then says a man approached her and her friends and asked if they'd like to meet Justin after the show, so they agreed and waited.
She says Justin took pictures with them and chatted to them for around 20 minutes before inviting them back to the Four Seasons Hotel, where she thought she'd get to hang out with a "huge celebrity". The woman, who alleges she has pictures of herself and Justin that she won't share for legal reasons, says she found herself alone with Justin, who asked her to join him on the bed.
She says she made small talk, asking where Selena was, but that Justin leaned in and kissed her.
She then alleges that he raped her.
She wrote: "Keep in mind this was in 2014, around the time where he was 'out of control'. Our small kisses then turned into a steamy make-out session. He had pushed me down onto the bed after about 10 minutes of sitting up, got on top of me, started kissing me down my neck and made his way down to my stomach.
"He found my jeans, unbuttoned them, removed then, and started tracing my underwear with his fingers. My thoughts then started to roam around my head and I started to second guess myself.
"I kept asking, 'What about Selena?', 'Did I consent to this?', 'How will she react if she finds out?', 'Where are my friends?', 'How is this normal and okay?'"
The woman alleges she asked Justin to stop, telling him it had "gone too far" but that he told her to "relax" and that her friends were ok.
She went on: "He then pulled my underwear down, unbuckled his pants, pulled his underwear down, grabbed the bed covers, and threw it over us. His body was on top of mine, skin-to-skin.
"I was very uncomfortable, and I felt myself starting to hyperventilate. I told him to get off because I was starting to worry about my friends, but it was too late. He forced himself inside me before I got the last few words out. He was thrusting in and out of me.
"As I laid there, speechless. My body felt unconscious. I don't want to go into detail about what happened next."
"I was still sexually assaulted without my consent," she added.
Justin took to Twitter on Monday morning to deny the accusations.
He said he had never stayed at the Four Seasons hotel and had actually been at an Airbnb with Selena and his team on March 9, which he provided a booking receipt for.
A second woman also came forward with allegations of her own. She alleges she was assaulted by the singer on May 4, 2015.
She alleges it happened in New York after she headed out in the hope of meeting the singer. She says she was invited to Justin's hotel by his bodyguard, who had given her his number.
The woman says she was in a group of people talking to Justin, and that she started talking to him in French, alleging he asked her to come closer so he could hear her.
He said he had never stayed at the Four Seasons hotel and had actually been at an Airbnb with
She says that as she made her way to him, he grabbed her hand and dragged her over, causing her to fall onto his chest. She alleges their eyes met and they started kissing and he touched her bum and asked if it was real.
She alleges that she got up and walked to the bathroom, but that Justin followed her inside and locked the door and that he then attacked her.
The second woman's allegations are still live on twitter.