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Justin Bieber granted motion to subpoena Twitter to identify sexual assault accusers

The singer was recently accused of sexual assaulting two separate women on social media

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Justin Bieber has been granted a motion, submitted by his lawyers, to subpoena Twitter for more information about the identities of his sexual assault accusers.

According to NBC, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Green granted the motion on Thursday.

In court, the singer’s lawyer Evan Spiegel said they suspect the same person could be behind the two Twitter accounts that made the accusations last month.

The outlet has also reported that it could take months for Twitter to hand over the requested information.

 

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The news comes after Justin filed a $20 million lawsuit against his two accusers, who are listed as Jane Doe 1 and 2 in the suit.

Last month, a Twitter user claimed she was sexually assaulted by the pop singer in March 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Another Twitter user also alleged she was assaulted by Justin in New York the following year.

Justin subsequently denied the allegations in a lengthy social media statement, and at the time he said he would be “working with Twitter and authorities to take legal action.”

The suit claims that both alleged victims “fraudulently schemed to seek attention and fame by maliciously posting despicable, blatantly false, fabricated, defamatory accusations that Justin Bieber engaged in sexual assault.”

The suit states: “It is abundantly clear that these two individuals are trying to capitalize on the climate of fear permeating the entertainment industry.”

It’s also understood Justin has “indisputable documentary evidence” to prove that the defendants’ claims are “outrageous, fabricated lies.”

The 26-year-old is suing for more than $20 million in damages – $10 million for each of the stories.

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