Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been permitted to uncover the identities of two women who allegedly accused him of sexual harassment.
The Los Angeles Superior Court granted a motion to subpoena Twitter in order to identify the women who used the social media platform to accuse Justin Bieber of sexual assault. In the lawsuit, the accusers are identified as Jane Doe 1 and 2.
“We just want to uncover who is behind these two accounts and it may be the same person,” Justin’s lawyer Evan N. Spiegel told Judge Terry Green, who mispronounced Bieber’s last name and asked the attorney if he should know who the plaintiff was.
When Spiegel replied that Bieber is a recording artist well-known to certain demographics, the judge replied, “I gather demographics not 73 and over.”
The Canadian singer recently spoke out to deny the allegations made on social media by two women known only as Danielle and Kadi. They separately accused Bieber from incidents in 2014 and 2015.
However, Justin launched legal action against them, and the singer’s lawyers won the first round of legal proceedings on Friday.
Earlier, Justin Bieber has taken legal action and filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against two Jane Does, who are identified as “Danielle” and “Kadi” in the documents, for “falsely” leveraging claims against him on social media last week.
The lawsuit states, “The malicious statements made by ‘Danielle’ and ‘Kadi’ (who may be the same person under two accounts) are absolutely false, and their respective heinous accusations that Bieber engaged in the alleged sexual assaults are outrageous, fabricated lies.”
Bieber replied on Twitter by sharing photos, correspondence with members of his management team and hotel reservation receipts that he alleged placed him in a location separate from where Danielle said the assault occurred.