Justin Bieber doesn't want you to believe the rumors.
One day after the 20-year-old singer was accused of attempted robbery in L.A., he posted a string of tweets proclaiming his innocence. A woman claimed that Bieber tried to take her phone from her during an altercation on Monday night at Sherman Oaks Castle Park in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley.
On Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a press release saying that the case remains under investigation with detectives conducting numerous interviews.
It is hard to defend myself and my privacy every moment of the day. Then to see rumors. The truth will set u free pic.twitter.com/tYFzKYlcrF— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 15, 2014
My mom raised me to be kind to others. I get judged, harassed, and I try to take the high road. Sometimes it isn't easy. But we keep trying— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 15, 2014
I will continue to be the man my mother raised. I love people and I will try to be kind even when things are not fair. Don't believe rumors— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 15, 2014
Thanks for those who stick by me and those that help me grow everyday. I love you.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 15, 2014
Off to have fun and smile with friends. I'm human. I feel. I hurt. But I got thick skin too. I can handle it. I love you— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 15, 2014
Taking Bieber's word for it becomes more and more difficult as he finds himself repeatedly in trouble with the law. He's facing charges stemming from his January arrest for DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license in Miami. He's also still not cleared in the incident where he allegedly egged a neighbor's house during the same month. And let's not forget he faces an assault charge in Toronto for allegedly hitting a limousine driver back in December 2013.
This time, however, someone can vouch for him. A woman identified as an employee of the park called in to TMZ Live to reveal what she saw that night.
"He never reached into her pocket. He never reached in her bag. I mean, he never said anything about that," the employee said. "The security guards did say, 'Ma'am, just relax yourself. You're just being a little too aggressive around Justin Bieber. Because she was literally just trying to take pictures of him and Justin Bieber said, 'Just stop, stop.'"
The employee confirmed that the 13-year-old daughter of the woman with the cellphone was crying. "[It was] because she wanted a picture with Justin Bieber and Justin Bieber didn't want to at that moment," the employee said. "He didn't want pictures with anybody." When TMZ asked if Bieber was angry at all, the employee said he seemed only "a little upset," but he "never touched [the accuser], never reached into her bag, never nothing."
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