Selena Gomez has sensationally stepped up to defend ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber from false claims that he sent vicious text messages and nude photographs to her.
Mail Online reports it contacted Selena’s representative, Jill Fritzo, for a comment after the deliberately damaging text exchange was published yesterday by Radar Online.
“Not Real” was Fritzo’s firm response, when asked whether alleged nude pictures of Bieber’s genitalia [Note: penises do not come with name tags, ergo), and insults to Gomez calling her a "talentless p***y" and "You're only famous cuz of me," were sent from the "Baby" star.
The British newspaper reports Fritzo was quick to respond to the false but incendiary story. Anonymous sources in Bieber's camp did so via TMZ.
On January 17,TMZ published a heads-up telling the Internet a former pal of Bieber's was shopping a bogus text message package to media outlets through a third party and claiming they were between Selena and Justin.
The site even published extracts of the conversations, and reported one of the texts had said a drug intervention for the idol would take place 11:30 pm on January 16 --- then, of course, didn't.
Despite this, RadarOnline - who have severely damaged their credibility by insisting the texts were verified when they were not - ran the Bieber-Gomez package on Monday, January 20. The site claimed it had received graphic text messages sent between the young stars, and alleged the texts were forwarded from a cell phone registered to Gomez's stepfather, Brian Teefey.
Justin, 19, and Selena, 21 - who made a pretty splash at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Monday alongside her Rudderless co-star and director, William H. Macy, amid the fallout - previously set off reunion rumors when they were photographed riding Segways near his Calabasas home on January 2.
Two days later the ex-couple posed for a tender Instagram which Bieber posted, captioned, "Love the way you look at me." The pair were later spotted by several eyewitnesses on a brief camping break in northern California.
Undaunted by this amicable context, Radar claimed the stagey, melodramatic, vicious text exchange between the twosome followed the Tuesday, January 14 police raid at Bieber's house, which saw one his pal (Xavier "Lil Za" Smith) arrested for felony drug possession.
According to the gossip outlet, the row kicked off after Justin texted Selena saying," Baby, come on I love you."
"I don't buy that bulls**t anymore. I was honest with you and I gave you a second chance," came Gomez's alleged reply. "All my friends were right, You're such an a*****e."
The actress-singer's next alleged response, "U r a drug addict. U need help," followed fake Justin's reply that he needed her.
Then, "Come on. Don't tell me you don't miss this," the bogus Bieber said, before apparently grabbing erect genitalia states Radar.
Accusations from the alleged Gomez then alleged Bieber needed "rehab" and was "sick," before adding an obvious topical insertion of the arrest during the raid, "And how can u let [Lil Za] take the fall for your actions.”
The escalating conversation then climaxes with Selena telling the ex-boyfriend she snuggled with just three weeks ago that she hoped he got “jail time,” before a bad caricature of Justin scream-texted back:
“Can’t hear you over my cash, babe! You’re only famous cuz of me. You know it. I know. Everybody knows. Bye. … Go f**k someone else. Keep that talentless p***y away from me!”
In short: the text conversation is preposterous and in many ways reflects the sorry state of Bieber’s affairs.The fact that a non-credible scam which we were warned about can be sold to and published by a non-credible, tabloid outlet and travel as far as it did before a rep has to step in; speaks either to the inanity of the celebrity cycle or its willingness to knowingly repeat rubbish.
Staggeringly, many outlets are reporting the Bieber-Gomez text conversation as authentic. Then, when it suits, they believe TMZ, who already outed the text-convo-picture package as fake and would have bought it in a New York minute if they thought it was authentic.