Justin Bieber’s latest gal pal is speaking out after reports claimed she has a criminal record and even stabbed a woman back in 2011. Though Onslow County has a mug shot of model Chantel Jeffries, and public records indicate she has had five run-ins with police, including a misdemeanor assault, she is fighting back.
"I have been overwhelmed by the negative attention I have recently received in the media," Jeffries tells E! News in a statement. "My family and I are particularly upset about the false accusations that have been published concerning my criminal history.”
The 21-year-old beauty was thrust into the spotlight last week after Beiber, 19, was arrested in Miami for drag racing and driving under the influence. With Bieber in his rented yellow Lamborghini at the time of his arrest was Jeffries.
"For the record, I have not been arrested five times as has been stated in the media, nor am I guilty of physically assaulting anyone, in any way shape or form. I am a full-time student who had enjoyed a normal lifestyle, free from public scrutiny and criticism, until now. What has happened to me is wrong. I want people in general, and the media in particular, to consider the impact their disparaging comments have on the individual, especially when their comments are inaccurate."
However, TMZ reports that in 2011 the young woman, who has previously dated Philadelphia Eagles player DeSean Jackson and Justin Combs, P. Diddy’s son, stabbed another woman “during a physical altercation.” The victim was stabbed in the forearm, but the case was eventually dismissed after the woman refused to press charges.
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But Jeffries' lawyer notes that aside from that, she's only had "traffic violations."