Justin Bieber has bade farewell to Panamanian paradise.
With his Biebervention behind him, the 19-year-old singer departed the Central American country on Tuesday. Wearing a white T-shirt, funky print pants, and Los Angeles Kings hat, he left Tocumen International Airport with his most recent gal pal, Chantel Jeffries, not far behind.
arrested last week for DUI stemming from an alleged drag racing incident — during which she was reportedly in the passenger seat — in Miami Beach.On Wednesday, Jeffries spoke out for the first time since Bieber was
In a statement issued by her lawyer, Jeffries — a Kim Kardashian-lookalike who is signed with Wilhelmina Models in Miami — described herself as "overwhelmed by the negative attention" she has received in the press.
"My family and I are particularly upset about the false accusations which have been published concerning my criminal history," said Jeffries, who has experienced instafame for her connection to the Canadian crooner. "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."
"The Insider With Yahoo" previously confirmed with an Onslow County District Court Clerk in North Carolina that Jeffries had a run-in with the law there in 2011. She was arrested for allegedly stabbing another woman in the forearm with a sharp object during a physical altercation on Feb. 2 of that year and was charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. However, the case was later dismissed when the prosecuting witness didn't want to go forward with the case.
In her statement, Jeffries went on to say, "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. "
She also took to Twitter to deny reports that she planned to sell her story about her wild nights with Bieber for $20,000.
Jeffries added that she's having a difficult time knowing who to lean on.
But Bieber seems to be on her short list. As Jeffries departed Panama after their getaway, she posted this photo and wrote, "Bye beautiful. #panama." (See more photos of them together in Panama on X17online.com.)
No word on whether Jeffries accompanied Bieber back to Los Angeles, which is reportedly where he headed with his manager Scooter Braun. Braun updated his Twitter followers that he arrived "home" on Tuesday night and, in a separate post, talked about Tuesday evening's "amazing sunset in L.A."
Now it's back to work for Bieber, although it's unclear how much exertion that entails. He announced on Tuesday night that his latest video, for "Confident," will be released today. As far as effort, it will probably require no more than him (or someone on his team) tweeting out the link to loyal Beliebers, who will then make the video go viral with their vast social media footprint.
Bieber may also busy himself by looking for new L.A. digs. According to reports, he wants to move from his Calabasas, California, home since egg-gate. (The distinct attorney is reportedly now considering whether to charge Bieber with a crime for the egg-throwing incident.)
He's also on the president's radar. Yes – we mean the president of the United States. On Wednesday, a petition on the White House website calling for his deportation had earned more than 118,000 names. Anything over 100,000 merits a response, so expect President Obama to weigh in.
And, looking ahead, it look like The Biebs will be spending his Valentine's Day in Miami — his next court appearance for his DUI arrest is Feb. 14.
If he and Jeffries are still hanging out at that point, maybe they should spend a quiet night in.
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