Chantel Jeffries is attempting to set the record straight regarding reports that she has a mile-long rap sheet, including an arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.
The 21-year-old model, who was riding shotgun in Justin Bieber's rented Lamborghini when the singer was arrested for DUI, released a statement saying:
"I have been overwhelmed by the negative attention I have recently received in the media. My family and I are particularly upset about the false accusations."
"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."
She does not deny all of the alleged arrests, it's worth noting.
Chantel Jeffries continues with a plea for privacy, stating:
"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 did not address the purported NYC strip club offer.
According to reports, Chantel Jeffries was arrested when at age 18 for a misdemeanor assault, but the case was later dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
Other than that, her lawyer says the self-described "eyebrow connoisseur," "animal lover" and "deep thinker" is only guilty of "traffic violations."
She recently traveled to Panama with Bieber, 19, after he was bailed out of jail, and had been in talks to appear on Today to address these accusations.
That interview fell through, however. Such a bummer ...
1. Chantel Jeffries Pictures
Chantel Jeffries is a model who made news for being in the car with Justin Bieber at the time of his arrest. Check out some photos here.
2. Chantel Jeffries Image
Chantel Jeffries is a model who is also now known for one thing aside from being pretty: she was sitting next to Justin Bieber when he got busted for DUI.
3. Chantel Jeffries Instagram Photo
Chantel Jeffries is ready to hit the town on New Year's Eve. She snapped this selfie on December 31, 2013.
4. Chantel Jeffries Selfie
Chantel Jeffries goes all selfie for this Instagram photo. She rose to fame after getting picked up by Justin Bieber in Miami.
5. Chantel Jeffries in a Bathing Suit
Chantel Jeffries was in the passenger seat when Justin Bieber got popped for DUI. She's sort of cute.
6. Chantel Jeffries in Lingerie
Chantel Jeffries poses here on Instagram. It's safe to say the model isn't shy, huh?
7. Chantel Jeffries Picture
Chantel Jeffries shows off some cleavage here on Instagram. No wonder Justin Bieber wanted to take her home prior to his arrest in Miami!