There has been a ton of speculation circling Chantel Jeffries after she was seen riding shotgun in Justin Bieber’s rented Lamborghini last week when he was arrested for DUI and drag racing. Who is she? Has she really been arrested five times? Well the 21-year-old model is now responding to all the hubbub surrounding herself and her relationship with the Biebs.

“I have been overwhelmed by the negative attention I have recently received in the media,” Chantel said in a statement to E! News. “My family and I are particularly upset about the false accusations which have been published concerning my criminal history.” Brace yourselves, everyone.

"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," Chantel continued. "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."

Chantel, who was in Panama with J-Biebs earlier this week, also responded to claims that she was willing to sell her story for $20,000. “I would never ‘sell my story,’” she tweeted. “It’s a hard thing, knowing who to truly trust.” We totes agree, girl.

What do you think about Chantel finally breaking her silence? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: E! News


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