Justin Bieber’s public image has been badly suffering lately, and some recent photographs of the pop star and Heidi Klum aren’t helping much. The pair was spotted mingling at the amfAR gala in Cannes, France, and the subsequent photos depict Bieber with his hand wrapped around Klum’s side – dangerously close to her breast.
Klum has since attempted to clarify the groping rumors, telling the New York Post’s Page Six Column:
“He was totally not touching me, by the way. I know that was like a big thing, ‘Justin Boober.’ It maybe looks like that because sometimes in pictures things look a little… [suspect]. “I’m like, ‘What are they talking about?’ He’s very polite and very nice.”
Perhaps in a subconscious attempt to redeem himself, Bieber went on to donate no less than $545K to AIDS research at the gala.