According to paparazzi — a.k.a the photogs who make news out of nothing — Justin Bieber is a dangerous criminal. Well actually, TMZ reports he’s a suspect in a criminal battery for some sort of “physical altercation” with a paparazzo.
Bieber was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon on Sunday at a mall. The paparazzo attempted to take his picture and after an alleged physical altercation the photog called 911.
As if this story weren’t already bogus (I mean, WTF?) witnesses say a lawyer walked up to the photographer and told him to call for an ambulance and file a police report because he could get a lot of cash for the incident.
TMZ also reports the photog was blocking Justin’s car and when the popstar asked him to move the pap said “sorry, don’t want to.” That’s when the supposed scuffle ensued and of course, there are unfortunate photos of Bieber without a shoe.
The photog complained of pain to his upper torso and was taken to a local hospital. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanour battery and want to speak with Bieber, his girlfriend Selena Gomez and other witnesses.
It sounds like another case of someone trying to milk a celebrity for whatever cash they can get. Who can blame Bieber for getting frustrated at a pap for blocking his car? I’ve heard the whole spiel like “well celebrities get paid so much money so they have to put up with all the garbage.” And yes, that’s true to a certain point, but there must be random moments of complete frustration, made even worse because any outburst will be blown up in the gossip rags within an hour.
Naturally, Bieber was training with Mike Tyson before the incident so you know you don’t want to mess with him. That aside, do you think this is a serious case?
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