In a surprising, yet not so surprising bit of news, pop teen sensation Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards have been sued by a photographer following a brouhaha that took place outside “The Hit Factory” in Miami last week.
It was about 4AM when Bieber and his protectors allegedly snatched Jeffrey Binion’s camera. A recording of the incident was made available to Gossip site TMZ, in which you can hear Bieber order his guards to “grab that camera!”
Binion can be heard pleading for the Biebs and his guardian angels to not destroy his camera, and the pop star complies. Though, he refuses to give Binion his “SIM card” back (wait, what? SIM card?!).
Binion has filed a lawsuit against Justin Bieber and his bodyguard, Hugo Hesny, claiming he was attacked (and even had a gun pulled on him), and that Bieber had masterminded the assault.
“Justin Bieber is now an adult, and he should act like one. He needs to learn that he cannot use bodyguards as weapons to harm innocent people. Bieber’s violent behavior toward photographers must end, and he should take responsibility for his actions,” said Binion’s lawyer, Russell S. Adler.
Unfortunately for Bieber, it’s 2013 – everyone’s listening and watching (insert NSA joke here).
This isn’t the first time Bieber has flipped his lid on photographers. There were several other incidents that allegedly took place in Miami last week relating to photographers, and Bieber’s guards are claimed to have roughed up another photog in Hollywood this weekend, according to TMZ.
It’ll be interesting to see where this case goes, and whether the Biebs gets his wrist slapped for snatching the card.
Image credit: Photograph by Eric Calouro