Justin Bieber Settles Lawsuit Involving Miami Photographer
According to Page Six, the details of the settlement have been sealed and will not be released to the public, but it looks like both parties agreed to settle out of court. Back in 2013, photographer Jeffrey Binion claimed Bieber's team assaulted him after he snapped a photo of the "As Long As You Love Me" singer outside of a South Florida recording studio. Binion said that Bieber ordered his team to assault the photographer by throwing him against a wall, grabbing him around the throat and even brandishing a gun as a threat. He went on to say that the other bodyguards stole the SIM card from his camera while this was happening.
At the time, Binion's lawyer said (quote via TMZ), "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."
He continued, saying, "No amount of fame or fortune justifies Bieber’s shameful and outrageous conduct. To send him that message and deter his misbehavior in the future, we will seek punitive damages against him as allowed by Florida law."
Bieber is currently wanted for arrest in Argentina for another alleged attack involving a photographer outside of a Buenos Aires nightclub. He has been ordered to return to Argentina, though so far it does not look like he has any plans on following through with the order.
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