Justin Bieber Wanted for Questioning After Paparazzi Scuffle
Uh oh. Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning and is under investigation for committing possible misdemeanor battery against a photographer.
The Biebs was involved in a somewhat minor scuffle on Sunday (May 27) after members of the paparazzi began snapping photos of him and his lady love Selena Gomez, with whom he recently reunited since she was out of the country filming, in Calabasas, Calif. The young couple were taking in a movie and were swarmed by the paps upon exiting. That's nothing new, especially for Bieber, but one snapper encroached on his personal space and a fracas ensued. TMZ reports that the pap was blocking Bieber's car when he tried to leave, and that Bieber got out of the car and asked him to move -- and the photog refused, leading to a scuffle.
The Biebs apparently engaged in some sort of physical altercation with the pap, as the police and paramedics were called to the scene.
Gossip Center reports that an eyewitness confirmed that "Los Angeles County paramedics arrived at the Calabasas Commons with the Fire Department and Police arriving moments later following Justin's altercation with a paparazzo. Justin's bodyguard [also] arrived while the photographer received medical attention for an apparent strike to the face."
Now, The Los Angeles Times confirms that Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the pap's claim that Bieber struck him after taking photos. The snapper was treated and released.
Here's where it gets sketchier: TMZ says that several witnesses to the account say a lawyer went up to the photographer following the incident and "said he could get a lot of money out of the incident and advised the dude to call for an ambulance and file a police report." Shady!
So much for trying to enjoy a movie on the holiday weekend. The Biebs has yet to comment (or tweet) about this mess. In the photos, which you can view by clicking below, the singer lost a shoe and is visibly irritated, as Sel tries to calm him down.