What's NEW on Zando?

Shop our latest arrivals for shoes & apparel now!

Bieber guard ‘cornered’ pap in bathroom

Comment on this story


iol pic may 14 Justin Bieber.JPG

AP

Justin Bieber, centre, watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder with his mother Pattie Mallette, second from left, on May 11, 2014. Photo: Mark J. Terrill

London - Justin Bieber is being sued by a photographer who says his bodyguard locked him in a restaurant.

Manuel Munoz claims in a new lawsuit that he was taking pictures of the 'Believe' hitmaker as he left the SET Nightclub in Miami Beach in January - hours before the singer was stopped by police for drag racing and alleged driving under the influence (DUI) - and was chased by the 20-year-old star's minder Dwayne Patterson into a nearby Subway eatery.

According to the photographer, the bodyguard locked the restaurant door and cornered him in the bathroom, demanding he delete the photos, before trying to "forcibly" remove the memory card and kicking and punching him, damaging his camera in the process.

However, a police report obtained by TMZ shows the photographer made no mention of being punched and kicked, but that he was tripped, causing a "small scratch in his left knee."

And the report also states Munoz told the bodyguard he would hand over the photographs for $10 000 (about R103 925) but Patterson refused to pay more than $5 000.

Munoz is suing Justin and the bodyguard for unspecified damages.

The singer's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, insists his client has nothing to do with the case and described it as a "shakedown for money".

He said: "This new lawsuit filed by a paparazzo is yet another shakedown for money. The paparazzo admits that Justin was not present at the alleged 'assault.' The paparazzo told the police he had only scratched his knee when he was allegedly tripped, but now claims he was beat up. There are no damages." - BANG Showbiz


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks