A lawsuit against Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been settled, according to attorneys.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County circuit court, dates back to a 2013 run – in with photographer Jeffrey Binion outside a South Florida recording studio. Binion claimed he was attacked by Bieber’s bodyguards after taking a picture of the pop star, stating that Bieber ordered his bodyguards to ‘rough him up’ and steal his memory card.
Binion filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. After months of mediation between both sides, Binion’s attorney, Mark DiCowden confirmed the settlement on Friday (April 24).
DiCowden declined to comment on the terms of agreement or if it involved a financial settlement.
Binion filed the lawsuit in 2013 seeking unspecified damages. After months of lengthy mediation between both sides, Binion’s attorney, Mark DiCowden, confirmed the settlement on Friday (April 24), saying the terms of the agreement are confidential.
The All That Matters hitmaker, is also being sued by another Florida photographer, Manuel Muñoz, who had snapped a picture of him leaving a South Beach nightclub in January 2014.
Muñoz claimed in a May 2014 lawsuit, Bieber’s bodyguards chased him down a busy tourist street and into a shop where he was locked inside, beaten up and his camera smashed.
Muñoz is seeking unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.
Bieber’s lawyer, Jeremiah Reynolds declined to comment on Muñoz’s lawsuit.
The alleged incident happened on the same day Bieber was arrested for drag racing a Lamborghini by Miami Beach police.
Bieber struck a negotiation last August with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence. He made a $50,000 donation to a children’s charity and agreed to attend a 12-hour anger management course.