Justin Bieber Sued For Allegedly Punching A Man Outside A Cleveland Hotel, Proving He’s Still The Bad Boy Of Pop

Emily Gadsby
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While troubled pop star Justin Bieber is now busy doing the most to clean up his hard-partying, entitled rich kid image, as a celebrity, there’s no way to outrun past bad behavior. 

Recently, the “Sorry” singer was served with a lawsuit claiming that he’d physically assaulted a man named Tobias Cannon in Cleveland, Ohio, after attending Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Unsurprisingly, the #Biebs and his team of enablers are denying that the 24-year-old pop star ever verbally or physically assaulted a man who attempted to take a picture of the celeb. 

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“Justin Bieber has done a lot of stupid things in his past but what he has also done is apologize and own those mistakes,” tweeted Scooter Braun, the “Purpose” singer’s longtime manager. “This most recent claim against him is completely false and a fabrication from a man who tried to push for money for the last several years.”

“It is disgusting to me to see this man lie and try to bring race into a situation to scare us into a payment again,” Braun continued. “He never said these things before because they never happened. This is a smear tactic to get money and it’s gross.”

While I definitely do agree that there are many in this world who are not above extorting celebrities for their A-list-sized bank accounts, I’m not certain that I believe Bieber is completely innocent. In the TMZ footage of the incident, it’s clear that the pop star is lashing out and exchanging words with the man and is obviously unable to restrain himself and walk away before the altercation gets physical. 

With Bieber’s rap sheet and a well-documented history of anger issues under his belt, it’s not out of the question that he would lash out if provoked. Also, the fact that Bieber’s manager and not the pop star himself publicly refuted the claims leads me to believe that he’s not as innocent as he wants his fan base to believe. 

As someone who has faced MULTIPLE accusations of abusing his own fans, it’s not a stretch to assume that he’s capable of laying hands on a critic.