It is official; Justin Bieber has settled the lawsuit of assault and battery with florida’s photographer Jeffrey Binion.
According to the attorneys the case is now resolved although specifics remain unknown.
Both sides are keeping the details of the settlement confidential, so we don’t know if financial support was involved or not. In 2013, Binion filed a lawsuit against Bieber in the Miami-Dade County court claiming that he was attacked by Bieber’s bodyguards.
According to the lawsuit Binion snapped a picture of the pop star outside a recording studio in Miami and as a result he was assaulted. Mark DiCowden (Binion’s lawyer) says that all attempts at reconciliation between the two in recent years went to a deadlock. Jeremiah Reynolds, Biber’s lawyer, says that the lawsuit has been settled but would not give more details.
Recently the 21 year old has had several issues regarding law in the last year or so, Manuel Muñoz another Florida photographer sued Bieber in 2014 claiming the same.
He was beaten by Bieber’s bodyguards when he took a picture of him outside a South Beach nightclub; they also stole his memory card and broke his camera. Reynolds has declined to comment on this matter.
Reportedly, Bieber is trying to change who he was ‘pretending’ to be in the last year and a half.
He also issued a rather heart touching statement, explaining how difficult it is growing up in the industry. Where everyone is judging you and looking at you constantly. Read the entire statement below!
“It’s been a minute since I’ve been in a public appearance, and I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I’ve been acting the past year and a half. I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was “pretending” is often we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside. And there were a lot of feelings going on in there. Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard. I just felt awkward up there. I felt like people were judging me, and I really want people to know how much I care, how much I care about people, and how I’m not that person to say, ‘I don’t give a f***, you know?’ I’m not that kid.”