Justin Bieber Sued $9 Million for Damaging Woman’s Ears
Oregon woman claims she was hit with a “sound blast” at one of Justin’s concerts that left her with permanent ear damage, reports TMZ.com
According to the suit, Stacey Wilson Betts took her daughter to see Justin’s concert in Portland, Oregon on July 14, 2010.
Betts claims it was incredibly loud inside the arena … but Bieber made it MUCH MUCH WORSE when he climbed into a “heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola” which was pulled out into the crowd. Watch video!
In the suit, Betts claims Justin Bieber “created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion.”
Betts says the gondola acted as a “sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears.”
As a result, Betts claims she now suffers from tinnitus … which causes a constant pulsing, whooshing shound that makes it hard to sleep. She also complains of other hearing-related damage.
She’s suing Bieber — along with Bieb’s record label, the concert promoter and the arena — and demanding $9.23 million in damages.