Got Fired, Ex-Bodyguard Moshe Sued Justin Bieber for $420,000


A former JB’s bodyguard Moshe Benabou has sued Justin Bieber — seeking more than $420,000 in overtime and other wages and claims he was repeatedly punched by Juju during an October confrontation, reports TMZ.com

Moshe’s lawsuit claims Justin berated him and repeatedly punched him in the chest after a disagreement about how to handle a member of entourage. After he walked away, Justin fired him. 

Moshe claims he was mistakenly told that he wasn’t entitled to receive overtime despite working 14 to 18 hour days between March 2011 and October 2012. He is seeking unspecified damages on the assault and battery claims and $421,261 in unpaid overtime, vacation and other wage benefits.

Moshe’s attorney, Ilan Heimanson, wrote in a statement:

“For nearly two years Mr. Benabou devoted himself completely to ensuring Mr. Bieber’s personal safety.”

“Mr. Benabou deserved, as does any employee, to be treated with respect, dignity and in accordance with the law. Unfortunately, he was not. “

But sources in JB’s camp tell TMZ … Moshe is nothing more than a “disgruntled employee looking for money.” They say the claim that Justin struck him is “absurd.”

As for why Moshe was fired, sources say Moshe told multiple lies including a big one — that he had worked closely with Justin Timberlake before being hired by Justin Bieber.

TMZ discovered that Moshe never worked for Justin Timberlake a day in his life.

Nonetheless, sources say Justin and company think Moshe is a “good guy” and would like to have a good relationship with him.

  • Ellen Wilkins

    omg, i just saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mj and jb fan

      What is up those multiple of rumors going around !!!

      • The real biebah

        Rmz really hates Justin ! I can already see tmzs next headline
        JUSTIN BIEBER ROBED A BANK!A SOURCE VERY CLOSE TO THE SITUIATION SAID ….Blah blah blah. WE WERE NIT EXPECTING THIS FROM THE BIEBS! Leave our Justin alone … What ever u do …u r not gonna get any of his mOney, fans or fame! So leave his life !

    • Araibian belieber

      Remember when Justin got him a gift?

  • Mrs. Bieber. Forever

    First!!!!!!!aww :(

    • Jsha bieber

      Hes lier. He has nothing to do now.

  • Esme

    There’s so many rumours going around about Justin it’s ridiculous :(

    • JKJKJK

      I know, right.

      • BBB.Belieberxxx


  • andrea beiber (Guatemala)

    Justin shouldve had reasones to fire him

  • Truebelieber

    Yayyyyyyyyy he got fired yessss now Kenny can come back! :D

    • Music Lover

      Kenny is still with him, he just got promoted. That’s why he is no longer his bodyguard.

  • Bitch Please

    Would of like to see how they were arguing lmfao!

  • Jayden

    Wow Justin you are turning into a prick. You fire him becuase he didnt agree with you?

    • BleedPurpleSwag

      Um, Moshe LIED to him and was trying to get his MONEY!! Justin would NEVER hit Moshe for disagreeing with him, he never did to anyone else in the crew why would he Moshe? Answer: HE WOULDN’T!

      • kayla

        you dont know Justin, you’ve havent REALLY got to know him, so dont go telling people who he is, just stop.

      • Jayden

        This is just like the weed incident. Remember when people were saying that justin smoked but there were no pictures to prove it. and than scooter went on twitter and yelled at everybody for beleiveing that. And than the pics came out.
        Do we need a video for this to incident to for you to beleive it. When justin gets mad he gets MAD. remember when he flicked people off and cursed them out. Sorry but im on moshes side on this one.

      • Dont Even Care Anymore

        @bleedpurpleswag how do you know? do you know Justin personally? no you don’t shut up

    • real belieber

      guys obviously jayden is not a real belieber!

      • Dont Even Care Anymore

        you dont have to be on Justins side every time to be a “real belieber”

      • biebs

        You beliebers need to understand that justin is NOT PERFECT!!! You can’t defend him for everything! I understand you support him no matter what but whats right is right and whats wrong is wrong!! But first we need facts before anybody jumps to conclusions

      • Mj and jb fan

        Tmz! Said the web site who claimed Justin’s death 5 times and said that he really is the father of Maria’ s baby! Hmmmm…. Well at this time we do really have to be on Justin’s side cuz we don’t have proof :(

      • Jayden

        Just because im not on his side makes me a nonbelieber? That makes no sense.

  • retarted fangirls

    He kind of looks like Anderson Cooper.

  • oxBelieberxo

    I don’t think Justin would punch his bodyguard over and over. I think he just wants Justin’s money, like many others. You can’t trust people these days any more. (my oppinion, it’s just my thoughts)

    • Alyssa sweetie luvzjb

      I totally agree. Moshe is wrong for making this up……

  • K

    I dot believe that justin isn’t like that even every belieber

  • Mimib

    Shame on you!

  • Ashley

    I never really liked Moshe that much. He wouldn’t let Beliebers get close to Justin, even if it was ok with him. I don’t like how he got fired and how he’s asking for money, but I’m happy he’s gone.

    • Mrs.Kidrauhl


  • Mimib

    Shame on you

  • Ashley

    Plus Justin wouldn’t hit anyone on his crew just for not agreeing with him on something. That’s total bs.

  • daughterofLordRauhl

    I just saw this on a different website 2 seconds ago. Why is everyone a drama queen (or king) now? Everyone seems to want money. So who do they sue? Someone with money. I don’t get it. This is just more negativity. I truly don’t believe that he punched Moshe repeatedly in the chest over that. And if this guy truly lied about a lot of things, including about working for JT, that’s enough reason to be fired. I didn’t like him a lot anyway. But it’s pretty ridiculous that this was said to get money. The things that people will do. Tsk tsk.

  • Monica

    this is stupid Justin has the same crew he had on his team since he began if Justin fired him it would be for good reasons plus Justin never would of hit him and i remmeber justin buying him stuff like what an asshole moshe was i didin’t like him when i was in L.A. last year when Justin was practicing for the tour moshe wouldn’t let anyone come near him even if justin was like it’s ok he was sorta mean towards beliebers

  • ivan

    What are they going to report next? That he shot president Kennedy? He flew the UFO at Roswell? Killed a fan?

    • Mj and jb fan

      Loud lol XDDDDD

  • woah

    Break up with Selena, pot scandal and now this. Not a good way to start a new year…

    • Kailua

      Lies, Moshe got fired cause he lied about his resume, Moshe would never sued Justin. I would think Justin is a good guy. but he does have his moments. he’s Human. I would think he has boundaries that certain PPL can’t cross. Justin a good guy

  • khloe99

    W.O.W. guess we’ll never find out what really happened

  • Mrs.bieberYE$

    First of all justin is only130lbs and5ft7″ and this guy was in the army like really he needs to get his life why would jb do this? O well this is so fake! justin 2013 is not good so far! Love u juju andjerry! Whoooooooo

  • JaylaBieber

    This is definitely not Justin’s year. Rumors after rumors and on top of it, he’s being sued by his ex-bodyguard. I understand Justin play fights with his team and stuff but I highly doubt he would intentionally punch someone.

    • Real Alisha

      Not at all!

  • Marley

    Glad he’s gone. Fans couldn’t even look at Justin when he was around. That whole punching thing though, I hope that’s fake.


    people can make up sh*t just coz they want cash.. hmmm.. rumors everywhere.. they want to give bad image to Justin so he w’ll look bad in society.. wow.. 2013 is ridiculous .. year 4 Biebz. :( damnnnnn..

    • No Name

      So bitch go and tell everybody that u act like we even give a damn

  • #Believe In Biebah

    JUSTIN DIDN’T LIE *cough* “As for why Moshe was fired, sources say Moshe told multiple lies including a big one — that he had worked closely with Justin Timberlake before being hired by Justin Bieber. TMZ discovered that Moshe never worked for Justin Timberlake a day in his life. ” *cough*

    • Dont Even Care Anymore

      “sorces say” *cough* sit..

  • To all the haters stfu

    Okay I’m sick and tired okay ether your a belivber or your not I am I loveee him and if your not than please get off this website please

    • retarted fangirls

      Your either the owner of this site or your not, so if your not i wouldn’t be telling people to leave. ;)

  • #Believe In Biebah

    “Moshe is suing Justin because he punched him”…… Yes, because we all know how violent Justin is.

  • #Believe In Biebah

    Jelena drama, Vodka drama, Paparazzi drama, Justin smoking weed drama, Cut For Bieber drama, and now Moshe drama…GOD THERE HAS ONLY BEEN 10 DAYS OF 2013 CAN YOU NOT TMZ

  • Silver&love

    Boo Moshe. YAY KENNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • honey

    I feel so bad for JB his year has started so crappy

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    • carlye

      i love you jb