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

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.

      • 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 !

    • 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!

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

      • 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.

      • 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

      • 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 :(

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    • 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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..

  9. 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*

  10. 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

  11. 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

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