Justin Bieber Turns Himself In, Charged with Assaulting Limousine Driver in Toronto

Justin Bieber Assault Toronto  Canada

Justin arrives at a police station in Toronto January 29, 2014.

Justin Bieber turned himself in at a Toronto police station where he was mobbed by TV crews, news photographers and screaming fans — following reports he will be charged with assault over an incident in the city last December 2013.

The charge comes a week after he was arrested and charged for a separate incident in Florida for DUI.

Justin’s lawyer said he was innocent.

Toronto police say that Justin Bieber was one of six people picked up by a limousine outside a nightclub in the early hours of 30 December, 2013.

A police statement said:

While driving the group to a hotel, an altercation occurred between one of the passengers and the driver of the limousine.

In the course of the altercation, a man struck the limousine driver on the back of the head several times.

The driver stopped the limousine, exited the vehicle and called police. The man who struck him left the scene before police arrived.

Toronto police station

Toronto police station

After surrendering to police, Justin was charged with one count of assault and is scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 10, 2014.

Justin’s lawyer in California, Howard Weitzman said Justin was innocent. He said in a statement released to E! News:

We anticipate that this matter will be treated as a summary offense [in Canada], the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.

Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent. As the matter is now before the Court, it would be inappropriate to address the specifics of either the allegation or of our defense at this time.

Justin’s scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 10, 2014.

  • joshua

    come on justin stop acting like ur black

    • Kalani

      Seriously, he’s not acting black. He does have black friends. No one can tell you who to be friends with.

    • dchopsey

      That is a racist comment. I am sorry you said that. I’ll pray that you heart will be open to accept everyone. Justin maybe imitating other celebs of all races that had confrontations with others. I pray Justin will find his way back to the teachings of the Bible. They way he used to handle himself and not look for confrontations. Justin is still searching for himself; who he is. I truly believe that Justin will start acting in a professional matter; I have faith that he will put the words of Jesus back into his life and not live of the world but be IN THE WORLD to do good. GOD bless you Justin. Joshua, open your heart to respect everyone please. Hatred starts in the heart and comes out the mouth in words.

      • justineee

        your head is so far up your ass it’s not even funny

    • bieber4eva

      this have nothing to do with justin being black. you sound so f*cking racist right now. my day wasn’t good and to come across this comment, piss me off more.

    • Sinthia

      It has not nothing to with him acting black he just need to learn how to behave himself and stop being around those black trouble makers,be around good people.

    • Kilah

      ummmm excuse me not all black people act like this ! so that was so stupid of you to say that !

    • denise bonner

      So you want to call him black just because he is being bad that is stupid not all black people are ghetto hint hint the president

  • ivan

    He is not charged with hitting the driver; assault means a threat; the driver apparently believes Justin did nothing to stop it and joined in threatening him. The Limousine service said it was Justin’s entourage who attacked the guy not Justin. Since apparently it’s Justin’s rented limousine, he was with the 6 passengers, and he’s the one with the money, Justin was charged for now. He is merely charged with a misdemeanor which means probation, dismissal, or less than 6 months in jail. But jail won’t happen since he has never been convicted of a crime.

  • #1belieber

    Justin please get a hold of yourself! Don’t go on acting like this. It hurts us too you know.

  • justins bubba

    as far as im concerned he is nothimg but a spoiled little brat bitch who needs to go to jail an should have never been released. $2500 bail, what the fuck is that to him. if it was a regular person they would have had a greater bail an would have never been released. absolute bullshit. an to all the fans out there. hows ur idol look now. celebrities get away with so much its not right.an another thing he should be deported. get his bitch ass canadian ass out of the USA. fucking foreigner. Justin u r a front an a poser. you wud never make it in jail or prison no matter wat kind of money u have. Simply put, U is A BITCHASS little white PUNK. An another thing, justins dad the one who parties with him an shit you should have ur bitchass kicked for teaching ur son this shits ok. you have no responibility yourself an also think its ok because your son has money. you should be euthinized. LMAO. punk ass rich fucking bullshit celebrities get away with everything an that shit needs to stop. they should get the same charges an same amount of bail if not more because of the kind of money they make. but its alrite because he got his coming an KARMA is a bitch.

    P.S. U little punk bitch. not enough money in the world will save u from the ass beating you deserve an will more than likely get.

  • t brooks

    someone needs to stop being bieber’s BUDDY, grab him by the lapels, shake him, slap him across the face & say “GROW UP!”

    OR, one day soon we’re going to be met w the headlines that he committed suicide or died of an unintentional overdose.

    • bieber4eva

      your right, kind of i hate to admit. my friend and i was talking about this same thing. not that you need to know but we’re like obsess beliebers. some adults don’t like to listen to people advice, becuause they feel like: “hey, since i’m an adult i can do whatever i want.” you can’t force some one to change if they don’t want to. but i hope he opens his eyes and realize that he is hurting some of his fans before it’s to late. i say some ,because some beliebers like his new attitude and how he dress. they just like his bad boy ways.

  • CupCake

    He did the right thing by turning himself in. Now, he shouldnt have assaulted anyone in the first place of course, but at least he takes responsibility which is a way better example to set then what he has done in the past few weeks.

    • bieberfever#1

      I agree with you @cupcake he did the right thing

  • former fan


  • Sarah Bieber

    God damn it. What the hell is going on. Where did this suddenly come from?

  • Beliber_Girl

    at least he turned himself in without others doing it. thats a good thing

  • Sinthia

    At least he don’t have to go to court right on his Birthday.

  • Liliana

    Justin Iam sad, I need you to be that good boy that I love.

  • skeptical

    Remember when his movie Never Say Never came out? Everyone — his team, his family, his friends — said he wouldn’t end up as one of those teen star train wrecks.

    Yet here he is. He didn’t have to go this way. Being a kind, respectful person is a choice that he is not making. It’s such a disappointment.

  • nicki


  • stringbiebs

    He’s not a trainwreck. He just has his mind set wrong.

    • Former fan

      He is indeed a trainwreck. Another wasted Celebrity going down hill and turning into a mess that the entire country hates.

  • Bbb

    He’s already used to the fame and being famous so it’s like whatever . He will do stuff that people do when they have regular lives. The fame is like regular life to him

  • hannah bieber

    well im just glad that he was being honest and taking responsibility for his actions.hopefully nothing bad happens when he goes to court .hopefully now he learns his lessons and starts acting right

  • tedros

    Justin money and fame turns you crazy you better be a good boy do not be crazy ass hole

  • J

    I love the fact that everyone is so proud that he turned himself in. HES A HUGE CELEBRITY- of course he turned himself in- it’s not like he was going to be able to evade the police.

    I truly believe he has gotten to a point in his celebrity- even though that is starting to wane (and you honestly can’t argue that; he is simply not as popular now as he was even a few years ago)- he is feeling like the invincible celebrity. And although society is mostly to blame for that, we let celebrities get away with things the rest of us wouldn’t, Justin is old enough to know better and if he is as smart as you all hope and believe, he will wake up and use some self control and make smarter decisions. He is using his fans money to indulge in this reckless behavior.

    More trouble he gets into the bigger joke he becomes.

  • Justin’s girlfriend Samantha

    Are you ok Justin boyfriend honey
    I miss you &i Love you oxoxoxo 4ever
    Samantha&justin 4ever&always