Justin Bieber To Be Deposed Over Paparazzi Attack Case In Miami, Report Says
Justin Bieber is facing another legal setback. He will be deposed and questioned about a June 2013 incident in Miami when he allegedly instructed his bodyguard to attack photographer Jeffrey Binion and take his film card, according to PEOPLE.
Binion’s lawyers will also be allowed to ask about other related incidents in cities around the world involving Justin and the behavior of his various bodyguards. Justin’s lawyers reportedly had petitioned to block the deposition, but their request was denied, according to documents filed Feb. 11 in the Third District Court of Appeal for Miami.
A source close to the case tells PEOPLE:
Miami Judge Sarah Zabel initially denied Bieber’s requests to stop Binion’s lawyers from deposing him and asking questions about other incidents involving him and his varied bodyguards’ aggressive behavior.
Although Bieber’s lawyers appealed the judge’s rulings, the appeal was denied. Bieber can no longer hide. Binion’s lawyers are waiting for a deposition date to be set in Miami.
Justin’s L.A. attorney Howard Weitzman says:
The Binion lawsuit is totally without merit, as are the recent Miami DUI and Toronto assault cases where Justin has been wrongfully accused. These cases are all in the early stages of [legal procedure]. We choose to litigate them through the courts instead of the media.
Binion’s attorney Mark DiCowden had no comment.
Listen Binion’s 911 call on June 2013: During the call,he said that two black bodyguards assaulted him and one strangled him while trying to take his camera. He says the they threatened to smash the camera but instead stole the memory card, which was worth $100.