Judge: “Justin Bieber’s Urinating in Jail Video Must be Edited Before Released To Public – He Has Right to Privacy”
A Florida judge ruled Tuesday (March4) that two of five video clips depicting Justin at a Miami Beach Police station in January showing his genitalia during a urine test MUST BE EDITED to protect his privacy.
Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said in court:
Mr. Bieber’s right to privacy is paramount. He has not lost his right to privacy, and that is what is important here.
The judge will allow the release of five remaining video clips — taken after he was arrested in Miami Beach — once a technician has blackened “sensitive” images from the footage.
According to NBC NEWS, of the 5 clips reviewed by Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield, one shows Justin walking behind a partition, where he “appears to be urinating.” But the partition “appears to block” Justin’s activity.
In another clip, a police officer hands Justin Bieber a cup and he stands behind a partition and “it is apparent that he is providing a urine sample.” When he gives the cup back to the officer, the partition does not completely block him and “possibly” reveals his genitals.
The other three clips show Justin walking in and out of his cell.
Judge Altfield’s ruling states:
The Court finds that there exists a right to privacy as it relates to the exposure and dissemination of the defendant’s genitalia. As such, any images that depict or appear to depict the defendant’s genitalia shall be restricted from disclosure.
No date has been given when the urinating videos will be released by the court (after editing).
Another hearing has been scheduled for March 11, 2014.
JB ARREST VIDEO HEARING (March4):
WATCH the Courtroom VIDEO: A Miami judge ruled that pictures showing Justin Bieber urinating in a jail must be edited before they can be released to the news media. Judge William Altfield says Justin Bieber has a right to privacy. (March 4)
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