Justin Bieber bodyguard Hugo Hesny has reportedly denied touching photographers while working for Justin, when he was questioned in a Miami deposition Friday by the lawyer of a paparazzo who is suing him in a civil lawsuit.
Both Justin and Hugo are being sued by Miami paparazzo Jeffrey Binion, 56, in a civil assault and negligence case which was filed last June.
Binion claims Justin ordered Hugo and other bodyguards to assault him after he was seen taking snaps of the then 19-year-old JB outside Miami’s The Hit Factory recording studio on June 5, 2013.
The paparazzo alleges Hugo held him in a choke-hold and displayed a firearm, while other bodyguards allegedly took his camera and memory card to delete photos.
Photographer Jeffrey Binion (left), Hugo hesny (right)
Gossip Extra reports Hugo was questioned in a nearly three hour deposition at his lawyer Elias Hillel’s Fort Lauderdale office by Binion’s attorney Mark DiCowden, who previously ran rings around Justin in a now infamous March 6 deposition.
Among Hugo Hesny’s statements:
– He never touched a photographer
– He never chased a photographer
– Justin Bieber never ordered him to attack photographers
Gossip Extra reports Binion’s attorney; DiCowden “may be seeking sanctions against Hugo Hesny for [allegedly] lying” in his deposition testimony.
Binion wants millions in damages from Justin Bieber.