Bieber pap attack case dropped

By | Published on Thursday 22 November 2012

Justin Bieber

Ah, so Justin Bieber may have been lamenting that the criminal case against a paparazzo who allegedly chased him in his car down a Californian freeway was dismissed this week, but a photographer’s case against him has now been dropped as well. Swings and roundabouts.

As previously reported, Bieber was accused of beating up a photographer who stood in front of his van as he tried to leave a shopping mall carpark back in May with Selena Gomez (who may or may not still be his girlfriend). Exactly what happened after the singer got out of his van and asked the man to move isn’t clear, though the photographer later complained of pain in his torso and filed a police report (possibly on the advice of a passing lawyer).

But according to TMZ, the LA County District Attorney has now decided not to charge Bieber over the incident, due to conflicting witness accounts and a general lack of evidence.