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Bieber sued over screaming Beliebers

By | Published on Friday 13 July 2012

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A woman in Oregon has sued Justin Bieber, because his fans’ screaming damaged her hearing.

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Stacey Wilson Betts claims that she attended a Bieber gig in Portland a year ago with her daughter, and that her hearing was damaged during a sequence when the Biebster flew over the crowd, as it were, in a heart-shaped gondola. This caused two problems, Betts says, it enticed the crazy teenage girls in the audience to scream all the louder, and created “a sound conductor, creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears”.

Promoter AEG Live and venue owners Vulcan Sports & Entertainment are also named in the lawsuit, which makes more sense if there were genuine noise issues at the show, though Bieber and his label are also listed as defendants because, Betts says, the pop teen “enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion”.

None of the defendants have as yet commented on the litigation.