More Legal Problems for Justin Bieber -- Singer Charged With Assault People, CBC News
Teen superstar Justin Bieber’s trouble with the authorities continues to mount, with the pop singer turning himself in Wednesday at a Toronto police station to face allegations in an assault case, People magazine reports.
Bieber was met with paparazzi and fans as he stepped out of a black SUV and entered the station, the story says.
CBC News in Toronto reported that Bieber was charged with assault in the case, noting that the charges stem from a fight between a limo driver and a passenger on Dec. 30, when the passenger allegedly hit the limo driver in the head several times. The driver stopped and called police, but the passenger had left by the time the officials arrived, the story notes.
Bieber left through a back door in the police building about two hours after he arrived, the piece reports.
Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, tweeted that he hopes the public will “be kind and hope for the best in people” and "not assume the worst." Bieber’s attorney in Canada said he believes the singer’s case will be handled as a low-level offense.
"Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent," the attorney said in a written statement. "As the matter is now before the courts, it would be inappropriate to address the specifics of either the allegation or the defense at this time."
As previously reported, Bieber was recently arrested in Miami and charged with driving under the influence, among other charges. He also faces an investigation into an alleged egging incident after a complaint by a neighbor living near Bieber's Calabasas, Calif., home.