Attorneys in a case involving Justin Bieber say the pop star skipped a deposition after a night of heavy partying, with his team calling in sick for him.
TMZ.com reports that Bieber can be seen in YouTube videos “chugging beers at Bootsy Bellows in the early morning hours of the very day he was supposed to be at the depo. The videos, apparently posted by Beliebers, show Justin drinking at a house party as well as the nightclub.”
A brief clip can be seen below, with Bieber in the white Palace T-shirt.
“The attorneys are repping a songwriter who claims Bieber jacked a sample for ‘Sorry’ — and had scheduled a Feb 8 depo with Justin,” TMZ reports. “According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Justin’s team informed the lawyers just hours beforehand … he wouldn’t be able to because he was ‘ill.'”
The report notes that the attorneys had made it easier for Bieber to appear by flying to L.A. from Nashville for the deposition.
“In docs, they say Justin rubbed their noses in it by posting Instagram pics drinking with friends … hours after he played hooky,” TMZ reports. “They’re willing to let him make it up, but now they want the court to force Justin to fly to Nashville in early March, and do the depo on their turf.”