What do you do after walking shirtless through an airport? Apparently if you’re Justin Bieber, you get in a giant fight with your neighbor.
TMZ reports that the 19-year-old pop star is being accused of battery by a neighbor, who claims he got into a verbal argument with him this morning.
Sources told TMZ that the fight happened upon Bieber’s arrival home from Poland, where he performed on Monday night. Sources initially told TMZ that Bieber’s neighbor came over to the singer’s house and began screaming that while Bieber was away in Europe there were people having loud house parties, however, sources later told the website that the argument was over Bieber’s Ferrari.
Bieber reportedly had his car delivered to his home last night, and this morning he was racing the vehicle up and down the streets. Sources who live in the pop star’s neighborhood say that neighbor felt Bieber was endangering the community by driving around at such fast speeds.
The altercation allegedly took place at 9 a.m., and L.A. County Sheriff’s spokesperson Steve Whitmore told the website that Bieber’s accuser claims the pop star made physical contact with him and threatened him.
Other sources told TMZ that Bieber told the man to get off his property and insist he didn’t have any physical contact with the man, but rather went inside his house and had his security team escort the neighbor off the premise.
It’s not the first time Bieber has been accused of battery. In January, Moshe Benabou, a bodyguard who claims to have worked for Bieber, filed a complaint against the pop star, and is seeking $421,261 for assault, battery and overtime fees. Likewise, in May a photographer accused Bieber of battery; however after investigating, the Los Angeles DA’s office declined to file criminal charges due to conflicting witness accounts and an overall lack of evidence.
While both accusations against the singer may be bogus, the “Beauty and the Beat” singer has been exhibiting some strange behavior as of late. Earlier this month the singer made headlines when he almost got violent with the paparazzi. The singer lunged at photographers, and he evidently had to be restrained by his own bodyguard.
Video footage of the altercation showed Bieber angrily responding to a photographer’s insults, by yelling “I’ll f**king beat the f**k out of you.”
The altercation was just part of a string of odd behavior, which includes showing up late for concerts, passing out backstage and his repeated refusal to wear a shirt in public.
Last week, the singer went on a rant on Instagram, slamming “countless lies” in the press and slammed reports he’ll soon be the next pop star headed to rehab.
Sources close to Bieber tell that the neighbor came over to complain and the pop star’s security spoke with the man. According to Bieber’s security, police were called, but there was no physical altercation.
by Stephanie Marcus