Bieber Assaults Photographer

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are looking into a complaint that Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber “battered” a man who was taking pictures of the performer at an inhabited shopping center.


The Police Department deputies had been called on Sunday to an open-air shopping area in Calabasas by a man who reported of an argument with Bieber, who was with his girlfriend Selena Gomez.


According to the man, Bieber, who has perceived a resolve to keep a good image, had left the area with Gomez before the arrival of officers at the scene.


According to the statement, the man said he was taking pictures of Bieber with his girlfriend, actress Selena Gomez, when the singer “physically battered” him.


Bieber’s publicist could not be reached for comment on the incident.


A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, Lillian Peck, refused to provide any further information about the nature of the alleged altercation or any injuries suffered by the man.


But Peck did say that the man complained of distress and after appealing for medical attention, he was treated on the scene by paramedics and then taken to a local hospital, where he was examined and later released.