First official pic from George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s beautiful wedding has been released!

CHANNEL24 EXCLUSIVE: Listen to a pre-stream of Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s new album Black Star Elephant

Bieber off hook after car hits paparazzo

2013-06-19 07:43
 
justin bieber
Los Angeles - Los Angeles police investigated on Tuesday an incident in which a car driven by teen idol Justin Bieber hit a paparazzo, but decided after enquiries that the lensman was at fault, a spokesperson said.

Gossip website TMZ said Bieber, 19, was exiting the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood late on Monday when his white Ferrari struck a photographer, who was treated in hospital with unspecified injuries.

It posted video footage of the incident, in which Bieber is seen getting into the car with a male friend amid a crush of photographers, revving its engine, then driving off, apparently striking a paparazzo in the knee.

'It was not a hit and run'

The LA Police Department (LAPD) initially said it was looking into the incident.

But LAPD spokesperson Bruce Borihanh later said that a preliminary investigation had determined that the photographer "jumped in the street in front of the car.

"It was not a hit and run... It was the pedestrian's fault," he said.

It is the latest alleged incident involving Bieber and his car, although in some cases he was not driving the vehicle.

Last month he made headlines after neighbours in his exclusive Calabasas neighbourhood, northwest of Los Angeles, accused him of driving recklessly through the area.

Canadian-born chart-topper Bieber has been on a break from his ongoing North American tour. He is expected to announce concert dates for Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region in the next few days.

- AFP

Read more on:    justin bieber  |  celebrities

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

Taylor Swift shows off her unique style on the cover of British Vogue magazine. Read More »

Ed Sheeran once dedicated his hit The A Team , written about a crack-addicted prostitute, to British Prime Minister David Cameron. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.