Amp Events has announced that rock icons Pixies will be touring South Africa in March next year!

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Justin Bieber is being sued by yet another photographer for yet another 'incident'

2014-05-16 20:00

Los Angeles - Justin Bieber is being sued by a photographer who says his bodyguard locked him in a restaurant.

Manuel Munoz claims in a new lawsuit that he was taking pictures of the Believe hitmaker as he left the SET Nightclub in Miami Beach in January - hours before the singer was stopped by police for drag racing and alleged driving under the influence (DUI) - and was chased by the 20-year-old star's minder Dwayne Patterson into a nearby Subway eatery.

According to the photographer, the bodyguard locked the restaurant door and cornered him in the bathroom, demanding he delete the photos, before trying to "forcibly" remove the memory card and kicking and punching him, damaging his camera in the process.

However, a police report obtained by TMZ shows the photographer made no mention of being punched and kicked, but that he was tripped, causing a "small scratch in his left knee".

And the report also states Munoz told the bodyguard he would hand over the photographs for $10 000 but Patterson refused to pay more than $5 000.

Munoz is suing Justin and the bodyguard for unspecified damages.

The singer's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, insists his client has nothing to do with the case and described it as a "shakedown for money".

He said: "This new lawsuit filed by a paparazzo is yet another shakedown for money. The paparazzo admits that Justin was not present at the alleged 'assault.' The paparazzo told the police he had only scratched his knee when he was allegedly tripped, but now claims he was beat up. There are no damages."

Read more on:    justin bieber  |  lawsuits  |  celebrities 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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Chrissy Teigen gave Luna her first “savoury bite” and she seems to really love it! Read More »

Kerry Washington subtly confirmed the birth of her second baby in a Twitter outburst. Read More »

inside channel 24

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