Justin Bieber’s reputation has always been squeaky clean. On Sunday, that reputation may have become a bit tarnished if the allegations of a photographer are true. The young heartthrob singer allegedly flew into a rage and physically hit a member of the fame paparazzi.
Bieber was with Selena Gomez, his girlfriend at the time of the alleged altercation. Witnesses said the two were leaving a local shopping center when all the trouble started. Eyewitnesses said they saw the teen singer rush out of a van to have a face-to-face confrontation with a paparazzi photographer who was seen taking a number of photos of the two starts while they were shopping and returning to their car.
Following the altercation, deputy sheriffs were called and arrived on the scene. Witnesses said that Gomez and Bieber had left the area before the law enforcement authorities had arrived. According to the Malibu Sheriff’s Office press release, the photographer said that Bieber had physically battered him in the confrontation.
The photographer was sent to a local hospital where he was treated and then released. The Sheriff’s Department of Los Angeles County announced they were investigating the incident and are planning to ask the singer to have a meeting with them.
No one who represents Bieber as his legal advisor or agent has commented on the incident. Early Monday morning Bieber was on Twitter and told those who follow him that he was focusing on the stuff that was important, his music.