theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Justin Bieber is accused of attempting to receive special treatment from a Miami Court due to his celebrity status, according to the photographer suing the singer and his bodyguard over an alleged assault that took place in Florida. In short, the pop star has disregarded a court order to sit down and be grilled during a deposition in the case.
Here’s the latest: On August 1st, Manuel Munoz filed a motion to compel Justin Bieber to take his deposition in the case and demand the singer be sanctioned for his blatant disregard of the judge’s order.
He explains that he has been attempting to schedule Bieber’s deposition since December of 2015. He says that back in February during a hearing, the judge ordered that the singer was to be deposed no later than July 31st.
Munoz explains that the singer’s lawyers agreed to have the depo take place on July 1st. However, he says four days prior to the scheduled date, Bieber’s team informed Munoz’s lawyer the singer would not be attending the depo.
The photographer says that Bieber has refused to comply to the judge’s previous order which stated the singer had to take his depo before July 31st. He explains that Bieber’s claim that he offered 19 different dates for the depo to take place are nonsense, since the dates he provided were impossibilities for him and the court.
It was not until over 30 days of this Court’s last Order that the Defendant offered a reasonable date, but this time he seeks to frustrate the Plaintiff and the circumstances by offering an unreasonable location.
Bieber allegedly told Munoz’s lawyer that he would take his depo but it would have to take place in Europe and via expensive video conferencing.
The singer offered a alternative to the expensive technology, saying Munoz and his lawyers can fly to Europe on their own dime. The photographer claims this is absurd and he shouldn’t have to undertake the burdensome expense of flying to Europe to take his deposition. The man accuses Bieber of attempting to receive special treatment from the court due to his celebrity status.
Munoz accuses Bieber of acting in bad faith and showing complete disregard for the court’s previous order by failing to comply with the judge’s decision. He is demanding the judge order the singer to sit down and be grilled about the case within a reasonable 30 day time frame. The judge has yet to make a ruling on the motion.
Here’s the backstory: The photographer suing Justin Bieber and his bodyguard, accusing them of battery inside a Florida Subway Restaurant, returned to Florida Court demanding the judge allow him to go after the pop star for punitive damages in the case. He explained the singer has a long history of assaulting photographers and needs to be punished for his malicious behavior.
Photographer Manuel Munoz filed suit against Bieber and his bodyguard, Dwayne Patterson back in 2014. In his complaint, Munoz said he was taking pictures of Justin as he was leaving SET Nightclub in Miami Beach only minutes before he was eventually arrested for DUI.
The photographer explained the singer’s bodyguard became upset that he was snapping away and chased him into a nearby Subway restaurant. Then he allegedly locked the restaurant door and cornered him in the bathroom and demanded he delete the images.
Munoz said that Bieber’s security then tried to forcibly remove the memory card along with kicking and punching him. Following the incident, the photographer said his camera was damaged in the shuffle and the memory card was taken by the bodyguard.
He filed suit demanding damages for the incident and blamed the bodyguard and Bieber for what went down. Bieber’s attorney responded to the suit saying it was nothing more than a shakedown for money.