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Guilty Plea In Justin Bieber Mall Crush

5/6/2011 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's one of the weirdest cases in a long time.  Justin Bieber's record label just pled guilty for what it DIDN'T do during a fan crush at a New York mall in 2009.


TMZ broke the story ... Bieber's manager Scott "Scooter" Braun was arrested last year over an incident at a Long Island mall ... when a crowd of Bieber fans began to get out of control ... and officials asked Scooter to tweet that he was canceling the event so the kids would leave.

Scooter allegedly refused to post the tweet ... and was later arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance.

But today, Scooter struck a deal with prosecutors in which JB's record label -- Island Def Jam -- would take the hit and plead guilty to violating a county fire ordinance.

Under the plea deal, the record label will pay $8k to cover the cost of crowd control that day and Bieber has agreed to star in yet another PSA -- an anti-cyber bullying spot for local schools.

As for Scooter, he's personally off the hook.


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annoying kid.

1266 days ago


Now get ready to plead guilty for endangering lives when you go to Japan Team Beiber.

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1266 days ago

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

They wouldn't have left anyway. It amazes me whenever something like this happens, people go after the perceived "Goliath". How about holding the people who started the crush accountable.

Do people who live in the northeast remember a couple of Black Fridays ago when there was a crush at a Walmart in Long Island? A Walmart worker died in the crush, & when it was announced over the speaker that they wanted to close the store, a woman was reported to have said "I'm not leaving, I've been here for hours!" Of course, someone sued Walmart, i.e. "The Evil Empire" because they said it shouldn't have had the door-buster sale.

How about the animals who pushed everyone out of their way so the could get the latest ball-in-chain, slavemaker-of-the-month electronic garbage? Or a GREAT price on bedding & bath?!?

Start with personal responsibility first before you start pointing fingers. No, I actually hate his music but this will not change anything with regards to how selfish people can be.

1266 days ago


A direct reflection of the piss poor parenting in this country!

1266 days ago


I love those two guys :)

1266 days ago


I do remember seeing him on one of British talk show-where he said..."I love British accents, coz it's sexy".....I was like what a dumb kid. There are so many dialects in Great Britain, but saying British accent makes my head pain....smh

1266 days ago


Send him to

1266 days ago


Well....he is still a kid.

1266 days ago


He's such a twerp. Tired of him.

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Sooooo......everybody pays a price except the jerk who actually committed the offense.

If I were the label and Bieber - I'd cut him loose.

1266 days ago

Fallopia Lopez    

Any grown man who allows himself to be known as Scooter has some major issues.

1266 days ago

Leeanna Marsh    

Remember when there was no Twitter or Facebook to post to? Back before this was all possible, there would have been ZERO way to notify fans, LAST SECOND. They would have showed up anyway and nobody would have been held responsible because it was not anyone's fault to begin with. It makes me sick that this man was arrested for not posting a Tweet. Technology has made people lazy and ignorant.

1266 days ago

gracee lee    

they make the kid bieber work so they can get away with charges? isnt that abusing a kid that is worth more than $100 million? stop the hate people- he is a good kid.

1266 days ago


The PSA will only generate more income. And 8k is peanuts.

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