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Justin Bieber

Texans Threaten Legal Action

Over Phone # Prank

3/27/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber
is a reckless, no good prankster -- this according to 2 people in Texas, who are now threatening legal action against the pop star ... claiming Bieber coaxed millions of people into harassing them over the phone.

In case you're not one of Bieber's nearly 19 MILLION followers -- the singer randomly Tweeted a phone number earlier this month with the caption, "Call me right now." But the number was missing the final digit ... leading hordes of teen girls to guess what it might be. The tweet was later deleted, but the damage was done.

As a result, two people in Texas -- an older woman named Dilcie and a man named Kent -- claim their phones have been ringing off the hook non-stop ... and now, they've lawyered up to force Bieber to pay for his actions.

The lawyer tells TMZ, her clients’ patience “wears thin” after receiving over 1,000 phone calls at all hours of the day -- and they want compensation for all the problems Justin caused with his “reckless” behavior.  
 
Suggestions from the legal team include: concert tickets for Ms. Fleming’s grandchildren, a Bieber apology, an endorsement for Kent’s upcoming online project ... and lastly ... money for any out of pocket expenses.

According to the lawyer, Justin better play ball ... or else.

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16.

Rhubino    

Celebs need to learn responsible Tweeting. I'm sure it's a rush knowing one can take his iPhone out and suddenly, with a few key strokes, affect millions of people (little girls), but this is when the "if you don't like it (him), don't listen argument" falls apart. He caused an intrusion into this couple's life that they in no way asked for or caused. He, and other tweeting celebs need to get more responsible. Yes, he needs to apologize and acknowledge it was a stupid, impulsive thing to do.

948 days ago
17.

Truth    

DEPORT THIS JACKASS BACK TO VANCOUVER!! #TRUTH!!

948 days ago
18.

Chase    

Stupid people deserve to be treated stupidly. Sorry, but true. Don't sure because you're a DB and got "outed".

948 days ago
19.

AyeJay    

I honestly dislike the kid, not because of his singing abilities, but because of his personality. Whenever I see him on tv, he's always SO ****y and arrogant. That's unappealing no matter how much money you have.

948 days ago
20.

cindy    

I say, make him PAY! If he can spend insane amounts of money on cars,(that he doesn't need) then he should pay these people.

948 days ago
21.

YouDontSay    

WTF There is no legal standing the last digit was not revealed. What a waste of the legal system.
19 Million...impressive but there are 7 billion on the planet.

948 days ago
22.

justagirl    

We are apart of the the Justin Beiber bandwagon as my 5 year old daughter loves him. However, Justin...Justin...Justin...my first thought, as a few others on this site have suggested, who is in charge of watching your behavior, then it dawned on me, you're 18 years old. This should mean that your old enough to take responsibility for your own actions. Common' Justin, you have demonstrated many responsible behaviors as a young pop star, so pick up the pieces over this mess, own up to your mistake and move on.

948 days ago
23.

Whateverbytch    

someone needs to smack this little girl

948 days ago
24.

Desiree    

If he left out the last number, when people were dialing they must have been plugging in the last number 1 by 1. (First trying 1, then 2, 3, etc...) So my question is where are all the other folks who were called with the other #s? How come they aren't complaining? Something's not right here.

948 days ago
25.

Toshi    

Wow, so much hate against an 18 yr old boy. He has more talent in his right foot than most could ever dream about. Listen to him live and compare to autotune girl Taylor Swift - she can't sing to save her life (and she is your number 1 artist year after year). Typical American BS, kick his ass, sue him, he's a terrorist - REALLY? Get over yourselves. He is a kid, made a error in judgement - not the end of the world. Just feels that way to you bunch of jealous hipocrits. Hey I wonder if someone will take legal action because I said Taylor can't sing?

948 days ago
26.

kristan    

wow justin bieber i did not know you u were lesbian i thought you weren't even though you are i still want to go out with u u are so hot i could marry you any day and any night cause i want toreally make out so bad so can you reply back........................................... (kristan and i am 17 years old)

948 days ago
27.

sharon     

you should do some thing to make up for what youdid that 80 year old lady and the other 10 phone number that happen too next time buy a phone num that you can use

948 days ago
28.

Mitch    

How do they know it was Justin and not a hacker?

948 days ago
29.

KicksandGiggles    

Lawyers? Oh brother. Big deal. Tell grandma & dude to change their # and get over it. This does not merit a freaking lawsuit or anything further. A lawyer can sniff a dollar out of a rock.

948 days ago
30.

Lynn    

Remember when Bieber was on CSI and Marg Helgenberger said he was a brat? She got slammed for saying that. Seems she was right. I don't think a 1000 calls a day at all hours of the day and night is no big deal. I wouldn't want to have to deal with that. Would you?

948 days ago
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