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Justin Bieber

Battery Suspect

5/28/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber
is a suspect in a criminal battery ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons.  A paparazzo attempted to take Justin's picture and, according to law enforcement, some sort of physical altercation erupted between Justin and the camera guy.

The photog called 911, and when cops arrived Justin and GF Selena Gomez had already split. 

The photog complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a short time later.

The photog filed a police report naming Justin as the culprit. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery.

Law enforcement tells us detectives want to speak with Justin, Selena and any other witnesses.

We placed a call to Justin's rep ... so far, no comment.

We're told several witnesses at the scene say after the altercation, a lawyer walked up to the photog and said he could get a lot of money out of the incident and advised the dude to call for an ambulance and file a police report. 

Witnesses also say the photog had been blocking Justin's car as the singer was trying to leave.  Justin got out of the car and asked the guy to move away but he wouldn't, and a scuffle ensued.


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Is this Alex Passos? If so, same person who was arrested for trespassing on Britney Spears' property and who also caused trouble for Mel Gibson by looking like he was going to attack him, so that a friend intercepted. He has a bad reputation for harassing celebs. He has YouTube videos bragging about his aggressive tendencies and general obnoxiousness. Harassing and extorting stars is a thriving industry.

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Ha ha....cry baby beaten by Justin...ha ha...SMH. What an ashame.

876 days ago


Yes no surprise here. We all know the Biebs has mad ninja moves.

876 days ago


Another classic case of extortion. Was the lawyer Allred or La Cucarocha?

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one shoe biebs


876 days ago


Are the witnesses wearing JB shirts?

876 days ago


If someone was CONSTANTLY following me around all the time and a stupid photographer was blocking me to where I couldn't leave I would lose my temper too. That crap has to get old!

876 days ago


What waste of CA taxpayer's money. Police, ambulance,& time reporting all this just because an pap and Beiber BOTH behaved like toddlers. Beiber does not tie shoes or pull up his pants and the photo hungry pap does not know not to play in the street. DISGUSTING!!!

876 days ago

Uncle Rufus    

P**SY A$$ photog! ANY ONE of these S*** that BLOCKS the car of a Celeb SHOULD get their A$$ KICKED!

876 days ago


Another fine example of why paparazzo should be banned from filming celebrities outside of events such as the Grammys, Oscars etc..etc...this means you too TMZ with your invasive stunts at LAX, BOA, The Grove and so on...

876 days ago


Also....check the guys green card!

876 days ago


What's with all the lawsuits lately? Everyone's a dirty sleazebag these days. Something's gotta change. FIrst of all celebrities that don't court the press (like reality tv skanks) should have free reign to shoot these pricks at their descretion. We all know their pond s*** so just let nature take its course.

876 days ago


Fake photo much? First off, hopefully next time the photog creeps up on brock lesnar or manny pac and they lay out the lowlife with a hard blow. But of course, low life harvey will ALWAYS defend photogs even if they block your car in, invade your privacy etc. Example "Will smith ATTACKS reporter" Harvey are you mentally sane or have you lost it? It is NOT normal for strangers to come up and make out with you. I have an idea..since you supported that reporter, why dont you run up to a few strangers tomorrow in LA and give them a kiss and see what happens.

876 days ago


I guess the whole idea is to make people think Justin "I'm gayer than Richard Simmons" Bieber is a tough guy of some sort.

Yeah, good luck with that. The only thing I see that kid fighting over is a bottle of lube.

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