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Justin Bieber

Photog Beatdown

Going to Prosecutors

5/29/2012 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber
's brawl with a photog over the weekend isn't going to just disappear ... TMZ has learned the case WILL be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible criminal prosecution.

We're told cops have already decided to refer the case to prosecutors, even though the investigation is far from complete.  They have requested to interview the Biebs, but he's in Norway now.  It's pretty typical for police to refer high-profile cases to prosecutors.

TMZ broke the story ... Bieber's a suspect for allegedly committing criminal battery against a photog in Calabasas Sunday afternoon. The photog called 911 after the scuffle, but by the time cops arrived, the singer had split.

The pap was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. He then filed a police report naming Bieber as the culprit.

If Bieber is charged and convicted, he'd face 6 months in jail.  But the photog faces an even worse fate -- having to tell people Justin Bieber kicked his ass.

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Bubbles The Chimp    

Bieber is looking more and more like a lesbian. GEEEZ!!! Get some testosterone, little wannabe douche.

785 days ago
17.

obama'saracist    

the photog should be charged with kidnapping for impeding the dorks travels and maybe put an end to this bs

785 days ago
18.

ManiacalZebra    

She's probably not going to be prosecuted just because she's famous. That's the way things work in LALA land.

785 days ago
19.

DaveT    

Probably will happen more in the future
Justin is a strong young dude who's surrounded by millions of people calling him names like..."wimp"..."sissy"...."f-g"..
That gets to a guy, can only take so much, especially at his age with the testosterone.
And he's followed around and asked antagonistic questions, people trying to provoke his temper so they can get a tabloid headline sale.
Only a matter of time before he pulls out a can of whoop ass and goes to town :D

785 days ago
20.

V Kint    

Puberty hormones are making the Biebs cRaZy!

785 days ago
21.

Trevis Miho    

If anything, I hope this sheds light on how intrusive the paps are. It's sorta unbelievable what they can get away with, and the extent of trouble that celebs get into for having to deal with it. This photog should be embarrassed throughout this entire orderal he's tryna drag out, and should be punished for having the audacity to bring this bulls**t to court. Filing charges on Justin Beiber? What a p***y.

785 days ago
22.

Aussie    

I still find it extraordinary that a photog that refuse to move from the front of a vehicle, refuse to be guided away from a vehicle, lean all over a vehicle with their belt buckles scratching cars, and get away with it. Parasites.

785 days ago
23.

Yup    

staged! funny his new single came out today

785 days ago
24.

Bloomcounty.USA    

That's pretty sad ... he probably just shoved the guy and now all this. I mean if you're going to go up on battery charges (or assault) seems like it'd be a little more satisfying to have actual punches involved instead of some girly-pushing being blown out of proportions. Well at least part of my brain is thinking that ... the other part is thinking "can't we all just get along," lol.

785 days ago
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785 days ago
26.

Matt    

It'd be a cold f*cking day in hell before I'd ever admit that Justin Bieber beat me up.

785 days ago
27.

MJB's #1 Fan    

Here's a personal invitation to that annoying little queen -- Justin, if you decide you want to hit someone again, please come see me. I would let you take the first hit, then I would f**k your little annoying a** up.

Clearly, the photographer knew that it would be in his best interest to let that little girl/boy hit him, so he would make some money off of this little idiot.

Justy Beiber is probably trying to mold his image into that of a man, by sucker punching a pap.

Justy, you have my personal invitation to swing this way. Holla back, if you want to make it happen.

785 days ago
28.

Rocco    

And he risks even a worse fate. All access passes to every show, and to the Bieb's bank account. HA HA !

Investigators turn over beating evidence to prosecutors? Who knew ? HA HA HA !!!

785 days ago
29.

Crusader    

I hope TMZ Live addresses other legal ramifications, especially relating to the fact that JB is not a United States citizen.

785 days ago
30.

Justathought    

Wow now that he's hung out with a couple of boxers he's a trained assasin! Just like he's now a certified Gangsta Rappa cuz he shared a Shirley Temple with some rap artists......Looks like he's really trying hard to show Selena just because they wear the same size pants he's a real man!

785 days ago
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