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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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46.

Jordan    

Justin is hanging out with two mentors who are canvicted for beating woman so now we now why he is hitting the bag then the photog next will be Selena.

815 days ago
47.

Jdawg    

Gomez should dump this loser and his little baby temper tantrums.

815 days ago
48.

babylove52    

This is just a quick way to hand me down the $$$ or I'll sue. And what about that lawyer? He should be disbarred. He gave the advice in public w/o the full cause of the injury/incident. There were witnesses, this is a bunch of hogwash and BS. Fight it Justin. These s***bag won't have a job if not for the pictures they sell to the media outlets. Obviously, Justin was provoked. This case will be thrown out of court. Don't settle.

815 days ago
49.

belgradar    

one more reason why we need a serial killer that targets photog's

815 days ago
50.

rico    

NAIL THE PUNK,YOU WANT TO PLAY LIKE THE BIG BOYS, THEN TAKE IT LIKE A BIG BOY.

815 days ago
51.

Nasious Cordova    

I feel that charges need to be filed against the pap for crimianl harrassment. When a celeb is living their private life in a non obtrusive way (out running errands in the burbs), they should be given the respect to live. The guy wasn't at a Hollywood restuarant, or a WEHO nightclub. Give him a little privacy! And, how dare you for putting me in the position where I feel the need to defend Beiber's actions!

815 days ago
52.

janet    

Another youtube no talent. Even with spiked hair he lookes like a girl.

815 days ago
53.

unicorn40    

Talk about bull****!!! The guy should be ashamed...Justin B. of all ppl. bothers nobody....and sure doesn't look for fights. I hope the guy himself gets charged for filing a bull**** report!!

815 days ago
54.

harv    

Hanging around all those thugs done turned Justin OUT!

815 days ago
55.

Boogie     

This is a JOKE RIGHT.......this fool Beib's assaulted someone and the cops wanna have a word with him and the cameraman was treated at the hospital.......can someone say B@ll$hit

815 days ago
56.

SheisHot    

I was thinking that if Selena has sleep with this pantie waist, then she is still technically a virgin because he baby Bieb is not big enough to hit her hymen.

Also, whoever told him that growing pubes on he his was cool, must be falling out of their chair with laughter.

Selena needs to find a real man and stop playing with wussie boys.

815 days ago
57.

alex    

following mayweathers foot steps...

815 days ago
58.

SheisHot    

Beib's is now an officially marked target. Every time he walks around in public without his goons, someone is going to challenge his manhood. When he is with Selena (if she hasn't already wised up and dumped him) it will even be worse. This is the type of kid that gets sand kicked in his face on the beach.

815 days ago
59.

RoccoRolo    

How stupid do you have to be to make comments to the effect of "oh wow how embarrassing he got beat up by Justin Bieber"?

Obviously, unless you're a 98-lb one-armed man with that arm broken and confined to a wheelchair and suffering from osteoporosis and hypoglycemia and hemophilia and you bruise at a touch, Bieber could not "beat you up." He let him do it for the potential lawsuit or settlement.

815 days ago
60.

click    

who is this person? Why do we care?

815 days ago
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