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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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sara carroll    

MONEY MONEY MONEYYYY

794 days ago
77.

Jonathan    

"...the photog faces an even worse fate -- having to tell people Justin Bieber kicked his ass."

Spot on, TMZ.

794 days ago
78.

Buzz    

God I hope this little SHE MALE gets, At least BOOKED......He-She is a SPOILED BRAT.
She-Male really thinks he is the Best thing going..She-he is NOT.

794 days ago
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citivas    

So there are laws all over this country that a private citizen can whip out a gun and shoot someone just for feeling threatened but if you're a celebrity you have to endure these sub-human s*** Paps pushing into your face, blocking your cars or path, chasing your car as you drive, etc. If there was any justice there would be a law basically granting immunity to anything that happens to the Paps while they are harassing people.

794 days ago
80.

shadough    

Don't hate the Bieber because he was born beautful. One of the toughest guys in history was a pretty boy and his name was Marc Antony.

794 days ago
81.

O-Dog2GX    

once he gets W of the Greenwich, he'll be in Homeland Security cause u cant get in CAN w/ criminal issues as a true citizen.

794 days ago
82.

David     

He looks like Ellen Degenerate

794 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

This is what's gonna happen... Prosecutors is gonna have Bieber go down to the office and sign some freakin autographs for their kids and the case is gonna get dismissed because of lack of evidence.

794 days ago
84.

oink    

I thought Beebs was in Norway. ?

794 days ago
85.

farmersdaugter    

Who cares I woulda cracked one a long time ago, surprised it didn't happen sooner actually, and was that a Hanson long lost relative in the clip?

794 days ago
86.

Vivian    

oh plz all the paparazzi just want money...the freaking photographer is a looser....plz he should be embarrass that a kid can kick his ass...

794 days ago
87.

Grouchy Smurf    

Who is the lesbian in the photo?

793 days ago
88.

Brenda G.    

Did that caption really say Justin could be doing some major time? Whoever wrote that line must be an idiot or think we are. You do not do major time for pushing someone. It sounds like to me Justin is in it with the paparazzi to make him look like a tough guy. Becuase it's funny, he is always surrounded by body guards except for this particular incident.

793 days ago
89.

Indy Pendent    

I know he's going to make SOMEONE very happy if he goes to jail..in a weird sort of way..unless you're like that..and there's nothing wrong with that....

793 days ago
90.

Yu Lee    

So its OK to carry and use a gun in the USA, but if Justin Bieber shows his finger he gets arrested ???

By the way, Doesn’t he look sexy when he’s real mad !!!

793 days ago
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