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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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91.

Cdn eh    

Since he's Canadian, if he's convicted, he'll be deported from the US.

819 days ago
92.

Cdn eh    

How funny would it be if he got convicted? If he is, because he's Canadian, he'll get deported. We don't want him back.

819 days ago
93.

stephanie    

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

818 days ago
94.

BS Gossip    

Justin Bieber Assaults Photographer with Wet Noodle - http://bsgossip.com/2012/05/justin-bieber-assaults-photographer-with-wet-noodle/

818 days ago
95.

chass    

i hope goes to jail

817 days ago
96.

xBieberIsMyLife    

My baby aint going to jail so get over it(:

817 days ago
97.

nikkireps    

poor justin. cant blame the kid tho.

816 days ago
98.

piper9    

Bieber was traning

815 days ago
99.

Roxie    

Aaaaaaw poor thing

814 days ago
100.

daijane    

well it not justin bs problem that guy should have never did what he have done for him to hit on him... so ppl dont show the whole thing on video ,ppl just get the parts that has hitting so i dont care if justin bs hit him ,he is just tired of ppl some of yall followin him

808 days ago
101.

beatriz    

justin bieber i love you

805 days ago
102.

Steve33    

He's 5'7..... Getting knocked out by him is one thing. Going to the hospital? Really?

799 days ago
103.

STRAY    

Um, why are celebrities legally allowed to speed to get away from the paparazzi? The situation isn't dangerous until the celebrity MAKES it that way by speeding. STFU and smile for the camera. Their overrated egos should be so lucky.

761 days ago
104.

Madison x    

HAHAHAHA finally, after numerous speeding tickets, one of his crimes is finally getting attention. He is so overdue to go to court, it’s about time they stop treating him like a celebrity and convict him of something.
Any Bieber fans who defend him are delusional. He brutally assaulted a guy.
Would you like him to do the same to you?

732 days ago
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