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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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1.

Ace    

Beib's been training with heavy weight champs, his hands are now considered dangerous weapons.

821 days ago
2.

Who Knew    

Unless the photog was a 13 year old girl, that photog will be a laughing stock for years to come. What a joke.

821 days ago
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EMP BITE ME    

Whatever happened this is going to be a big settlement for both the lawyers and the photog,..Only in america...beiber wont ever go to jail...Famous rich people dont go to jail...But i think he will learn a lesson from this..not to raise his hands...or atleast let his bodygaurds do it.

821 days ago
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Duchess    

Someone, please give this photog a real good ass wooping.

821 days ago
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mebrat24    

It's some s***b bag trying to make a buck, did he work for KMZ?

821 days ago
6.

bjay    

Omg, this is hysterical. It's like saying you got beat up by the cutest puppy ever!

821 days ago
7.

KnuckleDragger    

The Beav' will apologize, settle out of court (for an undisclosed amount)...and the charges will be dropped.

821 days ago
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tamara    

Sign the Beib's up for the Summer Olympics. This kid literally hit the ground in a full sprint the second he got out of the car.
See the pics on gossip ctr. LOL

821 days ago
9.

steve    

The DA isnt going to anything , this is just a PR stunt and the photog will be paid for going along with it .
But the biggest crime will be that TMZ will run with this story with thier '' BREAKING NEWS " or "EXCLUSIVE'' headlines !

821 days ago
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Slomoshun    

Ok..I can't imagine this kid being able to beat up Selena Gomez let a lone some guy...so either this is a plublicity stunt or the pap let this girl beat on him just to get money..

821 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

The little gay kid beat someone up? HAHAHHAHAHAHAA.

821 days ago
12.

Truth    

THE LOCAL PRISON POP CANT WAIT FOR IT'S FIRST FEMME BOY!! VIRGIN TIME FOR PEDOFILES.. #TRUTH!!

821 days ago
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EggsOverEasy    

I am not a Bieber fan, but this is some BS.. some of these paps are total a-holes and deserve to be smacked.. If the dude blocked his car from leaving, that is harassment, and the correct thing to do would have been to run him over.. the photog got off lucky if you ask me....

821 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

The shame and humiliation this guy must feel being beat up by Bieber. The guy will hang himself soon.

821 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

Please don't arrest Bieber. He wants that. He knows he would not serve any time and that stupid mug shot would be what he needs for his pathetic hip hop career.

821 days ago
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