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Justin Bieber

Rogue Paparazzo

Nearly KILLED Me

7/8/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0706_justin_bieber_bauer_articleJustin Bieber has filed a harassment complaint against one of the paparazzi who chased him down an L.A. freeway Friday -- claiming the guy was a maniac on the road ... and put several lives in danger.

A CHP officer dropped by Justin's music video shoot downtown Friday (above) -- and law enforcement sources tell us, the officer was there to take Justin's statement after the singer filed the complaint.

We're told Justin originally reached out to police following Friday's high speed chase -- because the photog in question had been extremely aggressive on the road ... much worse than the other photogs.

As we reported, the highway chase reached speeds exceeding 100mph -- with some paps even riding the shoulder to keep up with Bieber.

Cops eventually stopped the 18-year-old singer, citing him for speeding -- and we're told, that's when the Biebs filed the complaint, giving police the offending pap's license plate number.

Funny enough -- the pap in question was at Bieber's music video shoot this afternoon when the CHP officer dropped by ... snapping away.

We're told cops took the pap's statement too -- and are now investigating him for harassment.

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76.

DaveT    

...."with some paps even riding the shoulder to keep up with Bieber."
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City Councilman Dennis Zine said the same thing about paparazzi, said they were speeding as fast and "even out on the shoulder" off the road.
So...why isn't Zane making it a public event to go after the paparazzi and instead go after Justin when he admitted the paps were driver far more dangerously?
Ah yes...publicity ;)
Police pulled over and ticketed Justin...but not paps who were driving as fast...on the shoulders?
Haha Justin is young, rich, blonde and millions of girls and women fall at his feet and want him...no wonder there's so much jealousy and hate towards him :D

648 days ago
77.

Jan    

I cannot stand Justin Bieber!!! Regardless of the paps, JUSTIN SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SPEEDING!!!!!! He should have called 911 IF the story about the paps is true,which I doubt it.

648 days ago
78.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Funny. The he/she couldn't even make it down to the PD to file a report. Oh but wait he's doing a music video and can't break off the engagement. So they have to bother the Officer that can be putting real criminals behind bars to get a statement. Definitely a sign the PD is gonna get a charitable donation from Beaver in the near future.

648 days ago
79.

A    

This is the equivalent to saying "my neighbor was smoking crack, so I decided to smoke it to, just to keep it away from them." 1st, Biebs, you are uuber famous (blehh), so one call to the police and they would have surrounded you like it was the end of the world. 2, this wasn't an excuse for you to show of your giant mirror on wheels, right? I doubt that...I mean, doesn't seem like something a little guy like yourself would do...
But, the biggest point of all - if you are so famous - - why make it known that you drive such an obnoxious car? Get a big, black Range Rover..no one will ever know the difference.

648 days ago
80.

Eily    

F*ck the paps -__- love you Justin.

648 days ago
81.

TMS    

I guess I just don't understand why he didn't just let the guy follow him? If Justin went the speed limit, and this guy was following him, then that guy would have been forced to go the speed limit. Besides, what kind of pictures could that guy really have gotten other than Justin driving. Boring!

648 days ago
82.

DIAMOND    

So what was his excuse last time they caught him speeding...paparazzi...yea ok. He is a immature boy with money and a powerful toy which is his car, and if he don't slow down, he's going to end up slowing down the wrong way. He is not above the law to become a fatal accident statistic. He need to grow up and be more responsible. Paparazzis and being a celeb goes hand and hand, he need to learn a safer and better way to deal with it, he know underneath it all he LOVES the attention. He know good and well he is not a experienced enough driver to handle driving at that type of speed.... smh

648 days ago
83.

South Beach    

Short and sweet: BS.

648 days ago
84.

Karma    

I think, unfortunately, the only wake up call this immature, spoiled child will get is when he seriously hurts or kills someone. Until then I think he feels he's untouchable.

648 days ago
85.

Terae    

this is called "Damage control" he wants us to think hes a victim so he doesnt have to be accountable for his actions...sorry but this is just a little spoiled brat who has been coddled and is made to feel entitled....go ahead and press charges but you are still wrong justin and there are consequences for everything you do good and bad...Part of being and adult is taking responsibility for the part you played in it..now you look even worse...playing the victim...plz its part of your job to get your pictures taken..duh

648 days ago
86.

steve    

bieber should not be driving period this is his second run in with the law an paps ...first time he assulted a person an then ran away out of the country ....still waitting on his jail time for that assult ..now hes running everyone down cliaming he was being chased ..what his cell phone dont work or what ..besides thier were two in his car ...guess neither one knows 911

648 days ago
87.

Karma    

I'm surprised his car insurance company hasn't dropped him by now

648 days ago
88.

Christian    

Justin could of killed someone just as easy as the paps. He is just as irresponsible. He was driving just as crazy when he could have easily called 911 and stopped and waited. This kid seriously needs to be put in his place instead of having his ass kissed all the time. Blame Blame Blame...it is what celebrities do.

648 days ago
89.

I am Spartacus    

Hey genius, if you drove 70 mph the Paps would drive 70 mph. You don't speed up so they chase you. They are trying to get your picture, not kill you so if you drive normal, they'll drive normal.


This is just the celebrity defense when they do something illegal... blame it on the paparazzi.

648 days ago
90.

FLUX    

Oh no, the Lindsay Lohan excuse - it's someone elses fault. Lets hope he doesn't turn into yet another
self absorbed "famous" person.

648 days ago
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