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Bieber Sued for $9 Mil

Screaming Fans

Destroyed My Ears!!

7/13/2012 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0712_justin_bieber_document_launchJustin Bieber's live show is painful to listen to ... so says an Oregon woman who claims she was hit with a "sound blast" at one of his concerts that  left her with permanent ear damage.

According to the suit, Stacey Wilson Betts took her daughter to see Bieber's show in Portland, Oregon on July 14, 2010.

Betts claims it was incredibly loud inside the arena thanks to Justin's shrieking fans ... but Bieber made it MUCH MUCH WORSE when he climbed into a "heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola" which was pulled out into the crowd (below).



In the suit, Betts claims Bieber "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion."

Betts says the gondola acted as a "sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears."

As a result, Betts claims she now suffers from tinnitus ... which causes a constant pulsing, whooshing shound that makes it hard to sleep. She also complains of other hearing-related damage.

She's suing Bieber -- along with Bieb's record label, the concert promoter and the arena -- and demanding $9.23 million in damages.

We reached out to Bieber for comment -- so far, no word back.

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tellmeaboutit     

Damn, I'd hate to have my hearing damaged, especially by the likes of little Beibs. One day when his little girl fans go through puberty, all he'll hear is silence. But since he's been such a little punk sh*t lately, good luck, lady!

730 days ago
92.

TJ    

One word; GOLD DIGGER!

730 days ago
93.

Zarley    

Give her ears a wet nap.HAHA

730 days ago
94.

alisha hudson    

well well well youtube people are going to love this lol i am going to see the comment they hate him i dont listen to him lol

730 days ago
95.

RODGER    

UR TO OLD GO HOME.LOL

730 days ago
96.

mel    

This is why our country is so screwed up. We get to keep our rights, but people are losing common sense and thinking that suing others is the answer to their problems. What an awesome role model she is for her daughter:p

730 days ago
97.

Luciana    

Is this lady for real??? What kind of concerts is she used to? Not a fan of this kid, but come one lets be real here!!!

730 days ago
98.

Dildo    

No wonder she got ear damage, Justin's voice is TO DANM HIGH!

730 days ago
99.

BELIEBER    

LMFAO. BELIEBER POWER.

730 days ago
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Shelia Thaxter    

The lady needs to get a life she knows how fans react , especially teen girls to their idol she should of brought some earplugs i hope she gets nothing for this but a bunch of laughter from ppl because she made an a** out of herself just wants to get some money

730 days ago
101.

Me    

That lady is crazy. She must have run out of cash and now needs an excuse. This is why you invest in EAR PLUGS before going to any concert. I say she gets nothing and it is her own negligence. How funny no one else has a permanent ear problem?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tinnitus
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 H93.1
ICD-9 388.3
DiseasesDB 27662
MedlinePlus 003043
eMedicine ent/235
MeSH D014012
Tinnitus ( /tɪˈnaɪtəs/ or /ˈtɪnɪtəs/; from the Latin word tinnītus meaning "ringing") is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes: neurological damage (multiple sclerosis), ear infections, foreign objects in the ear, nasal allergies that prevent (or induce) fluid drain, or wax build-up. Withdrawal from a benzodiazepine addiction may cause tinnitus as well. In-ear headphones, whose sound enters directly into the ear canal without any opportunity to be deflected or absorbed elsewhere, are a common cause of tinnitus when volume is set beyond moderate levels.

730 days ago
102.

Sue Crazy    

Living, breathing proof that listening to Justin Beiber will make you stupid!

730 days ago
103.

Passion Of The Taint    

Def Jam?

730 days ago
104.

Passion Of The Taint    

His voice is like a turd in the ear!

730 days ago
105.

LCS27    

aaargh, my ears...that little bitch can't sing

730 days ago
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