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Photog's Last Call

He Absolutely Believed

Justin Was Smoking [AUDIO]

1/2/2013 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The last person to speak with the photog who was killed Tuesday following Justin Bieber's car tells TMZ ... Chris Guerra was quite sure Justin had been smoking pot while driving earlier in the day.

The person who spoke with Chris at 5:16 PM -- less than an hour before he was killed -- did not want us to use his name.  He's also a photog who took Chris under his wing, and says Chris was one of his closest friends.

He also says he believes Justin is partly to blame for Chris' death because of the singer's reckless driving history and alleged pot smoking which made it a big story to follow.

As for Miley Cyrus' comments, he says, "Good Christians that I know ... don't throw stones at people who get killed."


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brian rounds    

Justin is in NO way to blame for this. The pap should not have been stalking, who he thought was Justin. Justin is due his privicy like everone else. I think Miley said it best when she said wasn't Princess Di enough.

659 days ago


TMZ come on now.. Who cares if JB is smoking weed or not, he is not 5 for Goodness sake.. Focus on the person that died.. How can this guy blame someone who wasn't there? he is ok.. Even if he was there, he still didn't hit him so its not his fault

659 days ago


Yea keep dreaming buddy your friend should have watched where he was going and the person that hit him would not start out the new year feeling bad. STFU!

659 days ago


This is ridiculous! Justin was in no way involved with the death of the photographer. Was it Justins fault that he crossed the street without looking? No! Didn't your mother always tell you to never cross the street without looking? The paps dont HAVE to follow him around and stalk his every move. But hey, its not my problem. And all the rumors about Justin smoking pot? Its bull****. I do not personally know Justin, but these rumors are just stupid. Out of anyone Justin would never EVER do pot. He is one of the best influences in the music industry. He is a very faithful man and knows to stay grounded. Everyone needs to understand that trying to blame an amazing, talented, and down to earth kid for doing pot and blaming him for a death is just ridiculous. Stop with all of the drama. Stop with all of the rumors. None of its true unless confirmed.

659 days ago


Harvey has been making loads of money off these pap/stalker pictures,his TV show,his appearances on the various TV news outlets as well as the cash cow tour vans that hold up traffic all over the sunset strip/Beverly Hills areas,yet he plays camera shy when its turned on him? Hypocrisy at its highest level,so much they should have the little worms picture next to the word in Websters!
I was a fan of the original TMZ platform and have watched it decline into just another douchebag webpage collecting hits with bullcrap stories that are far beyond "the 30 mile zone". thats made Mr.Levin more wealthy than he already was,and taken what small of amount of moral character he had back in his peoples court days away. its sd but true!!

659 days ago


As for Miley Cyrus' comments, he says, "Good Christians that I know ... don't throw stones at people who get killed." .......

................Good Christians don't blame other people for their own mistakes or their friend's mistakes. There is no one to blame except the person that wasn't paying attention while walking across a busy road. Happens everyday across America. People think the cars will stop for them when they walk across the road. Sorry but not everyone is expecting someone to walk illegally across the road that is why we have cross walks. RIP young man. I hope others learn from your mistake.

659 days ago


That makes no sense. It's partly Justin's fault because of rumors that he does weed? He doesn't control the rumors. If the pap believed these rumors, then that's his fault, not Justin's. And reckless driving? The 'reckless driving' is in response to being chased by paps! How does his apparent reckless driving have anything to do with the paps death?! Anyway, it doesn't matter what his job was or whose fault it was, it was still a life. As Justin said, condolences to the family and friends. I hope this prevents similar things happening in the future. My thoughts are also with the poor driver who hit him.

659 days ago


Justin is not the least bit responsible for this paparazzi's death. The guy was not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He doesn't even know enough to look both ways before crossing the street? Not surprised another pap is sticking up for his friend, but his comments are ridiculous.

659 days ago


The friend's overwhelming grief obviously makes it impossible for him to think clearly.

As an LA resident, I can plainly state that this accident was waiting to happen to any pedestrian on that road [which has no sidewalks.] Sepulveda is a winding row that parallels the 405 freeway. People tend to drive way too fast on Sepulveda as they pace themselves to the cars on the fwy that are doing 65.

RIP young man Too bad you never got the chance to seek a real job

659 days ago


Who cares if he was smoking pot, who freaking cares but the pap thought it was a great story and look at what happened to him can't blame anyone except the deceased sorry

659 days ago


Feel bad that the guy got killed but he's 100% to blame for his own death.

659 days ago


So if I run across the street (without looking) to get a doughnut and get hit my family can sue Krispy Kreme? I think not! Same rules apply. The negligent party died of his own faults.... Not obeying the common sense to look both ways pays a horrible price. His death was his own fault.

659 days ago


"He also says he believes Justin is partly to blame for Chris' death because of the singer's reckless driving history and alleged pot smoking which made it a big story to follow."
Seriously? Who cares if Bieber was smoking pot or smoking crack. Was it really worth the paps life. I feel bad for the paps family but this is all on the pap not bieber. Bieber will probably be a footnote in pop history in a matter of a couple of years but this pap will be gone for good. Hope it was worth it.

659 days ago

tampa mama    

The risk you take being a papparatzzi...100% his fault. Who cares if. Justin was smoking pot?!

659 days ago


It's really quite simple. This was a GROWN man running around in traffic who got hit and killed. Totally his own fault, sad but true.

659 days ago
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