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Justin Bieber

'Harassed and Stalked'

By Dead Photog

1/3/2013 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber was stalked and harassed by the photographer who was killed while taking pictures of the singer's car on New Year's Day, and he lied about J.B. smoking pot ... sources connected with Bieber tell TMZ.

Our well-connected Bieber sources tell TMZ ... photog Chris Guerra made Justin's life hell ... following and chasing him at every opportunity. 

The sources claim Chris flat-out lied when he called a friend shortly before he was killed, claiming he saw Justin smoking pot in a pipe while driving his Ferrari earlier that day.  The sources say multiple witnesses will say the only time Justin left the Four Seasons on New Year's Day was to go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood for lunch, and there was never a pipe in sight.

Sources connected to Justin and Selena say the photog was lying when he told the friend he saw a car belonging to Selena Gomez on the Four Seasons property.  The sources tell us ... the two of them flew to Mexico for New Year's Eve, but had a blow-out argument on December 30 and broke up. Selena left Mexico that same day and Justin left for L.A. on the 31st. They haven't seen each other since and she was never at the Four Seasons on New Year's Day.

The sources say Justin had "very little respect" for Chris Guerra but was trying not to say anything out of respect for the family, but Chris made it "very difficult by telling this guy (his friend) lies about Justin."

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31.

bob    

Why couldn't it have been 'The Biebs' that was run over?

596 days ago
32.

tgrfan42069    

remember the old couple? justin made their life a living hell by posting their phone number on twitter knowing his crazy fans would harass them.

596 days ago
33.

lisa2    

Sorry but the Pap was out of hand.
Too bad he died but he was reckless.

They are crazy stalkers...not journalists or photojournalists. Stalkers with cameras.

596 days ago
34.

bus4bud    

Is it just me or is JB a 40 year old woman? He looks like a friends soccer Mom I know. Creepy!

596 days ago
35.

Dave    

Good for Justin. Why should he have to respect the memory of a guy who's only goal in life was to damage his professional image by stalking him?

596 days ago
36.

SanD    

Too bad. Serves this dude right!! Had he listened to the police officer who told him TWICE to move off the road he wouldn't have been killed. tough ****.

596 days ago
37.

verlinda    

Not a Bieber fan but, if this guy followed him all day, and saw the valet pull the car around, he would have seen Justin didn't exit the hotel or enter the car. Maybe the photographer was the one with the pipe.

596 days ago
38.

Drk Gntlmn    

The pansy ass Bieber's sources are always covering his tail to play him out to be the victim. I call BS on this story considering who he surrounds himself shows a very different story.

I have to disagree with a lot of people on here who blames the guy who died.

Having paparazzi comes with the territory of being a Celeb. This guy was doing his job to make a living. A lot of Celebs have people tip off the paps so they can get pics or an interview. They go out to get pics or a story to come back to sell it to OR work for sites like TMZ -that all of us come here to read, comment or bitch about. I agree some paps go way too far at times, but I don't believe this was the case here. Some paps are stalker-ish and stake out at Celebs homes, around children... and causing any kind of danger is going way too far.
It was never stated that he didn't look both ways. Rate of speed is definitely a factor in this case. It may not of been intentional, but I believe she should be cited. That is why they have the MOVE OVER LAW: If a patrol car is pulled over to the side of the road, you have to change to the next lane (away from the stopped vehicle) or slow down by 20 mph (both directions)

596 days ago
39.

Drk Gntlmn    

Justin and his reps best bet is to just STFU!

596 days ago
40.

Allupinyourearhole    

The devil came for him.

596 days ago
41.

J    

Called it! There is a fine line between paparazzi and stalker. This individual crossed that line a long time ago, and never looked back.

596 days ago
42.

stupid    

another made up tmz story. everything here is a fake. now they want to restart another break up get back together stories. if there no story about the bieb it is ok . u dont have to make them up.

596 days ago
43.

vixis    

Anyone will say anything to get close to celebrities or make themselves important, papparazzi are no different. It's a chase game for them, for the winning photo that will make them money.

596 days ago
44.

Lola    

The police told the photographer to get out of the road, to move away from the scene, and he didn't. He ran across the road a couple of times, from what I read. The last time, he was hit by an oncoming car, as he went against police orders, recklessly running across the road, trying to get a story when there was no story there. Trying to earn some money off of someone else's fame. He was breaking the law on several accounts by disobeying police, running across the freeway. He has now not only ended his own life, he's caused great distress in the lives of many other people, including the unlucky person who ran over and killed him. What if that had been you to kill this guy jack rabbiting across the road, back and forth, with no regard for anyone but himself? I find this photography thing disgusting. Who cares about these pictures? I wouldn't pay a dime for any celebrity's picture shot that way. Well, I wouldn't pay a dime for any picture at all, and wouldn't pay to look at them. The purchasers of those pictures are nuts, too.

596 days ago
45.

tenley    

Jesus STAY CLASSY BIEBER AND HIS SPIN TEAM. In addition to trashing a dead man, you're almost certainly lying. KARMA GONNA GET YOU

596 days ago
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