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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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91.

That Pop Life..yeah..    

If TMZ statement is true..then it was bound to happen. .

569 days ago
92.

Elizabeth Alan    

Each industry has the good and the bad, be it babysitters or a Pope. If not for tabloids and such many of the celebs (so called) would not be known at all if not for companies such as TMZ. I personally like watching their crew, and they are really very funny (great blend of people, comedy). Instead of preparations for a funeral, Chris could have been making headlines and heralded as a creative investigative photographer/reporter. Why do these celebs not drive to the police stations or designated safe zones when they feel stalked? Because more money and exposure is gained for running, racing, fighting, and such dramatic antics, etc. Or, they are breaking the law and have something to hide.

569 days ago
93.

LeeLeeLuv33    

At some point a paparazzi was bound to become an example. They chase

569 days ago
94.

Enlightened    

Honestly, Bieber's 13-year-old fans have an average IQ that is about one point less than that of the average Kardashian fan. There is no explaining principles like respect for the dead to these inbred dolts.

569 days ago
95.

Mee    


Bieber and pot smoking friend Lil Twist THERE IS LEGISLATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPEEDING BULLET CAR NOT TO SPEED
As for the photog following you and speeding too; two WRONGS don't make a right !! but have some respect after all you were playing games with the poor hardworking pap guy
Bieber your in our town so deal with it or if you don't like it go back to your hut and alley in Canada where only the homeless will befriend you.

569 days ago
96.

lucy    

this isn't the first time pap's have pulled over with Beiber when he was pulled over by cops. Why aren't they charged with obstruction or something? That's a hazard and invasion right there. and I do feel bad for the photog but he paid for his decision with his life, his fault no one else's.

568 days ago
97.

The Man They Call Louis    

I remember seeing a few of Chris' videos on here stalking other celebs, and he always came across as obnoxious...I hope Chris Guerra rots in hell. **** him.

568 days ago
98.

brainscan    

The Bieber has a net worth of approx $108 million. It is growing day by day. He was featured in Forbes annual Celeb 100 at number 3. The youngest on this list of the most wealthiest stars today.

568 days ago
99.

Sandy    

I am still wondering how anyone could ever see that any of this was Justin issue/problem. Even if he smoked pot, shot up with heroin, and beat a hooker to death, how is the death of a stalkin photographer any of his fault? The dude was hit by a car because he wasn't paying attention nuff said.

568 days ago
100.

Kelly    

What's disgraceful is that this CHILD, JB, has so little respect for the dead and that there's nobody in his circle to tell him to grow up and shut up.

568 days ago
101.

ratbag    

I hardly think paps can be called "press" and neither are they entitled to "freedom of the press" to harass, stalk and fabricate stories about people.

As for people now nominating this pap for sainthood...give me a break.

568 days ago
102.

dd    

Photog went overboard, let it go it's all over now, he paid the ultimate price for his silliness.

568 days ago
103.

Hi_imGeorgie    

I wouldn't feel sorry for him either if he made my life a living hell

568 days ago
104.

Kelly    

"Well, yes, I was GOING to show respect for the dead, but then I heard the dead man's friend say something mean about me." - JB, a disgraceful little boy.

568 days ago
105.

LISA    

Isn’t this a little hypocritical of TMZ? Trying to dig up dirt on a celebrity photographer who lost his life doing his job … harassing Justin Bieber and his rep?


Aren’t all Paparazzi stalkers in some way? If TMZ is going to bombard us with multiple articles about this tragic incident, at least they could address the real problem – better enforcement of the existing anti-paparazzi laws. I’m not sure if following a celeb at normal speed, car to car, is illegal, but I think it should be.


The LA Times has an excellent article about this ~ dated January 3, 2013, and titled, “Justin Bieber photographer: Experts say new paparazzi laws not needed.”

568 days ago
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