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Justin Bieber

Sued By Ex-Bodyguard

He Punched & Berated Me!

1/10/2013 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber beat the crap out of one of his Israeli bodyguards ... and berated the former soldier after a disagreement ... this according to a new lawsuit.

Biebs -- who's 5'7" and MAYBE 130 lbs -- is being sued by Moshe Benabou, an ex-member of the Israeli army.

According to Benabou -- who claims he worked for the singer from March 2011 to Oct. 2012 --  JB berated him and punched him in the chest multiple times during a disagreement about how to handle a member of Bieber's entourage.

Benabou is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery -- and more than $420,000 in unpaid overtime.

But sources in Bieber's camp tell TMZ ... Moshe is nothing more than a "disgruntled employee looking for money." They say the claim that Bieber struck him is "absurd."

As for why Moshe was fired, our sources say he told multiple lies including a big one -- that he had worked closely with Justin Timberlake before being hired by Bieber.

Our sources say it was discovered that he never worked for JT a day in his life.

You may recall, Benabou was the guy who got into a physical confrontation with a photog at LAX back in February. After a brief struggle, both men fell to the ground ... and Benabou landed a pretty solid punch while the pap was being restrained by another person. 

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Nonetheless, sources say Justin and company think Moshe is a "good guy" and would like to have a good relationship with him.


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Israeli soldiers have some of the toughest hand-to-hand combat training on the planet. If he intends on being a bodyguard still he is essentially committing career suicide by letting potential customers know that he can't even stand up to twink. Better sue for more pal, that money will have to last until you are old and buried.

652 days ago


You would think this man would be embarrassed to utter this sentence out loud and even more to put it on public record! How crappy of a body guard do you have to be to get manhandled by Bieber? All you would have to do is tug Biebs pants down to the ankles and he would trip...

652 days ago

Cincinnati Sugar    

Absurd for sure, you're not much of a bodyguard if this lil pusssssy can punch you.

652 days ago

Cincinnati Sugar    

Beavers "entourage", ROFLMFAO

652 days ago


You gotta be kidding me? I'd knock that kid out in one punch.. doesn't say much for his body guard

652 days ago


So Justin Bieber is a drug addicted Anti-Semite who dreams of being my boyfriend?

652 days ago


Regarding the puppy in the pic - I'm going to take a stab at it and guess that TMZ is using this to illustrate the puppy-face technique that the Biebs has adapted so well... just like an adorable puppy when it chews up your shoe. SNL is gonna have a field day!

652 days ago


I misread the headline as "Justine Bieber sued by Ex-Boyfriend". It didn't seem incorrect when I first read it....

652 days ago

Cincinnati Sugar    

No looks, no talent, no brains, no style, no class, nothing.

652 days ago

Cincinnati Sugar    

That must be the face justin(e) makes when (s)he's gettin banged from behind (and the bodyguard is behind in this pic. lol

652 days ago

Cincinnati Sugar    

WAIT, did the bodyguard bang him from behind or did that dog in the pic bang him? probly both, LOL

652 days ago


I can't believe Beiber punched anyone. Slapped... sure, but punched? Nope.

652 days ago

I Was About To Say    

How come the dog and bieber are making the same face?

652 days ago


Really! Who cares?!?!?! "Baby Ice" is trailer park trash!!! AKA Justin Bever " Yes i said Justin Bever!

652 days ago

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

lol, i can just picture this guy standing there unphased as Bieber thumps him a few times in the chest, and restraining out of professionalism and discipline from kicking the little runts ass.

652 days ago
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