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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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31.

Pimpcessa    

Y'all need to read the story better. He's not saying that Bruiser "beat him up" or "kicked his ass". He's saying Bruiser hit him and owes him a ton of money for overtime. Both of which are illegal, and are the reasons he's suing Bruiser.

595 days ago
32.

tarheel gramma    

BS ALERT. Sounds like a $ hungry leech

595 days ago
33.

RealAsTheyCome!    

Yeah Yeah! Who cares?

595 days ago
34.

RealAsTheyCome!    

Who really reads and cares?!

595 days ago
35.

BECKER    

WOW that Body Guard must be a real Puss. Bieber punched him and he didn't do anything.
I hope some day Bieber punches someoe with Nads and he gets his A$$ kicked up and down Melrose. The Little Douche

595 days ago
36.

reenypie77    

This little p*ssy b*tch beat up an Israeli army member? Haha who made up this story? Well at least the Israeli might do something beneficial with the money. Like give it to the Bush's and ******** Cheney.

595 days ago
37.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

lol at you idiots who think he beat this guy up or manhandled him. I'm guessing the little pvssy gave him a few love taps to the chest and being the highly trained and disciplined Israeli ex-military professional that he is, he barely felt it and restrained himself from snapping the little twinks neck like a twig.

595 days ago
38.

Smiley    

Oh yes I do believe you tmz even though I'm a belieber. I believe you because u were right when u confirmed the death of Justin for 5 times and also the Mariah Yeager story. Just shut up tmz u guys say stupid ****, honestly.

595 days ago
39.

ivan    

Don't be fooled by his baby face, this kid is no pushover. He knows some boxing and was praised by by the former British world champ David Haye as good with his hands. He is also friends with Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson who have given him lessons. His father was an mma fighter in the past.

595 days ago
40.

Wow ...    

Wow, it is a good thing this guy no longer works for Bieber. If Justin can beat him up, what kind of security can he provide?

595 days ago
41.

SoWhat    

You're not much of a bodyguard if you're claiming Justin Bieber beat you LOL.

595 days ago
42.

Meyersmedley     

I find this guy's story to be extremely far fetched...

595 days ago
43.

YouDontSay    

love the shepherd pup.

595 days ago
44.

antigirlygirl    

Wow, Justin! You're life flies faster than a New York minute!

595 days ago
45.

tucker    

To hell with Biebs and the bodyguard. Let's hear about that awesome puppy!

595 days ago
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