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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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46.

bb    

Being small doesn't excuse this type of obnoxious behavior. The more I hear about this kid the less I like. Thank goodness he'll soon be heading off to 'Member Them-ville along with Nick Carter, Fred Durst, Vanilla Ice and the like. Bieber is nothing more than a baby douche novelty act.

559 days ago
47.

helloitsme    

Little Justin Bieber beat the crap out of a former soldier and bodyguard? LMAO I'm having a lot of trouble believing this story.

559 days ago
48.

LDB    

getting hit with a purse must've been brutal

559 days ago
49.

Rico416    

It's all those drugs bieber takes its making him uncontrollable hahaha now time to sit and wait for all the little pyscho girls

559 days ago
50.

Laura    

If that idiot let that little wimp Bieber beat him up, then he should be too ashamed to make it public.

559 days ago
51.

john    

Time to send old Moshe back to his country....

559 days ago
52.

Shaunie    

Awwww! I want the doggie!!!!

559 days ago
53.

Toilethead    

So why didn't the tough guy kick the kid's ass? What a wimp.

559 days ago
54.

Rob    

I am not a "BeeB" fan. He's a pansy assed punk that is still wet behind his ears. It is hilarious to think that this wimp would have the balls to strike any other human including females. He's ball-less and throw the case out of court.

559 days ago
55.

Fat Jesus    

Bieber couldn't beat his meat, much less a grown ass man twice his size.

559 days ago
56.

RealAsTheyCome!    

JB this and JB that! Who cares about JB?! Can i get a hell yeah for a BJ?!?!!!

559 days ago
57.

irauhloreos    

LOL. TMZ is a bunch of BULL****. They make up the dumbest rumors about Justin. Most of them not true.. They've said he was a father and died how many times?.. They're just trying to make Justin look bad tbh

559 days ago
58.

sara    

MOSHE WORKED WITH JT THOUGHT JUST GOOGLE IT. Anyways Justin's white privileged ass will get away with it again.

559 days ago
59.

campy    

MAYYYBE he could have beat the crap out of that Israeli guy.

559 days ago
60.

Janice P.    

Justin Dweeber needs a smack on is scawny little ass. He is a complete ******* and needs to be put in his place. Big boy wanna be.

559 days ago
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