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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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Dustin    

Suing for '$420,000 +'

lmao How fitting.

618 days ago
2.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

If he let this little kid beat his ass he needed his ass whoop the things people will do for money

618 days ago
3.

Marilyn    

BEWARE! Biever is the Devil's spawn!

618 days ago
4.

Church Lady    

I worked with Israelis in 2010. Now I don't trust any of them.

618 days ago
5.

Meh..    

What a load of ****, an ex Isreali soldier trained in Krav Maga get beat up by a buck thirty nothing. Bull ****.

618 days ago
6.

Cheryl A.    

Bieber probably did hit the guard, but in NO way could he hurt him.

618 days ago
7.

DaveT    

Justin grew up athletic and played sports, is still athletic and plays sports and drums, he could whoop some ass if he needs to ;)
♪♪ as long as you love me...as long as you love me ♪♫ :D

618 days ago
8.

Tyler    

Punch back. Hit him HARD !

618 days ago
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.308honeybadger    

An Israeli soldier saying he got hurt by Justin Bieber is like a wife telling her friends her husband needs Viagra.

618 days ago
10.

deedeed    

the more that seems to come out about this kid, the less i like him...

618 days ago
11.

maria    

Who cares....but what does that beautiful, adorable puppy have to do with this stupid story.

618 days ago
12.

Boing!    

Don't know about the pain and suffering but getting your butt kicked by the Biebs is worth a million for public humiliation. But still I would rather be broke than broadcast this humiliation.

618 days ago
13.

DaveT    

Justin can handle his own but obviously the story isn't true, he doesn't go around punching his employees or beating them into submission...What's the dog in the pic about?

618 days ago
14.

lm    

If it did happened i would've taken my belt off...

618 days ago
15.

Pimpcessa    

Dare we say Justin "Bruiser" now??? Haha, as if...

618 days ago
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