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Justin Bieber Sued

Photog Alleges Bodyguard Pulled Gun in Camera Heist

6/10/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0606-justin-bieber-angry-gettyA photographer who claims Justin Bieber directed his bodyguards to attack him and steal his memory card is now suing the singer and one of the bodyguards ... alleging the bodyguard threatened him with a gun during the incident.

As TMZ first reported, photog Jeffrey Binion filed a police report June 5, claiming Bieber's bodyguards attacked him while he tried to take pics of the Biebs outside Miami's Hit Factory recording studio.

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Now Binion has filed suit against Bieber and bodyguard Hugo Hesny, claiming Bieber masterminded the attack. Binion says at Bieber's behest, Hesny threw him against a wall, grabbed him by the throat, and "displayed a gun" [holstered under his shirt] while he and the other bodyguards took the memory card from his camera.

Binion (who works as a professional photog and insists he's not a paparazzo) claims he suffered bodily injury, pain and suffering, mental anguish and incurred medical expenses.

Binion's lawyer, Russell S. Adler, tells TMZ, "Justin Bieber is now an adult, and he should act like one. He needs to learn that he cannot use bodyguards as weapons to harm innocent people. Bieber’s violent behavior toward photographers must end, and he should take responsibility for his actions."

He continues, "No amount of fame or fortune justifies Bieber’s shameful and outrageous conduct. To send him that message and deter his misbehavior in the future, we will seek punitive damages against him as allowed by Florida law."

Adler -- who has previously handled cases against Rosie O’Donnell, Paulina Rubio, and Jason Kidd -- claims Hesny is not licensed to work as a bodyguard in the state of Florida, nor does he have a concealed weapons carrying permit there.

Bieber and his bodyguards have recently been involved in four similar incidents -- three last week in Miami and one Saturday night in Hollywood.

A rep for Bieber had no comment.

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IwuvTMZ    

No one will be arrested.

464 days ago
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21stcent    

Good for him. Hope he wins or gets a HUGE settlement.

464 days ago
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Jay W.     

Poor Jeffrey just might get to cash in.

464 days ago
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942903    

Are they sure it wasn't Justin's potato gun?

464 days ago
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People Annoy Me    

Good. I hope this hits Justin hard, as well as all the other charges he's had this month. Kid needs to stop acting tough behind his goons.

464 days ago
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Just Saying    

Send Bieber to jail without his bodyguards and let's see how tough he is.

464 days ago
7.

Leighton_    

Essentially, Justin is a cowardice Bully who hides behind his big ogre bodyguards while he acts tough and beats his chest behind a fence of them.

464 days ago
8.

rien72    

They'll cut a deal with the "Professional Photographer" because its the MONEY that is the focus. Bieber wants to know how much to pay to make this all go away and Binion wants as much as this will get him. Duh :P

464 days ago
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Boogeyman    

take his sim card, hahahaha

464 days ago
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dahercool    

Someone kill the bitch and relieve humanity

464 days ago
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birdman    

"alleging the bodyguard threatened him with a gun on him during the incident."

TMZ writing at its best folks

464 days ago
12.

EggsOverEasy    

Bye Justin.. Your 15 minutes are finally almost over...

464 days ago
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snowy    

Good!!! Hope the little **** has to pay!

464 days ago
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ChinLee3    

If the paps collectively stop taking Bieber's photos, totally boycott the little punk, then the public wouldn't have to see his smug little mug for at least a week. He'll be begging the to pay attention to him in no time a'tall.

464 days ago
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Double Bubble    

I guess when you're built like a back scratcher, your only option is to make your body guards do things to try and get you street cred... Hope he has to pay large for being such a douche canoe...

464 days ago
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