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Justin Bieber

Cleared

in Alleged Hit and Run

6/18/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber was under investigation for a possible hit and run accident involving a paparazzo overnight -- but police have now cleared him of any wrongdoing ... TMZ has learned.

Justin was leaving the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard around 11:45 PM in his infamous white Ferrari. His pal Lil Twist was there as a passenger, and several paps were on scene shooting the duo.

Once Justin got behind the wheel he motioned for some of the photogs to clear out of the way -- but when he drove off he appeared to pin one of them between the Ferrari and a parked car.

Justin did not stop.



LAPD launched an investigation and interviewed Justin a few hours after the incident ... and he told cops he didn't know he hit the photographer (not a TMZ employee).

Police say the photog was not seriously hurt, but was at fault because he was a pedestrian in the roadway.

So, Justin's in the clear ... this time.

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121.

Joelle     

IT WANST HIS FAULT, SHUT THE **** OFF WITH ALL YOURE HATE. JUSTIN DIDNT ANYTHING WRONG, SUPID PEOPLE. IT WAS HIS OWN FAULT (the pap)

430 days ago
122.

toihollis    

Justin is another Lindsay Lohan the cops are even making up excuses not to find anything wrong with the things he's been doing.

430 days ago
123.

snowboardchick    

I have eyes. He pulled out way too fast and way to close to that car in front of him. And he did it to prove what a little prick he is. He should have been given a sobriety test.

430 days ago
124.

bm2013    

On other videos you could clearly see after he hit the guy he slowed down and hit the breaks but then he sped away. Not to mention the pap hit his car, justin and friend had to have known he hit someone, obviously slowed down for a second and contemplated stopping but decided to speed away quickly instead. That my friends is a hit and run! Send his ass to jail and let him get butt f**ked by OJ while he's in there!

430 days ago
125.

93Slick    

Why does he have Shades on... in the middle of the night?

430 days ago
126.

torrie707    

Wow justin Bieber was at fault 100% he didnt swirve out the way he went head on its time that the stars that think there invincible be held responsible for their actions.

430 days ago
127.

skyke    

Some of the comments are completely irrational. There were several, paps/cameras there. He was attempting to leave, as he has every right to do without being physically harmed. All of this extreme hate for a 19 year old who sings. What is he getting a way with.TMZ is for entertainment. They don't have to prove any of the things that they write as true. Cameras eere everywhere. It defies any reasonable logic that the police would ignore all of the recordings (knowing it would be on tmz in 5 minutes) and not charge him with hit and run. I will ask again what criminal offense hss he committed that can be proved in a court of law? If you don't like his music don't ****ing by it!!!!! What terrible attitude you don't know him people. You only see provoked scenes recorded by people who don't give a damn who they put in danger as long as they get a pic.

430 days ago
128.

Observer999    

Those photogs deserve that kind of thing, morons standing in the row, with the flashes making it impossible for anyone to drive at night. There should be a law (strictly enforced) that they get charged with reckless endangerment when they do that kind of stuff.

430 days ago
129.

HRH    

I'm not a fan of JB but this paparazzi had it coming. Give the guy his space. These paparazzi's are out of line and not only are they putting themselves at risk they are putting other motorists and pedestrians at risk. Throughout the video they were warned to back off and let JB leave but they chose to get in his way. I'm not surprised the paparazzi purposely threw himself at the car just to create a story and try to get paid by JB. Paparazzi's are some of the lowest s***s on earth. Have absolutely no respect for them. Do this enough to somebody and they will snap eventually.

430 days ago
130.

Prisoneroutofprison    

Now that answer that question I had. I always wonder why he has sun glass on at night bt with the flash bulds from the camara's. That why he wears sun glasses at night.

430 days ago
131.

dontgivearatsass    

I don't much like Bieber but the pap was wrong. Probably won't stop the pap from making a ludicrous personal injury claim in court and hoping for a quick settlement from the Bieber's team.

430 days ago
132.

john    

Not a fan of Bieb's but if you're going to deliberately step out in front of a car that you know he intends to move in your direction, and BLOCK IT to prevent him from leaving against his free will, then you're a certified idiot and you had it coming.

430 days ago
133.

Macarenaa    

Justin no tiene la culpa. El pidió que se corrieran porque quería irse .

Paparazzis muéranse

430 days ago
134.

Dylan    

What a load of **** that is some bull**** if any other American would be put in this situation they would be immediately charged. As i hear it this kid has quite the ****ty driving record, wait until he hits some kid crossing a street.

430 days ago
135.

Carrie    

I bet if this was me I would get time in jail or some type of probation, but then again I'm not getting chased by paparazzi LOL

430 days ago
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