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Justin Bieber

Settles Bodyguard Lawsuit

One Less Legal Headache

2/3/2014 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber
's lawyer is clocking more hours than a 7-Eleven -- the singer just settled a lawsuit with his pissed off ex-bodyguard ... after the man sued him for assault and battery.

As we reported, Moshe Benabou -- an ex-Israeli soldier who worked as Bieber's bodyguard from 2011- 2012 -- claimed Bieber berated him and punched him in the chest multiple times after a concert ... because Bieber didn't like the way Benabou handled one of his friends.

Benabou sued for assault and battery -- as well as for more than $420,000 in unpaid overtime -- demanding unspecified damages.

Now, Justin has settled up -- which is definitely a good thing considering his hectic legal schedule these days -- 3 outstanding criminal investigations in 2 countries.

Justin Bieber ... the hits just keep on coming.

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Janielle37    

TMZ stop talking about this DAMN FOOL! I'M over Justin

178 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

" the hits that keep on coming" lol

178 days ago
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pat    

Why can't this little fool walk like a man when he exits a bar or a club?


He'd always crouched way down as if he was scared.


Some creds.

178 days ago
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jack    

TMZ we wait for new photos and videos of boobs

178 days ago
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AllieFrid    

You shouldn't be able to pay yourself out of a crime. Crazy it is.

178 days ago
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CathyJ    

Little Twerp will be out of money soon and then let's see if Daddy sticks around.

178 days ago
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Wow ...    

When this was first reported I think I laughed at/about the bodyguard, but now I realize Bieber is out of control. It doesn't matter the size of a person, if they lay their hands on you it is indeed assault.

178 days ago
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Rigby    

Let's get real he won't serve time. He will pay money and get out free... The rules don't apply to the rich.

178 days ago
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SoulCritic    

I'm sure the settlement was more about keeping the bodyguard's mouth shut about Bieber's indiscretions than it was about being hurt physically/emotionally.

178 days ago
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nick    

Justin...I hope u didn't give that bastard too much money

178 days ago
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nick    

He should have turned the damn volume up......

178 days ago
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twocentz    

"punched him in the chest"... im laughing picturing that scrawny short boy throwing windmill punches while the bodyguard is pushing his forehead back.

178 days ago
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notalawyer    

Why didn't he just blame it on someone else...
Lils are more than abundant...

178 days ago
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nick    

420.00 unpaid overtime??...how could a few slaps at the back of his head prevent him from doing his overtime job?

178 days ago
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nick    

Oh damn...I thought this was the limosine case.......how many of them are there?...Justin hurry up and get rid of yor legal woes and stay out of trouble cause people know you got money .......

178 days ago
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