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Bieber's Miami Model

I'm No Mastermind!

Sues Over 'Rap Sheet' Story

3/10/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The model who was riding shotgun with Justin Bieber the night he got arrested in Miami ... is suing the NY Daily News ... claiming the paper lied about her "long criminal record."

Chantel Jeffries -- who refers to herself as a model, student, and entrepreneur -- filed a defamation suit against the paper today ... and in the docs she says the Daily News "maliciously and intentionally" printed a story detailing 5 previous arrests, including one for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

Chantel had allegedly stabbed a woman ... but as we first reported -- the case was dropped when the victim refused to cooperate with prosecutors.

Chantel, and her attorney Andrew Felix, are demanding the paper stop making false statements, and they're suing for unspecified damages.

The model wants to make it clear ... she's not the "mastermind of any alleged criminal activity."

Let's hope her deposition goes better than her pal Bieber's.

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luckymonie45    

The paper that printed that, should bear responsibility and pay up.

144 days ago
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XDrinker    

It is a frivolous suit, and I predict a judge will dismiss it. Defamation is extremely hard to prove. She would have to show that everything printed about her was false, and further, show the court DO***ENTED PROOF that the false stories harmed her financially. A company seeing the story and then cancelling a contract, that sort of thing. I very much doubt that she will be able to provide anything of substance. IN fact, in the upside world of media PR, these stories probably made her MORE popular and sought after.

This is an attempt by Jeffries to keep her name in the press.

If I were her, I'd drop this immediately, and instead demand the paper print a retraction and apology.

Also, if I were her attorney, I would caution her against ANY further contact with Justin Bieber. He is a ticking time bomb, in my opinion. He's sad to watch when celebrities have public breakdoowns. Reminds me of Charlies Sheen a few years ago.

Bieber thinks he is being tough and cool. In fact, he looks like a complete fool.

144 days ago
3.

Natty    

Gosh ! Selena will love this new Justin / Chantel story!

144 days ago
4.

Bob    

She seems classy.

144 days ago
5.

Eye roll     

What is wrong with her face???? Ahhhhhh she looks like Kim k

144 days ago
6.

Eye roll     

She should sue tmz too

144 days ago
7.

Lindawants2havefun:)    

This is what BOTOX and lip fillers can do for you....

144 days ago
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notalawyer    

Don’t think she could mastermind anything.
Another cRAPPER hanger on – looking for easy money for
nothing.

144 days ago
9.

jack    

Scooter, thanks for the PR. Chantelle

144 days ago
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LaughAtU    

Please post proof she is a paid MODEL! Hahahaha. Instigram is NOT modeling you f ags

144 days ago
11.

not     

there is no doubt she or it is a TRANNY. the only kind of classy ho Justina likes

144 days ago
12.

Teresa andrews    

She looks quite startled by something.

144 days ago
13.

Shelby1    

Frivolous. what stupid law firm would take on a case like this? one that wants to keep their name in the press as much as she does. Waste of time.

144 days ago
14.

Tirrell Morrison    

Shes Straight Shes Not that HOtt

144 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

The press was over her the minute Justin stopped being seen with her. She had to do something to get her name back in the press.

144 days ago
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