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Justin Bieber

Sued Over Alleged Subway Beatdown

5/15/2014 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber has just been sued by a photog who claims Bieber's bodyguard locked him in a Subway restaurant and then injured him the night the singer was busted for DUI.

Manuel Munoz claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he was taking pics of Justin as the singer was leaving SET Nightclub in Miami Beach last January ... just minutes before he was popped by cops.

Munoz says Justin's bodyguard was upset about the photos and chased him into a nearby Subway.  Munoz says the bodyguard locked the restaurant door and cornered him in the bathroom, demanding that he delete the photos. 

Munoz says the bodyguard tried to forcibly remove the memory card and then kicked and punched him.  He says the camera was damaged.

Check out Munoz' 911 call ... he says the bodyguard eventually got the memory card.

We got hold of a police report Munoz filed ... and there is a problem.  Munoz never says he was punched or kicked.  It says the bodyguard tripped him, causing him to sustain a "small scratch in his left knee."

The police report also says the 2 haggled in the restroom ... Munoz telling the bodyguard he'd give Bieber the pics for $10K  but the bodyguard drew the line at $5K.

Munoz is suing Bieber and bodyguard Dwayne Patterson for unspecified damages.

Bieber's attorney, Howard Weitzman tells TMZ, "This new lawsuit filed by a paparazzo is yet another shakedown for money. The paparazzo admits that Justin was not present at the alleged 'assault.' The paparazzo told the police he had only scratched his knee when he was allegedly tripped, but now claims he was beat up. There are no damages." 

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16.

Almightyrahh    

Lmaoo justin got arrested 3 months ago, why is this dude just now coming out with this story ?... he just looking for a quick come up!!

129 days ago
17.

Brian    

Maybe in Canada you can bully people and force them to hand over their property but in the US that's called assault and robbery. The Bieb and his thug should both be charged with felonies for those crimes.

129 days ago
18.

Teresa andrews    

Sounds lame.

129 days ago
19.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Is he wearing an ascot? Bieber is one major turd.

129 days ago
20.

OK    

Go away Bieber.

129 days ago
21.

Bkshorti    

Bieber Bieber Bieber, I'm so tired of hearing n reading about him. He needs to go sit his young ass down, disappear for awhile give evry1 sum peace of mind.

129 days ago
22.

Rocking     

I just read about this kid to see if one day I can see him broke and 20 years in jail. He's a dumbass ! And he's the leader of dumass generation !

129 days ago
23.

Dawn    

Will bitching about Beiber actually make any of your lives better? Nope, didn't think so. What a joke.

129 days ago
24.

Teresa andrews    

For a million bucks, I'll let him scratch my knee.

129 days ago
25.

Astrogenotype    

These paparazzi are all queer as fawk

129 days ago
26.

Tax    

Justin, I have a little advise. Stop playing the MJ way of life, trying to hide from the camera. Just smile, let them take the pictures, it will decrease the value and in the long run you will be left alone. Since you make it so hard you pump up the value on your own pictures, be smart not stupid.

129 days ago
27.

mrpotatodick    

Let's all file lawsuits against bieber, maybe then he'll leave the country and never come back.

129 days ago
28.

Unbroken Chain    

Everyday there seems to be little BS things being brought up against this kid. Must drive him nuts. He can't even live a life. If I were him I'd move somewhere in Europe to avoid this media BS everyday

129 days ago
29.

riddlez1    

Justin needs to be smarter these people are gonna try & get him for his money anyway they can

129 days ago
30.

Miamivic    

Let's Bury Him. He Won't Go Away So He's Askin 4 it.

129 days ago
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