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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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31.

Miamivic    

By now he has to realize that the hate for him is growing by leaps & bounds. Someone needs to convince him to ditch the Instagram, new friends; Jenners/ Lil Wayne/ Steve-O and just stay away. He's not liked enough to be posting daily updates on Instagram for.

75 days ago
32.

Miamivic    

Instagram will be his ultimate downfall just watch & wait. Something will go terribly wrong for him soon on one of these planned Instagram Photo-Ops.

75 days ago
33.

Rocking     

Somebody need to put a rocket in his ass and explote to see if he bleed blue !

75 days ago
34.

The Man They Call Louis    

I dunno who's worse...The Paps crying like a bunch of sissies or Bieber and his goons for trying to punk them with bully tactics. DEPORT JUSTIN!!!

75 days ago
35.

Zorbitor    

🌹🎉🎬
#HighHigh ~ DJ Babs & the Teen Moms feat. Snoop Dogg
http://youtu.be/z7ep83kiKrQ

75 days ago
36.

Karvey Kardashian    

How is this indicative of a problem with the events the photographer says occurred? Most people know that facts, details, and supporting information is often left out of the final report. In order to get an accurate view of the events one would need access to the notes taken by the officer while speaking to the victim, and all recordings before being transcribed. I had pertinent information left out of my police report after a car accident. The witnesses that happened to be in the area are whom kept me from being screwed by a lazy cop's bad report writing. So, as someone who has gotten a printout of police reports I asked to be filed showing false, missing, or incorrect information I do not immediately assume he is lying.

75 days ago
37.

sfrandiver    

He brings it on himself. If he was smart he would just go relax somewhere for a while. Stop having a 5 thugs with him. Do some charity work. Makes me want to track him down and take pictures of him to see what happens.

75 days ago
38.

backofftmz    

He needs to just disappear. Maybe a deep hole somewhere

75 days ago
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backofftmz    

My cousins aunts grandmas sisters nephews friend made 10 grand last month by taking pictures of justine beiber then suing him and collecting the pay out to erase memory

75 days ago
40.

ALIZE    

Ohh Justin my sweet boy go away for about a year then come back and win your fans back take the stage and sing your heart out. You are literaly F$cking you life up . Get help and people will BELIVE YOU STUPID BOY

75 days ago
41.

naturesgiftunlocked.com    

Does anyone still listen to his music humble yourself and grow up people would give anything to be able to actually live there dreams remember god can always make u start over

75 days ago
42.

efeere    

Justin just leave America... Americans don’t want you ... I’m not american lol thank god! i cant handle the person i hate lives in the same country as i do! seriously just leave

75 days ago
43.

ALIZE    

And to all the haters here well keep on showing how cruel and F$cked up you are. Hes hurting / people are using him that's why he act out in such a stupid way there you guidance from parents or anyone in that matter. He needs positive people in his life .

75 days ago
44.

ALIZE    

We are against BULLYING BUT THIS IS BEYOND THAT. YOU ALL SHOULD BE SHAMED . GOLD diggers just like on M.JS CASE lets sue . Lazy asses get a real job

75 days ago
45.

ALIZE    

5 YRS ago America took Justin with Open Arms and now ? Well blame asher for seeing he's talent. Were is Asher the little B$tch .

75 days ago
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