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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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76.

Brendon    

first line had me like "whaaaat" first of all how could he be taking pic of bieber minutes before he as popped cuzz bieber was in the club before for hours so that makes no sence i bet the pap is lying like most of them do! Stay true Justin

123 days ago
77.

WolffPhD    

***BREAKING NEWS*** TMZ has sunken so low on the celebrity gossip totem pole that they've taken to either kissing the Kardashian asses or "reporting" on celebrities and sports figures of which 99% of the global population have never even heard of. Further more the Sterling debacle and blatant racism, which this site launched & continues to perpetuate will be it's demise. If i had to guess, I'd say that 12 months from now TMZ will be a tiny part of Shelly Sterling's portfolio & Harvey Levin will be clamoring for a revolving spot on Nancy Grace. What's even more pathetic   is the comments section. Considering 50%+ of their daily "hits" are people coming purely for the comment portion of the site, I among them. However, the "website" is now so outdated and cheap that dozens of spam posts get through daily/hourly advertising pathetic "My baby's daddy's nephew's step sister who was unemployed for 7 years just bought a suave new 2012 Ford Focus after working 6 hours per week! Last week her check was $12345!" posts. Yet mundane curse words or legitimate words containing the mere letters of said curse words are moderated. It's quite apparent to me that Harvey has sunken every penny he has into the lame, pathetic excuse they call "TMZ Live" which isn't funny, informative or entertaining. Well TMZ, you just lost another "daily hit". Adios

123 days ago
78.

sevensgang323    

Fucc justina biebeer he a wanna bee pretender

123 days ago
79.

olivia    

No matter what religion, no matter what race, no matter what you are, you can always believe. It's all about positivity, all about believing in something great, believing in higher power, believing in yourself, believing that you can do anything if you set you mind to it. When you reach a certain point in your life, there are people out there who's SICK, waiting to see you fall, rather than let gravity take you down . Sometimes you have to take matters in to your own hands and FLY ~ JUSTIN BIEBER ~ now that's a thing I believe in !!

123 days ago
80.

Yu Lee    

How exactly did Justin's bodyguard lock the subway restaurant doors? Does he carry around the keys to every restaurant in America? If TMZ wants to make up a really stupid illogical story, why don't you consult with me first?

122 days ago
81.

TC17    

Even if he did lie about the injuries, it doesn't change the fact that what Biebers thugs are doing IS a crime. Bieber is also just as responsible for it, as he is the one who gives them the orders.

118 days ago
82.

TC17    

The ONLY reason Bieber has for wanting to steal cameras and delete photos so badly has to be that he has done something wrong and doesn't want the proof to be posted anywhere.

How ironic that it was his very own cameras that captured him committing a felony.

118 days ago
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