For a guy who is arguably the most popular Canadian in the world, there is no shortage of those who want to take him to court. We're talking about 18-year-old singer Justin Bieber, who's again being sued for loads of cash.
Bieber was sued last year by Californian Mariah 'Having His Baby' Yeater, who claimed he fathered her child, but the case was dropped when she'd had her share of fame and realized her fabrication wasn't going to hold up in a court of law. This time it's an Oregon woman doing the suing; she attended a Bieber concert in Portland and claims it ruined her hearing.
Fans scream at levitating Justin Bieber
In her lawsuit, Stacey Wilson Betts says she took a daughter to a July 14, 2010 Bieber show and came away with a hearing impairment called 'tinnitus' and she blames it on Bieber's actions. She is focusing her complaint on a part of the concert where he got into a gondola - it was shaped like a heart, though that detail seems without import - and was pulled out over the crowd, hovering over sections and moving on.
Betts said Bieber "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion." The gondola, she claims, was a "sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears."
Bieber sued but Bieber fans ignored
As TMZ writes Betts is claiming in her lawsuit that "she now suffers from tinnitus ... which causes a constant pulsing, whooshing sound that makes it hard to sleep. She also complains of other hearing-related damage." Besides naming Bieber in her suit, Betts also names the promoters of the concert and the arena where it took place.
The lawsuit, she's suing for $9.23 million in damages, does not include the reason Betts did not wear ear plugs to the concert, nor does it detail whether she had ever been to a music concert previously and been aware they had a tendency to be loud. The fans who did the screaming got off the hook and are not named in Betts' lawsuit.