Justin Bieber Sued For $9 Million Over Concertgoer's Hearing Loss
Concertgoer Stacey Wilson Betts is suing Justin Bieber for a whopping $9.23 million, alleging her hearing was permanently damaged after she attended a Biebs show with her daughter back in July 2010.
The mom claims that the teen idol created a "sound blast" when he hovered over the cheering crowd in a floating heart-shaped steel gondola and "created a wave like effect of screaming." Betts maintains that she suffered hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (oversensitivity to sound) as a result of the concert.
But disgruntled Betts is not just blaming Bieber.
According to the court documents filed Wednesday, the plaintiff insists that the show's promoters, sound engineers and Island Def Jam Records — the 18-year-old pop star's label — are "responsible to maintain safe decibels at all times during their events."
Bieber's camp has yet to issue a statement regarding the lawsuit.
This isn't the "Boyfriend" singer's only legal issue. A paparazzo alleges The Biebs roughed him up in a Calabasas, California, parking lot in May. The case has since been passed on to the L.A. District Attorney's Office, which will decide whether Bieber should be charged with a crime.
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