Justin Bieber is Being Sued By a Toronto Limo Driver for Hitting Him in the Head
Justin Bieber’s apology tour is going to have to extend a bit longer than he might have anticipated. He’s being sued (again), this time by a limo driver who claims the Biebs smacked him repeatedly on the head because he wouldn’t turn the music up.
…All because he and his friends wanted to jam a bit harder and louder?
The driver, Abdul Mohar, alleges that he was hit on the back of the head six times when he refused to turn up the music, and then repeatedly until he pulled over in December 2013. According to the court docs filed yesterday (Friday, March 27, 2015), Mohar is seeking $850,000 in damages, and a court order preventing the 21-year-old from coming within 100 meters of him.
Mohar, 34, picked up the group of six men including Bieber at Time nightclub back on December 30, 2013 via the transportation app Uber, and was taking them to their hotel. He told the Toronto Star the individual punched him “very hard” after getting into the front seat and turning the music on blast.
The Biebs was initially charged with assault following the incident and turned himself in to police in January 2014. However those criminal charges were later dropped for lack of evidence for a conviction.
This is because Mohar originally identified the assailant as being “black” while on the phone with 911, and later when speaking with police officers, changed his description saying the individual “looked like a Justin Bieber kind of guy.”
Thus, the prosecutor was unable to identify the individual in question after reviewing the case. The driver told the Toronto Star he was “really shocked” when he was on the phone with 911, and therefore couldn’t provide an accurate description.
Bieber’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, however, told the Toronto Star that the lawsuit is “totally without merit.”
He added that, “During the course of the incident, while speaking with the 911 operator, the limousine driver had, in fact, identified his alleged assailant, who was still present, as black. After a careful assessment of the evidence, the Crown attorney withdrew the charge.”
In his new case, Mohar, a father of two, claims that Bieber’s party did not comply with police that night on purpose, in protection of him. Since the altercation, Mohar has visited the hospital twice in visits related to it due to “too much stress.”
Filing a lawsuit because he’s let down by the justice system, Mohar’s attorney commented that the case “is about power, money and abuse by Bieber.”