Judge orders psychological exam of Bieber’s ex-neighbours383 views
LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber’s former neighbours must submit to a lengthy psychological exam as part of a case they filed that accuses the pop superstar of emotionally terrorizing them, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly J. Fujie said mental examinations of Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz are essential to them proving they suffered severe emotional distress as a result of Bieber’s actions toward them.
Lawyers for the Schwartzes argued that a seven-hour psychological examination should not be ordered.
Fujie said their claim of severe emotional distress from Bieber’s conduct was “why it’s even more important (to) have a mental exam.”
Bieber, 22, egged the couple’s Calabasas home and repaid them roughly $80,000 for damage to their home. He has completed probation in a misdemeanour vandalism case filed over the incident.
Jeffrey Schwartz also accused Bieber of spitting on him, and the lawsuit filed in March 2015 contends the singer terrorized his family with loud parties, drug use and aggressive driving. The family lived next to the Grammy-winning singer in a gated community in Calabasas, but Bieber has since moved.
John C. Carpenter, an attorney for the Schwartz family, could not immediately be reached for comment on the ruling.
Bieber’s attorney, Jeremiah Reynolds, said he was pleased with the ruling.
Justin Bieber’s Mini Biography:
Canadian Justin Drew Bieber was born in London, Ontario, the son of Pattie Mallette andJeremy Bieber. Pattie became pregnant when she was 18 years old, and raised him as a single mother. Justin is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. As a child, Bieber showed a strong interest in music, teaching himself to play many instruments. When he was 12, he entered a local talent competition, and placed second. His mother posted his performance on YouTube, and continued to post other clips of Bieber singing.
The videos soon built up a fan following, and caught the attention of talent agentScooter Braun. Braun was able to secure an impromptu audition with Usher Raymond, who was impressed and helped Bieber to sign a record deal. His first single, “One Time”, was a worldwide hit and was certified Platinum in Canada and the United States. This was followed by Bieber’s debut album, “My World”, which was an international smash. He also released a successful concert film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never(2011).
Bieber continues with a hugely successful music career and has tried his hand at acting, including guest starring in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). He has a large and loyal fan-base, who are said to have “Bieber Fever” and are nicknamed “Beliebers”.
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