JUSTIN Bieber has reportedly settled a lawsuit from a photographer who accused the singer of kicking and punching him in 2012.
The row began after an alleged incident at the Southern California shopping centre in 2012, where the 22-year-old Sorry singer had been out with Selena Gomez, his girlfriend at the time.
One year later, photographer Jose Osmin Hernandez sued the Biebs claiming the incident “left him with severe emotional distress”.
A trial had been scheduled to start earlier today, but according to reports by the Irish Independent, the case has been resolved.
Duran’s attorney, Steven Madison, confirmed the settlement to the paper but declined to comment further.
According to the reports: “The lawsuit says Bieber started to leave a Calabasas shopping plaza but instead got out of his car, ran toward Duran and delivered a flying kick to his gut before punching him in the face.”
It isn’t the first time the star has had to settle lawsuits after assault claims.
In April last year Justin settled a case from a Miami photographer Jeffrey Binion, who accused the star’s bodyguards of attacking him during an incident in 2013, after he took a picture of the Canadian singer.
At the time Justin was also being sued by another Florida photographer, Manuel MuÃ±oz, who alleged the singer’s bodyguards chased him down a busy tourist street and beat him up after he took a picture of the young star leaving a nightclub in January 2014. – Daily Mirror