Justin Bieber has been making news for things besides music for years – even when he’s not there. Here’s a look at some of the 18-year-old’s more recent headlines:
– Jan. 1, 2013: A paparazzo is struck by a car and killed in West Los Angeles while pursuing photos of Bieber’s white Ferrari. Bieber was not in the car.
– Nov. 21, 2012: Prosecutors opt not to file charges against Bieber after finding insufficient evidence that he punched and kicked a photographer outside a movie theater near his home in Calabasas, Calif., a month earlier.
– Nov. 14, 2011: A judge dismisses counts filed under California’s anti-paparazzi law against photographer Paul Raef, who was charged in July with being involved in a high-speed pursuit of the pop star along a San Fernando Valley freeway.
– Oct. 10, 2012: Bieber tweets that some of his belongings, including a laptop, were stolen during a show in Tacoma, Wash. Suggestions soon surface on the Internet that the story was a publicity stunt, prompting Bieber’s publicist to issue a statement insisting the theft really happened. A police investigation was inconclusive.
– Sept. 30, 2012: Bieber vomits twice onstage during a concert in Glendale, Ariz. The video goes viral.
– July 13, 2012: A woman sues Bieber for $9.2 million claiming she suffered permanent hearing loss at his concert in Portland, Ore.
– July 6, 2012: Bieber is cited for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway. He told police he was being chased by paparazzi.
– May 28, 2012: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators question Bieber after he reportedly scuffled with paparazzi who tried to photograph him and girlfriend Selena Gomez as they left a movie theater.
– Oct. 31, 2011: A San Diego woman files a paternity suit against Bieber, claiming he fathered her baby boy during a tryst when the singer was 16. Bieber called the claims “crazy.”
– Aug. 30, 2011: Bieber is involved in a minor car accident in his Ferrari in Studio City, Calif.
– May 7, 2011: Bieber agrees to record a public service announcement against cyberbullying to resolve criminal charges against his manager and a record executive after an autograph signing caused a fan frenzy at a New York mall in 2009.
– March 3, 2011: A lock of Bieber’s hair sells for $40,000 on eBay.
– Dec. 9, 2010: Barbara Walters prophetically includes Bieber in her “10 Most Fascinating People” TV special.
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