Justin Bieber's Mom, Pattie Mallette Defends Her Son Against Critics 'He Will Come Out On Top'

Justin Bieber’s Mom Steps Up: ‘He’s Getting A Bad Rap’

For Justin Bieber’s mom, Pattie Mallette, these have to be trying times.

Over the last five months the inspiration-speaker, producer and author, has evidently read, heard, and watched an arena full of strangers boo her only child amid a rising tide of media reports, polls, punditry, and international conversation dismissing her son as a “douche,” “thug” — and worse.

The reasons are a laundry list of incidents involving Bieber.

These include a possible prosecution for battery, a police investigation for alleged reckless driving, lawsuits for assault and theft, and the seizure of his former pet monkey in Munich after he traveled with it without necessary documentation, to name just a few.

But the other reason is our thoroughly non-modern appetite for gladiatorial pop culture, in which transgressions of any kind morph even typical tabloid reporting into a blood-in-the-water focus.

Mallette, a formidable woman in her own right with or without her connection to the most famous teenager in the world, is currently on a national book tour to promote the new teen edition of her 2012 co-authored autobiography Nowhere But Up.

The original version is a harrowing walk through the 38-year-old’s early years until present, during which she was sexually abused, self-medicated (as she terms it) with drugs and alcohol, suffered from depression, and attempted suicide at 17.

Pattie Mallette Says Her Son Is Not Perfect But Says He Is 'Getting A Bad Rap'