Justin Bieber’s Bodyguard Arrested Over Alleged Photographer Assault

Justin Bieber’s bodyguard has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a paparazzo in Hawaii.

At the time of the purported incident, the 19-year-old singer and his entourage were on the island of Kauai watching the teen star jump from Shipwreck’s Beach, TMZ reports.

Bieber was seen making the leap in red swimwear while his crew filmed the jump and a group of watching paparazzi took photos on Wednesday.

According to the website, one of Justin’s security team approached a 29-year-old paparazzo seen taking pictures of the pop star and demanded he delete all his photos.

The photographer reportedly refused the bodyguard’s demand. It’s alleged he was then assaulted and that his camera was damaged.

The accused security guard has been identified as Dwayne Patterson. The unnamed victim is said to have “refused medial attention” when police arrived and, reportedly, was not badly injured.

Patterson was subsequently arrested for third degree assault and fourth degree criminal property damage, and supposedly released on a bail bond worth $3,000.

It’s not known whether or not Bieber paid the bail fee for the bodyguard.

This isn’t the first time the singer and his bodyguards have been accused of assault.

Justin’s security team were recently detained in Argentina after a photographer claimed he was assaulted by the bodyguards. The alleged attack took place on November 9 in the early hours of the morning outside Buenos Aires’ Ink nightclub.

The photographer has since filed a lawsuit against Bieber.

In August, Bieber was temporarily investigated along with his bodyguards after the security detail were accused of assaulting patrons at South Pointe club in Southampton, New York.

In recent weeks, the “Baby” singer has been photographed coming out of a brothel in Brazil under a sheet, and recently issued a corrective tweet after the Mexican President denied his claim that he had met with the politician.

The embattled pop prince sent a broadside to a mix of critics, media, and detractors in an in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he said,

“I don’t give a f**k. Not ‘I don’t give a f**k’ to just be reckless and do whatever, but ‘I don’t give a f**k what they say.’ I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being.”

Bieber added, “I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”

The singer’s representatives have not yet commented on the alleged Hawaii incident.

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