Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:46pm EDT
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By Zachary Fagenson

MIAMI (Reuters) - A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been resolved, according to attorneys.

A lawyer for photographer Jeffrey Binion declined to comment further and wouldn't say when the agreement was reached or if it involved a financial settlement.

The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County circuit court, dates back to a 2013 run-in between Binion and Bieber outside a Miami-area recording studio. Binion claimed he was attacked by Bieber's bodyguards after snapping a picture of the singer.

In recent months lengthy attempts at mediation between the two ended in an impasse, said Binion's lawyer, Mark DiCowden.

Bieber's lawyer, Jeremiah Reynolds, confirmed that the two had settled the matter.

The Canadian singer, who frequently makes headlines due to his party-intense lifestyle, is also being sued by another Florida photographer, Manuel Muñoz, who took a picture of him leaving a South Beach nightclub in January 2014.

Muñoz, in a May 2014 lawsuit, alleged Bieber's bodyguards chased him down a busy tourist street and into a shop where they locked him inside, beat him up and smashed his camera. He is seeking unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.

Reynolds declined to comment on the Muñoz lawsuit.   Continued...

Singer Justin Bieber poses during Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Studios in Culver City, California March 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian