Justin Bieber is being sued for assault, battery and using 'racial epithets' in a brawl in Cleveland
The complainant Cannon is requesting the court to award him damages in an unspecified amount and has now claimed that the singer also threatened him using 'racial epithets'
Justin Bieber is in trouble again and has been slapped with an assault and battery lawsuit after getting into an alleged brawl in Cleveland. He is being sued by Tobias Cannon who claims that Bieber assaulted him. In a new lawsuit that has been filed against Bieber, the singer has been accused of using 'racial epithets' during the fight.
A source shared with People, that Bieber did not use any sort of racial epithet and said, "This guy has been trying unsuccessfully to get money from Justin for years off of this incident. He has failed, largely because he threw the first punch and instigated the physical altercation. He has never before claimed anything about a racial slur."
Following the altercation, TMZ posted a short video showing the fight between the two men. According to social media, the star was later on seen partying afterward at a local hotspot Barley House.
As reported by RadarOnline, Tobias filed the documents in Los Angeles Superior Court and claimed that Bieber attacked him during a fight after game number three of the NBA finals which took place on June 8, 2016. Cannon sued Bieber for "assault, battery, negligently causing emotional distress, damages for personal injury and property, and damages based on negligence damages for trespass to personal property," according to the court documents.
The court papers describe the incident stating, "Bieber removed plaintiff’s sunglasses without permission and put them on." Cannon took a picture of Bieber who got very irritated about the photo. Bieber aggressively threatened harm to the plaintiff if the photograph was not deleted. In addition to threatening to harm the plaintiff, defendant Bieber‘s threatening communications made in public in front of a number of people included the use of racial epithets," he claimed.
The brawl between the men was captured and posted online in the year 2016 but Bieber is being sued now. "Bieber struck Cannon with his fist, making harmful contact with plaintiff’s face, head, and body. Bieber struck plaintiff more than one-time causing injury," the court documents allege.
"Rather than to engage in mutual combat, the plaintiff subdued Bieber on the ground" and then claimed that he was "struck in the back of the head," by someone in Bieber's entourage. Currently, Cannon is requesting the court to award him damages in an unspecified account.
In the year 2014, Bieber had to apologize for a racist joke. The statement read, "As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was okay to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact, my actions were continuing the ignorance."
"Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended. I’m very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake," he continued.