Apparently, Bieber is a diva. Justin Bieber has been sued by his bodyguard for an alleged assault that took place during a backstage meltdown.
According to the former employee Moshe Benabou, the diminutive pop star had a temper tantrum backstage before a concert in October, and physically assaulted his guard. Of course, seeing Beiber sued by a bodyguard for an assault raises a lot of questions about the bodyguard’s overall effectiveness, but the suit claims Bieber has a mean side.
“Justin Bieber, egged on by a small group of his ‘companions,’ launched an abusive tirade against Moshe Benabou,” says the suit. “The tirade was apparently triggered by what Justin Bieber perceived as an attempt by Moshe Benabou to keep one member of Mr. Bieber’s entourage physically away from Justin Bieber. As part of his tirade, Justin Bieber repeatedly punched [the plaintiff] in the chest and upper body area.”
After the assault, Beiber allegedly screamed, “You are fired!” at the bodyguard, presumably in his best Donald Trump voice.
Benabou is seeking in excess of $400,000 in unpaid wages and damages.