Justin Bieber won't face photographer scuffle charge

ANI
23 November 2012

London, November 23 (ANI): Justin Bieber will not face charges over an alleged attack on a photographer at a suburban shopping centre in May, Los Angeles prosecutors say.

Deputy District Attorney Mara McIlvain said in a report there was "insufficient evidence for proof beyond a reasonable doubt" that the Canadian singer scuffled with paparazzo Jose Hernandez-Duran before leaving the shopping centre with his girlfriend, actress Selena Gomez.

Hernandez-Duran claimed the star had jumped out of a van to kick him in the abdomen and punch him in the face.

Witnesses said they couldn't say for sure if Bieber had hit the man and there were no photos of the incident.

McIlvain's report indicated that Bieber became frustrated when photographers obstructed his vehicle as he attempted to leave the shopping centre.

The 18-year-old then left the vehicle, charged at Hernandez-Duran and fell after taking a swing at his camera.

A doctor's report on Hernandez-Duran found "minor swelling" to the photographer's right cheek and "redness" on his lower abdomen but labeled the injuries "superficial", the BBC reported. (ANI)

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