Justin Bieber’s Manager Escapes Charges
He won’t be charged for fan injuries…
Justin Bieber’s lawyers have struck a deal to allow his manager to escape charges stemming from an appearance by the star at a New York shopping centre in 2009 which left one fan in hospital.
Scott ‘Scooter’ Braun had been charged with reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance after allegedly failing to comply with requests to cancel the appearance after thousands of fans stampeded, overwhelming police and security teams.
Scooter apparently refused to comply with the authorities’ requests to cancel the event. Instead he urged the then-15-year-old star to send a tweet which read: "On my way to Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, NY to sign and meet fans! I'm pumped. See u there."
A short time later Justin’s manager was arrested at the venue and charged with the misdemeanor, prompting the singer to tweet: "The event at Roosevelt Mall is cancelled. Please go home. The police have already arrested one person from my camp. I don't want anyone hurt."
But all charges have now been dropped after the Baby star’s record label agreed to pay £5,000 for the cost of extra security for the appearance.
The Pray hitmaker, who had publicly supported his manager throughout the incident, was ordered to record a short public service announcement for an anti-cyber bullying campaign.