We have an update on the nightclub brawl that broke out this weekend in which Justin Bieber is believed to have torn his shirt off and instigated a melee in the parking lot of a Hamptons hotspot.
New sources now say Bieber was NOT involved in the fracas, but security team members are under investigation for their role in the ugly incident.
It took place at South Pointe and a rep for that club tells The New York Post that Bieber was swarmed by fans when his entourage tried to load him into a car.
“Security was pushing people away… and that’s when the altercation happened,” says this insider, adding that a patron threw a rock at the singer's SUV and that's when "Justin’s security stopped the car and beat him up. Justin stayed in the car and wasn’t involved.”
The fight allegedly broke out down the road from the venue, with a rep for South Pointe making it clear to the newspaper:
“An investigation is still pending, and we’re cooperating with that, but South Pointe is not involved in all with the incident because it happened off premise.”
At least one victim was taken to the Peconic Bay Medical Center and later contacted officers to file an assault claim, despite the Southampton police confirming that this individual's injuries were "minor."
The charges are expected to name members of Bieber's security unit and not the artist himself. Still, Bieber may be better served by just lying shirtless in the sun going forward.
Reads a statement from the local police department:
"Upon his release from Peconic Bay Medical Center, the subject responded to Southampton Town Police Department and provided a statement to Detectives that earlier this date, 08/04/13, at about 3:45 AM, while he was at the South Point Night Club located at 125 Tuckahoe Lane in Southampton, he was involved in an altercation and physically assaulted by subjects unknown to him but he believes them to be members of singer Justin Bieber’s security staff who he stated were also at the night club."