Justin Bieber is not out of the legal clear just yet.
While most accounts of the fight that took place this weekend outside a club in Southampton agree that Bieber himself did not throw any punches, Police Sergeant Todd Spencer tells The New York Post that the singer may still face charges from the incident.
"Part of the investigation," Spencer said to the newspaper, "[is] whether Bieber directed [his security team] or not.”
According to Page Six, the victim at the center of the brawl was a 22-year old named Wayne Rennalls.
He got into an argument with Bieber inside the club and it "escalated" outside, says an onlooker.
“He was screaming in Wayne’s direction, ‘Punk bitch!’ Wayne thought somebody threw something at him," alleges this source. "Wayne picked up a small rock and threw it back towards Justin.
"“That’s when Wayne heard someone yell, ‘You done [bleep]ed up now.’ Justin jumped out the sunroof of his car and slid down the car like he was in ‘Die Hard’ . . . He dropped his shirt and threw his hat and wanted to throw hands. His people surrounded Wayne, who was getting punched from all angles.”
Rennalls - who went to the hospital and suffered a black eye, a wounded lip and bruised ribs - filed an assault claim the next day.
Police are looking into the incident and could include Bieber in any charges if they determine he egged his entourage on.
Mark Wahlberg recently said we ought to let Justin Bieber live, but at what cost, people? At what cost?!?