On the same day his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty for last Thursday's DUI arrest, news has broken that Justin Bieber has been charged with criminal assault for an incident that took place last month in December.
Here is what we know at this time:
While riding inside a limousine last month, some sort of altercation took place between Bieber's entourage and the vehicle's driver.
Initially, a member of Justin's security team was believed to be behind the attack… but Bieber reportedly did not cooperate with Canadian officials when they asked to speak with him and they proceeded to turn their attention toward the 19-year old singer.
According to TMZ, a trio of witnesses spoke to the police and incriminated Bieber in some way, giving authorities reason to believe he physically assaulted the driver.
The star is being booked for assault, given a citation and will be released on his own recognizance.
Prior to this news hitting the wire, manager Scooter Braun asked (via Twitter) for folks to give his friend and client some leeway.
“for all those asking @JeremyBieber and @pattiemallette love their son. Stop passing judgement on a situation u dont understand,” he wrote. “i ask people to be kind and hope for the best in people. not assume the worst. thanks."
*No word from anyone in Bieber's camp in regard to these latest charges, with are just the latest in a LONG line of scandals that have hit the singer in under a year.
1. Justin Bieber: Baby Daddy?
In November 2011, Mariah Yeater accused Justin of fathering her child via a one-night quickie. The accusation eventually went away.
2. Justin Bieber Curses Off Fans
He must have been having a bad day. In February 2012, Justin Bieber went off on some fans at Disneyland.
3. Justin Bieber Holds Fake Gun
Yes, the gun was fake. But the controvery for Justin Bieber was very real in September 2012.
4. Justin Bieber Smokes Pot
The first sign of trouble. Justin Bieber was photographed with a joint in his hand in January 2013.
5. Justin Bieber Accused of Bodyguard Assault
Also in very early 2013, Justin Bieber was accused of assaulting a bodyguard who he eventually fired.
6. Justin Bieber Spits at Neighbor
In March 2013, Justin Bieber got into it with his neighbor. A witness says the singer spit in the man's face.
7. Justin Bieber Flips Out in London
The video here says it all. In March 2013, Justin Bieber totally went off on a photographer in London.
8. Justin Bieber Makes Anne Frank Into a Belieber
This was an odd on. In April 2013, Justin Bieber said he hopes Anne Frank would be a fan of his, somehow inserting himself into the history of this iconic individual.
9. Justin Bieber: Speed Freak!
In May 2013, Keyshawn Johnson alllegedly confronted Bieber. He went off on the singer for driving too fast.
10. Justin Bieber: Cheap Skate!
In June 2013, Justin Bieber was banned from a laser tag facility because he didn't pay the bill in full.
11. Justin Bieber Pees in Mop Bucket
Yes, this actually happened. A drunk Justin Bieber peed in a public mop bucket.
12. Justin Bieber Spits at DJ
What's up with Justin Bieber and spitting? He's accused in July 2013 of this gross act when arguing with a DJ in Chicago.
13. Justin Bieber Gets Bloody in The Hamptons
While partying in August 2013, Justin Bieber is accused of orchestrating a bloody parking lot brawl outside a nightclub.
14. Justin Bieber Drinks, Clubs in Texas
Justin Bieber is not 21 years old. Hence the uproar over a night out in Texas in October 2013.
15. Justin Bieber Bangs at a Brothel
In Novmber 2013, Justin Bieber was spotted leaving a brothel in Brazil. Draw your own conclusion!
16. Justin Bieber Steals Bike in Las Vegas
Why did Justin Bieber steal a bicycle in Las Vegas? We wish we know.
17. Justin Bieber: Filmed in Bed!
Justin Bieber clearly slept with some woman in Brazil. She even videotaped the singer while he slept!
18. Justin Bieber Eggs Neighbor's Hom
Justin Bieber kicked off 2014 by egging his neighbor's home. Allegedly, that is, despite clear video proof.
19. Justin Bieber Urinates in Snow
In January 2014, Justin Bieber peed his initials into the Colorado snow while onlookers stared in disbelief. Seems about right for the guy at this point.
20. Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI
Justin Bieber, seen here in his mug shot after being arrested for DUI and drag racing in Miami, keeps on spiraling downward here in early 2014.
No wonder some folks want to deport Bieber, huh?
What do you think he should do now?
* UPDATE: Bieber's lawyer has released a statement in defense of the singer.