Justin Bieber Charged with CRIMINAL ASSAULT in Canada

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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.

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.

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