In the wake of Justin Bieber getting arrested for dangerous driving and assault in Canada last Friday, two lawyers for this singer have released statements on behalf of their client.
As previously detailed, Bieber was driving an ATV (with Selena Gomez as his passenger) when he collided with a minivan and then got into a physical altercation with the driver, who was a member of the paparazzi.
Police took Justin in to custody and he's due in an Ontario court later this month.
Attorney Brian H. Greenspan doesn't specifically dispute these details, but he does point the finger of blame squarely away from Bieber.
"Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez‘s peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi,” said Greenspan in a statement, adding:
"This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation. We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved."
Authorities in Los Angeles are in the process of gathering information themselves because the arrest could violate Bieber's probation and land him behind bars.
After egging his neighbor's home in January (seriously, what is with this guy?!?), Bieber reached a plea bargain earlier this summer in which he agreed to two years of probation.
Any further trouble with the law could violate the terms of this deal.
Meanwhile, Justin‘s other lawyer, also blames the photographer for this latest dust-up... as well as the police.
“Justin, like many celebrities are continually harassed by police," Roy Black says. "Their privacy is shredded and these incidents can become dangerous. While the public is not particular sympathetic, they must realize how difficult these cameramen make their lives.
"So I am not surprised there is a conflict. It happens quite often, and as long as the paparazzi are highly paid for their photographs, they will continue."
Still, the point must be raised:
Bieber isn't the only celebrity being trailed and photographed by the paparazzi. Why is he practically the only one who keeps getting into fights with them?