Justin Bieber in Miami, Monday hearing rescheduled
Photographer Jeffrey Binion claims Bieber's bodyguard attacked him outside recording studio
MIAMI – Singer Justin Bieber is in Miami partying it up in Miami. Meanwhile, his civil court hearing scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for May 8th.
Bieber was spotted on Friday hanging out poolside at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach.
Photographer Jeffrey Binion filed a lawsuit last year, accusing the singer and a bodyguard of assault.
Binion claims he was assaulted by bodyguard Hugh Hesney in June 2013 near a recording studio.
The photographer's attorney, Mark DiCowden, said he has documented at least 11 similar alleged assaults against photographers over two years involving the 21-year-old pop star and his security personnel.
DiCowden said a punitive damage award for Binion could deter future assaults.
"The plaintiff is trying to hold the defendants responsible for punitive damages, which means this is to punish the defendants for their conduct," DiCowden told Local 10 News.
Bieber's lawyer said Binion is looking for an unwarranted payoff from a frivolous lawsuit.
"They don't have a case for compensatory damages, let alone punitive damages, because the plaintiff has not suffered any injury," attorney Roy Black said.
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