Justin Bieber Cleared Over Alleged Phone Altercation

Singer won't face charges from woman who claimed pop star grabbed her phone

June 16, 2014 5:50 PM ET
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
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UPDATE: TMZ reports that Bieber will not be prosecuted since the L.A. city attorney rejected this case based on a lack of evidence.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Justin Bieber after a woman reported that he had allegedly become aggressive with her over photos on her phone, according to TMZ. The woman, who lives in California's San Fernando Valley, claimed that she was with her 13-year-old daughter at the Sherman Oaks Castle Park when they spotted Bieber and wanted to take a picture. The pop star did not appreciate her enthusiasm.

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The woman reported that Bieber and his entourage had gotten into an altercation with some other people at the batting cages and that the pop star thought she wanted to take pictures of the argument. He approached her and demanded to see her cell phone so he could erase her photos. She refused to give him the phone, so he reached in her purse and took it.

Upon learning that the phone was password-locked, he returned it to her and she unlocked it and showed Bieber that she had taken no photos of him or his friends. She explained that she and her daughter had just wanted to say hi.

"You're humiliating yourself in front of your daughter," Bieber reportedly said loudly. "Why don't you just get out of here?" The screaming caused the daughter to cry, and Bieber began screaming at someone else.

Police met with the woman Tuesday night to determine whether a crime had taken place. TMZ obtained a photo of a security guard attempting to quell the situation.

Over the past few months, Bieber has encountered a number of troubles, from his DUI arrest to reports that he was booed at the Juno Awards in his home country of Canada. Despite the controversies, he has continued to record music. In April, he released the single "Hard 2 Face Reality."

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