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Justin Bieber no longer wanted for graffiti crimes in Brazil 

By | Published on Friday 7 July 2017

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is no longer on the wrong side of the law in Brazil after a $6000 charitable donation brought to an end a legal case that has lingered on since the popstar’s infamous naughty period.

In 2013, Bieber was charged in Rio De Janeiro with “defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means” after being photographed spray-painting onto the wall of an abandoned hotel. The story went that the pop boy had been given permission to paint on the wall of a nearby sports facility, but decided to graffiti the hotel instead in order to avoid fans, who would just get in the way as he employed his arty skills.

Police weren’t impressed with that excuse, hence the charges, which could have led to jail time under Brazilian law. Though the case is now closed thanks to Bieber committing to donate six grand to a cancer hospital in Rio.

In case you wondered, yes, that was the same Brazilian trip where Bieber was spotted leaving a brothel under a sheet, and then stormed off stage when someone threw a bottle at him. They were happy days weren’t they? It all went wrong when Bieber grew up.



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