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Justin Bieber settles with former neighbours over egg distress

By | Published on Monday 19 November 2018

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A hangover from Justin Bieber’s stint as the bad boy of pop has been brought to an end. The pop star has settled a lawsuit brought against him by his former neighbours over the 2013 egging of their house.

Bieber’s own house was raided by police five years ago, after eggs were thrown at the home of his neighbours Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz. Criminal charges were brought against the pop star, with initial threats of prison time. In the end, after Bieber pleaded no contest, he was ordered to pay $80,000 in damages to the Schwartz family.

The Schwartzes then launched civil action in 2015, demanding a further $25,000 for the emotional distress of living next door to the then out of control Bieber. Also accusing the singer of assault and trespassing, they said that Bieber had spat in Jeffrey Schwartz’s face, kept them awake with loud parties and drug use, and driven around their gated community dangerously.

Bieber’s legal team has long argued that the $80,000 their client had already handed over was quite enough and at a hearing in August this year the judge in the case said she was sceptical about the Schwartzes’ claims of significant emotional distress.

But documents were filed on Friday to say that the matter has now been resolved, bringing an end to the legal action. Details of the settlement have not been announced.



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