Fan Sues Bieber for Smashed Camera After Beer Bong Drama

By Ephrat Livni, Esq. on May 06, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

True Beliebers will be disappointed to hear that Justin Bieber is in trouble again. The pop star was accused of smashing a man's cell phone after the man filmed Bieber unsuccessfully chugging from a beer bong in Houston last month during his show after-party.

Robert Morgan filed a complaint in Harris County Court in Texas, reports Courthouse News Service, detailing Bieber's actions that night, and most of it is not nice. The Bieber fan is now demanding punitive and compensatory damages from the pop star for his phone and for a physical attack.

Beer Bong Drama

Not everyone is a beer bong expert, or even knows what one is, and Justin Bieber was apparently new to the tool himself. A beer bong is a device with a funnel, which facilitates fast intoxication by allowing a whole lot of beer to go down someone's throat rapidly.

But a whole lot of beer going down a throat fast can make the unaccustomed gag, and that is what happened to Bieber. According to Morgan's complaint, Bieber "was clearly a novice" at the beer bong, and he spilled it all over his face and clothes. Seeing this display, Morgan snapped a video to post on social media.

Obviously, as a pop star, Bieber's accustomed to being filmed by all kinds of people at all kinds of times. Usually, it's fine and everyone benefits. But Bieber, who according to the plaintiff "was intoxicated and had consumed some illegal substances" was unhappy about this particular moment being captured.

The complaint states, "He immediately looked up at Morgan and scolded him before he grabbed Morgan's phone from his person. Before Morgan could say anything else, Bieber smashed Morgan's telephone into pieces and had his security detail toss Morgan out of the area where Bieber was located. Bieber's security detail grabbed Morgan and pulled him out of the club."

Body of Work

The plaintiff in this case is arguing that he studied photography in college and that he lost 5,000 pictures and videos, some of which were precious to him. Specific mention was made of images from his grandmother's 100th birthday. Morgan is claiming conversion and assault and he wants Bieber to compensate him for his losses and be made to pay as punishment for his actions. Bieber's camp has not responded to reporters' requests for comment.

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