People reports Bieber lost an appeal to avoid being questioned and deposed regarding an assault last year on celebrity photographer Jeffrey Binion.

Binion is suing Bieber, alleging the singer ordered his bodyguard to attack Binion and "steal his camera."

According to a TMZ report, the incident took place last June outside The Hit Factory, a well-known Miami recording studio. Binion called 911 following the incident and told the dispatcher two bodyguards attacked him, one trying to get his camera while the other was strangling him. Binion also claims while he was able to keep the camera but the bodyguards removed the memory card from the camera.

Documents filed last week (Feb. 11) in Miami's Third District Court of Appeal by Bieber attempted to block Binion's attorneys from interviewing the pop star regarding the incident. But a judge dismissed the appeal. A source told People magazine Miami Judge Sarah Zabel "initially denied Bieber's requests to stop Bininon's lawyers from deposing him and asking questions about other incidents involving him and his varied bodyguards' aggressive behavior."

Zabel also reported denied Bieber's request to prevent the public from viewing his videotaped deposition. A date for the deposition has yet to be announced.

Earlier this year, TMZ reported Binion's lawyers wanted to question Bieber about a handful of other alleged attacks of a similar nature involving the singer and his inner circle of bodyguards. Binion cited alleged attacks on various photographers in Hawaii, California, Argentina and Australia. The goal was to show the judge the alleged assault on Binion wasn't a one-off but follows a behavior pattern.

While not mentioned in the TMZ report, there was also a videotaped incident in London in 2013 when Bieber lunged at a paparazzo, screaming: "What the f--- you say? What d'you say? I'll f---ing beat the f--- out of you, man!"

(Warning: video contains foul language)

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  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon.

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

  • Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

    Justin Bieber confronts awaiting photographers outside his hotel this afternoon. Pictures by Fame Flynet

"The Binion lawsuit is totally without merit, as are the recent Miami DUI and Toronto assault cases where Justin has been wrongfully accused," Bieber's attorney Howard Weitzman told People. "These cases are all in the early stages of (legal procedure). We choose to litigate them through the courts instead of the media."

Bieber -- who is slated to make a court appearance in Toronto next month -- tweeted earlier this morning but made no comment on his legal troubles. Instead he was focused on his music and choreography:


Justin Bieber
Dance rehearsal. Guitar practice. Workouts. Voice strengthening. Studio writing sessions. Always working to get better. Work hard. Be great


Justin Bieber
I see all your comments. Keep strong. Be the best that you can be. Much love.

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  • March 2011

    Justin had his first, very public, run in with the paps when he <a href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2011/03/justin-bieber-to-paparazzi-eff-you/" target="_blank">stuck his middle finger up to their cameras</a> (and thus the world).

  • November 2011

    Justin felt the effect of his first paternity suit. He was accused of being the father of a 4-month-old baby boy with Mariah Yeater, but complied with a paternity test and proved his ‘innocence’.

  • May 2012

    It may not sound like a big deal, but in May 2012 a definitely-not-21-year-old Justin confessed to “having a beer” for the first time. Two years later, and he's pretty much a regular in nightclubs (and stripclubs) around the world. In the same month, he also got into an altercation with a tabloid snapper, who reportedly blocked his car in when he left a cinema with Selena.

  • July 2012

    Justin's love of fast cars took a turn for the worse as he was accused of 'reckless driving'. He called 991 to complain about paparazzi chasing him but it turned out he wasn't so innocent himself. <a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/07/06/justin-bieber-speeding-ticket-pulled-over-cops-driving-fisker-karma-paparrazi/" target="_blank">“Bieber was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic. There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane,”</a> an eyewitness, who just happens to be L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, said.

  • January 2013

    This image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Christopher Guerra, the 29-year-old photographer who was struck and killed while trying to take photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on Tuesday 1 January. Christopher's death spurred renewed debate over the dangers paparazzi can bring on themselves and the celebrities they chase. Justin wasn’t driving his car at the time but it was no doubt a disturbing shock. In the same month, Justin was caught smoking a suspicious looking roll-up cigarette in a pic on a camera phone.

  • March 2013

    The O2 was forced to apologise to young fans after Justin was nearly two hours late on stage for his opening night at the venue. He failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm, which resulted in hundreds of fans and parents taking to Twitter to vent their anger. It was a school night, for heavens sake!

  • 7 March 2013

    It all began getting a little 'Michael Jackson' when Justin donned a gas mask (natch) to go out for dinner at Mr Chow in London. The next day he was rushed to hospital after suffering breathing difficulties on stage at London's O2 Arena. Surely the two can‘t have been related?

  • April 2013

    Justin shocked monkeys, fans and animal rights activists when he abandoned his adorable monkey, Mally. The Capuchin monkey was seized by Munich customs when Bieber arrived in Germany as part of his world tour last month, as he did not have the correct paperwork. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/23/justin-bieber-monkey-mally_n_3139497.html" target="_blank">Justin then apparently decided he didn't want him back.</a>

  • April 2013

    We really started to worry about Justin's ego when he speculated that teen Holocaust victim Anne Frank could have been a "Belieber" if she had survived the Nazis. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/14/justin-bieber-hopes-anne-_n_3080439.html" target="_blank">A post on the official Anne Frank Facebook page described his visit to her former house: "Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, together with his friends and guards.</a> "Fans were waiting outside to see a glimpse of him. He stayed more than an hour in the museum. "In our guestbook he wrote: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.""

  • April 2013

    Swedish police confirmed that they had found drugs on board Justin's tour bus. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/25/justin-bieber-drugs-tour-bus-swedish-police_n_3154851.html" target="_blank">Police raided the vehicle after an off-duty officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle</a> while it was parked outside the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. This was just the first of many tour bus raids.

  • 17 July 2013

    An Ohio DJ claimed Justin spat in his face while at a nightclub. According to the story reported by TMZ, the pop singer thought the man was taking photos of him. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/justin-bieber-spitting_n_3612817.html" target="_blank">The DJ who accused Justin of spitting in his face, Addison Ulhaq, filed a police report against the singer, according to TMZ.</a> He claims he got tested for Hepatitis because the incident left him with saliva in his eye, nose and mouth.

  • 5 August 2013

    Justin was filmed climbing over a car during a nightclub brawl in The Hamptons, New York. The 'Baby' singer came under investigation by the NYPD following the fight at the South Pointe venue in the early hours. 22-year-old Wayne Rennalls was hospitalised after the altercation and suffered a black eye, bruised ribs and a cut lip. He later filed an assault claim. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/08/justin-bieber-hamptons-nightclub-fight-video_n_3724158.html" target="_blank">Footage showed Justin at the scene, however his rep told the New York Daily News: “Justin was not involved in any altercation.”</a> The bust up is said to have started in the roped-off VIP area - where the 19-year-old was seated with his entourage - but ended up in the club's car park.

  • 3 November 2013

    Justin was reportedly smuggled out of a brothel in Brazil during some time off from his tour in the country. According to New York Post's Page Six, the 19-year-old singer and a friend spent three hours in the Centauros brothel in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 5 December 2013

    Justin's potty mouth landed him in a whole load of trouble when his entourage was detained at Brisbane International Airport in Australia on suspicion of smuggling drugs. Beebs was given a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/06/justin-bieber-drugs-brisbane-australia_n_4396840.html" target="_blank">verbal warning for using “inappropriate language” following a conversation with a female customs officer, The Sydney Daily Telegraph report</a>ed. He had allegedly refused to remove his hat and sunglasses during an inspection and also used insulting language toward the officer. Police had to threaten to arrest him, the newspaper said.

  • 14 January 2014

    Move over spurned violinist on Britain's Got Talent, Justin had his own egg-gate when he allegedly egged his neighbour's house, causing $20,000 worth of damage. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/14/cops-raid-justin-bieber-house-egg-attack_n_4596249.html?just_reloaded=1" target="_blank">Justin was detained in his garage while police with a "felony search warrant" looked for evidence in his home</a> They then arrested his friend Lil Za for cocaine possession during the raid. Bieber has not been connected to the cocaine, but he has been neither charged nor exonerated in the egg incident that promoted the search warrant.

  • 23 January 2014

    All of Justin's troublesome behaviour culminated when he was arrested in Miami Beach for driving under the influence and drag racing. The Miami Beach Police released what is possibly the happiest-looking mugshot in Hollywood's Hall of Shame.

  • 24 January 2014

    Justin didn't forget his admiring teenage fans as he left jail following his arrest for DUI and drag racing. The 19-year-old, wearing a black hoody and dark shades, climbed on top of a waiting black SUV outside the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami to greet his fans before being driven away. And in the process angered a whole load more people.

  • 30 January 2014

    Justin landed himself in even MORE trouble after being charged with assaulting a limo driver. The singer handed himself in at a Toronto police station, where he was mobbed by fans and TV crews. According to the Toronto Police service, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/30/justin-bieber-charged-assault-limo-driver_n_4693256.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-justin-bieber" target="_blank">he will now appear in court on 11 March in connection with the incident, which saw him hit the driver in the back of the head several times last December.</a>

  • 5 February 2014

    Pilots hired by Justin Bieber <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/05/justin-bieber-plane-jet-smoking-weed-oxygen-masks_n_4729451.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-justin-bieber" target="_blank">to fly him to the Super Bowl have revealed they had to wear oxygen masks to overcome marijuana fumes on the flight.</a> An official report into the incident also revealed how the troubled teen and his father were “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant.

  • 27 February 2014

    After his arrest footage then emerged of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/27/justin-bieber-arrest-video-singer-stumbles-sobriety-test-pushups-cell-_n_4864217.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-justin-bieber" target="_blank">Justin appearing to sway and stumble as he attempted to walk in a straight line for a sobriety test.</a> The film was shot at a south Florida police station following his DUI arrest in January and reveals the 19-year-old singer also dropping to the ground to do pushups.