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Toronto court withdraws Justin Bieber assault charge

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Justin Bieber was charged with assault in January after allegedly attacking a limo driver in Toronto, but the Ontario Court of Justice withdrew the charge Monday when Bieber appeared in court with lawyer Brian H. Greenspan.

“We welcome the decision of the office of the Crown Attorney to withdraw the charge, having reached the conclusion that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction,” Greenspan said in a statement. “We have always maintained Bieber’s innocence.”

The 20-year-old was also arrested and charged with dangerous driving and assault in Toronto Aug. 29. He will appear in court Sept. 29 to address those charges.