Justin Bieber arrested, charged with assault in Ontario
On Aug. 29, Justin Bieber was allegedly involved in an altercation in Ontario that ended in the pop star’s arrest.
According to Ontario Provincial Police, officers responded to a collision between a minivan and an ATV and later found the two drivers got in a physical altercation. The police’s statement does not make clear whether Bieber was driving the minivan or the ATV, but it specifies that he was charged with dangerous driving and assault.
Bieber’s Toronto-based lawyer Brian Greenspan responded to the charges in a statement where he blamed the situation on paparazzi. “Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’ peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi,” Greenspan said. “This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation.”
Bieber will appear in court Sept. 29 to address the charges.