Justin Bieber Bodyguard Assault Suit Dismissed Before Trial
A lawsuit filed last year by the singer’s former bodyguard over an alleged assault and unpaid wages has been dismissed.
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Moshe Benabou, an ex-Israeli soldier who worked for Bieber from March 2011 to October 2012, claimed the teen star berated him and struck him a number of times in the chest during an argument over a member of his entourage.
The bodyguard alleged that he was fired after the supposed confrontation, and claimed he was owed more than $420,000 in overtime wages.
A source told us Benabou was a “disgruntled employee,” who was “let go” after he had been “caught in multiple lies,” with the lawsuit coming as hurtful surprise to Bieber.
The complaint was dismissed in papers filed last week.
A trial was slated to begin February 18.
A lawyer for Bieber tells The Hollywood Reporter that “the matter has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.”
Bieber is still under investigation for an alleged house egging in Los Angeles, and is facing DUI and other charges in Miami, in addition to an assault charge in Toronto.