Justin Bieber Impersonator Arrested For Allegedly Getting Young Girls To Send Nude Photos
A man allegedly posing as Justin Bieber, and getting the singer’s underage fans to send him nude photos, has been arrested. The impersonator, identified as Bryan Asrary, was picked up for reportedly using Bieber’s (since deleted) Instagram page to find young female fans, including a nine-year-old girl.
In 2014, Asrary allegedly first made contact with the young female in a direct message on Instagram, and claimed he was friendly with Bieber and could get the singer to text her. After falsely gaining her confidence, Asrary then pretended to be Bieber, allegedly telling the girl to send him nude photos of herself. He supposedly even threatened the girl with boldly harm if she didn’t comply.
Asrary reportedly warned the girl two years later that if she didn’t send more naked pictures of herself, he would make public the explicit shots and video she had previously sent him. Eventually, the girl informed her mother of what was happening, and the police intervened. When arrested, says TMZ, Asrary admitted that not only had he extorted this particular youngster, but that he had also allegedly deceived other people into sending him nude images. Asrary has since been charged with possession of child pornography and extortion.
Gossip Cop has reached out to Bieber’s rep for insight as to whether the singer was made aware of the perverted impersonator. We will continue to follow and update this story.