Nicole Richie Did NOT Tell Sister Sofia To Ditch Justin Bieber, Despite Report

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By Michael Lewittes

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Nicole Richie did not tell her sister Sofia to “ditch” Justin Bieber because he’s a “bad influence,” despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it “did not happen,” and it’s “not true.”

According to OK!, Richie is “begging” her little sister to “cut things off” with Bieber. The tabloid quotes a so-called “insider” as saying, “Nicole’s been there and sees through Justin.” The supposed source continues in unnaturally expository language, “He’s known to bounce around from girl to girl, and Sofia is sweet and young. Nicole is really worried she’s going to get hurt.”

After noting how the budding model Sofia has learned to “grow up fast,” the publication’s alleged “insider” still expresses that the younger Richie “can still be pretty naive.” “Nicole thinks that Justin will be a bad influence or just end up breaking her heart,” adds the tabloid’s source.

It’s all not true. Nicole Richie does not believe Bieber is a “bad influence” on Sofia, who turned 18 on Wednesday and celebrated her milestone birthday with the singer and friends at the Hollywood hotspot Doheny Room. We’re told that while Richie is protective of her kid sister, she also knows Sofia is capable of handling herself. A source close to the older Richie exclusively tells Gossip Cop she never told Sofia to “ditch” Bieber. Our impeccable insider says the tabloid’s claim is “not true” and a conversation like that “did not happen.”

Of course, OK! hasn’t exactly been known for its Richie sources. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid nearly a year ago when it wrongly reported Richie and husband Joel Madden were divorcing. Nor are its Bieber insiders useful. We recently corrected the magazine when it falsely contended the singer routinely has sex with his household staff. Much like those two stories (and more), the current claim about Richie warning her sister Sofia about Bieber is similarly untrue.

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