Argentina drops bid to arrest Justin Bieber


Justin Beiber

Pop star Justin Bieber got some good news on his legal woes when a court in Argentina dropped a warrant for his arrest for allegedly assaulting a photographer.

Judge Alberto Banos said the Canadian singer, 21, would still face the assault charge related to the 2013 incident in Buenos Aires, but that Bieber was not now subject to an arrest warrant.

Now Bieber is supposed to contact authorities about when he can testify in the investigation, DyN news reported.

Argentina had sought Bieber’s arrest overseas with an Interpol Red Notice but no country detained him or tried to extradite him.

Bieber ignored a November court order to appear before the judge in the case, which dates back to a 2013 stop in Buenos Aires on his Believe tour.

Photographer Diego Pesoa accused Bieber of instructing a bodyguard to forcefully seize his camera and cellphone outside a nightclub in the posh Palermo neighborhood.

Interpol, the international police body, does not issue arrest warrants itself, but can send out a Red Notice informing its 190 member states that a suspect is wanted in a particular country.

Bieber once enjoyed a squeaky clean image but has more recently had frequent run-ins with the law, including one in Canada when he allegedly assaulted a limousine driver.

Last year, he pleaded guilty to lesser charges after taking part in an illegal drag race on a Miami street.

He was sentenced to two years’ probation last year for throwing eggs at the home of a neighbor in California.

The 2013 tour stop, Bieber’s only visit to Argentina, was peppered with scandals.

He was thrown out of a hotel, and cut one show short after 45 minutes because of a stomach ache, angering some fans.



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  • Anonymous

    Oops!! Ariel Sharon is president of Israel? Someone in the Kenyan PM Press Service and Capital FM needs to take “political responsibility” for demoting Shimon Peres!!!!!!!

    PS: Ariel Sharon, the mercurial prime minister has been in a vegetative state since 2007 when he went into a coma.

    • You are wrong. Check your facts. Sharon never ever became president Israel. A little schooling will do.

  • Joel

    That is one of the million reasons why AGWAMBO should be president… #ThatIsAll

  • Anonymous

    When did Ariel Sharon come out of his comma? He has been a veggie for almost a decade

  • anonymous

    What mwanoo1 said, Ariel Sharon is definitely not the Israeli President, Shimon Peres is. 

  • Hezekielgikambi

    someone just edited it but forgot third paragraph

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