Justin Bieber Pleads Guilty To Assault, But These Other Cases Against The Singer Are Still Unresolved
Actions speak louder than words. Following Justin Bieber's highly publicized apology tour and agreement to be roasted on Comedy Central, it seems like the pop star is doing something constructive following his countless "I'm sorry" statements about his legal and personal troubles. Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to assault and reckless driving in a Canadian paparazzo lawsuit case, according to Us Weekly. After appearing in court on June 4, he received an absolute discharge on the assault charge and a fine of $750 CAD (around $600 USD) for the careless driving charge.
Bieber was arrested on August 29, 2014 after he was involved in a collision between a minivan and an ATV, which resulted in a physical altercation. Bieber's lawyer said the absolute discharge for the assault case “recognized the fact that it was an incident that was somewhat provoked and that it lasted less than a minute."
It is a good thing that Bieber seems to be owning his actions and taking responsibility for them. After all, admitting that you have done something wrong is only the first step. It seems like he is slowly moving into the second step, making amends for his actions. Hopefully, this will point him in a direction toward the end of all of his legal issues and truly rehabilitating his public image.
As we all know, Bieber has been the subject of many legal cases over the past few years, including paying $80,000 in restitution after egging his neighbor's house, and being arrested for an alleged DUI while drag racing. Although most of the cases have been closed, there are still a couple of legal issues pending against him.
For instance, there is still a warrant out for his arrest in Argentina in connection with an alleged assault from 2013 where he was accused of sending his bodyguards to attack a photographer. This happened during the same South American tour when he was accused of illegal graffiti tagging. For the alleged assault in Argentina, Bieber could possibly face up to six years in prison if he is convicted on the charges. And the warrant could potentially force him to return to the South American country. Also, the pop star's former neighbor (the same one whose home was egged by the singer) has accused him of verbally abusing his wife and daughter, as well as destroying his reputation. According to TMZ, the neighbor is suing him for $1 million.
So obviously, Bieber is not exactly home free yet, but let's hope that he takes all the steps necessary to get there.
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