Justin Bieber turns himself in to Toronto police to face assault charges

Justin Bieber

I keep telling you guys that no matter what Justin Bieber does — short of dealing drugs or killing someone — he will never be deported back to his native Canada. It’s not that I don’t want Bieber to face real consequences, but c’mon. Celebrity justice is nearly non existent. Bieber’s very existence is a ticking time bomb, but I don’t expect him to do any time or lose his green card. Sure it’s a pain in the ass for the swaggy one to deal with Egggate in California and his DUI and drag racing drama in Florida. Now he’s facing legal drama in Canada too. Baby Biebs turned himself yesterday in at a Toronto police station concerning a late December incident. He was charged with assault:

Justin Bieber’s bad year continues to get worse. Less than a week after his DUI arrest in Miami, the 19-year-old “Heartbreaker” singer has been charged with assault in connection with an alleged incident involving a limo driver in Toronto last December.

The Canadian superstar turned himself in on Wednesday, Jan. 29. After spending about an hour and a half at the police station, he was released and left through a back exit, the Associated Press reports. He is now scheduled to appear back in court on Monday, March 10.

“The Toronto Police Service requested that Justin Bieber appear in Toronto today to face an allegation of assault relating to an incident on December 29, 2013,” Bieber’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We anticipate that this matter will be treated as a summary offense, the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.”

“Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent,” the statement continued. “As the matter is now before the Court, it would be inappropriate to address the specifics of either the allegation or of our defense at this time.”

Per Toronto Police, Bieber and a group of about five others were picked up by a limousine outside a nightclub at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 30. It is alleged that, during the ride, an altercation occurred between one of the passengers and the driver, in the course of which the man allegedly struck the driver on the back of the head several times before leaving the scene.

News of the investigation broke just hours after the singer’s attorney entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf to DUI, resisting arrest, and expired license charges stemming from his bust in Miami last Thursday, Jan. 23. He is set to be arraigned on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

[From Us Weekly]

When the Toronto-based attack happened, everyone assumed one of Bieber’s bodyguards was to blame, but now Biebs is the one with assault charges. We can speculate upon how much damage a tossed binkie can do to a limo driver, but then there’s the looming roid rage theory. It’s amazing how much of a ruckus Bieber is causing in so many places at once. Of course his team’s position is that he is innocent of everything. Swag.

* An update on the egg-tossing incident: As of yesterday morning, it looked like Egggate would go nowhere. Now CNN reports that prosecutors want to go for felony vandalism, and detectives are “tightening up the case.” The LA district attorney is expected to decide next week what (if any) charges will be filed against the swaggy one.

* Now for the most entertaining part of this post: The petition asking the White House to “deport Justin Bieber and revoke his greencard” has made some amusing progress. The White House is required to respond to all petitions that gather 100,000 or more signatures. As of 10:30 EST on Wednesday evening, the number of signatures has passed 160,000 (screenshot below). No way will Bieber get deported for his current cases, but the White House WILL have to issue an official response. LOL.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Screencap courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov; photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Justin Bieber on Instagram

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  1. QQ says:

    So his new #goals for the year are arrests and bookings in every city he goes or??…

  2. aquarius64 says:

    Third charge, second perp walk. I fear more will follow; and it will be drip, drip, drip. I would not be surprised if a rape allegation comes later.

  3. smee says:

    As reprehensible as I find him, this actually pisses me off. His parents absolutely suck. They obvsly haven’t bothered to prepare him for this fame and have just used him as a source of $. In the NYP today they were saying he’s blowing thru $1 million per MONTH. He could easily end up penniless, which is insane considering how hard he’s worked and how much $ he’s made. I hope he can find something in life that will make him turn things around bc all the “spankings” (i.e. fines, probation, etc) won’t change a thing.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Bieber is going to have to hit rock bottom at this point. Serious charges, loss of endorsements. The financial hits are starting already : his last movie made $6 million at the box office, drop in concert ticket sales, his new album is tanking on the UK charts. This is the beginning by the end.

    • doofus says:

      $1 million per month, eh? well, the money isn’t going to be coming in forever the way it is now, and if he’s not careful (spending ridic amounts of money on himself and supporting his entire entourage and family) he’s going to wind up like MC Hammer and a host of others who spentspentspent without realizing that their fame has an expiration date and, therefore, so does their paycheck.

      unless his music “evolves” with his fanbase (which I doubt), he’s going to be a 20-something who is still singing “baby” songs to pre-teen girls. which is creepy. and most of them have already moved onto other (“disposable”) boy-band groups.

    • greenie says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a lot more than that, actually. I remember when he paid $1 million just to rent the Staples Centre to watch Titanic with Selena Gomez…and when he paid close to have a million dollars for “Stewie” bling. He is so stupid. You know his grandparents are still working in factories in small-town Ontario, eh? It must just make his family sick the money he’s blowing.

  4. Stef Leppard says:

    In order for his visa to be revoked he has to commit a violent crime or be imprisoned for a certain amount of time. So…too bad for us. I wish the popularity of the petition would take him down a notch but that is too much to hope for. He’s a douche through and through.

  5. Neffie says:

    ‘We can speculate upon how much damage a tossed binkie can do to a limo driver’ LMAO , U should do stand up.

  6. Hannah says:

    Oh, can’t wait for that White House response! “The presidents thinks Mr. Bieber needs to get his act together.”

  7. dahlianoir says:

    He’ll get one of his buddies condemned in his place but I’m still hopefull karma train will hit him hard. In the groin.

  8. Feebee says:

    It does seem like his behavior is snowballing so I wouldn’t be surprised at something more serious in the future.

    The deportation thing has much less to do with celebrity and more to do with money. Any wealthy person regardless of industry who brought in substantial $$ for the US and for whom getting a Visa in the first place was pretty much a fait accompli would have a hard time getting deported over charges Bieber has accumulated. The celebrity aspect just makes this extremely high profile. He has to do something waaaay more serious.

  9. Ruyana says:

    I know nothing will come of the petition, but it gave me personal satisfaction to sign it anyway. It was my figurative slap in the face to Baby Biebs.

  10. PixelEight says:

    I wish they would deport Justin Bieber to some remote Island without TV, Internet or anything that would allow for contact with the rest of the world. I’m sure most of Canada would agree to this.

    In that last pic, he looks like a kid that stole his daddy’s clothes and bought a boatload of gum just so he can put those ugly fake tattoos on because, in his mind, it makes him look all grownup and cool. Unfortunately, he just ends up looking like the douche he is.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    The petition is hilarious. So is his posing as the tough, hardened criminal being harassed by the man when his crimes are drag racing at 28 mph and throwing eggs and binkies. What a thug. I don’t have the heart to wish him on Canada, but I do wish he’d fade away.

  12. lovegossipbutnotL&E says:

    I read somewhere that you cannot leave Canada if you have charges against you. A Canadian posted it on another site. Any Canadians able to confirm/deny this? Does this mean he won’t be able to come back till after his March court date? That would be cool, even tho it isn’t much, it would be ok with me! :-P

    • littlestar says:

      I think that might actually be true. I have a cousin who had a DUI and she wasn’t allowed to leave Canada for several years. However, I’ve also heard that it’s actually up to security officials to decide whether or not some is dangerous/non-dangerous enough to let them out of the country. Hopefully someone much more knowledgeable than me can weigh in on this, because I am curious too!

  13. Tippy says:

    This is just the type of notoriety that Bieber has been craving.

    He’ll most likely skate on everything and can point to the trumped-up Miami charges and deportation petition in order to play the persecution card.

    • Andrea says:

      Agreed. Bieber was the number one news story on CBC Toronto yesterday at 6pm. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) is actually a news outlet, it’s not TMZ. I can’t understand why they’re giving the story any play. Yesterday evening CBC was reporting live from 52 Division, like this was some sort of major news story. I’m going to chalk it up to a slow news day, Monday. Mayor Rob Ford didn’t do anything exciting, no missing children, no murders, no major accidents, no snow . . .so the Bieber news story was the best we got! I wish it would end already!

  14. sapphoandgrits says:

    His crumbling PR started with Mariah Yeater. That ended the way I knew it would — she completely disappeared, after the paternity came back positive and they paid her off. Yes, that’s conjecture on my part, but I said when she made the charge that’s what would happen, and it did.

    I think he’s been like this for years, but they could control the PUBLICNESS of it to a large extent until he turned 18.

    I am betting a major drug charge, underaged girl rape charge, or vehicular manslaughter charge is but a year or so away.

  15. Dragonlady sakura says:

    What the hell are we gonna do, people? Canada called and said they don’t want him back.

  16. Gia says:

    His parents sold him for fame and money. Congratulations assholes. When will people learn that children and hollywood don’t mix?

  17. andrea says:

    I am not fan of the beibs… but that petition is the one of the stupidest things I’ve seen. First off he hasn’t even been convicted of anything. Second I’m sure hell prob plead down eventually if he really needs to if he does a la lohan.

    Third, the wording is “tired of being mis represented in pop culture” or something like that. Really???????? Have you seen some of your celebs????

    What a waste of time!

  18. Ninks says:

    Can someone explain what’s going on with his hats. They look like that time on Scrubs that JD invented a hair helmet that allowed him to wear a helmet without getting helmet hair. I think of it every time I see the Biebs wearing a hat.

    Also, I have no love for the boy and would enjoy seeing him face some consequences for his actions, but I find the idea of the police pursuing an egging to be absolutely absurd. If nobody was hurt, let him pay for the damages and be done with it. Why is this a police matter at all?

  19. kellyinseattle says:

    Wow, he has tattoos…tough guy, huh?

  20. Mindy says:

    Not for nothing…. Amy Winehouse was arrested for heckling a show in London’s West End, she admitted to drug possession and she was NOT allowed in our country because of that – she was TROUBLED and not a danger to those around her (just to herself) – he WILL get someone either hurt or killed with bullshit antics. I see no reason why they shouldn’t revoke Lil’ Douchenozzle’s green card.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    From TMZ: Bieber’s toxicology report from the Miami arrest has come back. He tested positive for marijuana and Xanax in his system. It doesn’t matter if his BAC was under the legal limit, the prosecution can still go forward for DUI because of the other substances. Look for Bieber and his lawyer to plead this out. Even with the alleged fudged police report Bieber’s lawyer would have to PROVE, not raise reasonable doubt, that the toxicology report was faked.

    • Tippy says:

      The presence of marijuana (THC) can be detected by urinalysis weeks after ingesting it. The Miami DA must convince a jury that Bieber’s ability to drive was impaired without having the benefit of a test which would measure the quantity of drugs in a person’s body and it’s effects on the Biebs the night of his arrest. I don’t know whether it’s even illegal
      to drive while taking Xanax.

      Resisting arrest is probably the only Miami charge that Bieber should be concerned about.