Justin Bieber and former bodyguard Moshe Benabou settle lawsuit, avoid trial

By Gina DiFalco,

Justin Bieber has one less legal issue to worry about. The 19-year-old pop star has settled a lawsuit brought against him by his former bodyguard, Moshe Benabou, who claimed Bieber attacked him backstage of one of his concerts.

Their private settlement prevents the case from going to trial next month, likely the last thing the “Never Say Never” singer needs right now.

In the lawsuit filed in January 2013 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Benabou claimed Bieber thought he was keeping someone away from him deliberately.

"The tirade was apparently triggered by what Justin Bieber perceived as an attempt by Moshe Benabou to keep one member of Mr. Bieber's entourage physically away from Justin Bieber.

As part of this tirade, Justin Bieber repeatedly punched Moshe Benabou in the chest and upper body area. Mr. Benabou did not retaliate or attempt to protect himself out of his concerns for Justin Bieber's physical well-being,” the lawsuit read, CNN reports.

Among legal problems Bieber has that are still active are his DUI arrest, as well as his assault charge in Canada. He’s also still under investigation for a felony vandalism charge for allegedly hurling eggs at his Calabasas, Calif. neighbor’s home and causing serious damage.

image: ABC

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