Monday 21 January 2013, 10:42 | By Chris Cooke
Screaming Beliebers lawsuit dropped
Justin Bieber is no longer facing a lawsuit for making his fans scream too loudly.
As previously reported, one Stacey Wilson Betts sued the Biebster and promoters AEG Live last July, claiming that her hearing had been irreparably damaged at a 2011 Bieber concert. The problem, Betts said, was a sequence where Bieber hovered above his fans in a heart-shaped gondola, resulting in [a] the Beliebers screaming even louder than normal and [b] the soundwaves bouncing off the gondola creating a sound blast. Or something.
It was always an optimistic lawsuit and, according to TMZ, Betts has now asked for the case to be dismissed, mainly because she couldn’t afford to hire legal representation (and presumably no lawyers came forward on a no-win-no-fee basis, given the unlikelihood of any judge holding Bieber and/or AEG liable for the screaming of the popster’s fans).
Bieber hasn’t specifically responded to the news, but did celebrate by temporarily exposing his arse on Instagram. Well, half his arse. Presumably because this was such a half-arsed lawsuit.