A judge ruled Tuesday that naked Justin Bieber footage taken following his arrest in January will be made available to the public but must be censored to “shade or blacken” the pop star’s private parts.
“The Court finds that there exists a right to privacy as it relates to the exposure and dissemination of the Defendant’s genitalia,” Miami-Dade County Court Judge William Altfield said.
Two redacted video clips, which depict the singer urinating while in a holding cell after his arrest for DUI, will be released in the coming days.
“Mr. Bieber’s right to privacy is paramount,” Altfield added. “He has not lost his right to privacy, and that is what is important here.”
Bieber was arrested on January 23 in South Beach after being pulled over in his Lamborghini and tested positive for marijuana and Xanax.
Despite erring on the side of privacy, Miami Beach police did release photographs of the pop star’s tattoos.