Justin Bieber is a big bully who’s trying to weasel out of what he rightfully owes the former neighbors he tormented. At least, that’s the claim made in new court documents filed by his neighbors.
In papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz blast the “Purpose” singer for trying to reclassify their suit against him as a limited civil matter that would cap damages at “less than $25,000,” when in reality the damages “easily exceed $1 million.”
“Justin Bieber is a bully,” the new documents read. “He has been spitting [at], punching and bullying other members of the public with impunity for years.”
Specific to their case, the Schwartzes claim, Bieber committed assault and battery after Jeffrey Schwartz asked the singer to slow down when driving his Ferrari in the neighborhood.
“Without any provocation or justification, Bieber assaulted and battered Mr. Schwartz by spitting un his face and threatening to ‘f-cking kill’ Mr. Schwartz and ‘f-cking kick his ass,” the document reads.
Bieber and the Schwartzes, who were neighbors in Calabasas, Calif., have a long, contentious history with each other. Jeffrey Schwartz filed suit against the singer in March 2015, claiming that Bieber and his entourage ran amok in the neighborhood — holding noisy bashes, spitting in Schwartz’s face and cursing at his wife and child. Schwartz also claims that Bieber’s bodyguards called him a “little Jew boy” and taunted him with, “What are you going to do about it, Jew boy?”
Previously, Schwartz accused Bieber of egging his house. In July 2014, after being charged with misdemeanor vandalism, Bieber pleaded no contest in the egging case, receiving two years of formal probation. Bieber was also ordered to pay the Schwartzes $89,000 in restitution for the damage.
In addition to the specific grievances against them claimed by the Schwartzes, the new documents cite “a string of incidents and brushes with the law” that Bieber has been involved in, including an alleged 2010 incident in which the singer was accused of assaulting a 12-year-old boy, and “a physical altercation with a photographer.”
“The laundry list of Defendant’s above-referenced offensive and despicable conduct will be presented to the jury in the trial of this action,” the new documents read.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.