Justin Bieber has just found himself in another legal entanglement — this time with an anti-Semitic twist.
The “Never Say Never” singer is being sued by his former neighbor and egging victim who claims emotional distress because, among other things, Bieber’s bodyguards allegedly called him a “little Jew boy.”
In the suit, Jeffrey Schwartz — who was Bieber’s neighbor in Calabasas, California — say 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.
The suit alleges that, during one incident, Bieber was “speeding around the neighborhood in his Ferrari.” When Schwartz walked over to “ask him to stop putting their kids’ lives in danger with his reckless antics,” the complaint claims, Bieber’s bodyguards called Schwartz a “little Jew boy” and taunted him repeatedly by asking, “What are you going to do about it, Jew boy?”
Schwartz also claims that Bieber threatened to”f—ing kill” him at one point while living next to him.
“Plaintiff and their [sic] family were repeatedly and frequently harassed and intimidated and their safety threatened … by Mr. Bieber, his employees, agents and associates,” according to the lawsuit, which notes that Schwartz “is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.”
Followers of Bieber’s various misdeeds will recall that, in September, the singer struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time in the egging incident. Bieber, who pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor vandalism, avoided jail time, but was sentenced to two years formal probation, community labor and anger management classes.
He was also ordered to pay $89,000 in restitution for the damage caused by the January 2014 egging incident.
Claiming assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and trespass, Schwartz and his wife Suzanne are seeking unspecified damages.
A spokesperson for Bieber did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.