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Assault Charges Against Justin Bieber Dropped

Sep 9 12:57
Justin Bieber has one less legal issue to worry about.

Assault charges against the pop star were dropped on Monday (September 8), according to ABC News. He had been accused of assaulting a limo driver in late December of last year, and turned himself in to police in January.

“On January 29, 2014, Justin Bieber was charged with assault in relation to an incident in Toronto that had allegedly occurred on December 29, 2013,” the Biebs’ attorney, Brian Greenspan, said in a statement. “Today we appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto at which time that charge was withdrawn at the request of the Crown.”

“We welcome the decision of the office of the Crown Attorney to withdraw the charge, having reached the conclusion that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction. We have always maintained Mr. Bieber’s innocence. The withdrawal of the charge is the product of a thorough and thoughtful review of the evidence by responsible prosecutors. We thank them for their consideration.”

Bieber isn’t completely home free, though. He was arrested and charged with dangerous driving and assault earlier this month after an incident in Ontario. He’s due in court later this month.


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