Bieber Deposition

St. Scholastica's Student Newspaper
The Cable
By: Anna Wetter - Student Journalist -
Photo credit to abcnews.go.com

Photo credit to abcnews.go.com

Not-So-Breaking News: Bieber still portraying himself as the world's smallest, most insolent pop-diva. In a recently released video of Bieber's deposition hearing regarding a lawsuit filed against him for his bodyguards beating up a photographer, Jeffrey Binion, Bieber gives the performance of a lifetime as a 20-year-old who refuses to act his age, and the internet world is eating it up. If you haven't seen it yet and have run out of videos of funny videos to watch, I would highly suggest looking it up on YouTube. It is one of the smuggest yet greatest deposition videos of all time.

Bieber's deposition took place in Miami on March 6th, 2014 and was thrown questions regarding his bodyguards' aggression towards paparazzi, Usher, and Selena Gomez. During the line of questioning by Binion's lawyer, Mark DiCowden, Bieber commented that, "I don't have to listen to anything you have to say." Funny thing about being in a deposition regarding a serious lawsuit - you actually have to answer questions. Who would have guessed? 

In addition, Bieber responded to questions with, "Guess what? I don't recall." For instance, when asked if he's ever been in Australia (most likely regarding an incident in December when his bodyguard was accused of throwing a fan's father down a flight of stairs while he was in Australia) he was quite confused with the question and said, "I don't know if I've been to Australia. Have I been to Australia?" Yes, Justin Bieber, you have been to Australia... FOUR TIMES.

In what is my all-time favorite moment of the deposition video, Bieber was asked if Usher played an instrumental part in his career and he responded with this glorious statement: "I was found on YouTube. I think I was detrimental to my own career." Even though he meant "instrumental", this is the most accurate statement Bieber has ever made.

After this sad excuse for a deposition, the photographer's lawyer, DiCowden, has since filed three more motions. One is for a second deposition for more questioning, another requests the banning of Bieber's attorneys from the lawsuit on grounds of obstruction, and the last asks the judge to find Bieber in contempt and fine him heavily for his conduct in the first deposition. The future looks blaringly bright for Bieber.