Overall, Justin Bieber has done an excellent job of rehabilitating his public image following the release of last year’s Purpose album, including an April 9 stop at Houston’s sold-out Toyota Center, but he appears to have stumbled after the show. Bieber drew quite a bit of media attention during his visit: shopping at the Galleria; pulling local kids onstage to dance with him; and attending a post-concert party in his honor at Midtown nightclub Clé, but some of his after-hours pursuits didn’t turn out so well.
According to abc13.com, a Houston man is now suing the Canadian pop star, 22, for assault resulting from a beer-bong mishap during the afterparty. Quoting the suit, the station says, “Unfortunately for Bieber, he was clearly a novice because as he attempted to chug his beverage through the beer-bong, he miscalculated the amount of beer he could intake and beer spilled all over himself, his clothes and on his face."
The plaintiff, Robert Morgan, says he was recording the incident and Bieber noticed, which angered the singer to the point that he grabbed Morgan’s phone and smashed it, even after Morgan offered to delete the offending Snapchat conversation. While Bieber snuck out the club's back door, Morgan was unable to retrieve his SIM card after the ensuing melee, the suit alleges, and lost photos from his grandmother’s 100th birthday party in the process.
It could be a while before Bieber lives this one down. It seems unlikely he will ever see the inside of a courtroom — Morgan is suing for $75,000, and Bieber probably spends more than that on sports cars. The real fail is a 22-year-old dude not being able to handle a beer bong.
Apparently there’s one more lesson here, too: Don’t open for Justin Bieber. The suit also goes on to say he allegedly extinguished a “cigarette or blunt” on his opening act, Post Malone, while the Dallas rapper performed during the party.
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