D.A. Declines to File Charges Against Bieber for Commons Incident

The incident between Justin Bieber and a photographer took place outside a Calabasas movie theater in May.

Singer Justin Bieber will not face charges stemming from an alleged run-in with a photographer outside a Calabasas movie theater last spring.

In a charge evaluation worksheet released today, Deputy District Attorney Mara McIlvain said all photos and video taken by "the many photographers" who were in the parking lot outside the theater at the Commons in Calabasas on May 27 were reviewed, and "no photos of a physical altercation" between Bieber and the photographer turned up.

The photographer claimed that the 18-year-old singer—who was with girlfriend Selena Gomez—got out of a van, punched him in the face and kicked him in the stomach, according to McIlvain.

The photographer was examined by a doctor who found "only superficial injuries," and sheriff's deputies who went to West Hills Hospital did not observe any visible injuries on the man's face or abdominal area, according to the document dated Oct. 22.

The prosecutor wrote that there was "no additional corroborative evidence" for the photographer's statement, and "there is contradictory evidence" and "insufficient evidence for proof beyond a reasonable doubt" to file a battery charge.


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