Justin Bieber skips deposition in L.A.

Pop singer Justin Bieber's Miami partying — and subsequent arrest — might be interfering with other legal troubles.

Bieber, 19, was scheduled to show up for a deposition in Los Angeles Thursday morning for a lawsuit filed against him by photographer Jeffrey Binion, but the Biebs was a no-show.

Binion claims Bieber is responsible for a 2013 incident when his bodyguard shoved the photographer, allegedly causing damage to his camera, RadarOnline reports.

Mark DiCowden, Binion's attorney, was told Wednesday — before Bieber's early morning Thursday arrest for drag-racing and DUI —— that Bieber would not make it to the scheduled meeting, according to E! News. DiCowden also told E! that an hour before the 10 a.m. deposition was scheduled to start at the Santa Monica, Calif., office of attorney Howard Weitzman, Bieber's attorney tried to file an emergency motion to postpone the meeting.

But no luck — the motion was denied, according to DiCowden, who himself had flown from Florida to California to depose the pop star, according to The Sun Sentinel. He also told the paper he plans to file a motion to possibly to hold Bieber in contempt of court for his absence.

"The court had ordered Justin Bieber to appear," DiCowden told E! News. "Essentially, we were all ordered to appear."

In the Miami arrest, Bieber was also charged with driving with an expired license and resisting arrest without violence. He left the Miami prison late Thursday morning after posting bond set at $2,500.

Radar reports that Bieber is currently en route to Los Angeles, so we'll see if he manages to get out of this one.

Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, who has had one heck of a PR job in the past year, showed his support for the star on Twitter early Friday morning, tweeting: "@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned."

Braun later tweeted again before "calling it a night."

"Been a long day," he wrote. "Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad."


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