Singer Justin Bieber returned to Miami Thursday for a deposition related to a lawsuit filed against him by a photographer.
Bieber, 20, was scheduled to appear for the deposition at 10 a.m. across from the Miami-Dade Courthouse, according to court documents. But he spent most of the day inside a downtown Miami office building where he met with his high-profile attorney, Roy Black.
The lawsuit was filed against Bieber in June by photographer Jeffrey Binion, who claimed the pop star sicced his security aide, Hugo Hesny, on him as he was shooting the "Baby" singer outside The Hit Factory recording studio in Miami on June 5.
According to the complaint, Hesny and three other bodyguards threw Binion up against a wall, grabbed him by the throat and choked him, then flashed a gun in an attempt to forcibly remove the memory card from his camera.
Court docs were quick to allege that Hesny is not licensed to carry a firearm and ultimately blamed Bieber for the bust-up.
Binion is seeking more than $15,000 in compensatory damages from the bodyguard as well as the same amount from Bieber after suffering bodily injury, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other medical expenses.
While Bieber was dealing with the legal issue Thursday, his fans tried to catch a glimpse of him – first at the courthouse, and then outside his attorney's office. Some girls missed school, and one brought flowers.
Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach in January on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license, following what police called an illegal street drag race. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.