The Real Reason Bieber (Allegedly) Smacked a Kid
Not surprisingly, sources insist baby-face teen wasn't at fault
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2010 10:40 AM CDT
Justin Bieber arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Tweens around the world were probably horrified to learn yesterday that heartthrob Justin Bieber had been accused of assault—but it turns out he may actually have been the victim. The Bieb was innocently playing laser tag when the alleged 12-year-old victim actually instigated the fight, sources tell TMZ. The 12-year-old repeatedly targeted Bieber, eventually cornering him; when the pop star said he’d had enough, the 12-year-old called him a “f****t”—twice. All Bieber did, apparently, was push the boy’s hand aside as he left. To see how Bieber intends to respond, click here.

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Oct 19, 2010 8:25 AM CDT
Why presume Bieber is innocent?
Oct 19, 2010 6:42 AM CDT
Kid starts really have a tough time trying to be a kid. If I was Beiber, I would've got that bully off of me too! If Beiber was an average Joe (not famous), this story would've never hit the media but since he's a star, he comes the publicity and probably a lawsuit will follow. Undisciplined children are products of their undisciplined parents...a strap didn't kill me!
Oct 19, 2010 2:23 AM CDT
maybe Beiber can make a song about obnoxious little punks, and the parents that don't control their behavior....just a money grab folks..nothing to see here move along :)