Justin Bieber has always expressed a desire to keep his image squeaky clean, but his reputation is now tarnished because of a recent run-in with a photographer on Sunday afternoon. TMZ has just learned that the case will be referred to the Los Angeles County district attorney for possible prosecution.
It is typical for police to refer high-profile cases to prosecutors, and that’s exactly what happened with Bieber’s case. But the investigation is no where near complete. Police have requested to interview the teen pop star, but he is currently in Norway.
TMZ first covered the story, saying that Bieber is a suspect for criminal battery against a pap in Calabasas on Sunday. The photographer called 911, but the singer and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, had already left the scene when they arrived.
The photographer was taken to a hospital and then filed a police report against Bieber.
If Bieber is charged and convicted, he could face up to six months in jail.
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