Justin Bieber Stands Up For Himself, Defends Deposition BehaviorBy: Meaghan Ellis - March 11, 2014
On Monday, Mar. 10, the Beebs dominated headlines as numerous media outlets slammed the “Beauty and the Beat” singer for his crass formality during the taped deposition, which surfaced online.
TMZ actually obtained a full copy of the four and a half hour deposition, which was conducted for the lawsuit in which Bieber’s bodyguard was sued for allegedly beating up a photographer. The publication had the full video shortened in an effort to highlight the most shocking parts. Although the footage was definitely jaw-dropping, most of it wasn’t surprising.
The deposition videos actually confirmed media speculation about Bieber’s behavior away from the public eye. However, he sees absolutely nothing wrong with any of it. As a matter of fact, he’s even taken time to address the media via Twitter.
“Love how some people love to twist and justify the horrible action of others. We all have a right to defend ourselves and feel harassed,” Bieber tweeted. “They can’t break us. They can’t get us down. We are too strong. We love too much. #mybeliebers,” he added.
The New York Post described Bieber as “smug,” while Mirrors U.K. purported that the deposition shed light on “Bieber’s shocking bratty behavior.” At one point during the video, Bieber reportedly giggled at one of the questions.
When the lawyer of the photographer suing Bieber’s bodyguard interjected with a question, Bieber basically laughed at the inquiry. He was then asked if they needed to read the question back to him, he quickly fired back with a rude response. “Well, I don’t know, Katie Couric,” he quipped. “You tell me.”
Then, at another point during the deposition, the Canadian singer even feigned exhaustion! But, he definitely made it clear that there was one topic he would not be discussing – Selena Gomez. When asked if he shares his sentiments of the paparazzi with Gomez, he gave a repetitive, yet concise answer clearly expressing that Gomez is off limits.
“Don’t ask me about her again,” Justin responded. “Don’t ask me about her again. Don’t ask me about her again.”
Bieber’s behavior may have been shocking to some, but he obviously has no desire of putting on airs for the public any longer. So, if anyone was expecting a public statement of apology from the Beebs, it looks as though that won’t be happening!
Image via Justin Bieber, Facebook