Justin Bieber is wanted in Argentina for questioning. He has been accused of sending bodyguards to attack a member of the paparazzi outside of a nightclub in Buenos Aires. The alleged attack took place during a South American tour in 2013.
The Huffington Post reports that Judge Facundo Cubas asked Interpol to notify Justin Bieber that he has 60 days to appear before an Argentinian court. If he fails to comply, it's likely an international arrest order will be issued by the government.
Argentine photographer Diego Pesoa claims he was beaten after being chased down by Justin Bieber's bodyguards back on November 9, 2013. The singer and his entourage were partying at the INK nightclub at the time of the assault, which took place just outside the club.
If Justin Bieber were to be convicted for such a crime, he could face up to a year in an Argentinian prison. That would certainly throw a wrench in his attempts to make things good with Selena Gomez--wouldn't it? Of course the fact that he unfriended the 'Come & Get It' singer on Instagram probably doesn't help his case (the romance one) any either. Still, everyone knows Justin loves Selena Gomez. He just has to grow up and stop doing stupid things--like constantly hanging out with Kendall Jenner when Selena isn't around.
Justin Bieber has been summoned back to Argentina by authorities following accusations of assault http://t.co/yTtHyatO8d
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) November 14, 2014
What kind of legal team do you suppose Justin's manager Scooter Braun is scrambling to put together right now? Surely they won't want to send Justin back to Argentina for fear he won't be able to leave the country. Things don't work in South American countries the way they do here in the U.S. It's not always a case of 'innocent until proven guilty' down there.
— MTV UK (@MTVUK) November 14, 2014
The pastor of New York City's Hillsong Church--Carl Lentz--is praying for Justin Bieber.
“I have a special role in Justin’s life, spiritually, but … I’m not a life-motivational guy,” Pastor Lentz says. “We’re talking about making sure his life remains a blessing, not a burden.”
Hopefully lots more people are praying for Justin Bieber right now, too. It sounds like he's going to need all the help he can get to worm himself out of this legal situation in Argentina.