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Mom Suing Justin Bieber For Ruining Her Hearing

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Mom Suing Justin Bieber For Ruining Her Hearing
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To the mom suing Justin Bieber: Newflash, lady. Concerts are loud. People are loud. When you toss Justin Bieber into the mix, things are going to get louder. Although I feel bad that her ears have been damaged, at some point you have to blame yourself for the situation. Because, like I said, concerts are loud, and if you’re old enough to file a lawsuit against a musician for something like this, then you should be old enough to know that concerts are loud.

According to the folks at E!, the woman filed the court documents on Wednesday, which state that she experienced damage to her ears after a sound blast (read: screaming girls and music) “exceeded safe decibel levels”. The damage includes hearing loss, severe tinnitus, and hyperacusis, all of which, apparently, amount to roughly $9.2 million. If my admittedly fuzzy math is correct, that would amount to $4.6 million per ear.

Stacey Wilson Betts, who attended the fateful concert in 2010, explained that “[Bieber] climbed into a heart shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd, [creating a ] wave like effect of screaming [that] enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion.” She blames this gross negligence on Bieber, the promoters, and the sound engineers.

Additionally, the woman is suing Def Jam, the concert promoter, and the arena for the permanent damage she suffered as a result of the “sound blast” that tore through her cranium. Not surprisingly, no one from Bieber’s camp has responded to the allegations.

For those who don’t understand the concept of earplugs, listen to this guy.

Mom Suing Justin Bieber For Ruining Her Hearing
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  • Tim H

    Are we serious? I hate Justin Bieber, but come on, I am sure that when you purchase the ticket of someone like this, you are fully aware, if you haven’t been locked in a cave for the past 3 years, that teenaged girls and some young women go nuts over this dude. Meaning you put him in an enclosed area with thousands of screaming girls, not to mention the music and your stupidity, its expected to be loud. Some may say “unsafe” decible levels, but YOU, and only YOU take that chance. Everyone is feeling the effects of unemployment and lack of monies, why must we be sue happy.

    • Ally

      Well said, Man, well said.

      • merci

        I guess, she has no idea what an ear plug is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gingercubb GingerCubb

    You know. If she does not know how loud a live concert is, then she has lived in a cave. I would love to tak this lady on the runway at O’Hare right next to a 747 Jet Engine about to take off. Gimme a break. Like Beiber has nothing else better to do.. when did people become so SUE Happy? I say the bish go finds herself a better paying job.. Obviously Beiber did.

  • http://www.webpronews.com katie

    she should’ve wore earplugs…. but if the music was that loud she should not have went to the concert knowing that justin bieber is one of the top hit boys that alot of girls like and scream for…

  • Steve Swaggerty

    What a piece of shit loser. Can anyone really be this stupid? Is this the first concert she’s ever been to? Has she ever been to a Major sporting event?

  • Gary

    Get in line lady .Millions of people could have filed a claim but they didn’t want to be too petty (or greedy).Tinitus is about as common as cows eating grass lol.Face it, you just want an excuse to get the green stuff

  • Gary

    Sorry lady but they don’t have any Amish jams to my knowlegdge LMFAO!

  • Bret

    What a freaking IDIOT! I hope the Judge kicks your STUPID ass out of court!

  • Patrick

    The women is a complete moron. newsflash lady Concerts are loud Hell I don’t go to them and I know that. has she never been to one before?

    everybody is Sue happy these’s days.. she just wants money doesn’t matter who the celebrity is actor, Singer, Baseball or football player and so on.. you allways have a bunch of people looking to get money and sue for every little thing.

  • Jessica

    wow….”ways to make a quick buck 101″, lesson #306. take ur kid to a concert of a popstar….. its common sense, u go to ANY concert, it’s gonna be loud. esp of boy bands, girl groups, rock concerts, orchestra concerts…ANY TYPE OF MUSIC, will be loud enough to be heard in the entire arena, building, or football field. DUH.

  • Theresa Dufore

    A Who concert in the 70′s fucked up my hearing… think I’ll get an attorney. WTF, lady?? Get a life, you stupid bitch. Nice thing you’re teaching your kids, make everyone else responsible for your own stupidity.

    • Sylv

      Yep, when The Who were trying to break the decibel record, it was an unbelievable time.
      I lost my hearing for 7 days and lived in fear my parents would never let me go to a concert again. Luckily for me, they were both depressed & self-involved at the time and never noticed.

  • Christine

    I think Biebs is a girlish looking twit but he shouldn’t be liable for this frivolous lawsuit. Lady, it’s called earplugs.

  • http://cannonball@yahoo.com cannonball

    get a life mommie instead of suing jb go out to the nearest bookstore
    and buy yourself a commonsense book for dummies and read it outloud
    to yourself and your child …..

  • only

    My hearing is bad form listeng to loud mouth rap artis on radios in cars riding by. should I sue them orthe car owners. my life is screwed up from obama’s presidencey should I sue him, obama or the fools who elected the idiotic.
    She is just after money. the court should throw her ass in jail and giver her and her lawyer some serious time there

  • TM

    Mom should wear ear plugs. I am a musician and I really care about my hearings. Anything I feel “noisy” or “loud”, I wear earplugs. You can (should) protect your own safety and health.

  • http://www.yahoo.com leonelle rochon

    you f—– b—-, too bad you weren’t at Staples Center during the Kings playoffs, and Stanley Cup win. you would have gone stone deaf. you f—– b—-, you are just jealous because you wish you were a young girl, and could get in bed with this darling young kid.

    • http://yahoo gABRIELE MERCER

      Hey rochon! You SUCK!!! lol lol lol!!!!!

  • Dan

    How stupid is that one you went to the concert on your own of course it is going to be loud there is no basis for a lawsuit If I were the judge I would determine that you need to go see a shrink. I see it as your money hungry and on welfare wanting easy street get a job and buy a set of hearing aids

  • http://ArtbytheLimner Clyde Mikkola

    When this woman loses her case, please make her pay all costs incurred by the court and jb.

  • Nikki

    Geeez’ why didn’t she just leave & get out of the concert?

  • AES

    Think about what you just said. If you have to wear earplugs, then it’s TOO LOUD! You also need to add one more word to your sentence; concerts are “unnecessarily” loud. I’m an audio engineer and this “loud” mentality is often the result of ignorance – but more often it’s because it perpetuates itself. The louder you listen, the more your hearing is whittled away — and the louder you continue to need it to get that “rattle” feeling. There is a faction that equates loud with “good.” This is a fallacy. I wish more people *would* sue these acts because there’s no reason, absolutely NONE, for having the audio that hot. These are danger levels. Of what use is it to have the level so high that you can’t hear the nuances of the dynamic range present in the music? What an aesthetic waste, if not the loss that occurs physiologically in damage to your hearing! Your ears can only distinguish between a certain range of loud and quiet sounds (dynamic range). If the level is so hot, and the excursions of your eardrum so great, they cannot detect the lower-level sounds of any frequency…. the strong signals have the effect of masking the music – so you’re missing most of what you pay to hear to begin with! Wake up, people! Get some education. Hearing loss is permanent!

    • Jackie

      ….What exactly is the point in suing though? Let’s go along with all you just said, wouldn’t it be wiser for people to then stop going to said concerts and raise hell over the noise level to force them to do it differently? People can’t just go around suing because they don’t like something. There’s a lot of things/people I don’t like; should I be able to turn around and sue them because they’re ugly or their voice annoys me? What if I decided to sue you because reading your comment gave me a headache? <–(example right there, it really didn't)

      This woman walked into it knowing that it was going to be loud. To say differently is just stupidity. Where does this ridiculousness end???

  • Mike

    It’s a good thing her daughters not a Slayer Fan huh?

  • neet

    What an idiotic lawsuit, this woman really needs to find something better to do then file frivolous lawsuits…tick-tick-tick-your 15 minutes are up!

  • Jackie

    Really? What an idiot! You know that when you go to an event like this, it’s going to be loud…even more so when it’s someone so ‘BIG’, such as Justin (for some awful reason). When do people become responsible for THEIR actions?!?!

    I’m curious to see how far this ridiculous lawsuit goes. I’m amazed that it even got this far. Seriously…sometimes I wonder. I’m about to either move out of this country or shoot myself in the head lol

  • JoeThePimpernel

    Good thing this lady never went to a Beatles concert in 1964.

  • Daniel

    Typical lazy American hoping to get an easy payday. Probably, hoping he will settle out of court. He should take her to court so she can lose and be forced to pay for a lawyer and court fees. Though, the court will likely throw it out before it even reaches that far.

  • http://yahoo Liam Buckley

    NOW there’s an idea I need glasses & I have had terrible nightmares ever since I saw Bill Maher’s face on the internet…

    • Ralph Powers Jr.

      What?

    • Lauren

      Yeah, I agree I went to a Justin Bieber concert in 2010(same year she did . But I wore earplugs. My first concert was a Jonas Brothers convert and I didn’t wear earplugs big mistake (of course I didn’t know it was the first one I’ve ever been to) all this lady wants is 15 minutes of fame and appaerntly she’s never been to a concert in her entire life. Wow tick tock 15 minutes are up.

  • http://yahoo Liam Buckley

    CAN she say, Ear plugs?

  • kathy

    really have u ever been to a concert????? if you didnt read your ticket it said Justin Bieber not the Boston Pops. if you cant handle taking your kid to a concert then ask a family member who is willing to take the child and keep your poor little ears at home. also ear plugs have been around for a very long time should have invested in a pair.

  • jimmy

    fuck justin beiber.

  • rufus

    so what if shes money hungry some people need money for family members that could be dying besides celebrities that have a lot of money should be using to improve the world. but no every celebrity thinks that the world wouldnt be able to revolve without them, they think that this is their world and everyone else is just a squirrel trying to get a nut. no one else matters as long as they’re happy those people are the ones who should be thrown in jail

    • mike

      first of all i am not a beiber fan, but rufus you are out of your mind. i think you need help. if she has mnade bad money decisions in her life that is her problem. she shouldnt be trying to fix her money problems with someone elses hard earned money. i hope the judge laughs in her face as he throws the case out of court. she makes me sick.

  • Ralph Powers Jr.

    i take it this woman had never been to a concert before.

  • Devin

    I’m confused, wouldn’t it make sense for her to sue the people running the sound system and not Bieber himself? This lady just wants her 15 minutes…

  • http://yahoo mark

    MOM… Grow up. Get you some ear plugs, you can actually still hear
    all that is going on. You should know that. Planet X.
    He sucks anyway. Have a Great Day Babe.. lmao

  • OliviaA

    would this fall under assumption of the risk? if it is then i dont think she has a real case.

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    F*uck that B*itch…Oh yeah and the women too.

    • A*gainst C*ussing

      Okay, if you are going to use f*reaking a*strics a*t l*east b*lock o*ut S*OME o*f t*he b*ad w*ords! K*apeesh?

  • tim

    Pantera would have destroyed this woman’s ears.

  • OSHA

    Other causes of tinnitus include other ear problems, chronic health conditions, and injuries or conditions that affect your auditory nerves or the hearing center in your brain.

    Common causes of tinnitus
    In many people, tinnitus is caused by one of these conditions:
    Age-related hearing loss. For many people, hearing worsens with age, usually starting around age 60. Hearing loss can cause tinnitus. The medical term for this type of hearing loss is presbycusis.
    Exposure to loud noise. Loud noises, such as those from heavy equipment, chain saws and firearms, are common sources of noise-related hearing loss. Portable music devices, such as MP3 players or iPods, also can cause noise-related hearing loss if played loudly for long periods. Tinnitus caused by short-term exposure, such as attending a loud concert, usually goes away; long-term exposure to loud sound can cause permanent damage

    From MAYO Clinic web site,
    Key line is last few in paragraph, Acute symptoms from short term exposure,
    Cronic Long term exposure, usally over an 8 hr work day every day 40 hrs a week , DOn’t think she was at concert for more then 8 hrs. and 1st line of paragraph AGE RELATED HEARING LOSS.
    As I always say if its to loud your to old

  • Justen

    This is whats wrong with America! One Justin Bieber is popular… and two people don’t take responsibility for their own stupidity. I feel bad for her because her hearing is damage, that sucks, but come on exactly what this article says; it’s a concert! its loud bring ear plugs or don’t go if don’t want to get hearing damage.

  • jake

    you’re dumb if you think she “seriously” thinks he did it. It’s the best person to sue in the situation to get a large sum of money. That’s the basis behind most lawsuits people. I probably would sue to. I want 4.5 million dollars. Any of you would sue if you thought you could win

  • Mrs.Leatherface

    OH GOOD FUCKING GRIEF!!! BITCH,wear ear plugs!!!!!!!WAHWAHWAH,THE MUSICS TOO LOUD…BOO HOO HOO People like her just make me want to smash their fucking face in!!!!

  • Ms. C

    Grow up get some ear plugs, that is what my husband does at all concerts Dave Matthews we just did that few weeks ago and even I used them! Hope she doesn’t win even though not a Justin Beiber fan seems he’s been in the news a lot and he’s not doing anything wrong. Trying to do the right thing and doing what he does is perform. Get a life lady!!!!

  • prainva

    Perhaps someone who was not a TOTAL IDIOT might have at least put her fingers in her ears, even if she was too ignorant to have brought earplugs.

  • Wanda

    I just bet Justin knocked on this lady’s door the day of the concert, chained her up, and made sure she made the concert. Woman, you cannot be serious. Hell, we’re loud when we fuss. Just imagine 5000 people literally screaming in one room, the music is blasting, and Justin is singing via MICROPHONE….Did you expect to go to the concert and hear a pin drop?

  • Fred Jones

    Sheesh, woman, get a grip on reality. Don’t go to concerts, or if you do, bring earplugs. You can get a pack of 10 pair at Rite Aid for about four bucks. My first concert was David Bowie and afterward, I was weirded out for about two hours, but the strangeness faded and my hearing was fine. She’s money-hungry.

  • nicki

    Wow did Justin put a gun 2 her head and make her go lol. Old women shouldnt go 2 a teenie booper show…. What did she honestly expect??? Its so sad what people will do for money. Concerts are always loud unless maybe if its acoustic. I dont feel sorry for her one bit. Being a grown women she should have known better. What an example she is settinf for her kids………

  • Paul

    I want to know if I can sue him for damage to my ears too? Everytime I hear his voice my ears start to bleed and I get a raging migrane….. should be worth something…..

  • http://www.squidoogeek.com commandrix

    Nuts, lady, you knew you weren’t exactly going to a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. If you go to a concert from a teen heartthrob like Bieber, you have to expect things to get loud. Next time, take earplugs.

  • LA

    I remember going to an AC/DC concert in 1983 when I was 14 and not hearing much for like a week. If I had been any closer to 1 of the speakers I would have been in it. Best concert experience ever.

  • shawnie

    FIRST OF ALL THIS MOTHER IS JUST OUT FOR MONEY AND TO TRY AND DESTROY A KIDS CAREER SHE MADE THE CHOICE TO GO TO HIS CONCERT IN THE FIRST PLACE THAT MOM THAT IS SUING HIM NEEDS TO TAKE THE BLAME AND STOP TRYING TO MANIPULATE JUSTIN BEIBER HE DOESNT’ NEED TO GO THREW WHAT MICHAEL JACKSON WENT THREW MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE. I AGREE THAT MOTHER WENT TO THE CONCERT ON HER ON FREE WILL IF YOUR AN ADULT YOU NEED TO PUT THE BLAME WHERE IT REALLY GOES YOURSELF STOP TRYING TO LOOK FOR A QUICK BUCK GET EARRING ADS IF NEED BE I HAVE HALF HEARING IN MY RIGHT HEAR BUT I DONT BLAME ANYONE FOR THAT CAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED. YOU PEOPLE ARE A PIECE OF WORK LOOKING TO DESTROY SOMEONE’S CAREER OR FAST MONEY JUST GROW THE HELL UP AND GET A LIFE ALREADY AND LEAVE THE POOR KID ALONE YOU WANNA BE.

    • Caleb

      Caps lock!
      Improper spelling and grammar!
      Poor sentence structure!
      Definitely a mentally challenged junior high beiber fan

      • Joe

        Is this the caliber of education these kids are getting these days? We’re doomed.

  • Tony

    Mrs. Stacey Alexanda Wilson Betts needs her head to be examined, not her ears.

    • Jennifer

      r u crazy lady lol i mean 4 real when u go 2 any concert its going 2 be loud i mean 4 real if u dont like loud music dont go 2 a concert then try 2 sue cuz u got hurt cuz of someone and there music its ur fault u went and got hurt

  • Meg

    where do you come up with an amount of 9.2 million?!? People are getting so greedy these days like did she think the biebs was a string quartet or something?

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