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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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  • Kozmo

    Read the back of your ticket. Read the terms of attending the concert. You assume ALL RISKS, including BODILY INJURY or DEATH!! It is on every ticket, and is explained in the TERMS and AGREEMENTS that you check off on before the tickets are printed. I guess I’m more angry that a LAWYER wouldn’t even know this. And why did it take two years for her to file? I hope she has sonic proof, which will be impossible to prove, that the resonance of sound (or decibles) from the prop were the cause. Also, concert promoters, concert venues, bands, sound engineers, do take into account, people with hearing problems, and do their best to keep the dB (decibles) at a safe hearing level (plus, it can improve the overall quality of sound). A normal concert can be over 100 dBs, with a screaming crowd. If she has mowed the lawn with a lawnmower, that is nearly the equivilant to the dBs she would have heard at the concert. If she had no problems with mowing the lawn, then how can she have hearing problems after the concert? Yes, maybe a pre-existing condition was aggravated by the concert, but a problem may have existed BEFORE the concert. Therfore, the concert may NOT be the direct cause of her hearing loss. In otherwords, if you go to a concert, keep in mind that it may be loud. I do advise to bring earplugs next time. I do! And I work for the live entertaiment industry. Common sense, right?

  • http://Yahoo.com John Hughes

    What a dumb broad, like someone said, she needs to have her head examined not her ears. Why would this dummy go to a concert featuring that Idiot Justine he is a toad, I bet he is queer and likes boys and men and I bet that he does good work on men behind closed doors, he should go into business doing that, at least it will keep his tonsils lubricated. What a Putz and stupid too………………..It’s true cause I said it.

  • Lisa

    Justin didn’t twist your arm to go to his concert!!!! What a way to make money!!

  • Courtney

    All the lady wants his money and attention..

    • Why Do My Kids Sing “Boyfriend” All Freaking Day?

      Don’t we all?

  • http://youtube Cara Lee

    What is wrong with this woman, has she never been to a concert before? Concerts are loud and the whole concert is loud not just when Justin was in the heart. This woman should not be allowed at concert because she is just looking for a fast buck.

  • http://yahoo.com taina

    justin bieber diD NOT DO ANYTHING WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE YOU JUST WANT MONEY BECAUSE YOU PROBLEY DONT HAVE ANY BUT JUSTIN DID NOT DO THIS YOU LIEING I WISH SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS TO YOU BECAUSE WHY WOULD JUSTIN DO THAT TO YOU????? I HATE YOU EVEN IF I DONT KNOW YOU BECAUSE YOU SHOULD NOT DO THIS JUST TO GET MONEY JUSTIN YOU BETTER WIN THIS CASE DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN THE CASE BECAUSE YOU SHOULD NOT BE TREATED LIKE THIS

    • Why Do My Kids Sing “Boyfriend” All Freaking Day?

      WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO USE ALL CAPS I CAN’T EVEN READ YOUR POST CAN YOU READ MINE? IF YOU SEE MY POINT SAY JB SUX (HE DOES)

  • Jon

    I feel bad that she has hearing problems but 9 million dollars? That’s just taking advantage of Bieber being famous. If it was like $900 then I’d be on her side but really, 9 million? Common lady it’s not like Justin was screaming “Everybody yell as loud as you can so that lady right there can’t hear anymore!”.

    I’m no Beliber but I am on the Bieber side in this case.

  • kristie

    How on earth can this moron sue Justin B???? All he did was perform. He didn’t set the sound system… If she has such sensitive ears then why didn’t she keep her sue happy ass at home? GET A LIFE LADY!!!

    • Why Do My Kids Sing “Boyfriend” All Freaking Day?

      She’s a MOM … her kids were MOST LIKELY the ones screaming in her ears …

  • Kyle

    Just like the last person who tried to sue him, he’ll go after this woman until she is dead broke, she’ll get nothing, and she’ll have to live the rest of her life wondering why she wanted to be so greedy.

  • Why Do My Kids Sing “Boyfriend” All Freaking Day?

    I think she just didn’t like it that her kids sang his songs in her car and drover her crazy so she sued him

  • teresa

    I am not a teenager i don’t have kids but I have been to many concerts thay are LOUD!!!!!!! I don’t care who it is anyone who goes to concerts knows before they go that it is going to be that way. If she has hearing loss she had to have it in the first place. i have been to alot of events i can still hear you can lose your hearing by listening to a loud tv or music loud through headphones. look I don’t know the lady or justin bieber and i know he’s not perfect but I am tierd of people trying to sue him for stupid stuff and I’m tierd of him being chased by people taking pictures and not only risking justin bieber’s life but risking other poeples lives also just to get a picture. i’m sure she won’t win but i have to say if you think the music is too loud stay out of concerts thank you.p.s or wear ear plugs that’s what they are made for

  • VGamer49

    It`s not Justin Bieber`s fault!!! Those concerts are loud and if she would`ve asked anyone who has been to a concert,they would say it is very loud! She should not have sued Justin Bieber!!!

  • Perry

    The intensity of sound and the sound waves are very dangerous to the human brain and nervous system. repeated exposure to this type of situation can cause fatalities, not to mention long-term damage not just to the ears, but to the organs, etc. Why would anyone want to listen to loud sounds? You cannot get “high” from the noise, just injured.

  • CC

    Oh please. That’s like trying to get angry at the sun when you go out without sunscreen and get burned.

  • JEAN

    TINNUNITIS IS CAUSED BY OTHER FACTORS TOO… THIS WOMAN IS JUST WANTING SOME FREE MONEY AND A CROOKED LAWYER TO BOOT TO TAKE ON THIS CLAIM.. HOPE SHE DON.T GET A PENNY ..AND JUSTI BE SMART DON’T OFFER A CENT TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT .MAKE HER ASS PROVE IT WAS FROM YOU BEING LOUD. I AM OLDER THAN DIRT AND CAN SMELL A ROTTEN EGG FROM A FAR.

    • http://google sophia

      i so get what u r saying

  • http://google sophia

    first of all she shuld of known that biebers fans can be really loud so why doesn’t she purchase ear plugs and second of all why is she going. just a thought she seems pretty old for justin bieber (not that ‘m a fan of him or his music)

  • Jessi

    The lady needs to take some personal responsibility. She wasn’t forced to stay there. She could have taken earplugs. Maybe she had a preexisting condition. Either way, this is just some looney trying to get paid for her own stupidity.

    • Stacie

      I agree there must have been a preexisting condition. If not why were there not more reported injuries?

  • Bobby

    I hope she wins. If the sound “exceeded safe decibel levels” that’s nobody’s fault but the people that created the sound. People have a reasonable expectation of not being physically damaged at a concert.

    • Steven

      agreed! this article is pure bigotry.

  • http://webpronews.com chrystal

    CONCERTS ARE LOUD. Kinda makes me think of the stupid woman that sued McDonald’s because her coffee burned her..because it was HOT. DUH. People are SO stupid.

    • C Hohneke

      Hahahaha. I just commented on this same thing above. Read my comment in response to the “hot coffee” thing. It is ppl like YOU, who believe everything the media says that will cause the end of power to the human public and shift power towards government and big money. So you infact are one of those unintelligent (a.k.a stupid ppl as you would so put it.) persons. DUUUHHHHHHHHH. P.S. Look up and watch the documentary (“HOT COFFEE”). It might change your views on the media a bit. Besides, this article screeeaaammmmsss biased all over it. Never trust a solid biased arguments. The best ones are when the person considers both sides of an argument. Not just one side.

  • Steven

    This article is so biased. No sympathy to that women. I stand on both sides saying that, “yes” the concerts are loud, but there is a legitimate reason that woman is suing Bieber.

  • dafuq

    jutsin beever can payy 9$ mliillion dolarzd. its ecsay.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/IndianWarCry DeAnne

    On the 7th of this month,my mother,my daughter and I went to a Rick Springfield concert,and while we were leaving,my mom said her ears were damaged,but she also said she loved it,and wants to do it again,at a different concert.
    In the early nineties,I went to an AC/DC concert.It was so loud that my nervous system was damaged as well as my ears for an entire week.Paint was crumbling and falling from the ceiling,and that was in the rafter seats that it happened.I’ve never suffered permanent damage at a concert,but I’d imagine it was the screaming girls added with the amplified music that damaged her ears,and I can certainly see where she is coming from.It is uncertain whether it was the sound guy,or JB’s fault,or the fans screaming,so she has a legitimate case.
    I would also like to add that I am indifferent when it comes to JB’s music.

  • J Piscopink

    I’m thinking “Mom” should go to Hell. Concerts are loud. This is not news. (And in case she hasn’t heard, coffee is hot).

    • C Hohneke

      Nice add with the “hot coffee” comment. Unfortunately your comment you said does not rank as intelligence, but instead as a sort of uneducated ignorance. Read more into the lady who spilled coffee on herself. Not just fox news, or where ever you heard it from. She had 3rd degree burns on her leg (required insane amounts of medical attention.) The coffee temp was at 109 degees. Skin gets major burns at less than 107 degrees. She asked them to pay for the medical bill, thats it. They refused, so they sued them. Coffee was way too hot according to health codes. There fault, along with another 700 burn reports from hot coffee. You think the media is so great, Look up tort reforms, and become educated. They pay you the least they can, and make you look like fools after. There may be more to this ear damage thing, though I do doubt it. She should have worn earplugs. Anyways don’t trust douchy media articles, and research stuff before you really bash on it. Remember, it is easier to make an ignorant comment vs an intelligent comment. Because with an intelligent comment, you actually have to know something. ;)

  • Carp

    Of course you lost some of your hearing you didn’t have ear plugs in. Most of the concerts I have ever been to they sell ear plugs because it is LOUD! You go to concerts at your own risk, get a job and a life lady, don’t just go to a concert and sue because it was loud and you didn’t want to be there! Greedy B@#$^!!

  • Jason

    WOW the amount of bands I could have got money from for willingly going to see them play! What a JackA….

  • Jim

    I think this is an opinion article. Of course it is biased, opinions are subjective. A news article supplies the facts, an editorial supplies opinion.

  • Lacey Lane

    Wow, Really? And she is an Adult?? rme

  • SCREAMING GIRLS SUCK

    The worst damage ever occurred when the Beatles stopped touring because all of the screaming blithering idiot girls drowned out the music. If the Beebs didn’t crank out the jams, you wouldn’t hear him either, which, may not be a bad thing.

  • are

    Dam well she suing him for 9.2 billion damn try to get your ears fixed with the money instead of suing damn.

  • ROBSCHERRYBOMB

    This Broad is crazy if she thinks she’s getting any money for that!!! Hello, it’s a Justin F*cking Bieber concert!!! Teenage girls go Nuts over him!!! It would be like me in front of a panel of the Twilight cast with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart!!! I would hit notes that Mariah Carey couldn’t!!!!

  • cassiek

    what the hell if its to loud leave. everyone knows how loud concerts are. people do anything for FREE $$$$$.

  • Joshalyn

    this is crazy! Seems like nowadays everyone is sue happy!

  • Kayla

    She just another B*TCh who takes more freedom out of this country over stupid law suits that should not exist. Too many people has nothing better else to do but sit on their butts and come up with fibulas law suits.

    I mean seriously! Common sense tells you, you are taking a risk. Concerts are loud. Thousands of people flock to concerts and concerts are loud for everyone to hear. The closer to the stage you are the more danger you are in to losing your hearing. If you do not take proper precaution to protect your ears (ear plugs) when you go to these kinds of concerts! It is your own fault. Sheesh what happen to the idea of people taking reasonability for yourselves.

    I can see it now. No one is going to be allowed to sit in the first 80 roles at a concert for the fear of law suits. Dumb people like that take the fun out of everything and ruin it for others.

    • aj

      DO YOU like j. biebs

  • Casey

    Apparently she never went to a New Kids on the Block concert, which would have probably been during her generation. If she had, she would have known that boy band concerts are unbelievably loud! Its called personal responsibility!

  • http://www.ajj.com aj

    PEOPLE ARE RETARDED!!!!!!! PS SO IS JUSTIN BEIBER

  • aj

    HHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Dave

    Well lets see. A mother is sueing the Staples Center because “SHE” placed “HER” two year old child on a narrow wall 30 feet above the ground and then let go of the child so she could take a picture and the child fell to it’s death. Another woman is sueing a 13 year old because when he was 11, she was sitting next to the field where he was playing little league baseball and she got hit by a stray ball THROWN BY AN 11 YEAR OLD.

    Does it suprise me that this woman is sueing Justin Beiber for an act that she was fully reponsible for. No.

  • http://NationalShowTickets.com NationalShowTickets.com

    We book a lot of concerts and speak to a lot of moms and never has anyone not known that concerts are a loud environment. Justin Bieber was not singing in a library, it is a concert venue. She could had bought a the CD “Believe” and listened to it over and over with the music turned low.

  • aj

    RRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert L

    Now that is for the books that has to be so ridiculous as far as a law suit is concerned. There should be a FEDERAL LAW that prohibits these types of legal papers from being filed, they create such a large back-up in the legal system. On top of that if they do try to file it anyways they should be hit with a fine that it is high enough to make sure they never try to do it again. This is one suit that is a no brainer.

  • MARY MESKILL

    SHE SHOUL NOT BLAME HIM SHE IS OLD AND SHE SHOULD HAVE NEVER GONE.

  • Sandra Silvestri

    She’s just trying to ride him for money. It’s very obvious. What person is so stupid to not know that concerts are loud and can damage your hearing???? You hear it on the news all the time. Did she ever hang around night clubs?? Same thing! It’s ridiculous!!! An adult trying to profit from a young kid who’s only trying to make young girls happy. I say “SHAME ON YOU”!!!!! Take responsibility for your own actions!!!! NO ONE MADE YOU GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack

    Is the author who wrote this article a retard, or what?

    • C Hohneke

      Thats what im saying man!!! He’s a f*cking biased douche bag. It’s like he didn’t even go to college. He’s prob some mail room guy that got a big shot at an article. Hopefully he gets some crap for this biased piece of sh*t article he wrote.

  • http://www.celebrityhandwritings.blogspot.com Roxanne Perri

    The lady that is suing Justin Bieber for her hearing loss: Solution- leave the concert…Ridiculous, frivolous and typical of our society, she does not take responsibility for going to what is known as loud music and blames others.

  • http://www.celebrityhandwritings.blogspot.com Roxanne Perri

    So leave the concert.

  • Tyler

    Really lady? If you do not like loud music, loud fans, and a loud musician, why did you even bother going to the freaking concert? You just freaking wasted your money. You are an adult who makes really stupid decisions!

  • Tazman

    This lady is an idiot!! Also, I bet that somewhere in all the legal speak written into the performance contracts with the artist and venues,both JB, Def Jam, and the stadium will not be held respondsible. As they SHOULDNT be!!!!!

    • Kenneth King

      This is really stupid, then she should have stayed home all concerts have special music levels for live performances. I’m sure it’s not the first she has attended, get a life woman…..I will be really interesting in with the out come of this case.

  • Steven

    I first thought it was gonna be cuz he’s music is so bad that it affected her hearing. That woulda been funnier

  • jimmy b

    Justin Bieber is queer. Not worth losing hearing over.

    • Mallori

      i agree he is but the mother should no better then bring her daughter a concert that there going be loud. she old enough to understand that.

  • Mallori

    omg really. is she that stupied. she not going to win this she nuts

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