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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  • Brandon Lyons

    She shoul have just left the concert! I know it was for her daughter, but seriously, she could have just left. That was stupid. Her dumb choices cost a famous star 9.2 million dollars!

  • Brandon Lyons

    If there was really something that was affecting your ears, why wouldn’t you leave?

  • erin

    she should have read the disclaimer on the back of the ticket.

  • John G

    Is she kidding, granted Bieber’s voice is barely above a whisper, but still it’s a concert. Music is loud, what do you expect? You step out from time to time; put cotton in your ears or whatever. It’s like suing Mickey D’s because you ate too many Big Macs.

  • Rhonda

    OMG!! This is as ridiculous as the person suing McDonalds for spilling coffee in their lap! Get a grip lady, really? Really?? Another sad opportunity to make a buck off of someone elses fortune. Im not a Bieber fan, but he’s a cute kid with talent. Let him be!

  • Jay

    there are just way too many idiots in America.

  • Sara


    • CAD

      Hearing loss is a handicap that traps people into isolated lives.

      Concerts a very loud – Never go to a large event without earplugs to protect your hearing. THE DAMAGE CANNOT BE FIXED

    • Fred

      Yep, doesn’t take a genius to know coffee will be hot or concerts are loud even I figured that out

      • Jeffrey

        “hot” does not include just below boiling and impossible for human consumption at the temperature served. “loud” does not include decibel levels that cause permanent hearing damage when in a designated spectator area of attendance.

  • McKenna

    just another money hungry low life…does she really think she will win? like come on its common sense to leave or go sit in the lobby til the concert is over. some people…geez.

    • Vickie Briscoe

      You got that right!

      • bill

        remember the woman who sued mc’donalds and won because her coffee was to hot, anthings possible in court now.

  • http://facebook tabby

    This lady is another example of those people that are ” sue happy” she probably collects welfare! Lazy people like you suck!! So do the judges that award these LAZY people!! Get off your A$$ and get a J O B!!

  • http://yahoo Jen of Lake Charles

    I’m 49 years old and i have never heard of this lame exuse!LOL you just thriving off his God giving talent.Get a Job Or is this your carrer now WAh!!! seuing the famous get a life and go up in your bedroom closet and say your prayers jelousey is a sin I’m a fan such God Givin Talent!!! Don’t take thataway from him … Shame shame!

    • Mitch snyder

      What talent.

  • Fred

    Just when you thought they couldn’t get much dumber along comes this stupid moron

    • http://yahoo Jen of Lake Charles

      Oxy!!!sad thing is people get away with stupid because people are stupid

  • Chris

    Justin Bieber is whinny kid singer with not a lot of talent as far as I am concerned but the reality is this. This woman is a joke. It’s just another case of some loser trying to get their mitts into something they are not entitled to. I think Justin Bieber is a no talent,, much like Shawn Cassidy back when I was young but to try and take this kids money like this is just a joke and this woman needs to be made an example of in court so these bogus lawsuits are stopped once and for all.

  • Jordan

    to the mom suing Justin Bieber, you shoud not sue him because of your ears… you know that justin bieber concerts are going to be loud, you know there are fans who are going to scream, maybe you should have never went to the concert…. next time take fricking ear plugs… i feel bad about your ears but you are stupid to sue him… Grow Up.!

    • Jean

      stupid woman shouldn’t have a case. she went there of her own accord. Justin didn’t buy her the ticket, she bought it, and he
      surely didn’t force her to go. she just sees big bucks at the end of her rainbow. it’s people like her that make things miserable for everyone.

  • Yathatsright59

    For those of you citing the McDonald’s coffee case, I thought it was a BS suit too until I saw the documentary called “Hot Coffee” on HBO. You have NO clue what you are talking about if you think it was frivolous!! Just look it up and research it, that lady needed skin grafts for her 3rd Degree burns, which are the WORST kind, and her Dr. said it was “the worst burn he had EVER seen” All she asked was for her Medical Bills to be paid and McDonald’s said FU. Watch the documentary and I GUARANTEE you will change your mind and feel extremely bad for the poor old lady, who was NEVER the same person after what she went through!

    • Johnny

      With all due respect, documentaries are heavily biased towards one side. They focus on emotions and cleverly present information in a way that makes you sympathetic for them.

    • chicken

      The dumbass shouldn’t have put the coffee between her thighs. It’s her OWN FAULT for spilling it on herself.

      • Jeffrey

        Actually McDonald’s had been on notice of their coffee being VASTLY too hot 700 times prior. When burned, she requested medical expenses only, which McDonald’s refused. It then went to mediation, in which the mediator suggested settling the case. Again, McDonald’s refused. When it went to trial, the multimillion dollar punitive damages was the amount of profit McDonald’s received from their sale of coffee over 1 day of business operation.
        The “dumbass”, as you so eloquently put it, is McDonald’s for not taking action at any of the several hundred opportunities it had to prevent the harm caused.

    • Marina

      I saw that, and I totally agree. Also, the coffee was heated to temperatures way above regulations, as it turned out.

  • Dukes

    She forgot to ask for ticket refunds….if you’re gonna go dumb go all the way

  • DJ

    He should sue her back for wasting his time.

  • Jeffrey

    Good job boosting her case. If they are known to be loud then both Bieber and the venue are on notice of the hazard. As such they are required to take precautions to prevent injury to those in attendance.

  • Sandy T.

    I would be so disappointed in the justicial system, if she got one penny.


    I was at a Jussin BooBoo concert with my then 9 yr old. 5th row dead center and the thing that gave me a headache and ringing ears were the 25k lil girls screaming. If you want to hear a loud show go see Motorhead or Iron Maiden.

  • Catherine Damico

    Are you freaking kidding me? Some people will do anything to not get a job. Lazy, greedy, and stupid.

  • Dee

    OMG ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? Lady you need to get a life!

    • Two Pak

      I can already predict the outcome of the suit, $0.oo

  • joe

    Incredible. Does anybody take responsibility for their own choices any more? Next people will be sueing Mother Nature because they went out in the rain with out a rain coat and caught a cold.

  • Tina Opp

    Ok, sometimes shit happens and you learn from it. It needs to be brought to attention so the problem don’t happen to others and if it continues to happen despite complaints THEN they deserve to be sued. Some things I just don’t think are always so easy to predict. The coffee incident at McDonalds is another example. I’m pretty sure Beiber didn’t intentionally say “Hey, let me wave my arms and make them scream louder so I can see how many of these folks will have permanant hearing problems today.” We sue too much now a days. I feel for the lady having problems and yes it should be brought up so that this don’t continue to be a problem but she is suing for so much. Did her medical bills really come up to that much? I don’t think so. Pain and sufferin?. Well, sometimes we trip and fall on a rug and break something but we see it as something untintentional that happened we don’t go finding someone to sue. Oh wait, our sue happy culture does do that don’t they. Accidents happen, its unfortunate but they happen.I don’t know if the sound people involved in this concert should have known better or not.If so then maybe they should be sued but I get the feeling this is a first for them as was the coffee incident at mcdonalds.I really don’t think Beiber deserves to have his name smeared in the mud over this. I think something should be done to prevent future accidents and maybe have thier medical bills paid for but beyond that people are just getting greedy and all to quick to over critize the situation due to having dollar signs in their eyes. I don’t know if this lady truly feels she deserves this much or is just seeing dollar signs. I’m not in her shoes but looking from the outside in, when someone asks for that much money, its sure what it seems.

  • amilkar mayea

    why would that lady file a law suit against justin bieber when she its the on that bought a ticket meaning she has the responsebilities that her ear drumes are bad meaning if you wouln’t bought the ticket you wolnt have a bad hearing so all i am going to say its good luck on that law suit when i know that its going to fail big time.

  • http://yahoo.com Ramona Miller

    Is she serious??? She willingly goes to a rock concert and finds it too loud. How many others were affected out of the thousands in attendance? She knew a rock concert would be very loud and at any level there is a chance of hearing damage. There are exposures to this in the outside world as well. Does she normnally live in a bubble? She simply should have thought this through and decided she was too old for this sort of thing and shouldn’t have gone. As you age your hearing , like every other part of your body is more worn, more fragile. With this looney woman- age has had an affect on her mind and rationale abilities as wellapparantly. This type of things really degrades our justice system. Crazy!!! I hope the judge finds her in contempt of court for filing a frivalous lawsuit or better yet she is countersued by Bieber. This woman needs to get a life, or perhaps counseling.

    • Marcos


      Clearly you are influenced by Beiber… what a shame…

      I saw a worldwide campaign, to collect small amount of money to assassinate Beiber… I took pity of him. He is a victim of his own producer, director and crew who only wants his money….

      By the way, Beiber’s music is not Rock… his music is POP. Pop music is on the medium range, not supposed to be too loud and not too soft, to allow audience interaction and you even hear more screams from the audience. If you come to a POP concert, you expect to hear medium range sound, not loud like rock…

      Perhaps Beiber or his producers don’t want to hear negative shouts from the audience I guess, because Beiber is not so popular these days… so they have to shoot up the volume….shame.

  • David

    Concerts, like football games are very loud. That’s why I ALWAYS take cotton or ear plugs to these events. I love the excitement, but the megadecibels are quite destructive to hearing. Since I buy the ticket and take myself there, it is MY responsibility to take care of my ears. That said, frankly, I think hearing Justin B. sing would be more harmful to my digestive track than my hearing.

  • Jessica

    SO this means if i turn my sensor sink on to the hot position and it burns me i can sue the company? This means if i drop a bag of sugar on the floor and it opens i can sue the company for not having a sturdy bag? Come on lady. I’m so much younger than you, not even old enough to drive and i even know that any concert of any kind is going to be loud…… Today’s people are so stupid. I sometimes look up to older people, like parents, but this time…. This is common sense. You shouldn’t sue ANYBODY for your own actions that you did willingly probably knowing something’s gonna happen. Like, i believe someone said, the mcdonalds incident..? no shit the coffe’s gonna be hot!! I know they didn’t put a lid or something on it but are you serious? Why do you choose to spend your time going back and forth to court, signing papers, getting stressed, and being made fun of instead of just dealing with it? By all means, i’m glad she has a hearing problem. i promise my-self that when i grow up, i won’t be that ignorant and stupid to sue someone for something I did.

    • Marcos


      Clearly you are influenced by Beiber… what a shame…

      I saw a worldwide campaign, to collect small amount of money to assassinate Beiber… I took pity of him. He is a victim of his own producer, director and crew who only wants his money….

  • sherise

    old people got old ears…what was she doing at at concert geared towards young people…i like the beiber and his music doesnt mean i’d go to his cncerts…cant stand crowds nor do i like a lot of screaming people…i’d stick to the cd’s….this way i can listen to him at my own volume…..maybe justin should counter sue….i dont think she’d have an ear to stand on…ha ha…

    • http://yahoo bridet spell

      bill so over the yesterdays.stop and feel the wave

  • Bill

    I agree with Stacey or “the mom”. Concerts obviously can’t always be controlled, but limitations should be put on them. 80+ deciBels is harmful to human ears and concerts should not be allowed to exceed that volume. I understand that the crowd deserves some of the blame, but so do Justin and his “camp” I’m sure she will lose the suit agaist Def Jam because they have all kinds of warnings on their products to protect them from incidents such as this. I understand that she went of her own accord, but if I go to say, a laundromat and use one of their dryers and a zipper on my jacket gets melted from excessive heat it’s still their fault not mine. Although, I enjoy loud music also I still agree with her. And, Ramona, Justin Bieber is a pop “artist”, you have disgraced rock. Shame.

  • Ian Moone


    • http://yahoo bridet spell

      stop it lady leave the bieber alone go on boy get down get even louder love it.ear plugs next time better yet stay home leave the young man alone.

  • Tiffany

    OMG. She needs to get a life. She’s stupid. It’s her fault. She didn’t have to go. Anyways, she should’ve have worn earplugs.

  • Don

    Apparently this woman has never seen a Pink Floyd concert from back in the 90s. 1994s P.U.L.S.E (2 DVD video done in Earls Court in London) makes Justin Bieber seem like a firecracker going off in the middle of an explosion. I’m not a big Bieber fan (most are teenyboppers and I’m 70 and every generation has its own musical hero or heroes). But for some stupid woman to sue because his concert hurt her ears – gimme a break. Apparently she has her head up her a** or she is just looking for her 15 minutes of fame.

  • g

    The woman is a complete idiot. Does she think she can go to a live
    concert and there is volume control. Think she is a brick short of a full load.

    • Bella

      Yeah right – a few fries short of a happy meal. there arent enough words to express how idiotic this is……not from this planet.

  • Butchboy

    The bieb-boy was too loud? Gramma, let’s go see Motorhead and Slayer sometime, mayhaps your ears will bleed…

  • http://sdflkjslkf d

    I hope this lady is deaf. What a bitch.

  • Mr Ostrich

    I am not a fan of Bieber but to see this kind of insane woman who likes to accuse people, just makes me MAD DD……

  • Kaleb

    Let’s all take a moment to realize that this.
    This is actually a thing.

  • Dave

    I’m going to sue her for making me waste my time reading this.

    • Naysayer

      She didn’t make you waste your time any more than Justin Bieber made her expose herself to his excessive decibels. Everybody needs to grow up and take responsibility for their own actions.

  • http://newbizshop.com Derek

    If she win’s, I’ve got 10 bands that I can sue. I’ll be watching this closely because I could be a millionaire pretty soon.

    • Naysayer

      “win’s” ????????


      • http://newbizshop.com Derek

        Thanks for the pep talk. :)

  • Callmenames

    My ears bled when I heard him for the first time. Let the lawsuit lineup begin! I’m first…
    He sucks

    • Bella

      yeah right ..he sucks! but seriously – dont listen to his music! problem solved!

  • Liz

    I always carry earplugs, but I shouldn’t have to.
    These “performers” should be held responsible for the noise levels they produce and decibel levels should be controlled by law before tickets are allowed to be sold.
    (What about people who have never been to one of these noise makers before and don’t know that they alone can protect their hearing?)

  • Alex

    Why is it all the best talent in entertainment comes out of Canada?

  • jess

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! ive never heard of more stupidest stuff in my whole entire life.she must have didnt take her medicine that day cause u have to be mentalfor something stupid like this.

  • Patrick

    These so called “concerts” are nothing more than lots of loud noise
    for the kids. However perhaps some of them will grow up someday and
    learn to appreciate real music.

  • Robyn C.

    The problem with most of you Americans is that you’re greedy, stupid, spoiled, and selfish! Suing him for ruining your ears?? Hahahahaha! That really made me laugh! I mean, SERIOUSLY?! Were you even thinking before going to the concert?? Logically speaking, OF COURSE IT’S GOING TO BE LOUD, IGNORANT! It’s a concert, for heaven’s sake! You Americans will do anything just to get something from someone. That’s what you call GREEDY.

    Reminds me of my job of receiving calls from people who don’t know how to watch their satellite TV, or calling in because they can’t pay the bill but they still wanna watch TV and if you tell ‘em ‘no’ they’re also going to sue you. YOU GUYS ARE RIDICULOUS, PATHETIC, AND THE MOST GREEDY PEOPLE I KNOW.

    • T

      That a slightly ignorant comment for you to make, don’t you think?

      • Robyn C.

        What’s ignorant about it, smartass? You don’t even know how to use an apostrophe ‘s’ in a sentence. LMAO

        • Ellie

          Just being one women in America decided to be greedy and stupid doesnt mesan the entire United States of America is the way. Your talking about us being stupid and selfish, look at your language. Your not an angel either and because of that, I do not judge your entire country for your words. Think before you speak.

      • Lonnie

        I don’t know about greedy, but where ever you are from I
        bet you have taken a few dollars from us. We also give more
        than we receive you jerk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Robyn C.

          Of course! We’re in the same world: we trade things, we exchange money, we buy and sell, we earn money from our jobs! Those few dollars are hard earned money, and I deserve it!

          At least I’m not one of those stupid and greedy people who will sue with the most ridiculous and irrational reasons you could ever think of! Just because your government gives you the right to easily sue someone, doesn’t mean you can abuse it! Gives me the impression that you guys don’t use your brain anymore and just talk crap just to get something from someone! Among all of the calls I get, 9 out of 10 people are like that. What a shame!

      • Lonnie

        If you took calls you must be from India. That is why I get
        my computers made here now, because all of the calls are from
        people like you that can’t understand what is being said. You
        think we are greedy? Where are you from????????

        • Robyn C.

          Hahaha! Look at your grammar, American. And I’m absolutely not from India.

          Yeah, you’re prolly one of those people who calls in complaining ‘Hey, my mouse is not working so I want a refund’ when you yourself did something to it for it to stop working. You blame the company when you are the one using it?! Irresponsible being! Then if you ask for a technician, you don’t wanna pay for it. How about working your butt out and not get paid for it? How’s that gonna make you feel??

          Fucking greedy. Not to mention ignorant. :))

        • oneamerican

          no matter what you say, you are wrong. because at the end of the day those 10 calls you get (or more) are your bread and butter. so keep your stupid comments to yourself, ’cause nobody is trying to sue you for your money. and since you take calls for a living, do not pretend like you wouldnt sue someone if you had the chance. you might think you’re a big jb fan but i’m sure he wouldnt like your stupid comments either. quit wasting your time and get back to your phone ’cause my tv is tripping……..

    • Hanna

      If you’re going to bash American’s, at least do it with proper grammar…
      P.S. Not all America’s are like this. It makes you look very ignorant with your one-sided comments.

    • Bre

      Shut the fuck up with that “you Americans” bullshit. You fuckin foreigners always have some shit to say like everyone in your piece of shit country is perfect. Where ever the fuck you’re from, doesn’t matter cause its not the USA(notice I didn’t say America because that refers to north and south america, I’m talking about the united states specifically dumbass) there are people who are just as greedy and stupid as this lady. And get a life you fucking lame.

    • Bella

      A little below the belt with “you americans” but damn, soooo very true! It totally sucks – I agree.

  • T

    With the money JB has, his lawyers will get this thrown out quick.

    • John Nicoletti

      Heck, I was going to sue Buddy Hackett, once. He made me laugh so hard, I peed in my pants. Dumb and dumber.

  • Yasia

    Wooow, that is no ones fault but her’s. -____-

  • Mike

    So, if this lady wins, can I sue Nike for a broken ankle? Or perhaps I could sue Nancy Grace for being a loud, annoying b***h. Maybe a lawsuit against a comedy club for a cartilage tear in my ribs from laughing too hard? I’m just trying to figure out how you can blame a singer…who you PAID FOR TICKETS TO GO SEE…for a damn concert being too loud. Concerts are supposed to be loud…young girls are going to scream at the top of their lungs for Bieber. This is one of the dumbest lawsuits EVER. Even dumber than the person who sued McDonald’s over their own stupidity from spilling coffee on themselves.

  • Saik

    To the writer, please think over your article title next time, it really seemed like you were trying to imply that Justin Bieber’s mom was suing him. In the case of referencing a person in the article, you don’t refer to them as “mom” simply because she has children.

  • Bella

    CRAZY – RIGHT. Anyone that attends a concert should have enough common scences to take earplugs along. Especially at Bieber’s…It’s unexusable that people would actually think that they have a leg to stand on sort of speak in this lawsuit.Get a life….move on….learn from your stupidity next time you go to a concert.

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