MIAMI — A Miami judge has delivered another blow to troubled pop star Justin Bieber in the lawsuit brought against the singer by a local photographer.
Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel just denied Bieber’s request the seal the transcript of what’s expected to be an 8-hour grilling and that the video of the questioning never be made public, according to court records.
Zabel agreed with paparazzo Jeffery Binion‘s argument that Bieber doesn’t have to right to keep his potentially embarrassing responses to a lawyer’s questions secret, even if it hurts his “brand.”
“Bieber’s celebrity status gives him no greater legal right to seal his deposition than anyone else,” Binion’s objection to the attempt to seal reads.
Whatever happens in Thursday’s deposition in Santa Monica, Calif., will be available for anyone to see, hear and read once it’s filed with the court hours later.
Meanwhile, Bieber was spotted at the King of Diamonds strip club in Miami this morning with what was rumored to be $75,000 in singles for the strippers.
If he’s going to get to his deposition on time, he’d better get on the road!
Binion’s complaint was filed in June after Binion was allegedly roughed up by Bieber’s security team outside a recording studio in North Miami. Binion alleges that Bieber ordered the bodyguards to rough him up and seize the storage card out of his camera.