Nov 14, 2014 4:27 PM

Argentina judge: There's evidence against Bieber

The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) There's enough evidence against Justin Bieber to question him in a criminal case, an Argentine investigative judge said Friday.

Bieber is accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during a 2013 South American tour, during where he apologized for defiling the Argentine flag on stage and got into trouble with police for allegedly spraying graffiti in Brazil and Colombia.

"The evidence from witnesses, footage and photos shows that he didn't wanted his pictures taken," Judge Facundo Cubas told The Associated Press in an interview. "That led his bodyguards to chase down after the photographers and it was followed by a beating."

Cubas summoned Bieber for questioning Thursday and asked Interpol to notify the singer that he has 60 days to appear. The judge says that he'll issue an international arrest order if Bieber fails to comply.

Argentine photographer Diego Pesoa alleges he was beaten on Nov. 9, 2013, by Bieber's bodyguards outside the INK nightclub, where the singer and his entourage partied.

Under Argentine law, Bieber would face up anywhere from one month to six years in prison if he was convicted on a charge of causing injuries, the judge said.

Representatives for the Canadian-born singer could not be reached for comment.


Associated Press writer Debora Rey contributed to this report.


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