When Justin Bieber was going through one of his darker periods back in 2014, he allegedly egged the home of one of his neighbors, and four years later, the pop star is still in the middle of a legal battle because of it. Multiple sources are reporting that Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz claim Bieber continuously terrorized them, and they are asking for $3 million in their harassment case against him.
The couple says that back in November 2017, they negotiated to settle their case for $10 million, but Bieber refused. Now, according to an affidavit, the Schwartz’s will settle for $100,000 each plus property damage. However, they want ten times the amount of the calculated damages, which brings their settlement offer to $3.009 million.
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“Bieber has treated the Schwartz family and this case like a video game, acting as if he is above the law and can act with impunity,” the affidavit said.
Radar Online reports that the document also claims that while Bieber was on probation for this case, he and his attorneys misrepresented facts to courts in Ontario, Canada, and Los Angeles County, saying that he qualified for early termination of probation because he had complied with all of the terms and conditions, didn’t engage in wrongful conduct, and was crime free.
The Schwartz’s also accuse Bieber of showing a “complete lack of respect” during the litigation process and believes he can “manipulate the legal system with impunity.” The couple says they filed the case for their daughter’s “rights and safety,” and allege the Baby singer first retaliated against them after they asked him to slow down while driving through the neighborhood.
In addition to egging their home, they also claim Bieber made death threats and spat at Jeffrey Schwartz in March of 2013. And, in June 2013, the Schwartz’s say Bieber, Christopher Moore (aka Lil Twist), and Xavier Smith (aka Lil Za) “endangered” Suzanne and their daughter by driving at them at high speed and then cutting them off.
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The couple says that Bieber and his “posse” approached the mother and daughter and started yelling at and intimidating them by threatening to follow them home.
Finally, after the egg incident — which they say included Bieber and his crew yelling obscenities — the Schwartz’s decided that they were done being victims of “systematic harassment and intimidation” by the singer and sued him in March 2015 for private nuisance, civil conspiracy, battery/assault, negligence, trespass, and emotional distress.
Currently, both Justin Bieber and the Schwartz’s are undergoing a mandatory settlement conference, but if they can’t reach an agreement, they are scheduled to go to court for a jury trial on October 1st.