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Bieber a bada--? DA's alleged investigation into paparazzo brawl

Bieber stares ominously into space at the Sentul International Convention Center in Bogor, Indonesia in 2011.
Bieber stares ominously into space at the Sentul International Convention Center in Bogor, Indonesia in 2011. cukuskumir/Flickr

Justin Bieber, the baby-faced 18-year old singer, has assault charges pending with the LA District Attorney. It's like hearing John McEnroe agreed with a referee after arguing a call, felt bad about it, and then baked the ref brownies.

The alleged altercation would put Bieber on par with Tommy Lee, Chris Brown and a laundry list of other celebrities, and it definitely doesn't fit the family friendly, boy-next-door image Bieber's used to sell millions of albums.

TMZ cites several witnesses who claim a lawyer approached Jose Sarros, the paparazzo pressing the charges, after the alleged altercation, and told him to file a police report and call an ambulance ... then told him he could get a lot money from the incident. But the real question is, can Sarros live with the stigma of getting trounced by the wee Bieber?

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