A paparazzo who is suing Justin Bieber over an alleged bust-up in Miami last year has been granted permission to have the superstar questioned over a string of other media run-ins to strengthen his case.
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Photographer Jeffrey Binion claims he was choked by Hugo Hesny, one of the singer's bodyguards, in June, and ordered to delete his images after the 19-year-old took offense to being snapped outside a recording studio.
Binion's lawyers recently asked a judge to allow them permission to interview Bieber about similar incidents with other members of the paparazzi during his upcoming deposition to prove that his security team has a history of clashing with photographers.
In legal papers, Binion cites five other reported bust-ups with photographers in Miami, Hawaii, California, Argentina and Australia, which all hit headlines in recent months as the singer traveled the world on tour.
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Bieber's representatives challenged the motion, insisting the scope of the deposition should be limited to this single case, but a judge dismissed the objection and ruled in the plaintiff's favor, according to TMZ.
The singer will be in for a tough time when he sits for the deposition -- in November alone, one bodyguard was accused of snatching a camera from a fan trying to take a picture of the pop idol surfing in Australia, while security personnel Dwayne Patterson was arrested for third degree assault and fourth degree criminal damage following a confrontation with a photographer in Hawaii.
Bieber was back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons last week after he was accused of pelting a California neighbor's home with eggs. He is now under investigation for vandalism.
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