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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.

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Aja Oxman sued Bieber and bodyguard Dwayne Patterson on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Oxman is seeking unspecified damages for injuries and mental and emotional distress that he claims are a result of being attacked on Hawaii's Shipwreck Beach in November.

Oxman's suit accuses Bieber of ordering Patterson to force Oxman to hand over his camera memory card.

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Patterson was arrested on suspicion of assault after confronting Oxman, who shot photos of Bieber jumping off a cliff. Court records show Patterson pleaded no contest to harassment and criminal property damage and has paid $6,000 in restitution to Oxman.

An email message sent to Bieber's publicist was not immediately returned.

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