Washington, May 28: Justin Bieber has been accused of criminal battery after a fight with a paparazzo.
Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons.
A paparazzo attempted to take Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez's picture and some sort of physical altercation erupted between the singer and the camera guy, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Later the photog called 911, and when cops arrived, the couple had already split.
The photog complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a short time later.
The photog filed a police report naming Bieber as the culprit. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery.
Law enforcement said detectives want to speak with Justin, Selena and any other witnesses.
According to latest report obtained by the tabloid, several witnesses at the scene say after the altercation, a lawyer walked up to the photog and said he could get a lot of money out of the incident and advised the dude to call for an ambulance and file a police report.
Witnesses also say the photog had been blocking Bieber's car as the singer was trying to leave. He got out of the car and asked the guy to move away but he wouldn't, and a scuffle resulted. (ANI)