Justin Bieber Sued for Unsafe Decibel Levels in Concert
This is so not the week to be Justin Bieber.
Days after the singer was cited for excessive speeding and chased by the paparazzi, he’s been hit with a lawsuit by a former concert goer named Stacey Wilson Betts – and you won’t believe the reason why.
Betts is suing the adorable teen for $9.2 million because she attended a show in July 2010 and claims to have suffered severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (oversensitivity to sound) in both ears as a result.
Based on court documents obtained by E! News, Betts says she was injured due to “an unforeseen aspect of the show,” specifically a sound blast that “exceeded safe decibel levels.”
“[Bieber] climbed into a heart shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd,” creating a “wave like effect of screaming” that “enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion,” the lawsuit reads.
Betts concludes that her pain is a results of “the negligence of Justin Bieber.”
She is also suing Island Def Jam Records, the arena in which the concert was held and the promoter.