Justin Bieber Found Guilty of Assault and Careless Driving in Canada
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
It's the latest legal woe for Justin Bieber.
The "Heartbreaker" singer pleaded guilty to charges of assault and careless driving in Stratford, Ontario on Thursday. Last August, Bieber was involved in an incident with a paparazzo while on a trip with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Bieber had been arrested and charged after a collision between a minivan and an ATV resulted in a physical altercation in a rural area northeast of Stratford.
"Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi," Bieber's legal team said in a statement to ET at the time. "This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation."
Bieber's assault charge was an absolute discharge, and he was discharged for the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The 21-year-old will have to pay a $750 fine for careless driving.
While only his lawyer was physically present in the court, Bieber did make an appearance via video conference.
This is not the first time that Bieber has had some trouble with the law. As of April, there's a warrant out for his arrest in Argentina stemming from a 2013 incident where he was accused of sending his bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a club in Buenos Aires.