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Justin Bieber Sued for $9 Million
By ROBERT PACE
July 13, 2012
Justin Bieber is now facing a lawsuit from an Oregon woman who claims that she experienced a hearing-damaging "sound blast" while she was at a concert with her daughter at the Rose Quarter Arena in 2010.
She alleges that her hearing was permanently damaged at Bieber's concert when he got on a heart-shaped metal gondola and began to hover over the crowd and point at sections of the fans to make them cheer.
According to the lawsuit, the gondola allegedly served as a "sound conductor" and created a wave of sound so loud that she claims to have suffered permanent hearing loss in both ears, tinnitus (ringing of the ears), and hyperacusis (over-sensitivity to certain sounds).
Bieber isn't the only one that the woman is holding accountable, as she is also suing his record label, the arena, and the arena's promoters. In total, she alleges to be owed $9.23 million for "expenses, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, severe tinnitus, hyperacusis and permanent disablity [sic] and impairment to both of [her] ears."
No official word has been given yet from Bieber, but his manager, Scooter Braun, made reference to the lawsuit on Twitter. He wrote, "Dear the lady who is suing Justin for 9 million because his music was too loud, screwwwww you."