Bieber's Revenge: Justin Files Charges Against Fan Who Sued Him For Not Showing Up To A Performance
Pop and R&B phenomenon, Justin Bieber has made quite the reputation for himself when it comes to his tumultuous relationship with his FANS. Usually, if you live life in the spotlight you want to be on good terms with the people who put and keep you there but Justin's interactions have rippled through his fans like a chaotic roller coaster ride. Over the years most of his fans, commonly referred to as "Beliebers," have risen him up on a pedestal of adoration and fanatic frenzy yet in flashes of moody outbursts, Justin has not always done such a great job of returning the love and has occasionally met the enthusiasm thrown his way with abysmal reactions, or even the occasional dismissive and annoyed response.
Recently things have taken quite the turn for the worse as he's making headlines again for not being super great to his super great fans.
Bieber Fevervia:Viral Thread
The first incident took place at a Bieber concert recently. Justin was reading a story when he stopped to address screaming fans for "interrupting" him:
Can you guys do me a favour? he asked, “I get it, I get it, but I’m like two feet away from you. And I can hear you. I appreciate all the love it’s amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious.
Oh yeah, screaming, adoring fans are the worst, aren't they?
Of course that wasn't the end of it... next came an even more recent event when Justin went toe to toe with an Australian fan. On the streets of Melbourn a die-hard fan approached him but Justin was apparently in no mood to shake hands, sign autographs, or pose for photos and told Sabah Helal:
You have no respect level. Look at you – you’re making me sick.
Wow, harsh, Biebs, harsh.via:Fanpop
Don't get us wrong, celebrities are people, too and the human is complex, so some tension isn't the most unbelievable concept but recently Justin's bite has bit back when a court ruled in favor of a fan who sued Beiber for cancelling all of his meet-and-greets with fans on his Purpose tour, which began in 2016.
The scenario played out on Instagram originally where Justin posted a photo of him hugging a fan with the caption:
Love u guys [sic] … I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my album as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.
The heartfelt apology certainly appears sincere and understandable but for one fan... it just was NOT enough.
Melissa Matthai had purchased a VIP package for herself and her 15 year-old daughter, Gabriela. According to the mother the package cost her $1856.35 and included admission to the concert and a meet-and-greet session with Bieber for a concert in Miami.
Confusion ensued over the refund process and policy for meet-and-greet ticket holders, who were shockingly originally told that they would only be refunded if they gave up their entire ticket, including the admittance ticket for the actual show! As a result of the confusion, Matthai successfully sued Bieber for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and a violation of the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
What a whopper!
Melissa and Gabriela Matthaivia:Viral Thread
Records suggest that not only did Bieber not hire a lawyer for the case but he did not appear in court and Judge Jane Fisherman awarded $5298.75 to the mother to cover the cost of the tickets and legal fees.
Well, apparently Justin had a change of heart and has snapped back. The singer and artist, who is pulled in a whopping $56 MILLION last year alone, has filled charges against Matthai asking that she be sanctioned by the court. Not only that but according to the Daily Mail, he also accuses Matthai of “improperly obtaining the default judgment."
On a limb, we're going to assume this isn't about $5298.75 and how deeply that would cut into his millions and is more about the principal of the matter. "Belieb" us, we're eagerly awaiting the outcome of this entire situation!via:Hollywood Life