Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has asked a Florida judge to make his deposition sealed, relating to pop star’s paparazzo assault lawsuit. Reportedly, his wants to prevent his testimony from leaking to the press.
In March, Bieber was questioned about his involvement in a fight with photographer Jeffrey Binion, which took place in Miami last summer.
The pop superstar is accused of asking his bodyguard, Hugh Hesney, to choke the photographer, and also to ask him to delete any photos he has taken of Bieber leaving the recording studio.
However, the footage of the deposition leaked online, and it portrays the pop star behaving very badly as he was questioned about his career.
Braun was due to give his side of the story on Thursday, May 15, but instead, his lawyer demanded that his testimony stays private.
According to TMZ.com, Braun now claims the paparazzi’s lawyer is just “an a**clown looking for publicity“. He is also convinced the plaintiff’s representative will ask some irrelevant questions and will try to embarrass Justin.
Scooter Braun is known to be loyal to Bieber and to stand by his side in all attempts to take him off the pop throne. While he was representing rapper Asher Roth, Scooter saw 12-year old Bieber performing a Ne-Yo song on YouTube.com. He got in contact with Bieber’s mom Pattie Mallette and convinced them to move to the U.S.
He got L.A. Reid to sign Bieber to Island Def Jam Music Group.
Scooter has also been caught up in many of Bieber’s controversies. In 2010 he was arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance when a crowd at a mall where Bieber was making an appearance got rough. He was asked by police to tweet the cancellation, but allegedly he delayed it. Eventually, tt was settled in 2011.