If Justin Bieber had done half the things he's alleged to have done then his squeaky clean image really would be in some state of disrepair.
As if being accused of illegitimately fathering a child when aged just 16 wasn't awkward enough, the teenage pop sensation now has allegations of criminal battery to contend with.
Website Tmz.com reports that a photographer in Calabasas, Los Angeles, is pursuing the Boyfriend singer after a supposed altercation between them at a mall in the area. Tmz claims that the paparazzo had parked his car to block Justin's and when he then refused to move for the singer a scuffle ensued.
Justin was with his girlfriend, singer and actress Selena Gomez, at the time of the alleged altercation. Apparently a lawyer spoke to the photographer after the couple had left the scene and told him that he could make a substantial amount of money out of the situation, causing the photographer to call an ambulance and file a police report. The police are now looking to question Bieber over the incident.
We strongly suspect that, in light of the ease at which Justin's team fought off 20 year-old Mariah Yeater's claims last year that he was the father of her son, nothing will come of this. However, it seems that attempts to derail the young star's image are starting to become the norm.