Justin Bieber Defends Deposition Behavior

Justin Bieber in his deposition Justin Bieber in his deposition

Justin Bieber is standing up for himself.

The pop heartthrob seemed to defend himself against all the headlines on Monday, which were slamming the star for his behavior in a taped deposition, which was posted online.

“Love how some people love to twist and justify the horrible action of others. We all have a right to defend ourselves and feel harassed,” Bieber Tweeted.

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“They can’t break us. They can’t get us down. We are too strong. We love too much. #mybeliebers,” he added.

Justin was described as “Smug” in the deposition in a headline from the New York Post, while the National Post said he gave the lawyer “some serious attitude.” Britain’s The Mirror said the deposition exposed “Bieber’s shocking bratty behavior.”

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At one point in the video, when Justin laughs at a question, the lawyer for a photographer suing one of Bieber’s bodyguards, asks if they need to read the question back to the pop star. “Well, I don’t know, Katie Couric,” Justin responds. “You tell me.”

Bringing up Selena Gomez, however, made the singer angry.

“Have you ever talked with Selena Gomez and discussed your feelings about paparazzi with her?” the lawyer asked.

“Don’t ask me about her again,” Justin responded. “Don’t ask me about her again. Don’t ask me about her again.”

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During another moment, Justin takes issue with the use of the word “film” when describing a clip the plaintiff’s lawyer asked Beiber to watch.

“Will you please look at the film that’s up there,” the man instructed.

“This is a film? This is a film?” Justin replied. “You said it’s a film. You said watch the film. Is this a film?”

When asked to list the members of his team, Justin names just some of his team, including manager Scooter Braun, but he ends the dialogue by saying, “the list goes on.”

“It continues, for a long time,” Bieber adds, but when pressed to name more names, Justin replies, “I don’t recall.”

When asked how often his team meets to discuss his bodyguards, Justin answers, “I don’t recall,” before closing his eyes and seemingly acting as if he’s nodded off.

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