Justin Bieber Let Off The Hook For Graffiti Case After Making $6000 Donation

A Brazilian judge has dropped a case against Justin Bieber after the Canadian popstar made a $6000 donation to a cancer hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the BBC reports.

Back in 2013 — during his wild teenage years — the “What Do You Mean?” singer was charged for illegally spray-painting graffiti on the wall of a hotel in Brazil.

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According to reports at the time, Bieber had permission from City Hall to paint at a nearby sports facility but chose a different location to avoid harassment from fans.

Photos of the singer, dressed in a red cap and camouflage trousers and holding a spray can, were published by O Globo newspaper, Brazil’s biggest news outlet, at the time of the incident.

In Brazil, it is a crime to deface buildings and is punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine. Police contested that Bieber did not have consent to tag the wall of the abandoned Hotel Nacional.

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A statement released by Brazil’s civil police force back in 2013 said that Bieber had been charged with “defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means.”

It was during this same visit that the controversial performer was accused of visiting a brothel and bringing prostitutes back to the Copacabana Palace hotel.

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