Justin Bieber is being accused of using “racial epithets” during a 2016 fight outside a Cleveland hotel, and his manager is coming to his defence.
The new allegations are the basis of a lawsuit against the Canadian singer following the infamous altercation at the Westin Hotel in Cleveland.
Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter Thursday to slam the claims against Bieber as “false” and “disgusting.”
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Bieber called the defendant Rodney Tobias Cannon “the N-word” after a heated exchange. Cannon alleges the two were introduced and took a friendly photo, but the “Sorry” singer “suddenly became irate” and started “aggressively threatening harm to [Cannon] if the photograph was not deleted.”
“In addition to threatening to harm,” Bieber allegedly engaged in “threatening communications made in public in front of a number of people, including the use of racial epithets.”
Cannon is also claiming he was physically injured in the scuffle after being attacked by Bieber and then by who he believes to be a member of the singer’s “security detail.”
Bieber, now 24, has yet to respond to the allegations.