Justin Bieber Sued for $9 Mil After Screaming Fans Damage Woman’s Hearing (Video)

6:23 PM PST 07/12/2012 by Aaron Couch

The pop star allegedly "enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion," during a 2010 concert.

Loud music isn’t the only risk to your ears at a Justin Bieber concert, or so alleges a woman who attended the teen sensation’s show in 2010.

According to a $9.23 million lawsuit brought by Stacey Wilson Betts, her hearing was permanently damaged after taking her daughter to a concert in Portland, Ore., TMZ reports. 

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But the music wasn’t the problem. Betts claims it was the screaming of Bieber’s fans -- and his encouragement of them -- that have left her with tinnitus that makes it difficult to sleep.

The suit says Bieber entered a "heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola," which is when things got bad. He allegedly “created a wave-like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion."

Bieber, his record label, the concert venue and the concert promoter are named in the suit.

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Bieber was recently named to Forbes list of highest paid entertainers under 30, with a reported $55 million in earnings between May 2011 and May 2012.

Watch video of Bieber in the type of gondola described in the suit below.

 

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