Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Justin Bieber's Private Parts Will Remain Private In Police Videos

Justin Bieber in court after his arrest.
A Florida judge has ruled that previously unreleased police video clips of Justin Bieber after his January arrest may be unsealed for public view, albeit with sensitive portions blacked out.

The five video clips, two of which reportedly show Bieber urinating into a cup for a drug test, have been a subject of debate since Bieber's January arrest. Multiple media outlets had requested the videos be unsealed under Florida's open records laws, while Bieber's attorney argued the release of the videos would cause "irreparable harm."

In making his ruling, Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said officials would black out Bieber's genitals prior to the release of the grainy security videos.

"Mr. Bieber's right to privacy is paramount," Altfield said. "He has not lost his right to privacy, and that is what is important here."

The Miami Beach Police Department took Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff into custody on Jan. 23, for allegedly drag racing on the streets of Miami. Police ultimately charged Bieber with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.

Authorities said Bieber's urine test indicated the presence of marijuana and the antidepressant Xanax.

Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, reportedly told The Associated Press he is satisfied with Tuesday's ruling.

[Image: Miami-Dade County Court]

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Justin Bieber Shows Off Tattoos After Florida Arrest

Authorities in Florida have released photos of Justin Bieber's tattoos that were taken when he was booked for DUI in January.

The photos, released by the Miami Beach Police Department on Tuesday, consist of several up-close shots of Bieber's various tattoos.

Authorities took the photos on Jan. 23, after they took Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff into custody for allegedly drag racing on the streets of Miami.

Investigators said Bieber's urine test indicated the presence of marijuana and the antidepressant Xanax. Police ultimately charged Bieber with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.


[Images: Miami Beach Police Department]

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Justin Bieber Surveillance Video's Released (WATCH)

Justin Bieber Police Mug Shot
Florida prosecutors have released new videos of Justin Bieber in police custody following his DUI arrest.


Miami-Dade County prosecutors released the videos on Wednesday, in response to numerous media requests.

The videos show Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff at the Miami Beach Police Department shortly after police took the two into custody for allegedly drag racing on the streets of Miami.

A small portion of the video appears to show Bieber, dressed in a dark hoodie, baggy shorts and bright red shoes, stumble during an apparent sobriety test.

Other clips show Bieber and Sharieff in a police holding cell.

Authorities said there are additional videos, including one of Bieber urinating into a cup for a drug test, which they have not released. A Miami-Dade County judge will issue a ruling regarding the possible release of those clips next week.

Police charged Bieber with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license following his Jan. 23 arrest. Authorities said Bieber's urine test indicated the presence of marijuana and the antidepressant Xanax.

Bieber's attorneys have yet to comment on the newly released videos.


[Image: Miami Beach Police Department]

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Justin Bieber's Bodyguard, Hugo Hesny, And Limo Driver, Terrance Johnson, Arrested

Justin Bieber
Police in Georgia arrested Justin Bieber's bodyguard and limo driver Tuesday for the alleged theft of a photographer's camera.

Authorities identified the arrested men as 32-year-old Hugo Hesny and 49-year-old Terrance Johnson.

"Hesny was arrested for stealing a camera from the car of a photographer who was at an arcade parking lot attempting to photograph Bieber," Sandy Springs police Captain Steve Rose told Celebrity Crime Reporter.

According to Rose, Hesny had warned the photographer he was too close and a confrontation ensued. During that confrontation, Hesny allegedly took the photographer's camera and fled the scene in a Cadillac Escalade that was allegedly driven by Johnson.

Authorities stopped the Escalade as it was pulling into a nearby residence that Bieber rents and recovered the camera Rose said.

Because the camera is valued at approximately $10,000, police charged Hesny and Johnson with felony theft.

Mug shots of the men were not immediately available Tuesday evening.

Authorities said Bieber was not involved in the alleged theft.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bright Eyes' Front Man Conor Oberst Files Defamation Lawsuit (Read The Lawsuit)

Bright Eyes' front man Conor Oberst has filed a more than $1 million lawsuit, accusing a North Carolina woman of libel for allegedly claiming she was sexually assaulted by the indie rock star.

(Scroll down to read a copy of the lawsuit that was obtained by Celebrity Crime Reporter from Oberst's camp)

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, calls the woman a "pathological liar." It alleges she has a "well-documented history of spinning tales and fabricating sexually themed stories."

The defendant, identified in the lawsuit as Joanie Faircloth, is accused of posting the claims online in December 2013. The lawsuit claims she accused Oberst of forcing himself on her after a 2003 concert.

"Conor took a lot from me including my virginity, my dignity, and self-esteem," one of the postings allegedly read.

Lawyers for Oberst said the musician was forced to file the lawsuit because media coverage that resulted from the alleged posts damaged his career.

The lawsuit seeks more than $1 million in monetary damages, attorney fees and other costs.

Faircloth did not respond to a request for comment Thursday from Celebrity Crime Reporter.

In an earlier statement to, a spokesperson for Oberst called the allegations that were allegedly levied against him "absolutely [and] unequivocally false."



Popular Los Angeles News Anchor Bree Walker Reportedly Charged With DUI

Authorities in California reportedly arrested longtime Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker on DUI charges early Thursday.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Walker was stopped near South Beach Boulevard at about 12:30 a.m., after she allegedly made an illegal left turn.

Speaking with, Lt. Tim Schmidt, Anaheim's public safety spokesman, said the police officer who stopped Walker allegedly smelled alcohol and noticed Walker appeared to be "disheveled."

Walker was unable to produce a driver's license and failed a field sobriety test, reported.

Authorities reportedly impounded Walker's car and had animal control officers secure a pit bull that was traveling with her.

The 61-year-old was booked and ultimately released on a promise to appear in court. After her release, Walker paid $100 to retrieve her dog from animal control, TMZ reported.

Walker was a high-profile Los Angeles news anchor during the 80s and 90s. She was born with ectrodactyly, a rare genetic condition that causes missing fingers and toes, as well as syndactyly, which causes fingers and toes to be fused together prior to birth.


According to her personal website, Walker is a "legendary television news anchor, investigative reporter, producer, actress, disability rights activist and warrior of progressive causes."

Officials with the Anaheim Police Department did not immediately return calls for comment Thursday from Celebrity Crime Reporter.

[Image: Anaheim Police Department]

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Todd Harrell Of 3 Doors Down 'Drove Off' From Cops Before DUI Arrest, Police Say

Todd Harrell's Mug Shot
Todd Harrell, a founding member and bassist for 3 Doors Down, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday, after he drove away from police officers who were trying to assist him, authorities said.

According to police in Mississippi, a concerned citizen contacted them at about 7 p.m. Tuesday and told them a man was slumped over behind the wheel of a black sport utility vehicle parked along Central Avenue in D'Iberville.

"Upon the officer's arrival, they saw Todd Harrell," D'Iberville police Captain Clay Jones told Celebrity Crime Reporter. "He was awake and he said his vehicle was broken down."

Jones said officers offered to push the vehicle off the roadway and were attempting to do just that when Harrell "just drove off."

When police caught up to Harrell and he allegedly exited his vehicle and was unsteady on his feet. Upon further investigation, the officers "believed him to be under the influence of some sort of narcotic," Jones said.

Harrell, a resident of Nashville, Tenn., was charged with a second-offense DUI involving a substance other than alcohol. Since officers did not believe Harrell was under the influence of alcohol, they did not conduct a breathalyzer test. However, they did take a blood sample from him, which is being examined by a lab, Jones said.

According to The Associated Press, Tuesday's incident is Harrell's second DUI arrest in D'Iberville since July 2012. The AP also reports Harrell faces multiple charges in Nashville, Tenn., including vehicular homicide by intoxication and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, in connection to an April 2013 accident that resulted in the death of 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr.

[Image: D'Iberville Police Department.]