Justin Bieber has been charged in Toronto with assault after police allege he assaulted limousine driver.
The 19-year-old pop star was escorted by several police officers and a bodyguard through a teeming crowd of journalists and screaming fans when he arrived at Toronto police's 52 Division on Dundas St. on Wednesday evening.
Bieber was charged with one count of assault and is scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 10.
Police allege Bieber was one of six people who were picked up by a limousine from a nightclub in the Peter and Adelaide Street area, in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, and there was an altercation while en route to a hotel.
Police say during the altercation one of the passengers hit the limo driver in the back of the head several times.
Police say the driver stopped the limo and called 911. By the time officers arrived, the person who had assaulted the driver had taken off.
Bieber turned himself in to police and spent about two hours in the station before slipping out a back exit.
Lawyer Seth Weinstein confirmed to NewsTalk 1010, that he and Brian Greenspan are representing Justin Bieber.
They released this statement:
"The Toronto Police Service requested that Justin Bieber appear in Toronto to face an allegation of assault relating to an incident on December 29, 2013. We anticipate that this matter will be treated as a summary offence, the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.
Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent. As the matter is now before the court, it would be inappropriate to address the specifics of either the allegation or of the defence at this time."
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