Justin Bieber Gave A Woman Tinnitus, $9 Million Should Just About Cover It
Did he do it using a dick speaker? I bet it was a dick speaker.
Justin Bieber is being sued for $9.23 million by an Oregon woman who claims he recklessly created a sonic wave of tween screaming at a 2010 concert that permanently damaged her hearing. A scenario, which I’m going to be frank, sounds entirely believable to the point that I’d be willing to bet this woman is the first survivor to finally warn us of Justin Bieber’s power to create banshee armies at will. TMZ reports:
According to the suit, Stacey Wilson Betts took her daughter to see Bieber’s show in Portland, Oregon on July 14, 2010.
Betts claims it was incredibly loud inside the arena thanks to Justin’s shrieking fans … but Bieber made it MUCH MUCH WORSE when he climbed into a “heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola” which was pulled out into the crowd (below).
In the suit, Betts claims Bieber “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.”
Betts says the gondola acted as a “sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears.”
As a result, Betts claims she now suffers from tinnitus … which causes a constant pulsing, whooshing shound that makes it hard to sleep.
JUDGE: Here’s the deal. We could all sit here and draw this thing out for weeks, or I can just cut to the chase and we’re out of here in 5 minutes. So let’s do that. Counsel for the defense, was the plaintiff exposed to your client’s music?
LAWYER: Yes, your honor.
JUDGE: Pay the woman her money. *bangs gavel*