Mom Suing Justin Bieber for Hearing Loss (Video)
A mom from Oregon is suing Justin Bieber and his concert promoter for more than $9 million worth of damages, claiming that her ears have been damaged when she watched Bieber’s concert two years ago.
Mom Stacey Wilson Betts, a mother of five, took her daughter to a Bieber concert on July 14, 2010 at the Rose Quarter in Portand Oregon, expecting to see a good show. However, instead of enjoying the pop idol’s concert, the loud screaming of ‘Beliebers’ caused her permanent hearing loss.
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in the U.S. District Court in Oregon, claimed Bieber “enticed the crowd” by waving his arms in an upward motion while riding over them in a heart-shaped aluminum or steel gondola.
According to the copy of the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Betts is claiming a total of $9,230,000 worth of damages for ‘expenses, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, severe tinnitus, hyperacusis (an oversensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound) and permanent disability and impairment’ to both of her ears.
“Mr. 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, whereas, I was struck with a sound blast,” Betts said on her lawsuit against Bieber.
The lawsuit names Justin Bieber, along with his record company, Island Def Jam Records; the concert promoter, AEG Worldwide; and the venue owner, Vulcan Sports Entertainment as co-defendants, claiming that they displayed “negligence” by allegedly failing to “maintain safe decibels at all times during their events.”
“Due to the negligence of Justin Bieber, Island Def Jam Records, Rose Quarter owned by Vulcan Sports and the promoter AEG World, I suffered a sound blast during a concert because a steel/aluminum gondola acted as a sound conductor,” Betts added in her court papers.
Below is the short video of the concert of Justin Bieber where Mom Stacey suffered hearing loss: