Photographer accuses Bieber’s bodyguards of IHOP assault

Photographer accuses Bieber’s bodyguards of IHOP assault

AN INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL STAR: Justin Bieber at the world premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" on Wednesday, Dec. in Los Angeles. The Biebs' bodyguards were accused of assaulting a photographer in an IHOP restroom later that evening. Photo: Associated Press/Eric Charbonneau/Invision

A photographer has accused several members of Justin Bieber’s security team of attacking him in a restroom.

The unidentified snapper was trying to take pictures of Bieber at a branch of restaurant chain International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in California on Wednesday night and alleges he was accosted by several of the pop star’s minders while using the restaurant’s bathroom.

Law enforcement sources tell the paparazzo has now filed battery charges with local police.

It is the latest in a series of run-ins for Bieber’s bodyguards – in November, security personnel for the star allegedly snatched a camera from the hands of a fan trying to photograph the “Baby” hitmaker during a surf lesson in Australia, and earlier that month bodyguard Dwayne Patterson was arrested for third degree assault and fourth degree criminal damage following a confrontation with a photographer in Hawaii.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

in National, World

Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

in Black Friday, National

PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

in Entertainment

‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.