Woman Files $9 Million Lawsuit After Justin Bieber's Screaming Fans Damaged Her Hearing
Jul 13, 2012 16:59
Bieber has reportedly been slapped with a lawsuit by a woman claiming that she suffered extensive hearing damage brought on by shrieking Bieber fans at one of his concerts.
In the lawsuit, Stacey Wilson Betts claims that she attended one of Bieber's concert back in 2010 with her daughter. According to Betts, the injury occurred when the singer "climbed into a heart-shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd" which "enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion."
Turns out that "the gondola that Justin Bieber was suspended in acted as a sound
conductor, creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my
Betts, who now suffers "hearing loss, severe tinnitus and hyperacusis (an oversensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound) in both ears," is seeking $9,230,000 in damages, plus court costs, attorneys' fees and other expenses related to the suit.
In case you need a reminder of how damaging the high-pitched squeals of teenage girls can be, hit play on the clip below: