A Weston mother has filed a lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber after a botched meet and greet session with the singer that, she says, left her 14-year-old daughter and dozens of other young fans high and dry.
According to the action filed in a Broward County Circuit Court, Melissa Matthai says she wants much more than an apology from the singer of Sorry: She wants damages paid in cold hard cash for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and violation of the state’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
In the worst case scenario, a judge could order triple the damages that a jury would impose on the singer!
The lawsuit stems from one of the Biebs’ two concerts in at the Triple A in early July in Miami.
Back in November, Matthai paid $1,856.35 for her and daughter Gabriela, a 14-year-old student at Cypress Bay High School, to see Bieber’s July show.
The tickets included floor seats but also a meet-and-greet session.
In March, however, Bieber decided there’d be no more close encounters with fans, allegedly after a security breach.
The tour company promised refunds but, says Matthai’s lawyer, they have been slow coming.
“She hasn’t been paid yet,” said Scott Behren, Matthai’s lawyer and husband. “Fans bought these tickets months in advance with a clear understanding that they’d get to meet Bieber.
“They simply didn’t get what they paid for. Good thing there is a legal remedy for things like these.”
No comment from Bieber’s people, who have yet to be served with the suit.