MIAMI — Someone somewhere in South Florida is walking around with a set of confidential papers spelling out the settlements singer Justin Bieber agreed to pay to four people who were assaulted by the star and his bodyguards.
The legal papers show the details and conditions of the deals, including the amounts of money Bieber paid to each of the four.
The documents were never meant to be seen by folks other than the lawyers for Bieber, who’s embarking on a new world tour, and the victims.
But the hundreds of pages vanished last month after Judge Jerald Bagley read them.
Bagley asked for the documents to prepare for a hearing in a lawsuit filed against Bieber by Miami paparazzo Manuel Munoz.
Munoz claims he was chased and assaulted by Bieber’s bodyguards in a sandwich shop near a Miami Beach night club two years ago. Munoz took photos of the Sorry singer leaving the club with a low-level model at a time when the singer was hoping to patch things up with ex-galpal Selena Gomez.
A source at the main courthouse in downtown Miami, where Bagley works, says the documents disappeared sometime last week.
They may have been handed over to the wrong attorney OR SOMEONE POSING AS AN ATTORNEY.
Aventura legal eagle Mark DiCowden, Munoz’s lawyer, declined comment when asked about the snafu.
John Bond Atkinson, Bieber’s Miami lawyer, did not respond to requests for comment.