A set of secret court papers that pop star Justin Bieber wanted kept out of the public realm when they vanished from a Miami courtroom in February have been found.
Now for the bad news for Bieber: Circuit Court Judge Jerald Bagley could order them released to the public next week.
Bieber’s being sued by Miami paparazzo Manuel Munoz, who claims Bieber ordered his bodyguards to chase him down in January 2013 in Miami Beach to recover photos of Bieber and a galpal from his camera.
Bieber’s attorneys have been fighting subpoenas from Munoz to see a series of settlements reached by Bieber with photographers nationwide who claim they were attacked by either Bieber or his security detail, or both.
Particularly interesting for Munoz would be the amount of money that the singer has paid out to alleged victims.
In February, Bagley asked to read the settlements but, as Gossip Extra reported exclusively, hundreds of the pages vanished. Bagley’s judicial assistant remembered handing them to an attorney. Or someone playing an attorney.
Now, a courthouse source is telling us the settlements did turn up after a thorough search of the judge’s chambers.
“The judge is playing it close to the vest when it comes to what happened with the papers,” the source said.