Bieber was in Miami on Thursday, March 6giving the deposition as part of a lawsuit filed against him by a Miami Beach paparazzo.
Last June, photographer Jeffrey Binion slapped a suit on the Biebsafter he claims he was roughed up by one his bodyguards under thesinger's orders. Binion claims he was assaulted while snapping picturesof Bieber outside of The Hit Factory recording studio in North MiamiBeach.
Binion's lawsuit claims Bieber "Directed [Hugo] Hesny and three otherbodyguards to confront [Binion] and to forcibly take the memory cardfrom [his] camera."
The videotaped deposition was nearly five hours long and TMZ posted several clips from the legal proceedings on Monday.
TMZ describes the international superstar as being quite arrogant during the deposition.
Here's the first clip. (opens in new window)
When questioning turned to Bieber's ex-love Selena Gomez, he simplygot annoyed and angry, at one point exclaiming, "Journalism, this isn'tjournalism!"
When Binion's lawyer Mark DiCowden continued to bring upGomez, Justin seemed frustrated and eventually said, "Don't ask me abouther again." He eventually left the room for a break.
Watch the clip here.(opens in new window)
In another clip, Bieber compared his interrogation to being grilled by Katie Couric or 60 Minutes.
In the final clip released, Bieber was asked about his long-timementor Usher, who was key to launching Justin's career. Bieber dissedUsher and said he was actually discovered on YouTube.
When the question was repeated, he replied, "Usher? Yeah, that soundsfamiliar." He then looked at the camera and said, "I was found onYouTube. I think I was detrimental to my own career."
DiCowdencomplained that he was right next to Justin, but could not hear theanswer, at which point Bieber's attorney jumped in and said Bieber hadjust explained that he wasinstrumentalto his own career. "Instrumental," Bieber repeated.
Here's the clip. (opens in new window)
Meantime, Bieber has a status hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 11in his Miami Beach DUI case, which also includes a charge of resistingarrest without violence and driving with an expired license. Bieber haspleaded not guilty to all charges.
Breath tests showed that his blood-alcohol content was below the 0.02level considered intoxicated for underage drivers, but a urine testfound the presence of marijuana and the antidepressant Xanax.
Miami Beach police stopped him Jan. 23 after what they said was an illegal street drag race involving exotic cars.
The second driver, Khalil Amir Sharieff, a singer with Def Jam Records, was also arrested.
Police have since released hours of video of Bieber inside the police station and photos of Bieber in custody.
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