Justin Bieber Standing By His Man...Ager
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:12:15
It's predicted that pop sensation Justin Bieber is going to debut at #1 on the Billboard sales charts next week with My World 2.0, but the 16-year-old is currently embroiled in a scandal involving his manager, Scott "Scooter" Braun, who is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal nuisance and endangering the welfare of a child. In other words, Scooter is eyeballs deep in a lot of shit. Braun surrendered to police on Wednesday, March 24 and plead not guilty to the charges levied against him. These allegations stem from a mall frenzy that erupted and resulted in five people being sent to the hospital with minor injuries last year.
In a statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, Bieber stood by his man…ager, saying, "My mother and I are 100% behind my manager. He is someone of high moral character and principle. The decisions he made that day were to protect the safety of myself and my fans and I am very thankful to have someone in my life who watches over me the way Scooter does." Now that's called "getting someone's back," Jesse James. Sheesh. If those accusations that Sandra Bullock's husband cheated turn out to be true, it's a sad state of world and celeb affairs to think that a 16-year-old kid is more supportive of his 28-year-old manager than the husband of America's Sweetheart is. Get out your gas mask; the apocalypse is nigh.
This whole mess stems from Bieber's planned appearance at Roosevelt Field Mall, located in a Long Island, NY suburb, last November. Authorities claim Braun didn't send out a tweet fast enough to alert the crowd of 3,000 that Bieber would not be appearing. Where the hell is Paul Blart, Mall Cop when you need him? Obviously, not eating a donut at Roosevelt Field Mall! The mob started to get uproarious and some fans refused to disperse from the small space outside of a clothing outlet where Bieber was expected to appear and sign autographs. Ultimately, five folks were eventually transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No one died, so why the hell is Scooter dealing with this drama?
Well, as it turns out, the DA said that the po-po's ability to take control of the situation was hampered and rendered ineffective when Bieber tweeted "On my way to Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, NY to sign and meet fans! I'm pumped. See u there." The cops asked a rep from Island Def Jam, Bieber's label, to send out a cautionary tweet, letting them know the event was canceled. The rep asked Braun to send the tweet, as well. But no tweet was issued in a timely fashion and the crowd refused to leave, because, really, like Brooke Shields and her Calvin Kleins, nothing gets between Bieber and his throng of tween fan girls! Eventually, the IDJ rep was arrested for not doing as he was told and he was charged with a bunch of misdemeanors. His case is currently pending.
When called by the cops, Braun said he was in a meeting in NYC and without access to a computer. Guess he has never heard of these things called Smart Phones, which means you are constantly connected. I call them "Electronic Handcuffs" for a reason; maybe the manager of the hottest teen sensation since 'N Sync would think to have a handheld device, with access to remote Twitter, on his hip at all times. Braun's lawyer claims his client responded as promptly as he could to police requests to send the tweet. It is said that Braun tweeted, as requested, as fast as humanly possible when he finally reached a computer. He faces up to a year in jail if he is convicted. The ever-supportive Bieber wore a t-shirt reading "Free Scooter" this week when he was greeted by a bunch of fans in Chicago.
Do you think Braun is guilty of what the authorities are accusing him of? Are you Team Braun or Team Roosevelt Field Mall Cops?