Pop star Justin Bieber’s problems continue to mount. After being photographed allegedly smoking pot, and reportedly ending his relationship with Selena Gomez for the 90th time, the singer is now being sued by a former employee.
Moshe Benabou claims in legal documents obtained by RumorFix that he worked as a bodyguard for Bieber from March 2011 to October 2012, working seven days a week, between 14 and 18 hours a day.
The papers state that Benabou was told upon his hiring that he was a salaried employee and not entitled to overtime, but Benabou contends he should be paid overtime of nearly $400,000.
According to the lawsuit, Benabou was fired October 10, 2012 after the singer reportedly “launched an abusive tirade” against him. The documents state: “The tirade was apparently triggered by what Justin Bieber perceived as an attempt by Moshe Benabou to keep one member of Mr. Bieber’s entourage physically away from Justin Bieber … As part of this tirade, Justin Bieber repeatedly punched Moshe Benabou in the chest and upper body area. Mr. Benabou did not retaliate or attempt to protect himself out of concern for Justin Bieber’s physical well-being. After the physical attack by Justin Bieber, Moshe Benabou simply turned around to walk away, at which time Justin Bieber exclaimed,’You are fired!”’