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The former neighbor of Justin Bieber is suing the American pop star on grounds of emotional distress claiming that the singer’s bodyguard called him a “little Jew boy.”
The insult was used against Calabasas, Calif. neighbor Jeff Schwartz in May 2013, months before Bieber egged Schwartz’s house. Bieber pleaded no contest to a vandalism charge in that incident, was placed on probation, and paid $80,000 to make repairs.
Schwartz claims in his lawsuit filed late last week, according to entertainment website TMZ, that Schwartz warned Bieber over Memorial Day weekend in 2013 to stop speeding around the neighborhood in his sports car because it put lives at risk. The lawsuit claims that Bieber’s bodyguards then came out, with one of them calling Schwartz a “little Jew boy,” and then repeating; “What are you going to do about it, Jew boy?”
Schwartz is suing for damages for emotional distress, according to TMZ.
Bieber moved out of the Calabasas neighborhood last year.