Bieber hearing loss lawsuit dropped

121012_Justin_Bieber_2A $10.7 million lawsuit against Justin Bieber has been dismissed. The As Long As You Love Me singer – who recently split from his girlfriend of two years Selena Gomez – has scored a huge victory after a woman, who took legal action accusing him of being responsible for her eardrum bursting at his concert in Portland, Oregon on July 14, 2010, decided not to pursue the case any further.

Stacey Betts filed documents last week asking to dismiss her case, in which she was seeking $US9 million ($10.7 million) in damages, because she did not have a lawyer and felt it was impossible to move forward with legal proceedings.

But Stacey still believes in the merits of her case, which she filed after attending a concert with her daughter in 2010 and claimed the Canadian singer, 18, incited his fans into such a frenzy that the volume of their screams left her with permanent hearing damage.

The case was dismissed on the same day as Stacey filed her documents.

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Justin Bieber sued for hearing loss at concert

A mother who took her daughter to a Justin Bieber concert is now suing the teenage idol for $9.2 million. The mother claims that she is suffering from hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis caused by Bieber’s concert.

Stacey Wilson Betts is suing Justin Bieber after taking her daughter to one of his concerts in July 2010. The court documents state, that the mother now suffers from hearing loss, severe tinnitus and hyperacusis in both of her ears from Bieber’s concert.

Betts is suing for $9.2 million, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon. She stated that she was injured by noise that “exceeded safe decibel levels” and that this was “due to an unforeseen aspect of the show.”

According to the mother, the unforeseen aspect of the concert was when Justin Bieber “climbed into a heart shaped, aluminium/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd” creating a “wave like effect of screaming” that “enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion”.

Betts explains that the steel gondola acted as “a sound conductor,” creating a “sound blast” that has damaged both her ears”.

Stacey Wilson Betts is suing both Justin Bieber, his record label, Def Jam, for “loss of quality of life and permanent disability and impairment” to both her ears.

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