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5 Craziest Bits from Justin Bieber 'Screaming Fans' Lawsuit 

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Jul 13, 2012 | 8:35am EDT

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This man can be hazardous to your eardrums. 

Another day, another bizarre lawsuit for Justin Bieber

A fan's mom is suing the "Boyfriend" singer, claiming she suffered permanent hearing loss after going to his show in 2010 in Portland, Oregon. 

Now, the plaintiff, Stacey Wilson Betts, is demanding $9.23 million in damages (that's $4.6 million per ear!). 

We've seen the legal documents and the case is pretty entertaining. Here, 5 of the craziest bits from the official papers: 

1. The "victim": Betts says she now suffers from tinnitus and hyperacusis, which cause her "anxiety, loss of sleep and depression." 

2. The "crime": She claims that Bieber "created a wave-like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena." 

3. The "weapon": A heart-shaped gondola (What is this, Pepe Le Pew?). Betts alleges that the injury happened when "Justin Bieber climbed into a heart-shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled over the crowd....the gondola acted as a sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears." 

4. The "motive": The singer was clearly on a wild, reckless mission...to please fans. "Then [he] enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion, whereas I was struck with a sound blast."

5. The "accomplices": Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam, his manager, promoter, and the venue, The Rose Quarter, are also named in the suit. 

What do you think? Will the Biebs get away scot-free? Should all people over the age of 20 be given earplugs at his future shows? 

[Photo: Wenn]

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