Insider: Justin Bieber Was "Harassed" at Laser Tag Fight

Celebrity News Oct. 18, 2010 AT 9:09AM
Insider: Justin Bieber Was "Harassed" at Laser Tag Fight Credit: Gerardo Mora/WireImage.com

So what really happened when Justin Bieber visited a laser tag center on Friday?

After weekend reports claim that Bieber is being investigated for possible assault, an eyewitness at a Richmond, British Columbia gaming facility tells UsMagazine.com what transpired between the pop phenom, 16, and a 12-year-old boy. 

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The "Baby" singer and his group were playing laser tag versus an unidentified boy's team, says the witness.  "The 12-year-old and his friends were targeting Bieber and shooting him over and over," the observer explains.

"At one point, they bumped into each other by mistake and Justin ended up shoving him to try and get away. There was an exchange of words and pushing," continues the witness.

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On hand to referee the scuffle: Bieber's father, Jeremy, who "played bodyguard and tried to break up the whole thing."

Continues the onlooker: "The 12-year-old's dad is a lawyer, so he immediately called the [Royal Mounted Canadian Police] and wanted to press charges."

The star and his father waited for authorities to arrive and gave their version of events. "The kid was fine but the whole thing got totally blown out of proportion," the witness tells Us.

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Of reports that Bieber was the victim of bullying and homophobic slurs, another source adds: "They were calling him names. He was being harassed for his notoriety."

Corporal Annie Linteau of Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed to Us that authorities were called to the facility following an alleged assault of a 12-year old boy.  "The boy sustained minimal injuries and did not require medical attention," Linteau said, declining to provide any of the names in the incident.  "We are continuing our investigation."

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