Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Breaks Silence After Singer's DUI Arrest
Scooter Braun is still a Belieber. Hours after Justin Bieber's DUI arrest on Thursday, Jan. 23, the music mogul -- both manager and friend to the 19-year-old "Heartbreaker" singer -- reached out to his pal via Twitter.
"@justinbieber love you and I will act in the manner of someone who truly cares," Braun wrote. "That is all I have to say. Thanks for all those concerned."
A few hours later, he added, "Been a long day. Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad."
The talent manager has represented the teen superstar since the start of his career. Last November, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bieber described Braun as "the father figure in [his] life" and listed him as one of the few people he felt he could put his faith in. "I trust my mom and dad. I trust Scooter with my career; he's always made sure I'm taken care of," the singer said. "That's it."
As previously reported, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday for DUI and driving with an expired license. A police report about the incident indicates that law enforcement smelled alcohol emanating from the star's breath; he also resisted arrest without violence and cursed repeatedly prior to being taken into custody.
After his arrest, he appeared in bond court, where a judge set bail at $2,500 -- $1,000 for resisting arrest, $1,000 for DUI, and $500 for his expired license. He left jail a short time later and was photographed sitting on the roof of an SUV and waving to fans before leaving the scene.