When Justin Bieber announced two weeks into his Purpose World Tour earlier this year that he was too emotionally tired to do meet-and-greets with his fans, some fans were not happy. Gossip Extra (via The Daily Mail) says that one fan’s mom responded by suing Canada’s wandering eczema patch for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and violating Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. That’s a lot of fancy legal words to say “I want my money back, you brat.”
Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour was scheduled to stop in Miami in July. A Florida mom named Melissa Matthai had paid $1,856.35 for a VIP package for herself and her 15-year-old daughter which included floor seats and a meet-and-greet session. Bieber cancelled his meet-and-greets months before he stopped in Miami, which means the closest Melissa and her daughter would get to meeting him would be a photo with a cardboard cutout. The tour company had promised refunds to people who paid for meet-and-greets, but Melissa was getting tired of waiting around for it. Melissa was pissed she wasted all that cash and was starting to think she was never going to get a refund, and so she decided to sue Justin Bieber for it.
On Tuesday, a judge found Justin Bieber guilty of making trouble for Melissa’s wallet (technically he was found in default) and Melissa was awarded $5,298.75. She was given $1,856.35 for the cost of the VIP packages, plus $3,240 in legal fees and court costs.
Gossip Extra says Melissa’s courtroom showdown never had a chance to turn into a gritty courtroom battle of Florida Mom vs. Ontario Douche. Bieber didn’t hire a lawyer to represent him and he didn’t show up in court to challenge her lawsuit. Poor Melissa and Melissa’s daughter. Denied a second chance to see Justin Bieber in person! But I’m not surprised he didn’t show up to fight that lawsuit. He still has fans who will wait in line for months and pay stupid amounts of money to see his ass. At the most, losing $5,300 out of his bank account just means he’ll have to put back one skeevy pimp coat the next time he goes shopping for furs.
Here’s Justin Bieber in a 90s-ish track suit that makes him look like Vanilla Icicle last Saturday in Los Angeles.