Justin Bieber has been accused of a hit-and-run crash involving a paparazzo in Los Angeles, but police are reportedly now saying that the singer is in the clear.
TMZ reported the 19-year-old and Lil Twist hopped into the superstar's Ferrari after leaving the Laugh Factory late Monday night when a swarm of paparazzi surrounded them to take photos. Bieber began driving away, motioning for them to clear out, when he reportedly appeared to pin one photographer between his Ferrari and another car. He did not stop and the paparazzo was later taken to the hospital.
X17 Online got their hands on photos of Bieber from the scene of the alleged accident, in which he looks like he is ducking away from the cameras.
Later, TMZ reported the Los Angeles Police Department interviewed Bieber, his reps and witnesses and have determined that this wasn't a hit and run. The teen didn't know he had hit anyone and police are clearing him of any wrongdoing.
CBS' KCAL reported that the LAPD confirmed there was an incident involving Bieber that occurred Monday night in Hollywood, but wouldn't provide any further details.
No charges have been filed, according to KTLA.
The "Boyfriend" singer was recently under investigation for reckless driving in his Calabasas neighborhood after neighbors complained he was speeding through the community in his luxury vehicle. One of those neighbors was football player Keyshawn Johnson, who went after Bieber when he sped by him and his children.
Bieber has refused to be questioned by the police regarding that incident, LAPD spokesman Steve Whitmore told Reuters. He could face a misdemeanor reckless driving charge when the investigation is handed over to local prosecutors in the coming weeks. Prosecutors are currently looking into battery allegations made against the singer stemming from a March altercation with another neighbor.
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