Bieber vandalized neighbor Jeff Schwartz’s property and terrorized his 13-year-old daughter.
The juvenile prank led to a vulgar shouting match with Schwartz, during which Bieber allegedly spit on him.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department raided Beiber’s house with a search warrant and seized security camera footage that nailed Bieber as the culprit in the attack.
Bieber ultimately pleaded “no contest” to vandalism charges, which is essentially an acknowledgement that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.
The singer received two years probation and paid $80,000 to repair the damage to the up-scale house.
But Schwartz now says the damage goes beyond his property. He claims in the lawsuit, unearthed by gossip site TMZ, that he also suffered damage from the notoriety he received.
As a result, he says the notoriety has hurt his 20-year car sales media software business.
Schwartz filed the suit after Bieber’s lawyers reportedly refused to pay up.
Justin, who brags about being worth $200 million, is trying to clean up his image in advance of the release of a new album, his first in more than two years.
The money seems a small price to pay to finally wipe the egg off his face. Let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest celebrity news.