Former Disney star Selena Gomez said her new movie “Spring Breakers” was a challenging role because it forced her to do things that she would never do in real life, like smoke, drink and get arrested by police.
Well, scratch one thing off the list. While Gomez isn’t about to be arrested, she is wanted for questioning by police in their investigation of Justin Bieber.
The teen sensation got into a scuffle with a photographer on Monday (May 28) after the lensman reportedly refused to move out of the way so Bieber could pull out of a parking lot in his car. He had just watched a movie with Gomez at a local mall in Calabalas, Calif.
But the paparazzi didn’t take the pushing and shoving lightly, at least not after talking with a lawyer who happened to be on the scene. He called police and complained of pains in his chest.
The photographer filed assault charges against the singer, and the police have now referred the case to a prosecutor for further investigation. TheImproper reported Tuesday (May 29) that Selena would likely be high on the list of police witnesses to interview.
Bieber left for Norway before police had a chance to talk with him. If he is convicted of assault he could face up to six months in prison, although jail time is highly unlikely.
But he could be sentenced to community service and end up picking up trash by the side of the road like R&B singer Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
In “Spring Breakers,” Selena stars with Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson. They turn to robbery to finance their spring vacation. The girls party hard and get arrested.
“Lol I’m so lame. Having way too much fun getting arrested,” she tweeted at the time.
Now she’ll get the third degree from police for real. Thanks for nothing Justin.