Justin Bieber waxwork removed from New York's Madame Tussauds due to excessive groping

The museum intends to update the model with a new version

Justin Bieber waxwork removed from New York's Madame Tussauds due to excessive groping

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A Justin Bieber waxwork has been removed from display due to excessive groping by fans.

The New York Post says that a figure of the troubled pop star has been retired from Madame Tussauds in New York due to overeager fans fondling it so much that it has become damaged.

According to a source, the waxwork has been groped and touched by visitors to such an extent that, despite regular maintenance from staff, it "no longer does justice either to the star or the attraction".

The source added: "With no ropes or barriers to stop them, thousands of fans have had their photographs taken with him since then – but it has taken its toll." There are now plans to replace the model with a new, updated version.

Bieber is set to enter a plea in a Miami courtroom on February 14 following his recent arrest on charges of drink driving, resisting arrest and driving on an expired driving licence. The trial is then due to begin on March 3.

Earlier this month, meanwhile, the singer was charged with assaulting a limo driver, while in January, police in California searched Bieber's home after he allegedly threw eggs at his neighbour's house.

Last month (January 31), the pop star's private jet was also detained and searched under the suspicion of having marijuana on board. The plane, which Bieber had chartered to attend the Super Bowl (February 2), was held at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as police reportedly smelled marijuana.

Meanwhile, the White House has said that it will respond to a petition demanding Justin Bieber's deportation from the US.

The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures, calls on the White House to revoke the Canadian pop star's green card and remove him from the US. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff.



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