The pop star's genitals will be censored to respect his privacy
A video of Justin Bieber taking a urine test will be released to the public, a US judge has ruled.
Footage of the pop star taking the drug test after he was arrested in Miami in January under suspicion of drink driving will feature in two of five new clips being released to the public. Several media outlets had requested the videos under Florida’s public records law, Rolling Stone reports.
Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said that the footage would respect Bieber’s privacy by censoring shots of his genitalia. “Mr Bieber’s right to privacy is paramount. He has not lost his right to privacy, and that is what is important here,” he said.
The new footage follows previously released videos of Bieber stumbling through his sobriety test and doing push-ups in his cell following his arrest.
The pop singer was pulled over in Miami after his yellow Lamborghini was spotted as one of two vehicles racing at 4.09am, with police spokesman Sergeant Bobby Hernandez subsequently revealing that Bieber had been “smoking marijuana and he did consume a beer”.
Bieber has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license. A trial date is yet to be set. Earlier this month Bieber 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.