Singer is currently on his 'Purpose' world tour
Justin Bieber has reportedly been ordered to appear in court over claims his bodyguards attacked a photographer inside a Subway restaurant.
The singer has been ordered to attend a court in Miami after his lawyers appeared in court on Wednesday, according to TMZ.
According to court documents, obtained by the gossip site, the judge is giving Bieber 30 days to return to Florida or he will issue a writ forcing the pop singer to attend court.
It’s also reported that the deposition will be recorded on camera.
The case is bad timing for Bieber, who is in the middle of the European leg of his ‘Purpose’ world tour which does not end until late November.
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Bieber and Sofia Richie, daughter of Lionel Richie, had reportedly ended their relationship.
TMZ reported that their rumoured romance, which was first reported on in August, had “fizzled” and was “never all that serious to begin with”.
The pair are now “moving on to see other people,” the report added.
Infamously, Bieber deleted his Instagram account in August after fans made “mean” comments about his rumoured relationship with Richie, who turned 18 on August 24.
After posting a series of selfies with Richie on his Instagram, the pop singer was apparently bombarded with negative messages about his relationship with the ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ singer’s daughter. He then got into in a public squabble with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, and duly followed through on a threat to withdraw from the picture-sharing app.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate, this is getting out of hand,” he wrote at the time, adding: “If you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”
Lionel Richie was asked by reporters about his daughter’s relationship with Bieber earlier this month (September), and replied on camera: “I’m not going there. I have strict orders not to go there.”