Justin Bieber sued for £69k for allegedly smashing man’s phone

The incident is claimed to have taken place at Cle nightclub in Houston, Texas

Justin Bieber is being sued for £69,000 ($100,000) by a man who claims the singer destroyed his mobile phone in a Texas nightclub.

Robert Earl Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Bieber after the alleged incident took place at club Cle in Houston, Texas. The club was also the location for Bieber’s recent altercation with Post Malone.

Morgan claims Bieber tried his hand at a beer bong, but spilt the drink over his face and clothes. Morgan filmed this on his phone, after which the singer became angry and is said to have grabbed the phone and smashed it, according to TMZ.

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The lawsuit claims that Morgan was not given his SIM card back, which contains photos and videos from trips as well as pictures from his grandmother’s 100th birthday party. He also claims the damage has caused him to lose both business contacts and work.

No comment from Bieber’s representatives on the story has been made as yet.

Recently, a new study found that young people are more familiar with the works of Bieber than that of William Shakespeare.

April 23 marked the 400th anniversary of the renowned poet and playwright’s death. To mark the occasion, new research has found that under-25s in the UK are more likely to recognise a lyric by Canadian singer Bieber than the Bard Of Avon.

The study, commissioned by music streaming service Deezer, conducted by One Poll and reported by The Guardian, involved 1,000 UK young adults, aged between 18-25. It revealed that 43 per cent of those taking part in the survey could identify Bieber lyrics, while just 38 per cent recognising Shakespeare’s poetry and prose.

It also found that a third of people did not recognise Shakespeare’s famed “To be or not to be” line from Hamlet, while over half identified Bieber lyrics “Girlfriend, girlfriend, you could be my girlfriend” and “Is it too late now to say sorry?“.