01/10/2013 05:16 pm ET Updated Jan 10, 2013

Moshe Benabou, Former Justin Bieber Bodyguard, Suing Singer For Assault, Battery

A former bodyguard of Justin Bieber is suing the 18-year-old pop star for allegedly beating and berating him after an argument. According to multiple reports, Moshe Benabou has filed a complaint at a Los Angeles Superior Court against Bieber, whom he claims to have worked for from March 2011 to October 2011. According to the papers, Benabou is seeking $421,261 for assault, battery and overtime fees.

The Hollywood Reporter has published excerpts from the complaint, which we've shared below:

"The tirade was apparently triggered by what Justin Bieber perceived as an attempt by Moshe Benabou to keep one member of Mr. Bieber's entourage physically away from Justin Bieber. As part of this tirade, Justin Bieber repeatedly punched Moshe Benabou in the chest and upper body area. Mr. Benabou did not retaliate or attempt to protect himself out of his concerns for Justin Bieber's physical well-being."

Meanwhile, TMZ reports Benabou was fired after it was discovered that he had lied about previously working as a bodyguard for another major pop star -- Justin Timberlake.

Click over to The Hollywood Reporter for more details.



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