Justin Bieber Charged with Criminal Assault; Lawyer Releases Statement

Posted Thursday January 30, 2014 9:00 AM GMT

Not long after turning himself into the Toronto police on alleged assault charges, Justin Bieber's lawyer has released a statement regarding the legal situation.

“The Toronto Police Service requested that Justin Bieber appear in Toronto today to face an allegation of assault relating to an incident on December 29, 2013,” his lawyer said in a statement to E! News. “We anticipate that this matter will be treated as a summary offense, the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.”

“Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent. As the matter is now before the Court, it would be inappropriate to address the specifics of either the allegation or of our defense at this time."

According to TMZ, the Biebs is set to be booked for assault, given a citation and released on his own recognizance. Stick with GossipCenter for more on this breaking news.

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