Justin Bieber accused of running over photographer


Justin Bieber accused of running over photographer

The not-so squeaky clean pop star has been finding it difficult to avoid the media's glare of late, especially when it involves piloting a powerful sportscar.

Just recently we revealed how an angry neighbour chased down the pipsqueak after he sped through a residential area, and how he set off a row of speed cameras during a recent visit to Dubai.

Now, impish Bieber has landed himself in hot water after reportedly striking a photographer as he drove away from a comedy club in Los Angeles on Monday night.

Video taken outside the Laugh Factory comedy club showed Bieber behind the wheel of his white Ferrari, surrounded by photographers as he was pulling away.

Celebrity website TMZ said Bieber motioned the photographers to clear out of the way but apparently pinned one between his Ferrari and a parked car as he pulled out. He then drove off.

The photographer sustained a leg injury but police said it was not life threatening.

"It was not a hit-and-run," Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Bruce Borihanh said on Tuesday. Police later cleared Bieber of any wrongdoing.

Bieber is still under investigation for a separate incident after neighbours said that he had been speeding through his gated Los Angeles-area community.

So for now, it is safe to say baby Bieber should probably avoid jumping into attention seeking sports cars and walk past any pet shops selling cut-price monkeys.