Swaggy little Justin Bieber just can’t catch break these days! Stacey Wilson Betts is suing the singer for $9.2 million after taking her daughter to a concert (back in 2010) and subsequently suffering from hearing loss and other damages to her ear. Because it got really, really loud…? Unbeliebably strange, fishy-sounding deets inside.
E! News was first to report this:
Stacey Wilson Betts took her daughter to the Biebs’ concert back in July 2010 is suing the “Baby” crooner for a whopping $9.2 million after she allegedly suffered hearing loss, severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (oversensitivity to sound) in both ears from the show.
According to court documents filed Wednesday and obtained by E! News, Betts claimed that “due to an unforeseen aspect of the show,” she was injured by a sound blast that “exceeded safe decibel levels.”
And just what was this unforeseen aspect?
“[Bieber] climbed into a heart shaped, aluminum/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowd,” creating a “wave like effect of screaming” that “enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion,” Betts said in the documents.
“Due to the negligence of Justin Bieber,” as well as that of the promoters and sound engineers who are “responsible to maintain safe decibels at all times during their events,” that steel gondola acted as “a sound conductor,” creating a “sound blast” that permanently damaged both of Betts’ ears, the complaint went on.
But, Bieber isn’t the only one the disgruntled mother is suing.
Betts also included the pop star’s label (Island Def Jam Records), the concert promoter and the arena in the suit for the “loss of quality of life and permanent disability and impairment to both of my ears.”
Read more seeming ridiculousness here.
Okay, does this story make any kind of sense to anybody? Is this real? You can sue somebody because you attended their concert and it was too loud? Perhaps I’m being dismissive here, but stories like this bother me because IF she’s out for the money, and IF BS is afoot then she becomes one more person who sued a celeb under false pretenses. Whenever a celebrity is accused of something, many of us assume the charges are falsified and that an individual is after that celeb’s money. And sometimes they are! But it really sucks for those people who have good reason to sue, because they have to combat a certain degree of skepticism. That skepticism wouldn’t exist without stories like this.
What do you guys think about the suit? Anybody suffered from severe tinnitus and hyperacusis recently? Care to go to bat for Mama Betts?