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This time, it's because he was too loud. Stacey Wilson Betts says that she suffered irreversible hearing damage back in July of 2010, when she brought her daughter to Bieber's show at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. In the suit she filed on Thursday, she states that a
“Mr. Bieber created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena," she states in the suit. "Then [he] enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion, whereas I was struck with a sound blast.” She's now dealing with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis (abnormally acute hearing) in both ears.
Not that she considers Bieber to be entirely to blame. She's also suing his record company, the concert promoter and the arena itself.
Coincidentally (or not), Bieber just made the Forbes list of highest-paid stars under 30. Between May of 2011 and May of 2012, Bieber earned $55 million. So…what's a mere $9 million for a little collateral hearing damage along the way?