By now, you've probably heard about the deposition that Justin Bieber gave last week in Miami in connection with a lawsuit that a photographer has filed against him. Now, TMZ has obtained the video of that deposition, and the edited portions they've released show the singer as alternately bored, arrogant, disrespectful, snide, and unintelligent.
The entire deposition runs 4 1/2 hours, but TMZ has chosen to highlight excerpts that don't show Bieber in an entirely positive light. In one series of exchanges, Justin cuts of a question by the photographer's lawyer, saying, "I don't have to listen to anything you have to say." When asked if he's ever "disciplined" a bodyguard that works for him -- presumably for roughing up photographers -- Justin replies, "Disciplined? What kinda question is that? Is he my son?"
In another series of edited clips, Justin is shown laughing at something the lawyer says. When the lawyer asks, "Did I say something funny?" Justin shoots back, "I don't know, Katie Couric , you tell me." As the interview drags on, Justin looks bored and exasperated, turns to the camera and says, "This seems like a 60 Minutes interview."
You've probably heard about the part in the deposition where Justin got angry when asked about Selena Gomez. Well, TMZ has now posted that portion of the video. When lawyer asks Justin if he's ever discussed with Selena his feelings about photographers taking pictures of him, Justin becomes visibly angry and repeats "Don't ask me about her again" several times while wagging his finger at the lawyer. Finally, Justin's lawyer announces they're taking a break, and the singer gets up and leaves. Despite reports to the contrary, he does not scream, throw a fit or storm out, though he is angry.
Finally, TMZ has posted a clip that shows the lawyer asking Justin if he knows "Raymond Usher IV," mistakenly referring to the singer whose real name is Usher Raymond IV. Justin deliberately plays dumb, saying "No." When asked if he knows the entertainer known as Usher, Justin says, "Usher. That sounds familiar." When asked if Usher had been instrumental in his career, Justin looks at the camera and says, "I was found on YouTube. I think that I was detrimental to my own career."
Obviously, Justin means "instrumental," and corrects himself soon afterward. Freudian slip?
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