Woman Sues Bieber, Says Concert Harmed Her Hearing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon woman has filed a $9.2 million lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber, alleging she suffered permanent hearing loss at his Portland concert two years ago.

Stacey Wilson Betts of Wilsonville filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. It states that Betts suffered the injury when Bieber climbed into a heart-shaped gondola and was pulled over the crowd.

Bieber enticed the fans into a "frenzy of screams," and the sound exceeded safe decibel levels.

Betts, who attended the concert with her daughter, is seeking money for medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. The lawsuit lists Bieber, Island Def Jam Records and the owner of the Rose Garden arena as defendants.

Betts and the record label did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.

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