Justin Bieber is in the process of negotiating a deal with the photographer that he allegedly assaulted on May 27, 2012. Bieber was reported to have gotten into a scuffle with a photographer at the Calabasas Shopping Center. Sources say that the photographer was taking pictures of both Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez. The couple had just finished shopping and was next planning to see a movie. Witnesses claimed back then that the incident quickly unfolded after the photographer, who was blocking Bieber’s car, refused to move and allow the pop star a safe path to exit the center. Bieber exited his vehicle and asked the man to move, which led to the alleged altercation.
Numerous news agencies reported that Bieber left before police arrived. The photographer, who was reported to have been approached by an attorney, is now getting what he wanted in the first place. Entertainmentwise.com is reporting that photojournalist Jose Sarros, the photographer that called 911 and complained of chest pains and subsequently filed a police report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department accusing Bieber of assault, is now working on a deal with Bieber to get excusive shots of both Bieber and Selena Gomez in exchange for him to drop all charges.
According to Entertainment Wise, “the deal would include staged shots of the 18 year-old with his stunning girlfriend Selena who was reportedly going to be interviewed by police over the incident as a witness.”
Reports the media suggests that detectives would like to interview the singer’s girlfriend.
Though Bieber has not commented on the incident, it is clear that some sort of negotiations is ongoing. It’s reported that Sarros will not take a deal that does not significantly impact his personal economic status.
Details of the agreement are not clear, but one account suggests that Sarros will be tipped of as to where Bieber and Gomez are at. This will give him an opportunity to get some great shots of Justin and his girlfriend with no other photographers around.