Jusitn Bieber settles lawsuit and avoids arrest threat made by Florida judge

Justin Bieber
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. With his recent batch of hit singles and semi-grown-up sound - including the electro-pop "Where Are U Now" with DJ-producers Skrillex and Diplo - adult men have begun attending the church of Bieber, and while some have issues admitting it, other proudly say they are Beliebers. “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean,” currently at Nos. 2 and 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, helped Bieber solidify his comeback after years of a broken image, which included arrests, public smoking and fainting onstage that led to hospitalization. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

MIAMI (AP) – Pop star Justin Bieber has settled a lawsuit in which a judge threatened the singer with arrest if he didn’t appear for a deposition.

Miami attorney Mark DiCowden said Monday in an email that photographer Manuel Munoz’s lawsuit against Bieber was resolved. Terms of the settlement are confidential.

A judge last month ordered Bieber to sit down for a deposition or be arrested and brought to court after DiCowden contended that a celebrity should not get special treatment. But now the case is over.

Munoz claimed in the lawsuit he was assaulted by one of the singer’s bodyguards two years ago in Miami Beach. He sought unspecified damages.

Bieber’s attorney did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Bieber is currently on tour in Europe.

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