Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who has been in trouble with the law in recent months, got two years of probation in Los Angeles over an egg-throwing attack.
The teen idol did not appear in court but his attorneys entered a no contest plea on his behalf on a single misdemeanour vandalism charge before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Leland Harris. Assistant District Attorney Alan Yochelson said Justin’s prank was an “extremely immature and silly act.”
In addition to the probation, the singe was ordered to complete five days of community service and an anger management program. He must also reimburse US$80,900 of repairs performed on the home of his neighbour in the upscale neighbourhood of Calabasas, where many celebrities live. And the singer was ordered to stay away from the neighbour and his family for two years. Oops?
Another hearing was set for 12th August.
The January incident was just one in a long line of controversial headlines which have tarnished the once clean-cut image of Bieber, who has sold more than 12 million albums since emerging on the music scene in 2009 as a schoolboy sensation. Hey, BSB, we think it’s a good time for you guys to mentor this boy.