Friday, July 13, 2012 5:09am ET by Newsdesk
Justin Bieber sued for $9 million over hearing damage
A woman is suing Justin Bieber for $9 million as a result of alleged hearing damage.
TMZ reports that the lawsuit has been filed by Stacey Wilson Betts, who took her daughter to a Bieber concert in July 2010.
The claim alleges that Betts suffered hearing damage and hearing loss as a result of the high volume of screaming at the concert.
It said that Bieber "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena".
Speaking about her injuries in the lawsuit, Betts claims: "I was injured by a sound blast that exceeded safe decibel levels. I suffer hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis in both ears."
She is suing Bieber, his record label Def Jam, the concert promoter and the venue itself for a total of $9.23 million.
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