Justin Bieber is Being Sued for Nine Million Dollars
Holy cow! What did Justin Bieber do?
An Oregon woman took her daughter to a Justin Bieber concert, and apparently got a little bit more than she bargained for... she claims she was hit with a "sound blast" and it left her with permanent ear damage. Stacey Wilson Betts is the woman who went to the concert on July 14, 2010.
According to Betts it was insanely loud in the arena already due to Justins screaming fans (you mean you went to a J. Biebs concert, and there were a ton of screaming preteens?! SHOCKING!). Betts said that the screaming fans weren't even the reason she has hearing damage. It was when Justin got into a giant steel cage gondola and was pulled over the audience. Betts says that once the gondola went over the crowd Justin "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion." And she adds that the gondola acted like a "sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears." She now suffers from tinnitus.
So long story short, a woman takes her daughter to a Justin Bieber concert, Justin Bieber actually puts on a show, special effects, playing music, and he does what NO other musician has ever done before, he points to the crowd and tries to get them excited. How DARE he! (Are you sensing my sarcasm yet?) And because of this, she now suffers from hearing damage. She is now suing Justin, his record label, the concert promoter, and arena.
I get it, I really do hearing damage would suck so bad, however she went into this concert knowing that concerts are loud environments, and aren't good for your hearing anyways. Let alone the added screams of Belibers. So in my opinion, I think she doesn't have a good case. She went to a loud environment willingly, and hearing damage ensued after, sorry, but I feel like she should know the risks beforehand.
Anyways that's my thoughts on this, what are yours? Comment below or take the poll!