seek to protect Bieber's 'personal parts' from media exposure
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[February 10, 2014]
MIAMI (Reuters) —
for pop star Justin Bieber are asking a judge to prevent semi-clad
images of the teenage singer in Miami Beach police custody following
his arrest last month, from being released to the media, according
to a motion filed late on Friday.
"While in custody at the Miami Beach police station the
defendant was captured on videotape in various states of undress
which show intimate personal parts of the defendant's body," the
motion states, noting that the Florida constitution and state
law prevent such images from being publicly disclosed.
Bieber, 19, was charged with driving under influence, resisting
arrest and using an expired license after police say they caught
him allegedly drag racing on January 23. He has pleaded not
guilty to the charges.
He also had marijuana and prescription medication for anxiety in
his system at the time of his arrest, according to the state
One video of Bieber in police custody being patted down by and
Miami Beach officer was already released to the media this week,
the motion states, in violation of the law and prior to Bieber's
lawyers being notified of its existence.
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On Friday, Bieber's Miami lawyers Black, Srebnick,
Kornspan & Stumpf, said they learned from the state attorney's
office that various news media outlets had filed public records
requests for all videotape footage from Bieber's time in detention.
The Miami Beach police and the state attorney's office were not
immediately available to comment.
A Florida court has set a March 3 trial date for Bieber, who is
Canadian, on the charges stemming from the January 23 arrest.
Bieber, whose private life has taken a tumultuous turn in the past
year, was also charged last week with assaulting a limousine driver
in Toronto in December.
(Reporting by David Adams; editing by
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