Paparazzo sues Justin Bieber for alleged assault

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FILE - In this March 28, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs on stage during the "I Believe" tour in Munich, southern Germany. Bieber has been sued by a paparazzo who claims the singer kicked and punched him last year at a Southern California shopping center. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 26, 2013 alleges the "Baby" crooner attacked Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran after Bieber and his then-girlfriend went to the movies at The Commons in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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FILE - In this March 28, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs on stage during the "I Believe" tour in Munich, southern Germany. Bieber has been sued by a paparazzo who claims the singer kicked and punched him last year at a Southern California shopping center. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 26, 2013 alleges the "Baby" crooner attacked Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran after Bieber and his then-girlfriend went to the movies at The Commons in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber has been sued by a paparazzo who claims the singer kicked and punched him last year at a Southern California shopping center.

A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the "Baby" crooner attacked Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran after Bieber and his then-girlfriend went to the movies at The Commons in Calabasas.

Bieber's representatives did not respond to a request for comment.

Duran claims Bieber started to leave the shopping center in his Mercedes, but got out of his car and sprinted toward him.

Duran says Bieber jumped into the air from 6 to 8 feet away to deliver a martial-arts-type kick to the photographer's gut before punching him in the face.

The suit seeks unspecified damages for "severe and extreme emotional distress" and negligence.

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