Singer Justin Bieber is caught in another legal tangle. This time, it’s due to his company, Bieber Time Touring LLC.
According to court documents obtained exclusively by The Blast, former employee Michael Goff is seeking $450,000 dollars in worker’s compensation damages.
Justin Bieber’s Company Is Being Sued For $450,000!
On January 27, 2023, Michael Goff filed his lawsuit against Bieber Time Touring, LLC, and several others. The court document states that Michael Goff is seeking $450,000.00 in the form of “special economic damages in the form of worker’s compensation benefits.”
In September 2022, The Blast broke the story that Justin Bieber’s company was being sued by a worker who claims he was hit by a car while unloading equipment.
The worker claims that he was hit by a car while working on a truck. He had been tasked with unloading a tractor-trailer that had ties to Justin’s company.
The court documents state that “On or about July 26, 2021 (he) was unloading equipment from a tractor-trailer on or near Avenue Stanford in the city of Santa Clarita, in the county of Los Angeles.” At the time, Goff alleges that the truck was parked in a “2-way turning lane” and he was hired to unload the load, which was “owned by” Bieber Tour Time LLC.
Worker Claims That Bieber’s Company Forced Him To Experience ‘Severe Bodily Injuries’
Sadly, while he was offloading the tractor-trailer, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle in the street. Goff now claims that the truck was “negligently, carelessly, recklessly, unskillfully, and unlawfully” controlled, which caused him to get run over by the car.
Interestingly enough, Goff does not go into detail about the injuries that he sustained during the accident. However, he says that the “unlawful conduct” of Bieber’s company caused him to sustain “severe bodily injuries.”
As a result, the worker says that he has experienced, and continues to experience, “pain and suffering” as a result of the accident.
At the time, the worker was looking for Bieber Touring Time LLC to cover medical bills and any “further medical expenses” that he requires. If that wasn’t enough, the lawsuit came only weeks after the “Lonely” singer announced that he was going to be canceling his Justice World Tour.
Justin Bieber Postpones His Justice World Tour
In September 2022, Justin Bieber announced that he needed to postpone his Justice World Tour. Last spring, fans might recall that the Canadian pop star was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which caused one side of his face to become partially paralyzed.
At the time, he uploaded a video to Instagram that showed him unable to move one side of his face. “I can’t smile on this side of my face… this nostril will not move,” he said, revealing that he is only able to blink one of his eyes as well.
“I wish this wasn’t the case but obviously my body’s telling me I gotta slow down I hope you guys understand and I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to one hundred percent so I can get back to do what I was born to do,” he told his fans. “But, in the meantime, this ain’t it.”
Although the “Beauty and a Beat” singer started performing again at the end of July and throughout the month of August, the “Baby” singer continued to struggle with his physical and mental health, which caused him to pull the plug on the rest of his world tour.
Justin Is Going To ‘Take A Break’ And Focus On ‘Getting Better’
In a statement posted to his Instagram Stories, the 28-year-old singer revealed that he had to suspend his tour due to his health.
“Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partly paralyzed,” he began. “As a result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North America leg of the Justice Tour.”
“After resting and consulting with my doctors, family, and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me,” he divulged. “This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people of Brazil.”
“After getting off stage, the exhaustion overtook me and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now,” he went on. “So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be ok, but I need time to rest and get better.”
“I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world,” he concluded. “Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!”