Ex-bodyguard sues singer Bieber

A former bodyguard for Justin Bieber is suing the pop star, claiming he is owed more than $420,000 in unpaid overtime and that he was fired after the singer repeatedly hit him in the chest.

Moshe Benabou filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles today, claiming that Bieber failed to properly pay him overtime.

He is also suing for assault and battery over an incident in October in which he claims the singer berated him and then punched him in the chest.

Mr Benabou claims he simply walked away but was promptly fired.

The former bodyguard worked for the Grammy-nominated star between March 2011 and October 2012.

Bieber’s publicist was not available for comment.

Mr Benabou claims he was mistakenly told he was not eligible to claim overtime.

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