Well, this could be awkward. Despite having broken up, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will reunite in court next week, as a new report claims they’ll take the stand in a civil trail set to start Feb. 16. And it all stems from Justin’s alleged assault on a paparazzo in May 2012.
The past always comes back to haunt you, and both Justin Bieber, 21, and Selena Gomez, 23, are learning that the hard way, as they’ll reunite in court next week, a new report claims. As you’ll recall, Justin allegedly assaulted a paparazzo in May 2012, and that man then went on to sue the singer. Unfortunately for the Biebs, that means he and Selena, who was present at the time, will take the stand in the civil trial, which starts Feb. 16.
The civil trial will take place in Los Angeles Superior Court and is slated to last four days, according to Gossip Extra. The alleged assault, which Jose Duran is suing Justin for, took place in the parking lot of a mall in Calabasas, California in May 2012. Jose claims he was kicked and punched by Justin after he was accused of getting too close to the singer and Selena, as they left a movie theater. (See the photo above!) To hear more about Selena and Justin, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
The trial has been postponed several times, but the judge has made it very clear, according to Gossip Extra, that it will no longer be pushed off. So unless Justin settles with Jose out of court, before the trail begins, he and Selena will reunite.
“They’ve been negotiating for ever with Duran’s people,” a source close to Justin told the site. “Duran doesn’t think he is being taken seriously. Justin’s people are consistently offering him less than seven figures and Duran wants more than seven figures.”
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to both Justin and Selena’s reps for comment.
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