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Justin Bieber Mania Turns Ugly! Police Cancel Mall Appearance! Lawyer for Arrested Exec Says Mall Had “Complete Lack of Control”

Sat, November 21, 2009 11:48am EDT by 3 Comments


You have to see this to believe it!

UPDATE (3:30 pm): Scott E. Leemon, attorney for James Roppo, the record exec arrested in the Bieber fiasco, tells exclusively in a statement: “The charges against James Roppo are completely unfounded and ridiculous … The Roosevelt Field Mall and the Nassau County Police Department were unprepared and had a complete lack of control at yesterday’s event and it is incomprehensible that they will not take responsibility.”

UPDATE: New York’s Daily News is reporting that James Roppo, the senior vice president of sales at Island Def Jam Records, was arrested at the scene of Justin Bieber‘s canceled mall appearance on Nov. 20. Even after police broke up the massive crowd — which may have included more than 10,000 people — Roppo reportedly sent out messages to fans, telling them that Justin was still signing autographs. The scene at the Roosevelt Field Mall got real ugly real fast, and eyewitness accounts are slowly coming to light thanks to raw footage from fans and, of course, YouTube!

Justin Bieber‘s Nov. 20 appearance at Long Island’s Roosevelt Field Mall was canceled after an estimated crowd of 1,000 reportedly showed up to meet their favorite singer. According to a report from WABC, several fights broke out and one girl was tasered and arrested. “They are not allowing me to come into the mall,” Justin tweeted. “If you dont leave, I and my fans will be arrested as the police just told us. … Please go home. The police have already arrested one person from my camp. I dont want anyone hurt.”

A public information officer with the Naussau County Police Department confirms to us that the event was canceled due to a large crowd, but is unable to provide exact numbers. She also says the department can’t confirm any arrests at the moment.

Fans reportedly went crazy when they were told the event was canceled, angrily chanting, “We want Justin! We want Justin!”

With his fans in mind, Justin tweeted out an apology: “Im sorry to everyone who was in Long Island at the Mall 2day. I was just trying to come meet fans and never meant to dissapoint anyone.”

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