In new report, man claims Justin Bieber punched him in June

By on February 16, 2017


A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. (Photo: Justin Bieber ./Facebook)
A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. (Photo: Justin Bieber ./Facebook)

CLEVELAND—A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas.

Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon claims in the report filed Tuesday with Cleveland police that the pop star, who was raised in Stratford, Ont., took Cannon’s sunglasses inside a hotel after a Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game on June 8. He says in the report that Bieber and possibly a bodyguard punched him, and that he wrestled Bieber to the ground to restrain him.

Bieber’s publicist didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on the accusations.

Cannon referred questions Wednesday about the encounter—and why he waited to file the report—to an attorney who also didn’t immediately return a message.

A Cleveland police spokesman says the episode is under investigation.