Back in 2017, Justin Bieber was involved in an incident that saw him knock over a paparazzo with his car, prompting the photographer to eventually file a lawsuit for running him over. In the clip that was released by TMZ, paparazzi can be seen crowding around Bieber's car as he's trying to drive off. Bieber got out of the car when he noticed something was wrong and tried to help out as he was berated by the rest of the photographers.
TMZ reports that Bieber has filed a response to the lawsuit, saying the photog, William Wilson, only has himself to blame.
In the lawsuit Wilson filed in April, he alleged that he suffered "permanent disability, emotional damages and general damages" thanks to the incident. He said Bieber was negligent in the way he drove into the street, highlighting how the singer went from carefully driving to lurching forward quickly. Bieber stayed with Wilson until police arrived at the scene to take a report, and they decided to not press any criminal charges against him.
Police at the time stated that camera flashes likely blinded Bieber, impairing his ability to drive. Wilson is seeking unspecified damages, and is only suing because Bieber's insurance company stopped talking with him about covering the expenses of his injuries. The 25-year-old pop star insists that Wilson and his fellow paparazzi are to blame for his injuries, however.
At the time of the incident, Bieber hit back at the paparazzi pestering him, yelling, "Are you guys worried about me or are you worried about this guy on the ground? What are you guys doing? Put your cameras down and start helping."