Pop star Justin Bieber’s lawyers are seeking to protect his “personal parts." On Friday, they asked a judge to keep semi-clad images of the singer -- which are currently in Miami Beach police custody following the singer's arrest last month -- from being released to the media, according to a motion filed on Friday.
The motion reportedly cites the Florida constitution and state law in its case seeking to prevent the images from being publicly disclosed.
“While in custody at the Miami Beach police station the defendant was captured on videotape in various states of undress which show intimate personal parts of the defendant's body," the motion, revealed by Reuters, states.
Bieber was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license, after police caught him allegedly racing his car on Jan. 23. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to the state attorney’s office, Bieber also had marijuana and prescribed medication for anxiety with him at the time of his arrest.
According to Reuters, a video of Bieber in police custody was already released to the media this week. The motion that has been filed claims a violation of the law, as the videotape was released prior to Bieber’s lawyers having any knowledge of its existence.
Bieber’s Miami lawyers, from the firm of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, reportedly said on Friday that they were informed by the state attorney’s office that various new media outlets had been requesting all videotape footage related t the singer’s time in detention, by filing Freedom of Information requests.
A Florida court has scheduled a trial date for Bieber on March 3, on charges involving in his arrest on Jan 23. Bieber was also charged last week with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto in December.
Suman Varandani works as a Correspondent for the International Business Times, where she covers Entertainment, Lifestyle, Media & Culture and other trending topics.