Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is not at fault after accidentally hitting a photographer with his truck. Pictured: Singer performs on stage in Manchester on June 4, 2017. Getty Images/Dave Hogan

Justin Bieber will not face any criminal charges hitting a paparazzo earlier this week.

Authorities reportedly opted not to file criminal charges against Bieber, 23, after he accidentally hit photographer Maurice Lamont with his truck on Wednesday, Aug. 2, TMZ has learned. The “Sorry” singer unintentionally knocked the photographer to the ground, resulting in a leg injury.

A civil lawsuit can be filed against Bieber, but the “What Do You Mean” crooner has a leg up on Lamont because he was reportedly “blinded by camera flashes” at the time. In addition, Lamont had been the one following Bieber, along with other paparazzi, during the singer’s personal time.

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On Thursday, Beverly Hills Police confirmed to Us Weekly that there were no violations charged for the incident and Bieber did not receive a citation.

A day after the incident, Lamont, 57, took to social media to break his silence over the incident and explain what really happened. He shared a video on Instagram of him lying on a hospital bed, where he opens up about his run-in with Bieber.

“Hour before my birthday hits, I get ran over by Justin Bieber. Isn’t that something?” Lamont wrote. “He’s a good kid, though. I think the truck was a little bit too big for him, though, because there’s no way he could see over the front — it was the slope it was on. But like I said, he got out, he was compassionate, he’s a good kid, accidents happen.”

Lamont deleted the post just a few hours after posting it.

In other news, Bieber decided to cancel his remaining “Purpose” tour dates last month. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose world tour concerts,” his spokesperson said in a statement.

Following the announcement of the tour cancellation, a source claimed that the “Love Yourself” singer decided to cancel it because he was exhausted from working nonstop. “This is a guy who has had 150 shows on this tour, on six continents, over the last year and half, and he’s tired,” the insider told Entertainment Tonight. “He needed a break and as much as he didn’t want to disappoint his fans, the best decision for him was to cancel the remaining tour dates.”

To appease his disappointed fans, Bieber shared a heartfelt post on his Instagram on Wednesday explaining why he decided to take a break. “Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE,” he wrote. “I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable.”

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