An Argentine judge has issued an arrest warrant for Justin Bieber, saying the singer failed to respond to summons related to allegations he ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer in 2013. Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the “immediate detention” of Bieber and bodyguards Hugo Alcides Hesny and Terrence Reche Smalls.
Bieber is accused of sending the bodyguards to attack photographer Diego Pesoa outside a Buenos Aires nightclub. The Boyfriend singer has failed to return to Argentina to respond to questions about the incident.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the warrant would extend beyond Argentina, however, in comments to local station, Pesoa’s lawyer implied that the warrant would force the 22-year-old pop icon to return to the South American country.
“Now we just need to wait for the police to find him and bring him [to Argentina],” said lawyer Matias Morla.