Singer Justin Bieber has received “absolute discharge” after pleading guilty to simple assault and careless driving during an ATV-minivan incident involving ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez and two paparazzi.
Bieber, 21, only has to pay a USD 750 fine without any jail time or probation, reported Los Angeles Times.
Bieber’s representatives did not immediately respond. A judge warned the pop star that the lesson in this case was to “think before you act in the future.”
Bieber was arrested in his native Canada last summer on suspicion of dangerous driving and assault after an ATV-minivan crash that police said turned physical, news reports said at the time.
The dangerous driving charge was later dropped.
His attorney, Brian Greenspan, had said that no one was injured in the incident and that a photographer later pleaded guilty to trespassing.