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Paparazzo Sues Justin Bieber for Alleged Assault



    Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

    Justin Bieber has been sued by a paparazzo who claims the singer kicked and punched him last year at a Southern California shopping center.

    A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the "Baby" crooner attacked Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran after Bieber and his then-girlfriend went to the movies at The Commons in Calabasas.

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    Bieber's representatives did not respond to a request for comment.

    Duran claims Bieber started to leave the shopping center in his Mercedes, but got out of his car and sprinted toward him.

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    Duran says Bieber jumped into the air from 6 to 8 feet away to deliver a martial-arts-type kick to the photographer's gut before punching him in the face.

    The suit seeks unspecified damages for "severe and extreme emotional distress" and negligence.