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Justin Bieber Accused Of Taking Part In A Hate Crime

The singer's former neighbors want Bieber to pay up.

Remember when Justin Bieber got in trouble for egging his neighbor's house in 2014? Well, it turns out that there may have been even more to the story.

TMZ reports that Bieber's former neighbors Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz are now claiming that in addition to egging their home, Bieber's bodyguard hurled anti-Semitic comments during the incident.

"Threatening a man with body harm while calling him a 'little Jew boy' and intimidating him with 'what are you going to do about it, Jew boy?' is a hate crime," reads a new court filing. The couple is only accusing Bieber's bodyguard of actually making the inflammatory remarks though, not Bieber himself. 

However, shortly after news of the Schwartzes new claim broke, a judge ruled against them, declaring that Bieber couldn't be held responsible for participating in a hate crime because he wasn't the one who allegedly made the anti-Semitic comments.

"It is unfortunate that the Schwartzes were trying to exploit hate crime laws for personal gain. We are glad the judge denied their motion to plead these claims," Bieber's attorney Jeremiah Reynolds told TMZ.

The Schwartz's recent filing is the latest twist in an ongoing feud between Bieber and the Schwartzes. Bieber was charged with misdemeanor vandalism in 2014 and ordered to pay the couple over $80k, but the following year, the Schwartzes tried to get a mil out of Bieber, claiming that the high-profile nature of the incident hurt their car sales business. The following year, Schwartz attempted to sue Bieber again, claiming that the singer spit on him during the initial egg-hurling debacle. It's been a neverending saga with these two, so who knows what will come up next.

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