Paparazzi Lawsuit Is …
Making Me Jet Blue
14 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber refuses to fly commercial, and says it’s way too pricey to fuel up his private jet for a trip to Miami … so he wants to video chat for a mediation hearing with the photog who’s suing him.
According to docs, JB asked a judge to give him a pass on appearing in person for Jeffrey Binion‘s lawsuit. Binion is accusing Bieber and a bodyguard of roughing him up in 2013.
Bieber says he’s too busy churning out a new album to go to Miami — plus it’ll cost him over $68K to fly himself and his entourage by private jet. Binion’s lawyers say Justin could nab a first class commercial flight for $1K.
As for the album — Binion’s team says suck it up, Bieber … life isn’t always fair, and sometimes you gotta miss work to fight lawsuits. Best of all … they remind him he has to play by American rules, even though he’s Canadian.
We’re told the judge agreed with Binion — Justin has to be in Miami before March 20th for the hearing.
Book early … save money, Bieber.