The mother of a JUSTIN BIEBER fan has launched legal action against the pop superstar, insisting he's the reason her hearing has been damaged.
Stacey Wilson Betts and her daughter were in the audience at Bieber's concert in Portland, Oregon in July, 2010, and she claims the crowd noise and the music were so loud, she was left with tinnitus, a constant ringing sound in her ears - which she still suffers from two years later.
Betts is suing Bieber, his record company, the concert promoter and the arena in which the show took place for $9.23 million (£5.98 million) in damages, according to TMZ.com.
The concert-goer claims the sound created by shrieking fans became unbearable when Bieber climbed into a "heart-shaped aluminum (sic)/steel gondola" which was pulled into the audience.
Betts alleges the pop star "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena."
In legal papers she adds, "(He) then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion", stating that the gondola acted as a "sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears".