EXCLUSIVE: Justin Bieber's Manager: Police & Security To Blame For New York Fan Frenzy -- Not Me

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Jun. 9 2010, Published 2:59 p.m. ET

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The manager behind teen heartthrob Justin Bieber wants charges in connection with a fan frenzy at a mall that sent five people to the hospital with minor injuries to be dismissed.

Scott “Scooter” Braun is facing jail time on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance.

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His arrest stems from a planned appearance in November by the 16-year-old Bieber at Roosevelt Field Mall.

The crowd of teenage girls became unruly and cops told Braun to announce on Twitter that the event was cancelled.

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Prosecutors say Braun waited one-and-a-half hours before Tweeting that the event was over -- and the riot got worse.

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Five people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

After a status update in a Long Island court on Wednesday, Scooter’s lawyer told in an exclusive interview, that his client should not be found guilty because the mall security and police were to blame.

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“We believe the people that were responsible for security should have to answer... and the five minor injuries that were caused were because of the way the police handled the cancellation of the event,” said attorney Ravi Batra.

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“I pointed out that the merits demanded that the charges be dismissed or withdrawn.

“If the matter can be resolved it would be good for Bieber’s fans in Nassau County.”



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