Justin Bieber Criminal Charges Dismissed Over Alleged Paparazzi Altercation

22 November 2012, 08:31 | Updated: 22 November 2012, 08:57

The 'Beauty And A Beat' star will not be charged over allegedly attacking a photographer back in May.

Justin Bieber has won a legal victory over his alleged battery of a paparazzi photographer earlier this year, after it was confirmed that no criminal charges will be filed against the 'Boyfriend' singer.

The Canadian pop star was said to have been involved in an altercation with a photographer back in May outside a cinema in Calabasa, California, while exiting the building alongside girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Justin was alleged to have "punched and kicked" the paparazzo in question and investigators were said to be considering a charge of misdemeanour battery, but have since found no evidence of injuries following their investigation.

"All the photos and videos taken during this incident by the many photographers were obtained and reviewed," a court document obtained by the Huffington Post reads. "There are no photos of a physical altercation

The case against 'As Long As You Love Me' singer Justin was officially rejected as of 22nd october when the Los Angeles Country District Attorney's office decided not to file any charges.

Check out a picture of Justin Bieber performing with Nicki Minaj at the American Music Awards 2012 last weekend below (Credit: Getty):

AP also reports this week that a judge has dismissed charges against a paparazzo who allegedly pursuing Justin in a car chose over the summer, after he ruled that a new bill to combat reckless driving by paparazzi photographers was "too broad', although the defendant will still face charges of reckless driving.

Justin Bieber had other reason to celebrate this week when he picked up three awards, including Artist Of The Year, at this year's American Music Awards last weekend.