Justin Bieber has allegedly begged police not to release video footage of him urinating in jail.
The 19-year-old star – who is set to appear in court in Miami on March 3 after being charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid licence on January 23 – was furious that footage of him being patted down while in custody was leaked online last week.
The Canadian singer’s lawyers have now asked the court to block the release of any more footage of his arrest without showing it to them first, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
His legal team claim that the footage paints Justin in a negative light and additional video from the jail shows the teenager in “various states of undress, which show intimate personal parts” of his body.
A law enforcement source confirmed that the ‘Heartbreaker’ hitmaker’s “personal parts” are clearly visible in footage that shows him urinating in his holding cell.
The insider said: “Justin is seen several times stumbling around while he was taking his tests. As if he had a problem with his balance … [the video] also shows Justin taking his various tests and eventually taking a p**s.
“The stumbling and going to the bathroom is obviously reason enough for his attorneys to request it be sealed … If I was trying to paint a picture that my client was innocent … I wouldn’t want a video of him stumbling around and looking out of it to go public either.”