The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 11, 2012
 

Bieber anti-cyberbullying video ends NY legal case

 
 

MINEOLA, New York (AP) - Justin Bieber's new anti-cyberbullying video helped his manager and a record executive resolve a legal predicament.

The video released on Wednesday by a New York prosecutor is part of a plea deal settling misdemeanor charges filed after a fan frenzy at a mall in 2009.

The manager and executive were arrested after police ordered a Bieber autograph session at a clothing store shut down over fears someone could get hurt. More than 3,000 teens and younger girls had arrived by 1pm (1am Singapore time) for an event scheduled for 4pm, leading to the cancellation.

Bieber never appeared, but police said at one point while they were trying to disperse the crowd they were hindered by a message from Bieber's Twitter account stating: "On my way to Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, NY to sign and meet fans! I'm pumped. See u there."