Ok this is sort of ridiculous. A woman in Portland, Oregon by the name of Stacey Wilson Betts took her daughter to Justin’s concert on July 14, 2010. If a Justin Bieber concert wasn’t loud as it is, Betts claims Justin made the situation for her ears much worse when he blasted sounds at her!!
Ok he didn’t blast sounds directly at her but that’s sorta what she’s saying. It all started when he got on his heart-shaped gondola and sang with his guitar. He then would encourage fans to scream by waving his hands and pointing at different sections of the arena. And when he pointed to her section the gondola became a “sound conductor” and screams from the fans in her section blasted her ears off. I’m guess the hanging gondola must be right over her head at the moment the damage occurred.
In the suit, Betts claims Bieber “created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion.”
Betts says the gondola acted as a “sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears.”
As a result, Betts claims she now suffers from tinnitus … which causes a constant pulsing, whooshing shound that makes it hard to sleep. She also complains of other hearing-related damage.
I’m sorry that this happened to this lady but when there’s tens of thousands of people at the concert (and not just in this one city) and only one person gets hearing damage maybe it’s not any else’s fault. Maybe you just have weak ears and shouldn’t be going to music concerts at all let alone a Justin Bieber concert!
She’s now suing Justin, this record label, and the arena for $9.23 million for causing her permanent ear damage. Do you think Justin should be responsible for her hearing loss?