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Justin Bieber May Avoid Assault Charges, But He Can't Hide from His Mom - or Her Lawyer

Justin Bieber poses in the press room with the award for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Justin Bieber May Evade Assault Charges, Plans to Speak at Concert, Say Reports
Justin Bieber (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) On the heels of assault allegations, bubbly teen sensation, Justin Beiber, has apparently found himself in the midst of more controversy, only this time it's his mom who is hiring a lawyer, according to reports.

Bieber's mother, Pattie Mallette, reportedly feels left out of the Bieber Camp and is looking to hire a lawyer to "represent her interests," reports celebrity gossip site RadarOnline. 

"She's in a tough position," a source close to Bieber's mother told RadarOnline. "She feels that she's being cut out of her son's business life by the people around him."

According to the gossip site, Mallette claims that she has been cut out of the professional side of her son's life - to the point that the first time she even read his recently-released autobiography was when it was released to bookstores.

"She doesn't want anyone to think that she is after her son's money," the source told RadarOnline. "[But] her son writes an autobiography and no one even shows it to her. It's ridiculous. And Pattie is really tormented over it."

But Bieber's manager, Scott "Scooter" Braun, who is credited with discovering the bubblegum popstar, denied that Mallette is unhappy saying, "there [is] no truth to rumors Justin's mom is unhappy." Braun says Mallette herself worked on the autobiography and cooperated with the author, according to the gossip site.

The teen heartthrob became the center of a media headline frenzy when allegations arose against the pop phenom last week claiming that he hit a 12-year-old boy during a game of laser tag, but sources close to the investigation claim it is "highly unlikely" that Bieber will actually be charged with assault, according to reports.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating allegations that a boy was assaulted at a laser tag facility in a Vancouver suburb by a boy who reports identify as Bieber. 

But CBS News' "The Early Show" reported Monday that there might be more to the story than a celebrity lashing out on an innocent bystander - Bieber may have been acting in self-defense, according to RadarOnline reporter Dylan Howard.

"It's alleged that the 12-year-old boy in question taunted Bieber and provoked him into assaulting him," Howard told the morning show.

Corporal Annie Linteau says the boy suffered minimal injuries and did not require medical attention, but did not identify either boy involved.

The pop star who has infected countless teen girls with "Beiber Fever" has been tight-lipped about the alleged incident, but reports have surfaced that he plans to speak out during a concert at Vancouver's Rogers Arena Tuesday night.

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  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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