In a new lawsuit, a man alleges that Justin Bieber hurled "racial epithets" at him during a physical altercation in 2016.
Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, called the claim a "smear tactic to get money."
Justin Bieber has done a lot of stupid things in his past but what he has also done is apologize and own those mistakes. This most recent claim against him is completely false and a fabrication from a man who tried to push for money for the last several years— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) June 8, 2018
It is disgusting to me to see this man lie and try to bring race into a situation to scare us into a payment again. He never said these things before because they never happened. This is a smear tactic to get money and it’s gross— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) June 8, 2018
So I repeat... these statements again justin are completely false and we won’t be scared or blackmailed. This man should be ashamed of himself. Real racism exists.. but it doesn’t apply here. Just horrible.— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) June 8, 2018