Officials: No evidence Bieber kicked photog

  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 6:58 PM

Prosecutors decided not to file any charges against Justin Bieber after investigators found no evidence that the pop star had kicked and punched a photographer after leaving a movie theater last month, according to a document obtained Wednesday. Prosecutors had been asked by police to consider filing a misdemeanor battery charge against Bieber, but Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators found no visible injuries, video or photographs to confirm the allegations by the photographer. Bieber, 18, was leaving the theater in suburban Calabasas with girlfriend Selena Gomez on May 27 when he had the encounter in a parking lot. A doctor found only superficial injuries, and deputies observed no injuries on the man after the incident, the document said. Authorities interviewed several witnesses but none reported seeing Bieber kick the man, and they noted that the photographer kept taking photos as the two singers left the location, according to the charge evaluation worksheet prepared by the district attorney's office. "There are no photos of a physical altercation," the document said.

$5.3M sought from king's son-in-law

Prosecutors pursuing corruption charges against the Spanish king's son-in-law said he needed to set aside $5.3 million for damages he may have to pay if found guilty in an upcoming trial. Inaki Urdangarin, 44, the husband of Princess Cristina, the middle child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia's three children, is suspected of diverting $7.7 million in public money to his own companies. Urdangarin has not been charged and no date has been set for a trial. His business partner Diego Torres was also asked to set aside $5.3 million. Urdangarin's lawyer said he found the prosecutors' sum "exaggerated." A judge will decide whether to accept the prosecutors' request.

GUARDIANSHIP EXTENDED: A judge determined that teen actress Ariel Winter's mother should not regain custody of the "Modern Family" star and that the 14-year-old should remain in her sister's care for the next several weeks. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas issued the ruling after considering a report by child protective investigators that was critical of Winter's mother, Chrisoula Workman. The report found there was evidence of emotional abuse toward Winter, Levanas said, and the agency planned to step in if Winter did not remain in a guardianship. The ruling came more than six weeks after Workman was temporarily stripped of custody amid allegations of abuse. Levanas said the investigators' report found that claims of physical abuse were inconclusive, but an attorney for Winter's sister said they could be proven in a subsequent report. The judge set a Dec. 12 trial date.

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