- Last Updated: 6:03 AM, July 14, 2012
- Posted: 2:14 AM, July 14, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. — A woman has filed a $9.2 million federal lawsuit against Justin Bieber, alleging she suffered permanent hearing loss at his Portland concert two years ago.
Stacey Wilson Betts, of Wilsonville, Ore., who filed the suit Wednesday, states she sustained the injury after the pop star climbed into a heart-shaped gondola and was pulled over the crowd.
The lawsuit alleges Bieber enticed fans into a “frenzy of screams” by waving his arms, and the sound exceeded safe decibel levels.
The gondola “acted as a sound conductor, creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both my ears,” wrote Betts, a mother of five, in the lawsuit.
Betts, who attended the concert with one of her daughters, is seeking money for medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. The suit lists Bieber, Island Def Jam Records and concert venue owner Vulcan Sports and Entertainment as defendants.