BIEBER GETS TRIAL DATE IN FLORIDA CASE, CHANTAL JEFFRIES FILES LIBEL LAWSUIT
A May 5 trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.
Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race with high-end sports cars. Breath tests showed Bieber's blood-alcohol content was below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers.
Other tests detected marijuana and Xanax.
Meantime, the woman who was riding with the 20-year-old singer in a Lamborghini when he was arrested has sued the New York Daily News, accusing the newspaper of libel.
Attorney Andew Parker Felix filed the lawsuit Tuesday (11 MARCH 2014) on behalf of Chantel Jeffries. She is described in court papers as a student, model and entrepreneur.
The lawsuit claims Daily News stories posted on its website after the Jan. 23 incident falsely reported she had a criminal record and that she instigated a drag race between Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was driving a Ferrari. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an order preventing future false stories about Jeffries.
The Daily News legal department and a spokesman for the newspaper didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.