Bieber in hot water over Twitter phone prank
Texan couple threaten to sue the singer after his Twitter prank led to them receiving over 1,000 calls
Justin Bieber is being threatened with legal action by two victims of an online phone prank.
The pint-sized popstar attempted to show off his sense of humour on Twitter earlier this month (March 12) by posting a phone number missing a final digit and instructing his fans to give him a call.
Prankster: Justin Bieber posted a number on his Twitter account with the last digit missing and asked his millions of fans to call him. File pic.
As millions of Beliebers tried to guess the remaining number, two Texans claim they were plagued with phonecalls from teenage girls at all hours of the day.
The tweet was quickly deleted but the two say the stunt was “reckless” and that the harassment continued.
The lawyer acting for the pair — an older woman named Dilcie and a man named Kent — say her clients’ patience “wears thin” after receiving over 1,000 phone calls and they want compensation for all the problems caused by the prank.
They also suggest Justin could make it up to the disgruntled duo with an apology, concert tickets, cash — and an endorsement for Kent’s upcoming online project.
Justin’s is well known for his pranks and once appeared on a prank show Punk’d to convince Taylor Swift she has blown up a boat where a wedding was being hosted.
Last week, he tricked his fans with an announcement that he was joining a new band with Maroon 5’s Adam Levin and pal Kenny Hamilton.
He said he was delaying the release of his new album, Believe, and added, “We’re going to do a collaborative thing, us three, We’re the Whirling Dervishes.”
But another one of his gags landed him in hot water in September 2010.
He narrowly avoided arrest when he hit a US cop with a water balloon backstage at a concert in Carolyn.