March 4, - Bieber reportedly shows up two hours late to a concert in London, angering fans. March 8, - Briefly hospitalized in London. March - Bieber's capuchin monkey, Mally, is confiscated by German customs officials.
It is later taken in by a zoo in northern Germany. September - Bieber is widely mocked when photos are released showing his bodyguards carrying him up the Great Wall of China.
December 24, - Bieber announces on Twitter that he is retiring but later backtracks on the statement. December 25, - His new movie, "Believe," opens in theaters. January 23, - Bieber is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and drag racing in Miami Beach, Florida. January 29, - Bieber is charged with assault in Toronto for allegedly assaulting a limo driver on December On the same day, the attorney for Justin Bieber enters a written plea of not guilty on behalf of his client for charges he faces in Miami.
He has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. May 12, - Los Angeles Police Department robbery detectives begin investigating a report of an alleged robbery "between an individual and Mr.
Bieber near the batting cages" on Los Angeles' west side. July 9, - Bieber accepts a plea deal to settle a misdemeanor vandalism charge for egging his neighbor's home in January. August 13, - Pleads guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, without violence, in his Miami DUI case.
The plea agreement includes a charitable donation and an anger management course. September 2, - Bieber is arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collides with a mini-van in Ontario, Canada. He is released on "a promise to appear" and is ordered to answer the charges at a hearing in Stratford, Ontario, on September September 8, - It is announced that the charge that Justin Bieber assaulted his limo driver in Toronto in December has been dropped.
June 4, - Justin Bieber is found guilty of assault and careless driving in Stratford, Ontario. September 10, - The Guinness Book of World Records representative presents Bieber with a plaque for becoming the youngest male artist to debut at No.
Click through for a look back at some of the troubles he's had. Hide Caption 1 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline In July police said the singer struck a paparazzo with his truck while trying to drive away from an event in Beverly Hills. Video from the incident appeared to show Bieber attempting to aid the man he hit.
No citations were issued. Hide Caption 2 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline Bieber was accused of allegedly punching a fan in Barcelona in November Video of the incident appeared to show the singer's hand making contact with the young man's face which was bloodied after the fan leaned into Bieber's vehicle.
Hide Caption 3 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline Bieber was found guilty in June of assault and careless driving, according to an Ontario court clerk. The charges stemmed from an August incident in which Bieber was arrested after his ATV collided with a minivan.
Hide Caption 4 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline In January , Bieber was charged with driving under the influence in Miami, a case he settled in August by pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest. And he is on probation for a vandalism conviction that resulted from egging a neighbor's home. Hide Caption 5 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline Summer was anything but relaxing for Bieber.
In June, the pop star was plagued by the emergence of videos of himself as a young teen using racially offensive language. Then, in July, his neighbors complained to police that his house parties were inordinately noisy. Add the ATV accident in Ontario in August, and to round out his summer, there was a rumor that Bieber had gotten into an altercation with actor Orlando Bloom. Hide Caption 6 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline If there was a bright spot in the summer of , it came in June when Bieber was cleared in an attempted robbery case.
A woman had accused the singer in May of trying to steal her cellphone, but the Los Angeles city attorney decided there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the singer. Hide Caption 7 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline In April, Bieber's antics prompted an online petition to have him deported from the country. The petition was hosted on the White House's website and received more than , signatures.
Video of Bieber being a hostile witness during a deposition the month before likely didn't help sway the petitioners' perception of him as "dangerous and reckless. Justin Bieber's troubled timeline U. Customs and Border Protection officers searched Bieber's private airplane -- thought to be the one pictured -- January 31, , at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
Officers said they detected an odor of what seemed like marijuana after the plane landed, law enforcement sources told CNN. Drug-sniffing dogs were used to search the plane, according to one of the sources, but no sign of drugs were detected and no illegal substances were found. The investigation was closed in July. Hide Caption 9 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline Bieber turned himself in at a Toronto police station on January 29, , facing an assault charge stemming from an encounter with a limousine driver in December.
But the charge was dropped in September after prosecutors decided there was "no reasonable prospect" of convicting Bieber of striking his limo driver on the back of his head, said Brendan Crawley, a spokesman for the Ontario attorney general's office.
Hide Caption 10 of 29 Photos: Bieber, seen here with model Chantel Jeffries the night before his arrest, eventually pleaded guilty of careless driving and resisting arrest. Hide Caption 11 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline On January 14, , authorities swarmed Bieber's mansion in Calabasas, California, in connection with an investigation into a report of an egg-throwing incident at a neighbor's house.
As part of a plea deal, Bieber was sentenced to two years' probation. Hide Caption 12 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline Right before kicked off, Bieber threatened to retire after a spate of bad publicity, including being accused of everything from speeding to spitting. The news made Beliebers very sad.
Hide Caption 13 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline While on tour in early November , Bieber yet again made headlines, this time with some sex-related scandal. Then, a YouTube video sparked gossip that he'd done something less than innocent with the young woman featured in the clip. Bieber's camp has had no response on the chatter. Hide Caption 14 of 29 Photos: Justin Bieber's troubled timeline Was he saving his energy for his fans or just courting more controversy? In October , the day after a concert in Beijing, Bieber was snapped letting his bodyguards carry him up the stairs at the Great Wall of China.