A certain TV icon pleads guilty to all charges of being scary Justin Bieber. In a Monday (Nov. 7) interview with Get access to HollywoodJudge Judy Sheindlin said that the 28-year-old pop the star, who used to be her neighbor, once avoided her at all costs after a few scathing comments she made about him several years ago.
While promoting her Amazon Prime show Judy Justice, the 80-year-old former prosecutor had a good laugh while talking about where she stands with the celebrity she once shared a corner of California with. “He’s afraid of me,” she said.
“There was a period before he grew up where he was foolish and did foolish things,” she recalled. “I must have said something about it and then I realized he was paying the front door people to let them know when I was there coming and going so he wouldn’t bump into me.”
Sheindlin’s 2014 comments about Bieber’s behavior followed a handful of controversies involving the pop star. A few months earlier, he had been accused of assaulting a limousine driver (the charge was later dropped), and in January 2014 the police searched his home after he allegedly egged a neighbor’s house. He was too arrested that month charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. Seven years after the incident, Bieber opened up about that time in his life. “Not proud of where I was in my life. I was hurt, unhappy, confused, angry, misguided, misunderstood and angry at god. I also wore too much leather for someone in Miami. All this to say that God has brought me far,” he further wrote Instagram in 2021.
“Nobody’s going to remember he was a marginal singer,” Sheindlin had also said of his then-neighbor at the time. “But they’re going to remember a young kid who had a chance to have it all and blows it by acting like a fool.”