Lamont Richmond probably didn’t think twice about how his life would change after his recent altercation with Justin Bieber in Cleveland.
But the 6 foot tall man who threw Bieber to the ground is claiming that the scuffle is now affecting his everyday life. Richmond claims that he has lost his job, been forced off social media, and found himself on the receiving end of abuse from Bieber fans – all for protecting himself and the women he was with.
Richmond was a maintenance worker at a college in downtown Cleveland, but after the brawl with the Biebs, he was fired, telling the Daily Mail, “It’s not going well for me right now.”
Richmond, who is speaking out for the first time since the fight, says he asked for an autograph for one of the women he was with and Bieber struck him with a right hook. He revealed, “The autograph wasn’t even for me – I respect his professionalism but I’ve never been a fan. He seemed to be in one of those ‘I don’t want to sign autograph’ phases. He was all ‘Get out of my face.'”
As for the punches thrown by the Biebs, Richmond says, “He didn’t connect. I’m pretty good at ducking punches. I asked him: ‘What are you doing? They only wanted an autograph. Don’t be so disrespectful.”‘
The only way Richmond feels the issue will be resolved is “to sit down with him man-to-man, talk about some resolution and shake his hand.”
It’s still unclear whether Richmond will take Biebs to court.
Judging by Bieber’s recent feelings toward fans and the media, we doubt the singer will smooth things over himself. Only time will tell.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter, Getty
22 Of Justin Bieber's Most Fashionable Instagram Moments (PHOTOS)
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1. A lesson in layering from Justin Bieber
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2. "I am fashion"
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3. "I do this 4 U"
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4. Because a mirror selfie was completely necessary to show off this outfit.
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6. Caption: "#iknowudresslikeme"
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7. Because who else could pull off skin-tight, red-hot leather leggings?
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8. Caption: "Channel"
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9. Caption: "Ryan said you won't go out in that. I said watch me haha too colorful next time im gonna wear a black hat"
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10. Caption: 'Rollercoaster For a minute we were up but the next we were Fallin down' -Justin Bieber"
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11. Caption: "I hope you hate my style"
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12. Caption: "Propper"
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13. Caption: "Not a game"
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14. Bandana Boy Bieber
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15. Caption: "Looks like Lil wayne liked our #swagboots"
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16. Caption: "Hahahahah real gs wear tight onzies"
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17. Caption: "I got a lot of bread"
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18. Caption: "Me and Jesus on the ice"
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19. Caption: "Varsity jacket closest thing to high school"
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20. Caption: "Hyfr"
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21. Caption: "@jadensmith that new swag hat son"
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22. Caption: "Nature is so neat lol"
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