Stacey Wilson Betts is suing Justin Bieber after taking her daughter to one of his concerts in July 2010. The court documents state, that the mother now suffers from hearing loss, severe tinnitus and hyperacusis in both of her ears from Bieber's concert.
Betts is suing for $9.2 million, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon. She stated that she was injured by noise that â€œexceeded safe decibel levelsâ€ and that this was â€œdue to an unforeseen aspect of the show.â€
According to the mother, the unforeseen aspect of the concert was when Justin Bieber â€œclimbed into a heart shaped, aluminium/steel gondola and was pulled out over the crowdâ€ creating a â€œwave like effect of screamingâ€ that â€œenticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motionâ€.
Betts explains that the steel gondola acted as â€œa sound conductor,â€ creating a â€œsound blastâ€ that has damaged both her earsâ€.
Stacey Wilson Betts is suing both Justin Bieber, his record label, Def Jam, for “loss of quality of life and permanent disability and impairment” to both her ears.