Channel NewsAsia

Bieber to be formally charged in LA over egg-throwing

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who has been in trouble with the law in recent months, is to be formally charged with vandalism in Los Angeles over an egg-throwing attack.

LOS ANGELES: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who has been in trouble with the law in recent months, is to be formally charged with vandalism in Los Angeles on Wednesday over an egg-throwing attack.

The teen idol was not expected to appear at the hearing, in a city court at 1:30 pm (2030 GMT), said a statement from the LA prosecutor's office.

"Singer Justin Bieber will be charged today with one count of misdemeanour vandalism for allegedly throwing eggs at a neighbour’s Calabasas home," it said, naming a pricey suburb of Los Angeles where a number of celebrities live.

Police had said soon after the attack they would be investigating felony charges against Bieber

The incident in January was just one in a long line of controversial headlines which have tarnished the once clean-cut image of Bieber, who has sold more than 12 million albums since emerging on the music scene in 2009 as a schoolboy sensation.

The 20-year-old star is also facing charges in Florida over an illegal street race in his Lamborghini in Miami Beach on January 23.

He has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of substances, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

And in Canada, he is accused of assaulting a limousine driver last year.

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Story to  #cna