- Judge Judy told Access Hollywood that her former neighbor Justin Bieber tried to avoid her.
- She said he was “scared to death” of her after she made a negative public comment about him.
- She said she made the comment because of his “foolish” past actions.
Judge Judy said that her former celebrity neighbor Justin Bieber was “scared to death” of her.
Judy Sheindlin, the TV judge in the series “Judy Justice,” told Access Hollywood that the singer tried to avoid her while they were living next to each other.
“He’s scared to death of me,” the 80-year-old judge said. “There was a period of time before he grew up — when he was foolish, and doing foolish things.”
Sheindlin continued: “I must have said something about it, and then, I understood that he was paying the front door people to let them know when I was there, coming and going, so he wouldn’t have to bump into me.”
Shiendlin did in fact make a comment to CBS about Bieber, after he was arrested for a DUI in January 2014.
According to E Online, Bieber pleaded guilty and was ordered to undergo a 12-hour anger management course, complete a DUI education program, make a $50,000 charitable contribution and pay additional fines.
That year, Bieber was also charged in two other court cases.
Sheindlin told CBS in February 2014: “Being a celebrity is a gift; you can either treat it reverently, or you can make a fool out of yourself, and he’s doing a very good job of making a fool out of himself and I think it’s sad.”
She continued: “Nobody’s going to remember that he was a marginal singer, but they’re going to remember a young kid, who had a chance to have it all, and who is blowing it by acting like a fool.”
Bieber reflected on his law-breaking past last year on Instagram, with a picture of him being arrested.
“7 years ago today I was arrested, not my finest hour. Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god,” Bieber captioned the post. “All this to say God has brought me a long way. From then til now I do realize something.. God was as close to me then as he is right now. My encouragement to you is to ‘let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you.”