(JTA) — A former neighbor of Justin Bieber is suing the American pop star, claiming that the singer’s bodyguard called him a “little Jew boy.”
Jeff Schwartz is seeking damages for emotional distress in his lawsuit filed last last week, according to the entertainment website TMZ.
According to the suit, Schwartz warned Bieber over Memorial Day weekend in 2013 to stop speeding around their Calabasas, Calif., neighborhood in his sports car because it put lives at risk, TMZ reported.
Next, the suit claims, Bieber’s bodyguards came out and one of them called Schwartz a “little Jew boy” before repeating, “What are you going to do about it, Jew boy?”
The slur allegedly was used months before Bieber egged Schwartz’s house. The singer pleaded no contest to a vandalism charge in the incident, was placed on probation and paid $80,000 to make repairs.
Bieber moved out of the Southern California neighborhood last year.