justin bieber lakers rockets staples gi 300x450 Justin Bieber sued by bodyguard Moshe Benabou, alleging assault and batteryA former bodyguard of Justin Bieber‘s has filed suit for assault and battery, alleging that the, well, pint-sized pop star berated him and punched him in the chest several times during an argument, reports TMZ.

Moshe Benabou is the bodyguard in question, a former member of the Israeli army. He is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery and over $420,000 in unpaid overtime.

Bieber’s camp tells TMZ that Benabou is simply a disgruntled former employee looking for money. The claim is “absurd” and they maintain that Benabou was fired for telling Bieber multiple lies.

Benabou is the bodyguard who got into a scuffle with a paparazzo a year ago at Los Angeles International Airport. Benabou landed a pretty good punch on said photographer while another paparazzo was restraining him.