Protection sought for Bieber's 'private parts'

Bieber's lawyers are seeking to protect footage of the star while in police custody.

Canadian born pop star Justin Bieber. Picture: CNN.

MIAMI - Lawyers for pop star Justin Bieber are trying to prevent semi-clad images of the teenage singer in Miami Beach police custody from being released to the media, according to a motion filed yesterday.

Bieber was charged with driving under influence, resisting arrest and using an expired license after police allegedly caught him drag racing on 23 January.

Bieber also had marijuana and prescription medication for anxiety in his system at the time of his arrest.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Yesterday, Bieber's Miami lawyers Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, said they learned from the state attorney's office that various news media outlets had filed public records requests for all videotape footage from Bieber's time in detention.

He is scheduled to appear in court on 3 March.

Bieber was also charged last week with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto in December.