Justin Bieber’s jailbird father was once charged with assault for allegedly breaking an 18-year-old girl’s jaw after he smashed her in the face with a flying roundhouse kick, MailOnline can reveal today.
Jeremy Bieber was taken to court, accused of the brutal attack on Alicia Wadden – who stood at just 5ft3in and weighed 100 pounds.
Alicia says she was knocked unconscious by the kung fu style kick, which, according to her statement given to police, broke her jaw in two places, chipped her teeth and forced her to eat pureed food for two months.
The mother-of-one claims she was so scared of Jeremy she did not want to press charges. She claims police in Stratford, Ontario, convinced her to give an official statement, seen by MailOnline.
However, the day before the case was due to go to court, Alicia alleges Jeremy, now 39, turned up at her boyfriend’s work and handed him $1,000, telling him that she should not show up to testify.
Alicia took the money and left town soon after, moving back in with her family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Jeremy’s criminal past – including convictions for assault - is well known, but this brutal charge has never been revealed before.
‘I used to be a huge fan of Justin, I would always think how nice and polite he was, but his dad is a terrible influence on him. He thinks he can get away with anything he does, but I want him to know he can’t.’
At the time Justin was a seven-year-old school boy living with his mother Pattie Mallette. Jeremy split from Pattie when Justin was ten-months-old.
On the night of the alleged assault, Alicia was in a bar with some friends when they all decided to go back to her house for a party. She explained: ‘One of my friends asked if Jeremy and his buddy could come back with us.
‘I’d never met Jeremy, but I’d heard of his reputation as a fighter, so I was nervous about him coming back. I told my friend, "I don’t want any trouble", and he said, "don’t worry, Jeremy’s a great guy".’
In her police statement, she went on: ‘We got to my place and we were all having a drink in the living room when Jeremy’s attitude totally changed. He was saying he was a legend in Stratford.’
Alicia told MailOnline he was also boasting that he could beat up anyone in the party.
The statement went on: ‘Later on, him and Chris were in the kitchen playing cards and I went out through the kitchen to go to the bathroom, when Jeremy told me to lift up my shirt.
‘I said don’t be disgusting…. Later at around 5am I went out to the kitchen and was hinting around that I was tired and wanted him to leave… Jeremy said: "Oh I’m leaving anyway, I don’t want to stay here drinking with you, loser Newfies (Newfoundlanders)".
‘I replied, "don’t be so mean" and then he said to Jamie (my roommate), "is that your girlfriend, because if it is, you better shut her up".
‘That made me really mad so I smacked him in the face’.
Discussing the incident with MailOnline, Alicia said: ‘I know I shouldn’t have done it, but I just reacted. One of my rings caught his lip and he started bleeding. He went crazy and was spitting blood at me.’
She told police in her official statement: ‘He was trying to walk toward me and Olivia had her hand on his chest, holding him back. I don’t know if he was going to hit me though.
‘Jamie took me in the living room and I heard a big bang, so I ran out to see what it was and my door was smashed in. I put on my sneakers and followed Jeremy outside to the cab and I was pointing at him telling him to never come back and that he was never welcome here again.
‘Then out of nowhere he kicked me in the face and I fell to the ground. I must have been knocked out because all I remember is waking up and not being able to close my mouth.’
Alicia says the last thing she can remember is seeing Jeremy jump in the air and do a spinning round house kick. She saw his foot fly towards her jaw, but could not get out of the way in time.
Alicia didn’t see Jeremy after that night but his reputation in Stratford, a city around 100 km west of Toronto and Justin Bieber’s birthplace, still affected her greatly.
She said: ‘The day after it happened people started coming up to me and saying, "you shouldn’t go to the cops or press charges, Jeremy’s dangerous, you don’t need that trouble".
‘But when the police turned up at my work I realized enough was enough and agreed to give a statement. Even then I watered it down as I didn’t want Jeremy to get convicted.’
When she finally gave the statement she was asked, "Why didn’t you want to speak with the police at the hospital?"
Asked why, she said: ‘Because what happened – happened. I didn’t want to go to court, I just wanted to pretend it didn’t happen. It’s not worth the hassle.’
And quizzed about whether she was afraid of Jeremy she replied: ‘If I was ever walking down the street and happened to run into him I would be scared (of) what he would do or say.’
The day before the trial Alicia claims Jeremy came to her boyfriend’s work and gave him an envelope with $1,000 in it.
She said: ‘If I’m honest I wasn’t going to go to court anyway because I was too scared, so the money was just a bonus.
‘I had heard from people that Jeremy was really worried. He had already been in trouble for violence before and he was apparently telling people if he was convinced he would go to prison.
‘He went to court the next day, but when I didn’t turn up the case was dismissed. Apparently the police were really angry.
‘I got out of Stratford soon after and moved back home.’
‘I know I should have pressed charges, but I was only 18. I was naïve and scared and just wanted to try to pretend it never happened. But now I am older I want him to know he can’t behave like that, no matter who he is.
’He needs to understand that his egotistical tough guy image isn’t helping him any. He’s basically paving the road for Justin to follow down.
‘Justin needs to realize that his dad isn’t the man he seems to think he is. He looks up to him and that is dangerous, because it seems he wants to behave like him to win his approval.’
Justin and Jeremy’s relationship has come under intense scrutiny in recent months, with many accusing the convicted criminal – who has two younger children as well - of being a bad influence and a scrounger.
Jeremy has apparently never held down a regular job, but he lives in an $850,000 ranch bought for him by his multi-millionaire son. He has also allegedly boasted that he is given a $50,000 a month allowance by his son.
He has been present when the hit-maker has got into trouble.
But his presence in Justin’s childhood is definitely a source of contention. He split from Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette, just 10 months after she had given birth to the future global superstar following a troubled on off relationship.
According to Pattie’s autobiography, The Only Way Is Up, the teenagers were actually engaged, but called off the wedding when Jeremy cheated on her with a mutual acquaintance.
She also claims Jeremy was in the county jail for fighting the day Justin was born and that he often let his son down, regularly failing to turn up when he was due to take him out for the day.
He was frequently in trouble with the police during his teens and 20s. There is no official recording of his stint in jail on the day of Justin’s birth – although records are expunged after a certain period of time in Canada.
But he has got other offenses on his rap sheet. In 1997 he was convicted of assault and sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Two years later he spent another 21 days in jail after violating his probation. He was also convicted of a second probation violation at the same time.
Then in January 2004 he was charged with assault again, but the case was dismissed.
A spokesman for Bieber declined to comment.
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