Judge agrees to release video of Justin Bieber taking urine test
Ever wanted to see Justin Bieber take a urine test? You’re in luck. Miami-Dade County Judge Bill Altfield ruled on Tuesday that videos of Bieber urinating in a holding cell will be available to the public, though Bieber’s bits will be censored, reports Deadline Miami.
Altfield said that even though Bieber is a public figure, he still should get some privacy while in police custody. Consequently, police will “shade or blacken” Bieber’s private parts in the two video clips.
Altfield said on Tuesday, “He has not lost his expectation of dignity, and that’s what’s most important here.” We’re not sure how dignified it is to be seen urinating in a cup, censored or not, but that’s not our call.
Altfield will review three more clips while a judge will work with a technician to edit images that show Bieber’s genitals in the first two.
The videos are from January, when Bieber was arrested for a DUI after drag racing a Lamborghini in South Beach. Prosecutors released more than 10 hours of police station videos last week, though Bieber’s defense team want to block five of the clips for release. Lawyers for media outlets like the Miami Herald said the videos must be released under Florida law.