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Justin Bieber's Deposition was recorded in Miami in connection to a battery lawsuit filed in June by photographer Jeffrey Binion.

Transcript Edit

The prosecutor is also known as Mark DiCowden.

[missing tape ??:??:?? - 10:46:38]

Prosecutor: Have you taken any drugs legal or illegal within the past 24 hours?

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: Have you consumed any alcohol within the past 12 hours?

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: Have you been taking any prescribed medication within the last 24 hours?

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: Do you have a prescription for Xanax?

Justin: No, sir.

Justin's lawyer: whispering - Make a plea and give me a chance to object, okay?

Justin: Okay, that's fine.

Prosecutor: If your lawyer just pointed out…

Justin: Go on.

Prosecutor: Make sure that you listen to my question.

Justin: I'm listening.

Prosecutor: Thank you. Before you answer, you understand? I need an affirmative or negative response.

Justin: Yes.

[missing tape 10:47:33 - 10:49:34]

Prosecutor: Answer my question if you have a question about my question…

Justin's lawyer: Today is not for you to speak over me.

Prosecutor: You have the right to be clear…

Justin: [adjusts his collar]

Prosecutor: …for you to be able to be clear.

Justin's lawyer: Mr. DiCowden.

[missing tape 10:49:42 - 11:06:00]

Prosecutor: Who's your manager?

Justin: Scooter Braun.

Prosecutor: You have any other managers?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Who else is a manager?

Justin: Multiple people.

[missing tape 11:06:14 - 11:06:53]

Prosecutor: Please tell me the names of your other managers if you know.

Justin: [shakes head] There's over 100 people in the office, sir.

[missing tape 11:07:06 - 11:07:50]

Justin: What do managers do?

Prosecutor: Sir, what do these hundreds…

Justin: What do managers do, sir?

Prosecutor: What do these hundreds other managers?

Justin: The same, the same thing my manager does, uhm on a smaller scale.

[missing tape 11:08:05 - 11:08:45]

Justin: He's my manager.

Prosecutor: And what does he do for you, sir?

Justin: He manages my career.

Prosecutor: Thank you, sir. What does that mean? That he manages your career?

Justin: He manages my career.

Prosecutor: Yes sir, thank you. Please answer my question.

Justin's lawyer: I think he's answered it very, a several times now.

Prosecutor: I'm asking what his answer means.

[missing tape 11:09:06 - 11:09:43]

Prosecutor: Please sir. Tell me your opinion of what Scooter Braun does for you.

Justin: He manages my career.

Prosecutor: Right and what aspects of your career does he manage?

Justin: All aspects.

Prosecutor: Thank you sir, please name all these aspects.

Justin: Over hundreds, over thousands of aspects.

Prosecutor: Okay well let's start with the first one. What's the first aspect in your mind?

Justin: My career.

[missing tape 11:10:13 - 11:13:01]

Prosecutor: Are you aware that know that Scooter Braun knows that your bodyguards have attacked photographers?

Justin's lawyer: Objection to form.

Justin: What kind of question is that? That didn't make sense.

Justin's lawyer: That's correct about that –

Justin: That doesn't make sense, that's a weird question, that doesn't make sense.

Justin:'s lawyer: Can you just add some foundation?

[missing tape 11:13:18 - 11:18:55]

Prosecutor: (?) you get career. Do you know Raymond Usher IV?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Do you know an individual entertainer by the name of Usher?

Justin: Yeah, Usher, that sounds familiar.

Prosecutor: Isn't it true that Usher is, was instrumental in starting your career?

Justin's lawyer: What does this have to do with this litigation, Mr. DiCowden? This is just you trying to harass the client. Why don't you get down to business?

Prosecutor: Your comments are inappropriate. I am getting down… Fine. But I am getting down to business. I am asking questions that do pertain this lawsuit.

Justin's lawyer: This sounds like a 60 minutes interview. I mean are we gonna ask about the issues in the case?

Defense: No. He wants to make a videotape so he can distribute it to the media. That's what it's all about. This is DiCowden's interview.

Prosecutor: This has to do with the questions that involve this lawsuit. Come on, please sir. Isn’t it true that Usher was very instrumental in starting your career?

Justin's laywer: Does that calls for a yes or no answer? Correct?

Prosecutor: However he chooses to respond.

Justin's lawyer: That calls for a yes or no answer? Wait I'm just going of your stage man. It's a yes or no answer required right?

Justin: My lawyer's asking you a question.

Prosecutor: Please, sir.

Justin: My lawyer's asking you a question.

Prosecutor: You're not here to answer his questions. You're here to answer mine.

Justin: Okay.

Prosecutor: You need the question read back?

Justin's lawyer: Yes let's read it back.

Prosecutor's tape: Isn't it true that Usher was very instrumental in starting your career?

Justin: I'm pretty aware that uhm.

Prosecutor: Calls for yes or no?

Justin: Yeah.

Prosecutor: Was your answer yes?

Justin: Yes.

Court clerk: I’m really sorry to keep asking you this, but could you please speak up?

Justin: Yes or no are fucking pretty pretty different.

Justin's lawyer: Hold on, hold on. Let's take a break. Sir, let's take a break

[missing tape 11:21:08 - 11:32:59]

Justin: I'm sorry for letting this man get to me before, my bad.

Court clerk: It's okay.

Justin: Before we came back here you'd ask me?

Prosecutor: L-Let her read back the question. Thank you for your memory.

Prosecutor's tape: Isn’t it true that Usher was very instrumental in starting your career?

Justin: I was found on YouTube. I think that I was detrimental to my own career.

Prosecutor: I'm sorry, I can't hear you at all. I'm sitting right next to you can, uh, you go…

Prosecutor's tape: You're not here to answer his questions. You're here to answer mine.

Justin's lawyer: He said I think I was instrumental to my own career.

Prosecutor: Well let me hear back from the court reporter.

Justin: Instrumental.

Court clerk: He said: "I think I was instrumental to my own career".

Prosecutor: Thank you, sir. But my question was: "Was Usher, was he helpful to your professional career?"

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Is Usher a close friend of yours?

Justin: Yes.

Justin: Is Usher a confidant?

Justin: Uhm, I guess, yes.

Prosecutor: Has Usher given you career advice?

Justin: Is this an interview or a deposition? I’m confused.

Prosecutor: Please, sir.

Justin: I'm just confused if whether this is an interview or a deposition.

Justin's lawyer: I mean, what does this matter if he's a confidant? I mean, I don't understand.

Prosecutor: If you have, if you instruct that to answer, that's fine. If you wanna make an objection, that's equally as fine.

Justin's lawyer: Okay.

Prosecutor: But I need you to stop talking, 'cause it's inappropriate.

Justin's lawyer: No, I think your questions are inappropriate. This sounds like some sort of 60 minutes interview.

Prosecutor: So instruct him not to answer, if, if that's your position.

Justin's lawyer: If you're gonna keep going with this long questioning, we'll just break the deposition and move for protective order. This is harassing.

Prosecutor: We can get the, we can get the magistrate right back on the phone to judge.

Justin's lawyer: Can you pro-offer how that's reasonably calculated to lead to the (?) evidence?

Prosecutor: Because it goes to credibility, yes.

Justin's lawyer: That's, that's not a (?)

Prosecutor: Please listen, if you wanna object fine, if you wanna..

Justin's lawyer: I got a couple more questions. But..

Prosecutor: Please sir.

Justin's lawyer: I just wanna see where Usher's a confidant goes to credibility.

Prosecutor: Sir, is Usher a confidant?

Justin: Usher being a confidant doesn't credit my credibility.

Justin's lawyer: He already answered that question, he already (?). He already said yes, come on move on.

Prosecutor: Are you instructing him not to answer?

Justin's lawyer: Move on

Prosecutor: Are you instructing him not to answer?

Justin's lawyer: No, I'm not.

Prosecutor: Ok fine, sir.

Justin's lawyer: He already answered.

Prosecutor: Is Usher a confidant?

Justin's lawyer: He already answered that question. He said yes previously. Are you just going to keep reasking the same question?

Prosecutor: (?). I didn't hear a yes to the confidant.

Justin's lawyer: She can read it back. He, he said a yes.

Prosecutor: I asked him if Usher was a friend.

Justin's lawyer: No you didn't.

Prosecutor: I never..

Justin's lawyer: You asked if he was a confidant. He said yes. I remember you saying it.

Prosecutor: Fine.

[missing tape 11:36:18 - 11:36:52]

Justin: That was definitely asked before that question was said. (?)

Prosecutor: What was your answer, please, remind me of your answer?

Justin: No. [sleeping] This seems to be a 60 minutes interview.

Prosecutor: Have you ever spoken to Usher about how your bodyguards should handle photographers?

Justin: No.

[missing tape 11:37:16 - 11:37:38]

Prosecutor: Is there a difference to you, sir that there's a difference between a photographer or a paparazzi?

Justin: [exhales] No. Did you not get my no or is that not received?

Prosecutor: It's not. I didn't get, I didn't (?) no. You refer to paparazzi as paps?

Justin: I refer to paparazzi as many different names.

Prosecutor: You sometimes refer to paparazzi as paps?

Justin: May… yeah. Yes

Prosecutor: Are you aware that your bodyguards have ever gone after paps? 'Cause if they…

[missing tape 11:38:46 - 11:38:59]

Prosecutor: Have you told bodyguards to go after paps?

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: Have you ever told your bodyguards to take care of a pap?

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: Okay. Let's go off the record for a second. I wanna show a clip.

Person: We're now going off the video record. It is 11:39

[missing tape 11:39:27 - 11:41:02]

Prosecutor: Would you please look at the film, that's up there?

Defense: Go ahead and start.

Justin: This is a film? This is a film?

Prosecutor: Pause it. Would you please watch the television?

Justin: You said it's a film, you said watch the film, is this a film?

Prosecutor: Is this a… is there a difference between the film and something else?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Okay. Would you please watch the screen and see the images that appear on it? Please,sir. First off all, before we start. You see the individual with his back to us?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Do you know who it is?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Who is that, sir?

Justin: That's Dwayne.

Prosecutor: Dwayne who? What's his last name?

Justin: Dwayne. It's just Dwayne.

Court clerk: Sorry?

Prosecutor: Is that Dwayne Patterson?

Justin: It's just Dwayne, man.

Prosecutor: Do you know if his last name was Patterson?

Justin: I don't know, I just know him as Dwayne.

Prosecutor: Okay. Is he your bodyguard?

Justin: I just know him as Dwayne.

Prosecutor: Is he your bodyguard, sir?

Justin: Is who my bodyguard?

Prosecutor: Dwayne, that we see in the picture. Is that, is he your bodyguard?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: He's one of your bodyguards. Correct?

Justin: [nods head] mm-hum.

Prosecutor: How long has he worked for you?

Justin: Long time.

Prosecutor: Please watch the images on the screen.

Defense: Go ahead and start.

Justin's lawyer: Can we just play it through?

Prosecutor: Pause. What is Dwayne doing in this image right now for you?

Justin's lawyer: Can, can you, can you tell me whether this is an exhibit right now? If this is an exhibit?

Prosecutor: Place one.

Justin's lawyer: Okay.

Prosecutor: Please sir, what is Dwayne doing for you?

Justin: Dwayne is securing me.

Prosecutor: Alright, these are (?) fans around, right?

Justin: No because he's always securing me.

Justin's lawyer: Can I get…

Prosecutor: What. What is..

Justin's lawyer: Hold on, hold it. I need a copy of the exhibit. That's how we do things. Can't you give me a copy so I can see it.

Prosecutor: Sure.

Justin's lawyer: Can I see the whole thing through?

Prosecutor: Wait, council do you prefer to see the whole clip through?

Justin's lawyer: Yes.

Prosecutor: Fine. Play the whole clip.

Person: Has it been marked?

Justin's lawyer: One.

Person: Okay. (?)

Prosecutor: Please. We're now watching the entire clip that we're watching as (?) one.

[video]

Prosecutor: Ok. Back to the end please.

[video]

Prosecutor: Okay. Play please.

[video]

Prosecutor: We stopped at 10 seconds of what plays of one. Sir, so your testimony that Dwayne was securing you.


Justin: Uh, I was taking pictures with my fans through a long night so he was making sure I was safe.

Prosecutor: You remember this occasion that we're showing?

Justin: Hmm.

Prosecutor: Yes?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Okay, when, do you recall this occurred?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: You have an appro(…ximation), well, do you know if it happened in 2013?

Justin: I don't care. I don't pay attention on little details like this.

Prosecutor: Thank you, sir. Do you have any web collection as if this film..

Justin: I do.

Prosecutor: ..video was taken in 2013?

Justin: I do but I don't, I just don't recall.

Prosecutor: Okay, so I don't understand your testimony correctly.

Justin: I do but I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Thank you sir, let me finish why I understand your testimony's (thing).

Justin: Okay.

Prosecutor: And you tell me if I'm correct or not. You recall this being 2013 but you don't know when in 2013? Is that your testimony?

Justin's lawyer: He's already asked. He doesn't have to answer that several times.

Prosecutor: I'm trying to understand his answer.

Justin's lawyer: He already said "I don't recall".

Prosecutor: He says he remembers but he doesn't remember.

Justin's lawyer: [laughs]

Prosecutor: Sir, do you recall that this happened in 2013? Do you have any web collection of this happening in sometime of 2013? (?)

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Thank you. Do you recall where this event (?) is occurring?

Justin: Is this 60 minutes. [looks at his lawyer]

Justin's lawyer: [laughs]

Justin: I don't, I was so confused, I'm still confused that these questions are not getting anywhere, not moving anywhere. This should be moving somewhere with these questions, they're..

Prosecutor: Could you answer my questions, sir? We can get (?)

Justin: That's what we, we've been doing with ask

Prosecutor: Can you, can you please?

Justin: You know with this deposition.

[missing tape 11:45:44 - 11:45:51]

Justin's lawyer: I'm here, is this an (?)

Prosecutor: Please, sir. Do you recall where this was sh, where this footage was shot?

Justin: Miami.

Prosecutor: Thank you. And… please play.

[video]

Prosecutor: Please (?), did you hear yourself say "Dwayne get this pap outta here"?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: What did that mean?

Justin: Just meant to get the pap outta here. And which meant to me, you know, just back him up as the fans were trying to take pictures with me. Uhm nothing aggressive by that.

Prosecutor: Why did you tell him that?

Justin: I just told you why.

Prosecutor: Isn't it that you knew that your photo, bodyguard (?) physical force to get the photographer.

Defense: I'm sorry, on that video?

Prosecutor: Yes on that video. Please, sir.

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: You know that your bodyguards chase paps sometimes to get them out of wherever you want them out, is that true sir?

Justin: I don't tell my security how to do their job. They don't tell me how to do my job.

Prosecutor: Is it true that you know that your security guards will punch, grab and push paps if they need to?

Justin: I object.

Prosecutor: I'm sorry? Are you (?).

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Isn't it true sir, that you know that your bodyguards sometimes grab, punch and kick photographers?

Justin: Isn't it something?

Prosecutor: I didn't hear your (?) response. You play it back, please?

Justin's tape: Isn't it something?

Justin's lawyer: Alright, let's take a break.

Prosecutor: Hey, wait a second, wait a second. Why not (?) to (?)

Justin's lawyer: Let's play it back and answer the question and take a break.

Prosecutor: Listen, I'm not, I'm not agreeing to, what's the reason for wanting to take a break.


Justin: I didn't answer, I wasn't even finished. I was, I thought that this was ridiculous so I had just stopped my, my answer. That wasn't my answer. I just stopped giving my answer because the questions had been [gets interrupted].

Prosecutor: We're still on, we're still on the record.

Court clerk: Yes so he said…

Prosecutor: Do you wanna hear the question again? He didn't get the question to answer?

Justin's lawyer: Why don't you reask it?

Prosecutor: Why don't you play it back?

Prosecutor's tape: Isn't it true sir, that you know that your bodyguards sometimes grab, punch and kick photographers?

Justin: No, sir.

Prosecutor: Is it true you know they done that in the past?

Justin: [shakes head] No, sir.

Prosecutor: Isn't it true sir, that you've seen your bodyguards chased photographers right in front of you?

Justin: [shakes head] No, sir.

Prosecutor: Isn't it true that you've been personally involved him taking film cards from photographers?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Let's stop. I'm gonna play what's, I'm gonna mark as (?) of two.

Justin's lawyer: Okay, alright.

Prosecutor: You'd like to watch it first?

Justin's lawyer: Sure.

Justin: Isn't it true that I was involved in. [laughs]

Justin's lawyer: Hold on, hold on. There's no question.

Court clerk: We're off the record, yes?

Prosecutor: Yes, we're off the record.

Justin: Uh yeah, completely where we are.

Person: I turn off the video record. It's now 11:50.

Person 2: Alright.

[missing tape 11:50:11 - 12:04:13]

Prosecutor: Who do your bodyguards work for?

Justin: My bodyguards work for my company.

Prosecutor: And what's name of your company?

Justin: Bieber Time Touring.

Court clerk: Sorry?

Prosecutor: I need you to speak up, sir.

Justin: Bieber Time Touring.

Prosecutor: Is that a United States company?

Justin: Yes, sir.

Prosecutor: Okay, where is that company registered?

Justin: I'm not sure where it's registered, that's done by my business manager.

Prosecutor: Okay, what's your business manager's name?

Justin: Solomon Smallwood.

Prosecutor: I need you to speak up, I can't hear you.

Justin: Solomon, Solomon Smallwood.

Justin: Is that..? That's just uncomfortable.

Prosecutor: (?).

Justin's lawyer: (?)

[missing tape 12:05:08 - 12:07:56]

Prosecutor: Do you know if you have a director of security?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Who owns your company that employs your bodyguards?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Do you know ,if, your own company that employs your bodyguards?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Have you ever…

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: …fired any of your bodyguards?

Justin: I don't recall.

[missing tape 12:08:19 - 12:21:07]

Justin's lawyer: …ask him if he…

Justin: That doesn't make sense.

Prosecutor: In taking care of your security?

Justin: In taking care of my security? Wh-

Prosecutor: Yeah.

Justin: What does that mean?

Prosecutor: You recall when you told me…

Justin: In taking care of my security? Wh-

Prosecutor: Sir, there's no pending question. Listen to my question. Do you recall..

Justin: There's no pending question. Listen to my question.

Prosecutor: Do you recall looking (?) the video of you taking pictures with your fans?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: And Dwayne Patterson was securing you?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: You recall something you watched 20 minutes ago?

Justin: M-huh [shakes head].

Court clerk: Answer with a yes or no.

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: No? Great, let's play it back,(?)

Justin's lawyer: You wanna go through this again?

Prosecutor: He doesn't recall something he watched 20 minutes ago.

Justin's lawyer: Can we just move forward the questioning? Come on.

Prosecutor: I could if he just wouldn't forget things that he just has seen like just 20 minutes ago.

[missing tape 12:22:02 - 12:22:50]

Justin's lawyer: Now let's watch this again.

[video]

Prosecutor: Can you pause please? Sir, do you recall this watching this video a few moments ago?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Great and do you recall telling me that Dwayne Patterson was securing you?

Justin: Hmm-huh.

Prosecutor: Yes?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Please sir, tell me how you have given your bodyguards directions of how securing you.

Person: By how do you verbally and (?).

Prosecutor: Well let's get ou…

Person: Sorry.

Prosecutor: Sir, do you understand the question?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Could you please answer?

Justin: Verba-verbally?

Prosecutor: And what do you tell them verbal? Like that, what have you told them verbal on how securing you?

Justin: What have I told my security?

Prosecutor: I didn't hear your response, I. Again, sir.

Justin: You know, you know I…

Prosecutor: I'm pleading with you to speak up.

Justin: I didn’t finish my… I didn't finish…

Prosecutor: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt.

Justin: [sarcastically] Oh, really? You didn't want to interrupt?

Prosecutor: Please, sir. Answer my question.

Justin: I'm pretty sure we've been on this same question for about 2 hours now so. I- I think, I mean this isn't really going anywhere. Do you think we should break for lunch?

[missing tape 12:24:45 - 12:31:22]

Prosecutor: Sir, do you recall when I asked you earlier if you give your security verbal commands on how to secure you?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Okay and you told me you did, correct?

Justin: Hmm-huh.

Prosecutor: Yes?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: How do you verbally command your bodyguards?

Justin: Just… hmm how do I verbally… In what? There's so many different.

Prosecutor: So, what detail?

Justin: There's so many different scenarios, so many different contexts. You know, I tell them various things.

Prosecutor: But what's something…

Justin: You know, help me with my bag to, open the door. Various things.

Prosecutor: Thank you sir, and what about securing you as far as instructions that you give your bodyguards? Decide asking them to get your bag and open the door for you.

Justin: As far as securing me?

Prosecutor: Yes, sir.

Justin: Making sure my safety isn't that risk.

Prosecutor: In what sort of safety commands do you give your bodyguards to make sure you're not risk?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Well, can you ever remember a time in any situation where you given your security commands

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: to (?) your (?)?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Yes? Please sir tell me those times.

Justin: Earlier on today.

Prosecutor: Okay. Please tell me about that situation you were doing. What happened?

Justin: My security walked in front of me. I told them to take one step ahead.

Prosecutor: Why did you tell them to take one step ahead?

Justin: It was too close.

Prosecutor: How is that, put your safety at risk because your bodyguards are too close to you?

Justin: Uhm, I can be tripping on any heels. We go, we move fast.

Prosecutor: How about any instructions verbally that you give your bodyguards.

Justin: How about…

Prosecutor: In regard to circumstances involving a 3rd person. Have you ever give them verbal commands regarding your safety?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Have you ever fired a bodyguard?

Justin: Yes. Yes

Prosecutor: How many times?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Okay. Why have you fired your bodyguard previously?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Have you ever requested a new bodyguard?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Have you ever told your bodyguards on how to deal with paps?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Is that a no?

Justin: Yes, sir.

Prosecutor: Can you fire a bodyguard if you want?

Justin: As I said before firing and hiring is discussed by my team.

Prosecutor: Is it just, do you any alternate decision as far as your team is concerned?

Justin: We discuss it as a team.

[missing tape 12:35:00 - 12:43:56]

[video about Justin getting insulted by paparazzi]

Justin's lawyer: Are you telling what (?)?

[missing tape 12:44:18 - 12:45:14]

Justin: I've been like I said harassed several times and…

Prosecutor: How were they harassing you?

Justin: Calling me names and getting, getting in my way, physically on purpose. To get a reaction out of me. I let them, you know, get a reaction out of me..[looks at footage on screen] As you can see the reaction. As you can also see, you can't see me physically hitting anybody, in that tape you just see me…

Prosecutor: What sort of names did they call you?

Justin: Uhm, I think audibly you can hear the names.

Prosecutor: What did you hear?

Justin: I heard… Cunt. I heard, you know, multiple dirty words that I just don't feel comfortable saying, right now.

Prosecutor: And all those words were directed at you?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: How do you know?

Justin: I guess I don't know

Prosecutor: But that got you upset, correct?

Justin: [nods] Yes, It got me upset. Like any human.

Court clerk: I'm sorry?

Justin: Like any human. I have emotions. Sometimes, I don't always keep them intact.

[missing tape 12:46:41 - 12:47:05]

Prosecutor: In your opinion, do photographers have the right to take your picture?

Justin: Yes.

[missing tape 12:47:15 - 12:50:54]

Prosecutor's tape: Do photographers take your picture?

Justin's lawyer's tape: Objection calls for speculation.

Justin: I don't know if that's a statement or a question.

Prosecutor: It's a question, sir.

Justin: [exhales]

Prosecutor: Can you answer my question?

Justin's lawyer: Justin, do you need a break?

Prosecutor: He already…

Justin's lawyer: He's just thinking.

Prosecutor: Okay.

Justin: I'm sorry this is just frustrating. I've never had to go through anything like this. Asks the same questions over and over in a different manner. I'm not used to it. [pause] Guess what? Guess what? [grin] I don't recall.

Prosecutor: He don't recall if he, you understand my question?

Person: Please (?)

Justin: I don't recall. [laughs]

Prosecutor: Play it back.

Justin's lawyer: Alright, I think he needs a break. Let's just break for lunch.

Prosecutor: Sure. It's fine.

Person: We're now going off the video record. It is 12:52.

[missing tape ??:??:?? - 14:28:25]

Prosecutor: Have you ever disciplined Mr. Hesny?

Justin: Disciplined…what kind of question is that? [laughs] Is he my son?

Prosecutor: Mr. Hesny worked for you? Correct?

Justin: Yeah.

Prosecutor: Okay. So…

Justin: Disciplined.

Prosecutor: Yes, sir. Have you ever disciplined Mr. Hesny?

Justin: Wh- uhm.

Prosecutor: For anything he's done work-related.

Justin: No, I don't discipline people.

Prosecutor: Okay. Who does discipline your bodyguards if they do something that you don't agree about?

Justin: That's beyond me, sir. I don't think my, I don't even, it's not even that get disciplined.

Prosecutor: What do they get?

Justin's lawyer: Objection

Justin: [laughs]

Prosecutor: Did I say something funny?

Justin's lawyer: You don't need to argue with the witness. Do you wanna state your question again?

Justin: [drinks water]

Prosecutor: Is there anything funny in my question, as to why you were laughing?

Justin's lawyer: What, what is your question, should we have it read back? Let's have it.

Justin: Well, I don't know, Katie Couric, you tell me.

Prosecutor: Are you calling me Katie Couric?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Is this a news interview for you? Cause it's not it's your deposition, do you understand that?

Justin: Yes… but I see what you're doing.

Prosecutor: How often is Hugo Hesny paid?

Person: I'm sorry, how often is he paid (?)?

Prosecutor: Yes.

Justin: Paid?

Prosecutor: Yes.

Justin: Paid for what?

Prosecutor: For his secure, for acting as your security bodyguard.

Justin: I don't know.

Prosecutor: Who would know?

Justin: I don't know who would know.

Prosecutor: Would the company that hires him know?

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: Are you part of that company?

Justin: Yeah.

Prosecutor: But you don't know, correct?

Justin: No, I got no idea.

Prosecutor: And how much he's paid?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Who would know?

Justin: I don't know.

Prosecutor: What's your roll in the company that pays him?

Justin: I don't know.

Prosecutor: You recall a company you don't know anything about the business?

Person: Objection assumes facts not in evidence.

Justin: It's pretty hard.

Court clerk: I'm sorry?

Prosecutor: What part of that?

Justin's lawyer: Facts not in evidence.

Court clerk: What's his answer I'm sorry?

Prosecutor: He said it's hard.

Court clerk: (?)

Prosecutor: What's hard about it, sir?

Justin: [thinking pose] It's hard being in this position, man.

Prosecutor: Thank you sir. What's hard about being in this position?

Justin: I mean you just, 2 seconds ago you asked me if it was like giving an interview. So it feels like. I don't feel like this is fair. I mean…

Prosecutor: What's that, for (?) a deposition, that's not fair?

Justin: No, not that. I don't think it's fair the questions that you ask me over and over again and I don't think you…

Person: It's probably because they don't have nothing to do with the case.

Justin: They don't have anything to do with the case.

Person: I understand.

Prosecutor: Please make objections Mr. (?) if you have objections. What are Mr. Hesny's responsibilities?

Justin: To keep me safe.

Court clerk: Sorry?

Justin: To keep me safe.

Prosecutor: And how does Mr. Hesny keep you safe?

Person: (?) You've asked this question about 4/5 different ways. Try to see if you get the same answer.

Prosecutor: You've got an objection?

Person: Might, I just wanna make a record of what you do.

Prosecutor: Records please for yourself, thank you

Prosecutor: How does Mr. Hesny keep you safe?

Justin: By securing me.

Prosecutor: Has Mr.Hesny responsibly changed in any way during the past 2 years as (?) to securing you?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: You tell Mr. Hesny what to do?

Justin's lawyer: Objection to form.

Justin: In what contexts?

Prosecutor and court clerk I'm sorry.

Justin: Do I tell him what to do? Just, do I boss him around?

Prosecutor: You're the boss, aren't you?

Justin: Yeah but.

Prosecutor: Okay, so how do you boss Mr. Hesny him around…

Justin: I don't boss him around.

Prosecutor: Is he doing what he wants?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Ok. So who tells Mr. Hesny what to do?

Justin's lawyer: Objection to form.

Justin: His company.

Prosecutor: The company he works for is?

Justin: I'm not sure the name, that's not my company the company he works for.

Prosecutor: Right, the company that he, you own or are a part hires the company. Correct?

Justin: Yes. That's a whole different company tho.

Prosecutor: Your opinion, has he done a good job overall?

Justin's lawyer: Asked an answer.

Justin: He already asked.

Court clerk: I'm sorry?

Justin: He's asked that question already.

Prosecutor: Can you answer, sir?

Person: Probably the same answer as before, yes.

Prosecutor: Stop making speeches Harry, please.

Justin: Yes.

Prosecutor: My client Mr. Binion testified previously that his (?) prevented him from leaving the area side to his, Hit Factory. While Lil Za pushed him around. Is this acceptable behavior?

Justin's lawyer: Objection assumes facts not in evidence: proper hypothetical to the lay witness. If you understand?

Justin: Uhm, I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Thank you, may I ask you for your opinion?

Justin: [shakes head] I don't recall.

Justin's lawyer: (?) a proper question too.

Prosecutor: What difference does his opinion make?

Justin's lawyer: He's not an expert. You can ask him about facts.

Prosecutor: You know what, give it a (jection?), as I've told you time and time again, make it. You continue speeches (?) disruptive to the deposition.

Justin's lawyer: Assumes facts not in evidence. Ask a legitimate question, not a hypothetical to a lay witness. Why don't you ask him if he's aware of the incident? You haven't that (?) yet.

Person: (?).

Justin's lawyer: Ask him if you know who Binion is. These would be all questions.

Prosecutor: Stop making speeches. (?)

Justin's lawyer: Listen…

Prosecutor: Are you being disruptive to this deposition?

Justin's lawyer: I'm trying to do the best I can with these (?) questions. I mean can you just (?) foundation like a (?)?

Prosecutor: It would go (?) easier if you would just object.

Justin's lawyer: It could go easier if you asked him who Binion was.

Prosecutor: You (?) this lawsuit?

Justin: No.

Prosecutor: Have you ever seen (?) that complained to this lawsuit?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Do you know what the facts are (?) this lawsuit?

Justin: I don't recall.

Prosecutor: Yeah, this lawsuit is about… instructing your bodyguards to be (?) photographer.

Justin's lawyer: You know what, I can't hear you.

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