Chris Guerra, the photographer that was killed by oncoming traffic after chasing Justin Bieber’s Ferrari in Los Angeles, was obsessed with the pop star and harassed him every chance he got.
According to the website TMZ:
Justin Bieber was stalked and harassed by the photographer who was killed while taking pictures of the singer’s car on New Year’s Day, and he lied about J.B. smoking pot … sources connected with Bieber tell TMZ.
Our well-connected Bieber sources tell TMZ … photog Chris Guerra made Justin’s life hell … following and chasing him at every opportunity.
The source also said that Bieber had “very little respect” for Guerra:
But was trying not to say anything out of respect for the family, but Chris made it “very difficult by telling this guy (his friend) lies about Justin.”
In the wake of the accident, the pop singer did release a statement sending his thoughts and prayers to the Guerra family:
“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves.”
This is just an unfortunate situation all around. Sending good vibes to the West Coast for all parties involved.