Planning to attend any parties at Justin Bieber's Los Angeles-area mansion any time in the near future? You might want to contact a lawyer first.
TMZ is reporting that Bieber is threatening anyone attending a soirée at his palatial Calabasas, Calif., estate with a $5-million (U.S.) lawsuit should they reveal any details of the party activities.
Following a steady string of PR disasters, the Biebs is making everyone who enters his home sign a waiver. According to TMZ, the waiver warns sternly of expensive repercussions for party guests who blab to the usual gossip outlets (like TMZ).
And boy does this kid have creative legal minds: The waiver includes a ban on revealing the "physical health or the philosophical, spiritual or other views or characteristics" of Bieber or any of his guests.
The document also specifically indicates that anybody signing the waiver is forbidden to tweet, blog or post pictures on Instagram.
But the party waiver is also slightly ominous in tone, warning that some of the activities at Bieber's home are "potentially hazardous and you should not participate unless you are medically able and properly trained," with risks including "minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, including death."
All of which might make the average person wonder why anyone attending a party at Bieber's house would willingly waive away their rights in case they are injured or killed.
Or even more perplexingly, what the heck is going on at these Bieber house parties? Is there a go-cart track in his basement, or are guests shooting skeet in the backyard? Not long ago, TMZ released photos allegedly taken at one of his ragers that showed liquor and beer bottles and various pot-smoking paraphernalia. Of course, Bieber wasn't in attendance at the party being held at his house, but that's besides the point.
More likely the waiver is part of the Canadian pop export's ongoing attempt to salvage his reputation following a long, hard winter of outrageous behaviour. And rarely a day goes by when someone isn't talking about Bieber.
A few days after being booed at the Billboard Music Awards, Bieber was being castigated in the mainstream press by Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi, who told the London Evening Standard that he was not impressed by the kid's behaviour in Europe, including showing up two hours late for a London gig.
Said Bon Jovi: "Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won't have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It's really not cool – you're an a--hole. Go to … work!"
It's a safe bet Bon Jovi won't be invited to any Bieber parties, but what do you think? Has Bieber gone too far in trying to keep details of his house parties private? Would you ever sign a waiver before attending a party?