Dallas entertainment lawyer Emily Horton says she represents two new clients who are contemplating litigation against Justin Bieber, the uber-popular teenage crooner.
Horton alleges that on March 7, Bieber tweeted, “Call me right now . . .” and gave a phone number minus the last digit. That number, starting with the Dallas 214 area code, was similar to phone numbers belonging to her clients, one of whom she identifies as Dilcie Fleming. Fleming has had the same telephone number for the past 60 years, Horton says.
Horton declines to fully identify the other client, Kent, but she says he has had the same phone number for at least two decades.
Neither of her clients wants to change their phone numbers; rather, they seek “a friendly resolution” with Bieber, Horton says. If that doesn’t happen soon, Horton says she will send a demand letter threatening litigation for damages she alleges her two clients suffered from the deluge of calls they are receiving.
Horton, a 2005 graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, says she called but has not yet received a response from Melissa Victor, a spokeswoman for Bieber.
Victor did not immediately return Texas Lawyer’s phone call seeking comment.
-- Miriam Rozen