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Bieber’s monkey bills remain unpaid

By | Published on Monday 18 November 2013

Justin Bieber

It’s all got a bit tedious now keeping up with the wall vandalising, flag stomping and neighbour terrorising antics of top pop wanker Justin Bieber, but we’re still willing to keep our eyes on earlier occurrences in the singer’s shift from child pop star to childish pop diva.

And officials in Germany have told reporters that Bieber is yet to pay his invoice to cover the costs of caring for the singer’s pet monkey, which comes to around 8000 euros (that’s $11,000 to you, JB). As previously reported, Bieber was given a capuchin monkey called Mally for his nineteenth birthday earlier this year. But the animal was almost immediately confiscated because no one in his entourage thought about the paperwork required to fly Mally from the US into Germany.

Bieber quickly forgot his short-lived pet once it had been seized by the authorities, so that in May this year ownership of the animal was taken over by a German zoo. But there remained the costs of keeping and feeding the monkey between it being seized and ownership transferring.

German officials say they have now sent two invoices, but are yet to hear back from the singer. Confirming that a reminder was sent last week, Ellen Frederichs, attorney for Germany’s Federal Agency For Nature Conservation, told this weekend: “As Mr Bieber should be informed about his payment obligations by now, we hope that he takes his responsibility and settles the costs he has caused to the public, just like anybody else would have to do”.