TMZ: Neighbor accuses Justin Bieber of battery


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( -- Justin Bieber's male neighbor is accusing the 19-year-old singer of battery after the two had a heated verbal altercation early Monday morning.

"The accuser told deputies Justin made physical contact with him, and he has filed a battery report," the L.A. County Sheriff's spokesperson told TMZ.  "He also claims Justin threatened him."

According to TMZ, "the neighbor came onto Justin's property and began screaming that while Justin was away (overseas) there were people at the house having loud parties."

Sources tell the site that Bieber did not have any physical contact with the neighbor. The sheriff's department is investigating.