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Judge Judy Says Justin Bieber Was 'Scared To Death' Of Her When They Were Neighbors

The TV judge claims the pop star went to some extreme lengths to avoid her when they lived next to each other in 2017.

Judge Judy Sheindlin and Justin Bieber
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Judy Sheindlin—who we all know as Judge Judy—opened up to Access Hollywood recently and shared her former neighbor Justin Bieber went above and beyond to ensure the two never crossed paths.

The TV personality and former Manhattan family court judge shared:

"He's scared to death of me."
"There was a period of time before he grew up when he was foolish and doing foolish things."

Sheindlin claimed Bieber went as far as having his security team keep him up to date on her schedule.

She laughed:

"I must have said something about it, and then, I understood that he was paying the front door people to let them know when I was there, coming and going, so he wouldn't have to bump into me."

The Twitterverse was both amused and equally terrified of the stern former prosecutor.

In 2014, Sheindlin had a lot to say about then 19-year-old Bieber getting a DUI in Florida. Bieber was drag racing his Lamborghini in Miami when he was pulled over. Along with a DUI, Bieber was also charged with resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.

At the time, Sheindlin publicly shared:

"Being a celebrity is a gift. You could either treat it reverently or you could make a fool out of yourself."
"And he's doing a very good job of making a fool out of himself."
"I think it's sad. And nobody's going to remember that he was a marginal singer."
"But they're going to remember a young kid who had a chance to have it all and who is blowing it by acting like a fool."

Last year, Bieber acknowledged the troubling moment on Instagram, sharing his past mistake is a reminder of the progress he's made.