On March 11, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were reportedly drunk and very disorderly on a double date at a St. Petersburg, Florida sports bar with their friends, Ashley Benson and Ryan Good. Now, the sports bar owner has come forward to reveal all the true details of what really happened on that bizarre and now infamous night.
On Sunday evening, March 11, Justin, Selena, Benson, Good, and JB's grandparents arrived for dinner at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill. According to the owner Mark Ferguson, trouble started immediately. Although the Biebs and his party showed up unannounced, the staff cleared a private room in the back to accommodate them. They'd ordered sodas and they were looking at menus when the paparazzi stormed in.
"All of the sudden all these guys with cameras came in and started taking pictures," Ferguson recalled. "There was a lot of yelling and screaming, but they weren't fighting between each other."
JB and Selena took off with his grandparents. No one called the police, and after 15 or 20 minutes, Jelena the grandparents came back. The paparazzi were barred from re-entering the restaurant, and Jelena and company stayed for another hour. They were joined by Selena's Spring Break co-star Ashley Benson and her boyfriend Ryan Good, and the six finally got to enjoy dinner in peace. Although, JB's grandparents ordered drinks at the bar, the younger people did not. According to Ferguson, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez did not drink any alcohol that night, and neither did Benson and Good.
They did, however, eat quite a bit. Ferguson reported that they feasted on "corn fritters, cheese fries, beer battered fish and chips, a taco salad, pulled pork sliders, a basket of fries, a burger known as the 'Major Leaguer,' a dessert and two sodas." Goodness. Apparently, they worked up a powerful appetite running from those evil paps.
So, there you have it. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were neither drinking nor fighting with each other at Ferg's Sports Bar. The only quarrel was the ongoing one between the Teen Dream and the world-wide fraternity of paparazzi. And that's understandable knowing JB's reputation for being so protective of his family when confronted with the press.
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Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter