Justin Bieber was on the receiving end of the kind of hate-filled bullying that has made headlines recently --- during a laser tag match Friday night, he defended himself from an aggressive kid who referred to Bieber as a "fagg*t" ... sources close to the investigation tell TMZ.Phewwww. Well that's a relief.
We're told that during the game of laser tag, one kid went out of his way to target Justin repeatedly (a violation of the code of honor of laser tag, if there is such a thing).
Sources say that Bieber became frustrated when the kid cornered him and wouldn't stop shooting and when Bieber told him, "That's enough" ... the kid responded, "What are you gonna do about it, fagg*t?"
We're told a shocked Bieber replied, "Excuse me?" Sources say the other kid responded, "You're a fagg*t" and then put his hand out toward Bieber and Bieber pushed it away as he left.
Contrary to several news reports, we're told Bieber never struck the other boy.
Law enforcement tells TMZ it was the boy's father who filed the complaint hours later ... and our source says the father was heard at the scene repeatedly telling people, "I'm a lawyer."
The police investigation is ongoing, but our sources say police already know the fault does not lie with Bieber.TMZ