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Prosecutors drop assault charges against Justin Bieber

Prosecutors announced Monday that they have withdrawn assault charges against Justin Bieber because there was "no reasonable prospect of conviction."

The dropped charges involve an incident last December with a Toronto limousine driver, in which Bieber allegedly hit the driver in the head several times.

"It was the right decision based on the evidence and we're pleased," Brian Greenspan, Bieber's lawyer, told The Associated Press. "It's our belief that no one assaulted the driver."

Bieber will appear in an Ontario court on Sept. 29 to fight unrelated charges of "dangerous driving and assault" from a collision and an alleged fight with a paparazzi member last month. Bieber also pleaded guilty last month to charges of "careless driving and resisting arrest" for illegal drag racing in Miami.