Justin Bieber is reportedly being sued for "emotional distress" after his bodyguard allegedly hurled an anti-Semitic slur at the Baby singer's former neighbour.

In July 2014, the 21-year-old star pleaded no contest to a charge of vandalism after egging Jeffrey Schwartz's home in Calabasas, California, but the former neighbour now claims he was called a "little Jew boy" by one of the youngster's bodyguards several months before the vandalism incident took place.

Detailing the anti-Semitic incident in court documents obtained by TMZ, Schwartz alleges that Bieber was driving around the neighbourhood at high speed in his Ferrari on Memorial Day Weekend in 2013.

When Schwartz and his friend told the Boyfriend hitmaker he was risking lives by driving fast, one of the singer's bodyguards allegedly said: "What are you going to do about it, Jew boy?"

In the court documents, Schwartz reportedly adds that the Canadian singer and his friends were general nuisances in the area, hosting parties, playing loud music and taking part in drag races on the street.

Schwartz reportedly claims that Bieber spat in his face on one occasion and threatened to kill him however, the All That Matters singer has previously denied these allegations. Bieber is also accused of hurling insults at Schwartz's wife and daughter during the time he lived in Calabasas.

The lawsuit is said to mention the egging incident, for which the singer was placed on probation and ordered to complete five days of community service and 12 weeks of anger management. The pop star has since paid the Schwartz family $80,000 (£54,000, €74,580) in damages.

Bieber's controversial behaviour and legal woes were the butt of jokes during his Comedy Central Roast, which was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart and will air in the US on 30 March.