MIAMI: A Florida judge has ordered pop star Justin Bieber to sit down for a deposition within the next 30 days or face the threat of being arrested and brought to court.

Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley issued the order Wednesday in Miami.

The order compels Bieber to sit for a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who got into an altercation with one of the singerís bodyguards two years ago in Miami Beach.

The photographerís attorney says he has been unable to get Bieber to sit for the deposition. Attorney Mark DiCowden says Bieber isnít entitled to any special treatment just because heís a celebrity.

Bieberís attorney, John Atkinson, didnít immediately respond to an email seeking comment.