Justin Bieber's mum has said she prays for her son - but she's got to let him make his own decisions.
Pattie Mallette spoke about her pop star offspring while promoting new short film Crescendo, about Beethoven's mother, on which she is an executive producer.
"Of course I pray for him and I encourage him," she told E! News.
Police are investigating claims that teenage pop star attacked and threatened a neighbour during an argument.
Pattie said of the incident: "Sometimes I learn about things on the internet the same as everybody else, and that was the case this time."
She told Access Hollywood Live that the singer was now old enough to find his own way.
"Him being 19, you know, I've just gotta let go a little and let him make some of his own decisions.
"He's growing up. He's 19. He's not my baby."