The X Factor star and singer admitted she can empathize with how he reacted after Kevin Ramirez reached through the window of his car.

Rita Ora has defended Justin Bieber after he was caught on camera punching a teenage fan in Barcelona.

The Sorry singer lashed out at 18-year-old Kevin Ramirez after he put his arm through the star’s chaffeur-driven car to touch his face and neck outside the concert venue on Tuesday night.

Now, X Factor star Rita has leaped to the defence of the Canadian crooner, and admitted she can empathise with him – adding he must have been “uncomfortable and scared”.

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kevin ramirez has said he will take legal action saying he has left the matter in the hand of the lawyers.

Rita ora told the Metro: “I’m not speaking for anybody, but knowing him and his incredible background, I know how it feels to be uncomfortable and scared.

“I feel like anyone who had a hand in their face is going to protect themselves.”

Calling the star’s actions “unnecessary”, he added: “They will deal with it. I can’t give out any more information at the moment.”

The move makes it almost certain the Spanish teenager will now press charges against Bieber, although he steered clear of committing himself to suing Justin.

Police have described the incident as a “misdemeanour” rather than a crime but said Kevin is free to lodge a formal complaint against the singer at a local court or through them.