Usher Being Sued By Three Fans For Not Disclosing Alleged STD
Usher is being sued by three fans who claim the singer failed to disclose that he had herpes.
USHER SUED IN STD COURT CASE
While only one of the three accusers tested positive for the STD, the two women and one man are seeking compensation for exposure to the virus, as well as a requirement for Usher to notify past and future partners of his health status.
Usher reportedly settled a similar suit back in 2012 with a celebrity stylist for $1.1 million. The case alleged that the Grammy winner was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010, around the same time he divorced his first wife Tameka Foster. Usher, who has been married to Grace Miguel for almost two years, has yet to comment on the new case.
One of the plaintiffs Quantasia Sharpton recalled a hotel room rendezvous with the singer about two years ago on her 19th birthday. The other two plaintiffs were identified as Jane Doe and John Doe for court records.
“In California, there’s a health and safety code provision that says if you have an STD you have a legal obligation to warn your sex partner, and if you don’t it’s a crime,” attorney Lisa Bloom told told a press conference. “But we’re not going to the police, we’re filing a civil lawsuit. So on the simple side, if indeed positive for herpes, he has a duty to warn and he is liable for exposure even if the other person is negative for herpes.”
“After the show, my friends and I returned to the hotel,” Sharpton said at a press conference. “I got a call from Usher on a blocked number, asking me what hotel I was staying in and the room number. About an hour later, he arrived. We spoke for a while, and then we engaged in sexual contact. He never warned me about any STDs.”