Usher’s herpes scandal just took a turn for the worst as three more accusers have surfaced.
Just weeks after it was revealed that the R&B crooner shelled out $1.1 million in 2012, to settle a lawsuit after a young woman claimed to have contracted herpes from him, three more individuals have come forward, alleging that he failed to warn them of his status.
On Friday, Aug. 4 attorney Lisa Bloom — who is representing Blac Chyna in her revenge-porn case against ex-fiance Rob Kardashian — announced that she plans to file a lawsuit in California on Monday on behalf of the new victims, “Jane Doe” and “John Doe.” Although two accusers have chosen to remain private, a third alleged victim plans to speak out at a press conference after the suit has been filed, People reports.
Court papers previously published by Radar Online, show that the “Confessions” singer was allegedly diagnosed with herpes around 2009 or 2010, around the same time he filed for divorce from ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Usher, 38, was accused of “consciously and purposefully” withholding his diagnosis from the celebrity stylist “and continued to have unprotected sex” with her. He also allegedly told the victim he’d tested negative for the virus, despite a “greenish discharge” from his penis. The woman alleges she later tested positive for herpes after suffering from vaginal sores, fevers and chills, according to the court papers.
According to California law, it is illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD, and court papers indicate that the Atlanta native paid $2,754.40 of the victim’s medical bills in 2012, before settling.
Although the singer himself hasn’t yet responded to the latest round of allegations, his wife, Grace Miguel — whom he married in 2015 — appears to be standing by her man. As previously reported by rolling out, sources close to the couple allege that Miguel isn’t at all phased by the scandal.
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