Sex with Usher? You assume the risk, according to his response

Usher. Photo: [email protected]

For the past month, R&B icon Usher, real name Usher Raymond IV, has had to deal with the public embarrassment about possibly having herpes. Three people, two women and one man, have filed lawsuits against Usher for exposing them to the incurable virus. The lawsuits are seeking damages for alleged sexual battery, fraud, negligence, and infliction of emotional distress for the singer having unprotected sex with them while possibly knowing his herpes status.

This week, Usher’s lawyers responded to the lawsuits and according to the New York Daily News, he denies each allegation, including those made by Quantasia Sharpton, who claims she met the singer at a cheap motel in Atlantic City, New Jersey and had unprotected sex. According to the legal filing, which was entered into the Los Angeles County Superior Court, “Any alleged conduct by the defendant, which is expressly denied, was unintentional.” The documents further states that “each plaintiff assumed the risk of any alleged harm,” in any sexual contact that may have happened. The filing further states, “Any harm that any plaintiff alleges to have suffered was caused in whole or in part by that plaintiff’s own negligence.”

But Usher has not finished with his blame the possible victim defense; the filing states that the plaintiffs have “unclean hands” and have acted unethically in the matter at hand.

Usher has not publicly stated that he has herpes and this recent legal response keeps the rumor mill going. If the plaintiffs’ stories are to be believed in this case, then they did make unwise and risky decisions having unprotected sex with Usher.

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.


  • Betty-B
    September 8, 2017

    Ok, what’s the story with the guy, how he get it

  • hidaya
    September 8, 2017

    Every adult in 2017 KNOWS that they make unwise and risky decisions having unprotected sex.

    It’s easy as pie! Not rocket science!

  • Grip holder!!💰💰💯💯
    September 8, 2017

    Am just about sick of this story PERIOD!!!!!

  • Chuck
    September 8, 2017

    This nasty, dick Ush needs his ass beat. He shouldn’t go around burning people and blaming them.

  • Linda williamson
    September 9, 2017

    Really! She probably gave it to him. 😡 Everyone always blame everyone but there selves. Keep your legs close. I mean really. Usher keep your head up.

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