Usher Wants $20M Herpes Lawsuit Tossed, Says Alleged Victim Assumed The Risk By Having Unprotected Sex
Usher responds to $20M herpes lawsuit by asking a judge to throw out the case because the alleged victim cannot prove she acquired the disease from him.
Usher Wants $20M Herpes Lawsuit Thrown Out
Usher has finally responded to the $20 million lawsuit filed against him in April by a woman claiming he knowingly infected her with herpes.
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The R&B superstar filed court docs asking a judge to throw out the case because the alleged victim can’t prove she acquired the STD from him and he noted she put herself at risk by having unprotected sex.
In Usher’s legal docs, obtained by TMZ, he notes her lawsuit says nothing about whether she had been tested prior to their alleged sexual encounter. He says, “A previous sexual partner very well may have already infected her.”
And, Usher says, she could have contracted the STD after their alleged encounter.
And he takes another shot, saying she assumed the risk of getting herpes by having “casual, unprotected sexual intercourse and/or oral sex.”
It’s interesting … Usher did not attack the lawsuit by saying he couldn’t have given her herpes.
One more thing … Usher’s lawyer grouses the woman is suing under a pseudonym, claiming there’s no cause for her to secretly file her lawsuit.
He’s asking the judge to throw out her lawsuit.