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The L.A. Lakers are reportedly pulling their offer of a 10-day contract from Jamil Wilson in light of the recent lawsuit accusing him of knowingly giving a woman herpes.
TMZ Sports broke the story … the woman claims she’s been diagnosed with herpes simplex 2 and believes Wilson gave it to her during unprotected sexual encounters. She believes he knew he was a carrier but concealed it from her in order to gain consent.
The Lakers had reportedly planned on signing Wilson on Wednesday … but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is hitting the brakes. Woj says the team isn’t ruling out signing Wilson somewhere down the line.
Wilson’s agent, Steve McCaskill, told ESPN the player plans on taking legal action of his own.
“Jamil has been irreparably harmed by the recent accusation which has now resulted in damage to his NBA career. We will not tolerate these false accusations, but will pursue all legal remedies with the full force of the law.”
In other news, Usher‘s accuser, Laura Helm, is suing insurance companies claiming they released her medical records to blogs.
Laura Helm is going after the insurers because she says her application for insurance ended up in a blog post which revealed her “private sensitive health information.” According to the suit, Laura filed her application with an insurance broker — representing 3 companies — on July 31, 2017.
In the suit, Laura says the broker took screenshots of her application and gave them to the blog. She’s suing the 3 companies … United Heathcare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana and Golden Rule Insurance Company — as well as the blog.
Laura also claims the blog defamed her by saying she committed insurance fraud.
Helm initially sued Usher anonymously in July. The blog posts with her medical info were published in August — and she only revealed her name in docs subsequently filed in September.
Helm dismissed her lawsuit against Usher in November.