The embarrassing claim that Usher transmitted herpes to an unknowing woman can be laid to rest. It has been reported that the lawsuit has been dropped.
According to reports, the $20 million lawsuit has been dismissed without prejudice with the intention to refile. Laura Helm accused the “Rivals” singer of having unprotected sex with her and not warning her that he had herpes beforehand. However, Helm has been caught red-handed in a lie. Two days before the lawsuit was filed, Helm admitted on a phone call, which was being recorded, that she and Usher used protection during their sexual encounter.
“It’s our sincere hope that this dismissal will bring an end to the opportunistic litigation against Usher in Georgia,” Usher’s lawyer, Steve Sadow said in a statement.
Attorney Lisa West stepped down from representing Helm, and she hired a new lawyer who then filed to dismiss the case.
Back in 2012, the ATL crooner settled a lawsuit by paying $1.1 million to a woman who also accused him of infecting her with the STD. Usher was allegedly diagnosed in 2009 or 2010.