Friday, March 5, 2021

Usher Asks Judge to Toss One of His Three Herpes Lawsuits

Usher poses backstage during the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 14, 2018 in New York City.
Usher poses backstage during the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 14, 2018 in New York City.

*Usher is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by a woman who claims he knowingly gave her herpes.

As previously reported, Laura Helm says she contracted the sexually transmitted disease during unprotected sex with the singer in July. Ursh previously denied Helm’s claims, and in November her lawyer requested the dismissal of a $20 million lawsuit without prejudice.

In April, Helm filed a new lawsuit in Georgia for several counts of negligence, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and fraud.

Usher is now seeking to have the latest lawsuit tossed, claiming Helm assumed the risk by having “unprotected, casual consensual sex” with him. He also wants her to cover his legal fees, according to Bossip.

Meanwhile, the singer is also facing legal action from Quantasia Sharpton, who said in a press conference in August that she had not contracted herpes from their alleged 2014 sexual encounter at a Days Inn hotel following an Usher concert in Atlantic City, but is suing because she believes she was put at risk by the artist.

Usher is also being sued by an unidentified Georgia woman, who claims that she, too, was diagnosed with herpes after sleeping with the singer. She filed suit in July, demanding $20 million in punitive damages and another $20 million for emotional harm and medical bills.

The 39-year-old, who separated from his second wife Grace Miguel earlier this year, has also denied those allegations and previously asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

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  1. Herpes is not the end of your world,if you know how to manage it, you can control it. Find herpes support here on MPWH (meet people with herpes)

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