After two women and one man filed a lawsuit against Usher, for allegedly exposing them to genital herpes, the R&B singer fires back in response, saying that he “generally and specifically denies each allegation.”
In August a couple of women and one man filed a lawsuit against him, saying he had “sexual relations” with them without disclosing that he had the STD. They are suing on the grounds of “damages over alleged sexual battery, fraud, negligence and infliction of emotional distress.”
Their attorney, Lisa Bloom, said that one of those people had contracted the virus, and the other two are now suing for being exposed to it without disclosure. Quantasia Sharpton, one of the three accusers, told reporters that although she doesn’t have the STD, she was “upset” when she read the tabloid reports saying the singer did. She said: “I would have never consented if I would have known.”
Usher’s attorneys formally responded to the allegation this week, saying he “generally and specifically denies each and every allegation contained in the complaint and the entirety thereof, including each purported cause of action contained therein.”
The documents filed also stated that any “alleged conduct” by Usher, “which is expressly denied,” was “unintentional” and argued that all accusers “assumed the risk of any alleged harm.”
They also argued that the accusers’ course of action is “barred, in whole or in part, by the doctrine of unclean hands.” In other words, the three accusers acted unethically regarding the subject.
“Usher’s lawyers filed a standard legal answer. We look forward to taking Usher’s deposition soon and to proving our case in court,” Bloom’s statement to E! News said. The singer did not confirm nor deny whether or not he actually has the STD.