A Georgia woman accusing Usher of exposing her to herpes, has dropped her $20 million lawsuit against the star.
TMZ reported on Friday that Laura Helm was recorded telling someone on a phone call, two days before filing the suit, that she had only ever had safe sex with the Burn singer.
Helm’s lawyer withdrew from the case and a new attorney she hired had the lawsuit immediately dismissed without prejudice ‘with intent to refile.’
It’s unclear why her lawyer made the move to dismiss.
The woman had initially claimed in court docs that they hadn’t used any protection in their tryst, and that she’d caught herpes from Usher.
Another woman suing the Love in This Club singer, named Quantasia Sharpton, is represented by high-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom.
Sharpton claimed that while she didn’t contract herpes from Usher, he exposed her to it.
In September, the outlet reported that a man who’s suing the entertainer said that he and the Yeah! singer had sex at a spa in downtown Los Angeles, exposing him to herpes.
Usher’s lawyer Zia Modabber told the outlet, ‘Usher will defend himself vigorously in court against these opportunistic claims and we will not comment further on private legal matters.’
Usher, through his legal team, has denied all of the accusations against him, saying that he never had sex with any of his accusers.
The singer’s camp added that Usher’s accusers have not been above board in their dealings in relation to the suit, the outlet reported.
His lawyers noted that even if he had engaged in the activities he was accused of, he did so without the knowledge that he had a transmittable disease.
SOURCE: Daily Mail