Reports are making the round that pop singer Usher Raymond IV, reportedly paid off former lover $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit after claiming she contracted herpes from the singer.
A leaked court document revealed that the 38-year-old father was diagnosed with the incurable condition between 2009-2010.
Also, an affidavit from the complainant stated that the singer nonetheless engaged in unprotected intercourse without first disclosing the affliction.
According to California state law, it is illegal to transmit a communicable disease to a sex partner knowingly or unknowingly.
The court papers stated the dancer denied having such disease, despite the fact that he saw symptoms. Believing Usher’s statement, his sex partner continued the relationship with him.
The plaintiff was later diagnosed with herpes, complete with vaginal sores, fevers and chills, she alleged in papers.
Reports stated that the ‘Confessions’ singer paid for medical bills on behalf of the plaintiff totalling $2,754.40 between 2011 and 2012, around the same time he had his doctor inform the woman that he was indeed a carrier of the disease, court documents show.
Usher has not made a public statement on the matter.