Usher’s Herpes Accuser Holds Press Conference [Video]
Rucuss staffAugust 8, 2017
The flood gates have opened.
Accusers have come out of the woodwork to sue Usher over his alleged STD. One of the five people who has accused Usher of exposing them to herpes have come forward. Quantasia Sharpton held a press conference at New York’s Hilton Midtown on Monday, alleging that she had a sexual encounter with Usher two years ago, when she was 19 years old. Sharpton is represented by celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom.
During the conference, Sharpton claimed she was invited backstage at an Usher concert after she was spotted wearing a birthday crown. She alleges that she provided security with her phone number, and came in contact with the chart-topping singer shortly thereafter.
“We spoke for a while and then we engaged in sexual contact,” she said. “He never warned me about any STDs, it was just after my 19th birthday.”
Sharpton said she would not have consented to the sexual encounter if she had known that he was carrying herpes. Despite the alleged exposure to herpes, Sharpton claims that she does not have the STD herself. She said she gave birth last year and tested negative for the virus.
“Usher, if you are negative, please say so,” she said. “If you are positive, you need to warn your sex partners.”
Bloom has two other clients — one man and one woman — who are suing Usher as well. Both are remaining anonymous through the process, known only as John and Jane Doe in the lawsuit. It was filed in California where the law requires a person to disclose whether they have herpes to a sexual partner.
This follows a report that claims Usher paid $1.1 million to settle a 2012 lawsuit, in which an ex sued Usher for not revealing that he was carrying the STD.
Shortly after the report became public, another woman sued Usher for $20 million, claiming that he did not disclose that he was carrying herpes before engaging in at least two sexual encounters with her.
Bloom also said that she has been contacted by others and that she may file additional lawsuits against Usher. The singer has not addressed these issues publicly, but sources say that his wife is sticking by his side through the accusations of infidelity.
Watch the press conference below.
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