Usher hit with million dollar lawsuit over allegedly giving a woman genital herpes
Thursday - 20/07/2017 11:33
USHER has found himself in the middle of a million dollar lawsuit after explosive court documents allege the singer gave an unnamed woman genital herpes in 2012.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, the singer, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, shelled out $US1.1 million ($A1.38 million) for the celebrity stylist after he allegedly gave her the sexually transmitted disease.
The court documents claim that after the unnamed woman realised she had herpes, Usher was “very apologetic and promised to figure things out”.
The documents also feature a cheque for the amount of $US2,754 to pay for the woman’s medical expenses after she realised she had the virus. The cheque is dated April 23, 2012.
The lawsuit is accusing Usher of “consciously and purposefully” withholding his herpes diagnosis and continuing to have unprotected sex with the stylist.
According to the documents, the 38-year-old singer was diagnosed with the virus back in 2009 or 2010.
Usher was previously married to his personal stylist Tameka Foster from August, 2007 to November, 2009.
The couple’s bitter divorce battle played out in court, especially over the custody of their two sons Usher ‘Cinco’ V and Naviyd Ely.
The singer then quietly married his longtime girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel in September, 2015 while they were on holiday in Cuba.
Miguel, who is eight years Usher’s senior, has worked as the singer’s manager for years but the two were first reported to be dating in 2009.