Woman Threatens To Sue Usher Over Herpes
- Ngozi Oguejiofor
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Grammy winner, Usher has again been accused by a woman, Quantasia Sharpton who is suing him for a million dollars for risking a sexual intercourse with her despite his status as a patient of Herpes, a Sexually-Transmitted-Disease (STD).
Usher was reportedly said to have contacted the disease around 2009, although the singer and dancer has never confirmed this to the public since then.
Sharpton with her lawyer, during a press conference on yesterday, August 7, said she met the singer when she attended his concert some years ago.
"Fortunately, the now mother of one was not infected by reason of the intercourse, she revealed.
“I went to his concert with some friends a few years ago to celebrate my birthday. I was wearing a birthday crown and because of that, I was selected to go backstage before the show. Later a security guard picked me up and asked me for my number,” she said.
“He told me Usher had seen me backstage and was interested in me. After the show, my friends and I returned to the hotel. I got a call from Usher on a blocked number and he asked me what hotel I was staying.
“About an hour later, he arrived. We spoke for a while and then he made sexual contact. He never warned me about any STDs. It was just after my nineteen birthday. I never heard from him again.
“When I first heard reports that he had herpes, I could not believe it. I had a child a year ago, and I know I was negative. Although I was negative, I was upset by the report because I wouldn’t have consented if I had known”, she said
Blaming Usher for allowing her to go through such risk even in her ignorance, she noted that: “I wouldn’t have taken the risk of getting an incurable disease. My health is very important to me especially now that I am a mother.
“I feel like my rights were violated. Usher, if you are negative, please say so. If you are positive, you need to warn your sex partners so that they can make their own informed decisions.”
However, a report from Fox stated that Attorney Lisa Bloom has now filed a suit against Usher over the intentional act without the partner's consent.
Bloom also mentioned that Sharpton is not the only lady that was engaged in sex with the singer and others will be named soon.
She said her firm is currently reviewing several other potential clients’ accusations against the singer and several names may be added to the suit in coming days.
“No one in America, not even a popular celebrity, is above the law,” Bloom noted.