R&B singer Usher paid a woman $1.1 million, as well as over $2 million in medical expenses after she developed herpes, which was linked back to him.
New York Daily News reports that the unidentified female sued Usher in 2012, but the documents were recently revealed on Wednesday. Allegedly, the singer was diagnosed with herpes, an incurable virus that can cause sores on the mouth, rectum, and/or genitals, sometime between 2009 and 2010.
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According to court documents, Usher is an “asymptomatic carrier” of the virus, since aside from “greenish discharge” that leaked out of his penis, he had no other signs or symptoms. Usher told the victim he had concerns of the virus, but later told her that a doctor gave him a clean bill of the health. The pair then had unprotected sex.
“Believing Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship,” the victim’s lawyer wrote in the complaint.
Court documents revealed the victim developed “lesions and blisters in her vagina,” and became lethargic and depressed to the point that she didn’t want to leave her home.
In March 2012, the victim called Usher and accused him of giving her genital herpes. Court documents indicated that Usher was apologetic to the victim and promised to get a resolution.
The next day, Usher and his doctor called the victim, and the physician told her that Usher likely developed the virus a few years prior. The victim alleged that the singer purposely infected her since he already developed the virus before he knew her.
The “Confessions” singer ended up paying a total of $2,754.40 for the victim’s medical bills. Further, he paid $1.1 million in a settlement payment to her.
So far, Usher hasn’t responded to requests for comments on the lawsuit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), herpes is a common virus in the U.S., with one in every six people between the ages of 14 and 49 developing it.
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