Three different people sued R&B singer, Usher, on Monday, claiming the “You Got it Bad” singer didn’t warn them he had herpes.
Quantasia Sharpton, 21, stood with her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, at the New York Hilton in Midtown and announced that she learned about Usher’s reported disease several years after she slept with singer. She claimed she met Usher after one of his concerts on her 19th birthday, after he selected her from a crowd to meet him backstage before his show. Reportedly, Usher took an interest in her and they met up later.
New York Daily News reports that Sharpton claimed she gave her number to a member of Usher’s security team, and later on that night, the singer called her from a blocked number, then met up with her at a hotel. She said Usher never once mentioned he had herpes, yet she learned from another plaintiff’s lawsuit that he was diagnosed with the virus before she met him. On her lawyer’s advice, Sharpton declined to say when and where the alleged hookup took place.
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“We spoke for a while and then we engaged in sexual contact. He never warned me about any STDs, it was just after my 19th birthday. When I first heard he had herpes I couldn’t believe it…I would have never consented if I had known.”
Court documents indicate that Sharpton tested negative for the virus when she gave birth to her baby last year, but she’s suing because she felt her rights were violated.
Two other unidentified plaintiffs, a male and a female, are also suing the singer. One of the plaintiffs, per Bloom, contracted the virus. According to TMZ, Usher engaged in “vaginal sex and oral sex” with the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs claimed they hooked up with the singer “because Raymond [Usher] was a revered celebrity in their eyes who they believed could be loved and trusted.”
Sharpton’s lawsuit was filed in California, a state that requires people with disease to inform their partners before engaging in sexual activity.
Earlier this year, Usher paid $1.1 million to another female plaintiff who contracted herpes after sleeping with him.
Usher hasn’t publicly commented on any of the lawsuits.
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