Accuser drops $20M herpes lawsuit against Usher…for now

A woman who accused Usher of giving her herpes has reportedly dropped her $20 million lawsuit against the singer.

According to People, Laura Helm filed the multi-million dollar suit in July, claiming she had unprotected sex with Usher, 39, and contracted the virus. Helm’s attorney, Lisa West, stopped representing her and Helm was left to hire a new attorney.

TMZ reported that Helm’s new attorney filed documents Friday to dismiss the suit. The new attorney was brought on after it was revealed that Helm had called Dennis Byron, a publicist, two days before the suit was filed and told them she had protected sex with Usher, the tabloid reported.

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“It bothers me that he didn’t have the decency to tell you he had herpes,” Byron said during the conversation, according to Hollywood Life.

“Don’t try to make me mad,” Helm reportedly responded. “First of all, if we were having it unprotected then he should have told me.”

“We weren’t unprotected so it doesn’t matter.”

However, there’s a catch to the recent turn of events: the case was dismissed without prejudice and “with intent to refile.” Meaning, the accuser can go after the “Nice and Slow” singer at any time. It’s currently unclear why Helm’s lawyer filed the most recent motion.

According to another lawsuit filed by a celebrity stylist against Usher, the singer was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010, People reported. The stylist and Usher reached a settlement in 2012.

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As CrimeOnline previously reported, Usher also settled a $1.1 million suit with a woman who also claimed she contracted herpes from him.

“It’s our sincere hope that this dismissal will bring an end to the opportunistic litigation against Usher in Georgia,” Usher’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, told the magazine following Friday’s dismissal.

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