Usher Paid $1.1 Million to Settle Herpes Lawsuit

Danny Woods
July 20, 2017

Usher is the center of an explosive scandal after he reportedly paid a woman $1.1. million out of court to settle a case after he allegedly infected a woman with herpes.

The legal complaint was filed at the Superior Court in Los Angeles, according to Radar. Usher's accuser alleges the two engaged in unprotected sex. Usher allegedly did that when he told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a "greenish discharge" from his penis, the court papers say.

The "U Got It Bad" singer married his current wife, Grace Miguel, in a secret ceremony in 2015.

The pair continued to have unprotected "romps" for three weeks until the victim began to feel "very sick", according to the legal documents. She said that she woke up in the night with a fever of a "100 degrees" and started having aches and pains all over her body including a headache. She reportedly suffered from "lesions and blisters in her vagina" and was diagnosed with herpes.

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The lawsuit reveals that Usher was "exposed to herpes" around 2009 or 2010.

In 2011 and 2012 the Grammy award winning artist paid medical bills on behalf of the complainants totaling R35 681 46. Contrary to Usher's denial his ex-lover was then diagnosed with herpes. California law requires a person who knows or should know they are infected with genital herpes to avoid sexual contact with an uninfected person - or to warn potential partners before sexual contact occurs.

Taking care of things reportedly led to a $1.1. million settlement he paid to the stylist on December 28, 2012. The woman was then told by the singer he didn't carry the virus and made a decision to continue the relationship.

Her test results confirmed a first-time infection and a file in the settlement reads: "In a series of telephone conversations and online chat sessions, [Usher] has apologized for infecting [her] and told her he would take care of things".

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