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Usher sued for sexual battery, fraud over herpes claims

Usher sued for sexual battery, fraud over herpes claims

One of three people suing R&B singer Usher Raymond spoke out at a NY news conference Monday morning, saying Raymond had exposed her to genital herpes.

Sharpton said she and her friends were invited backstage at one of Usher's concerts, where she gave her phone number to a security guard.

The celebrity attorney, whose clients include Blac Chyna, said she'd been contacted by other people claiming to have had sex with Usher who are concerned they have been exposed to herpes, the Daily News said.

She says she never heard from Raymond again after the encounter. Sharpton said that while she herself did not contract herpes, she does feel that Usher violated her rights by putting her at risk without warning her. "If you are positive, you need to warn your sex partners, so that they can make their own informed decisions", she explained. They also claim that he hid a previous lawsuit from them related to his herpes status, which was reportedly settled in 2012 for $1.1 million.

Aside from Sharpton, Bloom's other two clients - one man and one woman - are remaining anonymous.

Bloom and Sharpton both appeared at the press conference, which took place at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan.

Further details of the lawsuit brought against Usher have been revealed, with a trio alleging they were left suffering "stress, depression and anxiety" over his failure to disclose an alleged herpes diagnosis. One of the plaintiffs, according to Bloom, contracted the virus.

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Entangled in a sex scandal unflattering, Usher is targeted by three new lawsuits.

Sharpton said that she was shocked at the reports, and knows she does not have the infection as she had a child past year (16). The alleged victims claimed that the "U Got It Bad" singer did not warn them about his diagnosis before engaging in sexual contact with them.

She said she realised Usher's predicament two months ago, two years after she claims she slept with him.

When documents were released from a 2012 case revealing Usher had the virus, she was shocked. One accuser claims to have contracted the virus, while the other two say they were exposed.

After she returned to her hotel, she got a call from Usher, asking for her hotel and room number. I don't know where they're getting this August sh*t from.

The 38-year-old singer, who has been married to his manager Grace Miguel since 2015, has yet to publicly comment on the allegations.

"Genital herpes is highly contagious and incurable".


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