The singer Usher was reportedly forced to cough up $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a romantic partner who accused the R&B star of infecting her with the incurable herpes virus. The lawsuit reportedly accused Usher of knowingly spreading an incurable herpes virus infection, Radar Online reported.
The legal documents reportedly reveal that Usher was “exposed to herpes” in 2009 or 2010. The singer finalized his divorce from his first wife, Tameka Foster, in 2009. It is uncertain whether his wife was also exposed to the alleged virus infection.
The legal documents give a graphic description of the signs and symptoms of herpes virus infection that Usher reportedly showed.
The singer was said to have produced “greenish discharge” from his penis. However, that was the only sign of infection that he showed, and doctors reportedly said he was an “asymptomatic carrier.”Radar Online reported that Usher had initially admitted to the victim that he might have been exposed to infection with the virus, but he later claimed that test results returned negative. Usher was reportedly able to persuade the victim that he was actually never infected with the virus.
Usher then reportedly engaged in “rigorous” unprotected sex with the unidentified partner.
“Believing Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship,” the attorneys for the plaintiff reportedly wrote in the legal complaint demanding damages.
The pair continued to have unprotected “romps” for three weeks until the victim began to feel “very sick,” according to the legal documents.
The victim had a “fever of 100 degrees, chills, headache, and aches and pains.” She also developed “lesions and blisters in her vagina,” the legal documents reportedly said.
The victim, terrified by the unexpected signs and symptoms of an STD, rushed to the hospital where doctors diagnosed incurable herpes infection after conducting tests. The doctors also reportedly confirmed that the victim’s infection was a first-time infection, indicating that she got the infection from Usher.
The victim accused Usher of “consciously and purposefully” withholding information that he had a previous herpes diagnosis before having “unprotected sex” with her.
The victim filed the complaint at the Superior Court in Los Angeles, California. California law compels individuals who are infected with herpes, and who, reasonably, should now that they are infected to avoid having sex or any form of sexual contact with uninfected partners.
When the victim later confronted Usher and accused him of infecting her with herpes, he admitted that he was carrying the virus and came to her two days later with his doctor, according to Radar Online.
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