Usher Faces More Herpes-Related Lawsuits

Three more people have sued the singer
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2017 9:29 AM CDT
3 More People Sue Usher Over Lack of Herpes Warning
Usher appears at an LA premier in June.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

More bad news for Usher: Three more people are stepping forward to accuse the eight-time Grammy winner of failing to tell them he had herpes before they had sexual contact, People reports. Lawyer Lisa Bloom says she plans to file a lawsuit in California Monday on behalf of "Jane Doe," "John Doe," and a third accuser who will speak at a New York news conference Bloom will hold Monday, reports TMZ. People notes that "knowingly or recklessly" passing on an STD is a violation of California law.

Usher reportedly settled a suit in 2012 brought by a celebrity stylist who claimed the singer gave her herpes, per a RadarOnline article published in July that put the settlement at $1.1 million. The suit says Usher "consciously and purposefully" kept silent about his alleged STD while he "continued to have unprotected sex" with the woman. TMZ reports the three new individuals suing claim they had sexual encounters with Usher after 2012. The singer has been married to Grace Miguel since 2015. (More herpes stories.)

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