Mother, 21, suing Usher for 'failing to tell her he had herpes when they had sex' insists Facebook posts where she said she needed money are NOT related to the lawsuit
- Quantasia Sharpton, 21, wrote on Facebook last week that she needed money
- Sharpton, another woman and a man claim Usher had sex with them or engaged in oral sex without telling them he had herpes¬†¬†
- The 21-year-old said she had sex with the singer after attending one of his concerts for her 19th birthday¬†
- While she has tested negative for the sexually-transmitted disease, Sharpton is suing because she feels her rights were violated¬†
- Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, says one of the other two clients she's representing has tested positive for herpes and believes they got the disease from Usher¬†
- One of her clients is a man - John Doe - who said he had 'unprotected sex' with the star with no warning about his STD
- Bloom now claims Sharpton's Facebook post has nothing to do with the lawsuit¬†
- New York Marine and General Insurance Company said they won't pay for the Georgia lawsuit against Usher if he loses because his policy does not cover STDs
Quantasia Sharpton, a 21-year-old mother of three,¬†is suing Usher for failing to tell her he had herpes before they allegedly had sex
The lawyer representing one of the women who is suing Usher for failing to tell her he reportedly had herpes before they allegedly had sex is declaring that her client's 'I need money' Facebook post has nothing to do with the lawsuit.¬†
High-profile attorney Lisa Bloom defended her client, Quantasia Sharpton's social media post citing that she needs money. The post was shared to Facebook one week before the suit was filed against the superstar singer.¬†
Sharpton is one of three alleged victims - two women and a man - suing Usher but she is the only one identified by name in the lawsuit.¬†
Bloom told TMZ that it's unfair to connect the two things. ¬†
'It's not a crime to be poor in America. It's not a crime to be honest about the fact you need money. Most people need money,' Bloom said.¬†
She added that Sharpton, a 21-year-old mother of three, did not put a dollar amount on the lawsuit and that she only wants what a jury thinks is a fair amount. ¬†
Sharpton spoke out about the new lawsuit against the singer at a press conference in¬†New York on Monday.Exactly one week before, Sharpton - who also goes by Angel Valentino on social media - had taken to Facebook to declare: 'I need some money'.
Just hours before the press conference the alleged victim wrote: 'Enjoying my last couple of hours as a regular girl.'
The lawsuit, obtained by DailyMail.com, claims Usher had vaginal sex with at least one of the two women and he had 'unprotected sex' with the man.
The three plaintiffs claim they had unprotected sex, or oral sex, with Usher because he is a 'revered celebrity in their eyes who they believed could be loved and trusted'.¬†
On Tuesday, New York Marine and General Insurance Company filed documents citing that they will not pay for the $20million herpes lawsuit against the singer by a Jane Doe in Georgia if he loses because his policy does not cover STDs, TMZ reported.¬†
Exactly one week before, Sharpton - who also goes by Angel Valentino on social media - had taken to Facebook to declare: 'I need some money'. She is now declaring that the post has nothing to do with the lawsuit
Just hours before the press conference, which was coordinated by celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, the alleged victim wrote: 'Enjoying my last couple of hours as a regular girl.'
The woman in this lawsuit claims she had sex with the singer twice this year and contracted herpes from him. In the documents the insurance company filed, they use a clause in his policy that excludes coverage for 'bodily injury ... arising out of the transmission of any communicable diseases by [Usher].'¬†
NYM&G has an issue with Usher over the alleged settlement he paid in 2012 to a woman for allegedly infecting her with the STD. They claim Usher never disclosed that issue when he signed the policy in 2016.¬†
The insurance company also referenced the lawsuit by Bloom on behalf of her three clients stating that it also does not want to pay in that case.¬†¬†¬†
Bloom's three clients all allege that Usher failed to inform them he had herpes, an incurable sexually-transmitted disease, before engaging in the alleged sexual encounters.
The lawsuit makes note of recent news reports that Usher admitted in court documents in 2012 to having the disease as part of a settlement with another woman.
They claim Usher has never publicly denied having herpes, or made an effort to contact them to confirm or deny the reports, the lawsuit states. ¬†
The lawsuit states the alleged victims have suffered severe emotional distress, birthing complications, stress, depression and anxiety about contracting or being exposed to herpes.¬†
Court filings claim that in the event that Usher doesn't have herpes, his conduct has still caused 'severe emotional distress' since he has allowed them to worry that he has exposed them to the virus.
Quantasia Sharpton, a 21-year-old mother of three, spoke out about the lawsuit against Usher at a press conference in New York on Monday
The lawsuit claims Usher had vaginal sex with at least one of the two women and he had oral sex with the man. The alleged victims claim Usher did not tell them he had herpes
Sharpton said she had always loved Usher's 'artistry and music,' so her friends took her to a concert of his to celebrate her 19th birthday a few years ago.¬†
She says she was selected from the crowd to go backstage before the show and meet Usher - real name Usher Raymond - because of the birthday crown she was wearing.¬†
Later, she says a security guard came up to her and asked for her number because Usher was 'interested in her'.¬†
Sharpton (right) spoke at a press conference in New York City on Monday about the lawsuit, along with her attorney Lisa Bloom (left)
After the show, she says she got a call from a blocked number and it was Usher, asking her what hotel she was staying in and the room number.¬†About an hour later, Sharpton says Usher arrived at her hotel and they had 'sexual contact'.¬†But after he left, she 'never heard from him again'.¬†
Sharpton said she was shocked last month to learn that Usher possibly has herpes.
When Sharpton read about that case, she contacted Lisa Bloom to see what her legal options were, even though she tested negative for the virus when she had a child last year.
While Sharpton doesn't have the disease, at least one of the three clients that Bloom is representing say they caught the disease, and blame Usher for it.¬†
One of her clients is a man who said he had oral sex with the star with no warning about his STD.
Sharpton says if she had known that Usher had herpes, she 'would have never consented' to sex with him.¬†
She said she 'would not have taken the risk' because her 'health is very' important to her, especially since becoming a mother.¬†
'I feel like my rights were violated,' Sharpton said.¬†
She said she decided to join the lawsuit against Usher so he 'does not do this to anyone else'.
'You need to warn your sex partners... so they can make their own decisions,' she said.¬†
After Sharpton recounted her side of the story, Bloom took to the podium to explain that the new lawsuit wasn't about herpes. She says herpes is a medical condition and nothing to be ashamed about.¬†
Sharpton says Usher slept with her on her 19th birthday a few years ago and failed to tell her he had herpes¬†
However, as a highly-contagious disease that can cause high-risk pregnancies, miscarriages, and expensive treatment - Bloom says that Usher should have told his sexual partners about his diagnosis.
She says he violated his sex partners' rights ¬†'by failing to warn them prior to having sexual contact'.¬†
'At least one of my clients has tested positive - and alleges that it was Mr Raymond who transmitted it,' she said.¬†
She says her clients have been 'anxious and upset; after learning Usher possibly has the disease, and yet he has not 'reached out to any of them directly or indirectly' to either confirm his diagnosis or assuage their fears by saying he doesn't have the disease.
They can't call him either because he always called them from a blocked number, she says. ¬†
Their 'trust and faith has been shattered,' she said.¬†
'No one in America - even a popular celebrity - is above the law,' Bloom said, adding that ordinary people like her clients have the 'legal right to be respected'.
Bloom says that her clients are not asking for a specific amount, and they will be fine with whatever a jury decides to award, if they win the case.¬†
It's 'really not about money,' she said. ¬†
The Love in This Club singer celebrates his two-year wedding anniversary to wife Grace Miguel in September.¬†
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