A man accusing Usher of exposing him to herpes wants a judge to order the singer to turn over his medical records.
Usher’s male accuser, known only as John Doe, first accused him of exposing him to an STI in September, TMZ reported. He alleges that he and the “U Got It Bad” singer had sex in a spa in Koreatown in Los Angeles. John Doe is one of three people — the other two are women — suing Usher for allegedly giving them herpes.
Doe recently filed a motion asking a judge to force Usher to turn over his medical history, according to court documents obtained by The Blast, which could include settlements the singer might have agreed to in the past. Usher has previously refused to do so, citing attorney-client privilege and physician-patient privilege, Doe claims.
Doe would also like the judge to issue a protective order over the records, claiming that public dissemination of his own medical history would constitute an invasion of privacy and cause embarrassment and distress, The Blast reported. The judge has not ruled on the issue.
The two Jane Does and John Doe filed a lawsuit against Usher in August seeking unspecified damages and accusing him of sexual battery, fraud, negligence, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Out of Usher’s three accusers, one has tested positive for herpes. Two have chosen to remain anonymous, while one, Quantasia Sharpton, held a press conference with celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom last year to address the allegations.
“Although I am negative, I was upset by the reports because I would have never consented if I had known,” Sharpton said. Sharpton said she met Usher a “few years ago” at a concert and said the two had sex later that night.
Usher’s legal team responded to the suit in September without specifying whether the singer has herpes, E! News reported, stating that Usher “specifically denies each and every allegation contained in the complaint and the entirety thereof, including each purported cause of action contained therein.”
Any actions by the singer, which are “expressly denied,” were “unintentional” and each accuser “assumed the risk of any alleged harm,” the legal team said.
Usher reportedly paid a woman $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit related to herpes allegations in 2012, People reported. The singer was sued last year by another woman claiming that he’d exposed her to herpes, but the case was later dismissed. She launched a new lawsuit in April.
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