Usher, purveyor of sultry r’n’b tunes and uncomfortably pervy old man glasses, is facing fresh legal headaches, with three more people coming forward to sue him, alleging that he failed to disclose his herpes prior to sexual encounters.
Celebrity attorney and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bloom, who is representing the three, fired off a press release late yesterday, announcing that she plans to file a suit in California on Monday.
“Many news organisations have recently reported that musician Usher was diagnosed with herpes in approximately 2009, and in 2012 settled a case with a woman who claimed he’d transmitted the disease to her,” her statement began.
She goes alleges that her three unnamed plaintiffs, two women and a man, all had sexual contact with Usher after 2012, and that he failed to warn them of his sexually transmitted disease, as is required by California law.
Bloom says that she plans to host a press conference with one of the accusers in New York on Monday; the other two, named in the complaint as John and Jane Doe, will apparently keep their identities private.
I will be doing a New York press conference Monday morning regarding a new case I’m filing against Usher. Here are the details. pic.twitter.com/MNXWyETXOJ
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) August 4, 2017
Earlier this year, when news of Usher’s settlement broke, the singer’s ex-wife Tameka Foster took to Instagram to officially distance herself from the entire situation, saying that she has been divorced from him for eight years and that the various “snakes” and “hoes” involved are none of her concern.
“Not my circus, not my clowns,” she wrote. Honestly, Tameka Foster can really turn a phrase:
Lisa Bloom also represents Blac Chyna and appeared for her to seek a domestic violence restraining order against former partner Rob Kardashian.
She has said that she took that case to send a message about cyber bullying, and according to TMZ, the issue is important to her as “the most common form of harassment and bullying against women these days happens online, and it has to be stopped.”