More legal trouble is on the way for Usher. The R&B star is being accused of infecting more people with herpes —including a man according to celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom.
After reportedly paying a woman over $1 million for infecting her with the sexually transmitted disease, three more people are coming forward to accuse the "Burn" singer of doing the same to them. According to their attorney, they will be filing a lawsuit in California next week.
In a press release, all three individuals, "allege that Usher had sexual contact with them after 2012, and failed to warn them of his alleged STD, as required by law." One of the accusers will be speaking at a press conference in NYC on Monday, while the other two accusers wish to remain anonymous and will be named in the complaint as Jane Doe and John Doe.
In the release, Lisa also points to the fact that Usher has yet to publicly deny the rumors as a reason for moving forward with the suit. Last month, the attorney also lashed out at the 38-year-old singer for continuing to engage in unprotected sex.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
"How much unprotected sex did Usher have after his herpes diagnosis? Women are reaching out to me. How dare he endanger women’s health? It’s also a violation of criminal law in many states to have unprotected sex without disclosure of your STD. As it should be,” she tweeted. “Endangering women’s health by having unprotected sex with herpes? Three women have now reached out to me about Usher. Stay tuned.”
In Touch previously spoke with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Janet Prystowsky who warned readers that not even condoms can protect you from the disease. "Even if your partner does not have active lesions — i.e. blisters, crusts, etc. — they may still shed live virus through their saliva or secretions,” she said. “While the risk of transmission of the infection is lower when there are no active lesions, it is not zero.
She continued, "Condoms can help but are not a guaranteed protection since herpes lesions can often be outside of a condom’s area of protection. To ensure that you do not become infected with herpes, ask your partner about their sexual history and STD status."