Singer Wants Lawsuit From Accuser Laura Helm Thrown Out; Says Accuser Knew The Risks Of Unprotected Sex
Usher has hit back at his herpes accuser’s allegations that he knowingly spread the virus to her during intimate encounters last year.
The singer denied transmitting the incurable virus to Laura Helm, and asked a judge to dismiss Helm’s suit against him, BOSSIP has learned.
In April, Laura Helm sued the “Caught Up” singer for negligence, fraud, battery and infliction of emotional distress after she said she contracted the Herpes Simplex virus following two sexual encounters with Usher in 2017.
She said Usher did not tell her that he allegedly had herpes when they had sex, and after noticing symptoms and reading news articles about his alleged diagnosis, got tested and learned that she’d indeed contracted the illness.
Helm pointed out that to date, Usher has not denied having the Herpes Simplex 2 virus and said Usher had a legal obligation to warn her of his status. She said she has suffered physically and emotionally from her diagnosis, and said that Usher initiated sexual contact with her against her will.