Laura Helm Sued Usher For Infecting Her With The Herpes Virus
A Georgia woman has agreed to drop her lawsuit accusing Usher of knowingly infecting her with herpes.
A judge dismissed Laura Helm’s civil suit against Usher earlier this week after both sides came “an amicable resolution in the matter,” according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
The suit was dismissed with prejudice so Helm cannot sue Usher again for the same alleged offense.
The dismissal likely means that both sides were able to reach an out of court settlement. We’ve reached out to Usher’s lawyer for comment. Helm’s lawyer declined to comment.
We exclusively revealed that Helm sued Usher for fraud, battery, and infliction of emotional distress after she said he gave her herpes following two intimate encounters. Usher denied that he gave her the disease, and insisted that she assumed the risk when she agreed to unprotected sexual activity.
The veteran R&B artist has previously tried to get a gag order on the case, saying that any details could cause him irreparable harm. But Helm wanted the case details out in the open, arguing that such an order would violate her first amendment rights
The case appeared to be heading to a jury trial. A judge set a trial date for November, and Usher had deposed Helm and both sides were in the process of exchanging medical evidence.