Pop megastar Justin Bieber has been in headlines for the past week over allegations of fathering Mariah Yeater’s three-month-old child. Now, Bieber has had enough of the rumors and plans to take legal action to disprove these claims. The “Never Say Never” singer plans on taking a paternity test as soon as he returns to the United States in two weeks, to disprove Yeater’s accusation.
Yeater, 20, claims she became pregnant after engaging in sexual intercourse with Bieber, 17, backstage at his show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. At the time, she was 19 and Bieber was 16, allegedly. However, if Yeater’s story turns out to be true, she will be investigated for statutory rape, police tells the Associated Press.
Bieber is positive that will not be the case though. He has spent the past week denying the paternity lawsuit, insisting he never met her. Now, he will take it a step further and comply with the suit and submit to testing. According to TMZ, Bieber’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, has already informed Yeater’s legal team of the news, and a lab has been selected.
“Justin’s team chose to proactively make arrangements for him to take a DNA test to put this to rest when he gets back from Europe,” a source close to the singer said.
In fact, the Canadian singer’s spokesman has also confirmed that they are contemplating legal action against Yeater for defamation.
“It’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims,” a spokesman for the singer explained. “We’ll vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to protect Justin and to hold those involved with bringing this suit accountable for their actions.”