The new lawyer for Mariah Yeater tells TMZ, he firmly believes his client’s allegation … that the singer knocked her up … and says he’s currently negotiating the terms of a DNA test with JB’s legal team.
TMZ broke the story … Yeater dismissed her paternity suit against the Biebs last week and her lawyers ran for the hills — but her new attorney Jeffrey Leving tells TMZ, he’s not BACKING DOWN.
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As for Bieber’s threats that he’ll sue Mariah and her lawyers, Leving tells TMZ, it’s just another example of a celebrity trying to push around the little guy — in this case “a 20-year-old woman with no money and no job.”
Leving claims Mariah dismissed her lawsuit to open the door for a private settlement — but Bieber sources says, there have been NO settlement discussions whatsoever between the two camps … though there may have been contact about the terms of a DNA test.
Mariah Yeater has dropped her paternity lawsuit alleging Justin Bieber fathered her four-month old son, reports contactmusic.com
Mariah Yeater, 20, had alleged she became pregnant with Justin’s child following a 30-second romp after one of his concerts in Los Angeles in October 2010 and although Justin – who vehemently denied the claims – had agreed to a paternity test, the suit was quietly withdrawn late last week, according to TMZ.com.
Mariah’s lawyers Lance Rogers and Matt Pare have also stopped representing her after Justin’s attorney Howard Weitzman warned Mariah they were planning to sue her and her legal representatives for making false claims.
Justin previously revealed he was happy to take a DNA test to prove his innocence but insisted he would not “waste” his time meeting his accuser face-to-face because her fabricated claims were vindictive.
Justin told pop star said: “All this stuff is dealt with by my legal team. But if they want me to (take a paternity test) then I will.”
When asked what he would say to Mariah if he could meet her, he said: “Nothing, I wouldn’t waste my time. I guess (she’s done this) for attention, but it’s not something I am interested in. These people are not worth my thought or time.”
Uh.. Glad this is over. She’s a big liar.
Should Justin Bieber sue her back?
Justin Bieber has been left stunned by Mariah Yeater’s lawsuit in which she has accused him of being the dad of her 4-month-old son and he insists he is ready to take a DNA test to prove he isn’t the tot’s parent, reports contactmusic.com
Justin said: “All this stuff is dealt with by my legal team. But if they want me to (take a paternity test) then I will.”
Justin also insists he would not “waste” his time meeting Yeater face-to-face and believes she has fabricated her claims for attention.
When asked what he would say to Mariah if he could meet her, he told Britain’s Star magazine: “Nothing, I wouldn’t waste my time . I guess (she’s done this) for attention, but it’s not something I am interested in. These people are not worth my thought or time.”
When Bieber – who is accused of having sex with the fan on October 25, 2010, following a performance at Los Angeles’ Staples Center – is proved to not be the baby’s father he insists Yeater will look like a fool.
When asked on whether he is worried his reputation is being damaged by Yeater’s claims, he said: “Not at all . When these people’s lies are eventually exposed, it’s them who end up looking bad not the artists . My fans, as always, have been great. I really can’t ever thank them enough for all the support they always show me. I really do think I have the best fans in the world – I could not ask for anything more.”
Justin Bieber believes the allegations he fathered a baby by a fan are simply all part of his job.
Mariah Yeater claims the 17-year-old is dad to her four-month-old son Tristyn following a backstage hook-up last year.
The 20-year-old has filed a paternity suit naming Bieber as the father and seeking £170,000 or $271,000 in child support, reports the Mirror.co.uk
Although Justin denies the allegations, he accepts that such things come with the popstar territory.
Speaking to Star magazine about how he and girlfriend Selena Gomez have coped with the accusations, Justin said: “Both Selena and myself have had to get used to this stuff; it’s part of being in the industry.
“It’s not right that we have to get used to it, but it’s one of those things you need to accept. We’ve both learned to ignore the rubbish that comes out.”
A spokesperson for Maury tells Huffington Post that the show has invited Justin Bieber onto the show to take a paternity test.
(For those who’ve been hiding under a pop culture-repellant rock for the last week, Justin Bieber has been accused by 20-year-old fan Mariah Yeater that he fathered a child with her when he was 16.)
Former Maury executive producer Amy Rosenblum told HuffPost:
“This would be a huge TV event. When I brought the DNA test to TV for the first time on Maury, I had no idea it would still be as popular today as it was then. Maury is trusted by millions of viewers and if Maury told Justin ‘You are not the father,’ everyone would believe it.”
Bieber’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to Maury’s request for comment.