If you thought you had heard the last about Mariah Yeater — the woman who claimed Justin Bieber is the father of her child — think again. Yeater’s ex-boyfriend is now speaking out about the ordeal, and says the whole paternity suit was based on a lie.
“She lied,” Robert Powell told RumorFix about Yeater, claiming she made a whopping $50,000 from selling her story to a tabloid. “She just picked [Justin Bieber], because she thought he was famous and all and thought she could get a lot of money by telling the magazine Justin was the father. She just saw him as an opportunity to make a lot of money.”
In November, Yeater caused quite a media frenzy when she came forward and alleged that she and Bieber had sex in a bathroom after one of his concerts last year, and he is the father of her son. Bieber denied the claims from the start, but agreed to take a paternity test to settle the issue once and for all — and plans to sue Yeater and her lawyers for creating the story in the first place.
“I know I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim. It’s crazy, every night after the show I’ve gone right from the stage right to my car, so it’s crazy some people want to make up such false allegations. But to set the record straight, none of it is true,” Bieber told the “Today Show” in response to Yeater’s allegations.
Powell, who is currently in jail after being arrested for burglary and drug possession, says he’s sure he’s the father of Yeater’s baby boy and he actually feels bad for Bieber for being thrown into his personal drama.
“I feel sorry for Justin Bieber,” he said. “He’s just a little kid, man. He don’t need to be going through all this drama. He got a career and sh*t to focus on. I feel sorry for the dude.”