Woman Claims Singer Exposed Her to STDs: Who’s To Blame Here?
by G. Brown
R&B singer Usher has another hit. It’s not a hit record, but he’s been hit with a lawsuit by three different young people claiming the singer exposed them to STDs without disclosing his status to them prior to contact.
Monday, Quantasia Sharpton held a news conference with her attorney Lisa Bloom to give the details of her encounter with Usher.
Sharpton claims that she and two of her friends who are not identified have joined together to sue Usher who put them at risk of contracting herpes. One of the three litigants has reportedly has tested positive for the infection and points the finger at Usher.
The story gets confusing, so strap in. Sharpton says she celebrated her 19th birthday by attending an Usher concert which came with what may have seemed like a birthday wish come true when she was chosen from the crowd and invited back stage. Sharpton says at one point a security team member came up and asked for her number saying “Usher had seen me back stage and was interested” in me. Sharpton says after the concert, she and her two friends (one male, one female) returned to their hotel when she claims the singer called her and asked what hotel she was staying in and for her room number. Here’s what Sharpton says happened after the call….”About an hour later he arrived. We spoke for a while and then we engaged in sexual contact. He never warned me about any STDs…I never heard from him again.”