The lawyer representing one of the women who is suing Usher for failing to tell her he reportedly had herpes before they allegedly had sex is declaring that her client’s ‘I need money’ Facebook post has nothing to do with the lawsuit.
High-profile attorney Lisa Bloom defended her client, Quantasia Sharpton’s social media post citing that she needs money. The post was shared to Facebook one week before the suit was filed against the superstar singer.
Sharpton is one of three alleged victims – two women and a man – suing Usher but she is the only one identified by name in the lawsuit.
Bloom told TMZ that it’s unfair to connect the two things.
‘It’s not a crime to be poor in America. It’s not a crime to be honest about the fact you need money. Most people need money,’ Bloom said.
She added that Sharpton, a 21-year-old mother of three, did not put a dollar amount on the lawsuit and that she only wants what a jury thinks is a fair amount.
Sharpton spoke out about the new lawsuit against the singer at a press conference in New York on Monday.Exactly one week before, Sharpton – who also goes by Angel Valentino on social media – had taken to Facebook to declare: ‘I need some money’.
Just hours before the press conference the alleged victim wrote: ‘Enjoying my last couple of hours as a regular girl.’
The lawsuit, obtained by DailyMail.com, claims Usher had vaginal sex with at least one of the two women and he had ‘unprotected sex’ with the man.
The three plaintiffs claim they had unprotected sex, or oral sex, with Usher because he is a ‘revered celebrity in their eyes who they believed could be loved and trusted’.
On Tuesday, New York Marine and General Insurance Company filed documents citing that they will not pay for the $20million herpes lawsuit against the singer by a Jane Doe in Georgia if he loses because his policy does not cover STDs, TMZ reported.