Usher fired back against a trio of accusers suing him for allegedly exposing them to genital herpes. In new documents obtained by the Daily News, Usher denies “each and every allegation” made by the two women and one man who filed a joint lawsuit last month claiming sexual battery, fraud, negligence and infliction of emotional distress.
“Any harm that any plaintiff alleges to have suffered was caused in whole or in part by that plaintiff’s own negligence,” the filing states.
Usher’s response further accuses the plaintiffs of “unclean hands,” meaning he believes they’ve acted unethically.
Two of the plaintiffs have remained anonymous, but one of the women, Quantasia Sharpton, has been outspoken in her battle against Usher.
In a news conference last month, Sharpton — accompanied by noted attorney Lisa Bloom — said the singer exposed her to herpes during their sexual encounter after a concert on her 19th birthday.
Though she ultimately tested negative for the sexually transmitted viral disease, she was subjected to emotional distress, she claimed.
“Usher’s lawyers filed a standard legal answer. We look forward to taking Usher’s deposition soon and to proving our case in court,” Bloom said in a statement to The News.
Sharpton also alleged that she had video proof of her hookup with the “U Got It Bad” singer thanks to surveillance footage from the Days Inn in Atlantic City, N.J.