Usher and an unnamed woman had recently engaged in “rigorous unprotected sex”. The singer who was aware of having herpes infected the partner. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by
HSV (herpes simplex virus). This virus affects the genitals, the cervix, and skin in other parts of the body. It is a chronic (long-term) condition. In court, documents obtained by Radar Online revealed the singer was diagnosed with this sexually transmitted diseased around 2009 or 2010. After his divorce from Tameka Foster, Usher started sleeping with a celebrity stylist, only to have a “greenish discharge” ooze
from his penis at one point.
Usher was able to convince his partner that his STD test came back negative and the two continued to have unprotected sexual intercourse. About three weeks after she started sleeping with Usher, the
woman woke up “feeling very sick” with a “fever of 100 degrees, chills, headache, and aches and pains.” She also “developed lesions and blisters in her vagina” and was eventually diagnosed with herpes herself.
The lawsuit states that Usher wrote a check for $2,754.40 that covered the woman’s medical expenses at the time. But she later filed a lawsuit against the artist, accusing him of “consciously and purposely” withholding his diagnosis from her, despite the pair carrying on with an unsafe sexual relationship.
“In a series of telephone conversations and online chat sessions, Usher has apologized for infecting her and told her he would take care of things,” reads the lawsuit. In a legal declaration also in Radar’s possession, the accuser said she “feels that her health and body have been ruined,” and she “has suffered severe emotional distress and has been extremely depressed, knowing there is no cure.” Usher finally settled this case with his ex-fling by paying her a total of $1.1 million.
Is the money supposed to cure her?