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Woman accusing Usher in lawsuit of exposing her to herpes speaks out at New York press conference

August 8, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Woman accusing Usher in lawsuit of exposing her to herpes speaks out at New York press conference

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Woman accusing Usher of exposing her to herpes speaks out

Three people filed a lawsuit against singer Usher claiming that sexual encounters with the star caused some of them to contract herpes.

The public accuser, Quantasia Sharpton, argued that she had an encounter with Usher at a hotel on her 19th birthday two years ago.

Sharpton said she did not contract herpes — but suffered stress and embarrassment after finding out that she might have been exposed to the sexually transmitted disease.

“When I first heard he had herpes I couldn’t believe it…I would have never consented,” the 21-year-old said during a news conference at the Hilton in New Yorker.

The other two people, a man, and woman have only been identified as John Doe and Jane Doe in the suit filed in Los Angeles.


Usher is accused of exposing three people to the herpes virus

Their lawyer, Lisa Bloom, revealed one of them did get the virus.

Sharpton, who goes by the alias Angel Valentino on social media, also told her Facebook friends, “I need money” about a week before her suit.

On Monday she posted, “Enjoying my last hours as a regular girl.”

The singer, whose name is Usher Raymond, has not reacted to the allegations.

The woman accusing Usher of giving her an STD, Quantasia Sharpton (r.) and her lawyer Lisa Bloom held a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on Monday.

“Raymond was a revered celebrity who they believed could be loved and trusted,” the suit states. “Each plaintiff realizes that consent was obtained under false pretenses and by Raymond’s lie by omission, causing them emotional distress.”

Sharpton said she was wearing a crown at an Usher concert when she and her friends got word to come backstage. She gave her number to a security guard. When she went back to the hotel, Usher had called.

“Usher, if you are negative, say so. If you are positive, you need to warn your partners,” Sharpton added.

Bloom said that the law in California requires individuals to disclose whether he or she has herpes to a partner.

Last month, RadarOnline reported that in 2012 Usher settled a suit with a stylist for $1.1 million. That lawsuit asserted that the eight-time Grammy winner was diagnosed with the virus in 2009 or 2010 — roughly around the time of his first divorce.

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