"The Beliebers lined up outside the Today Show‘s New York City studios Thursday night, just so they could see Justin Bieber deliver a statement about that paternity-suit business. “I’d just like to say, basically, that none of those allegations are true,” Bieber said on Friday morning’s episode of the Today Show. Host Matt Lauer asked the pop star what he’d care to say about recent reports that Bieber fathered a three-month-old baby. Mariah Yeater, a 20-year-old California woman, is suing Bieber, demanding a paternity test and child support. And when asked if he knows Yeater,
Bieber replied: “Never met the woman.”
“I know that I’m gonna be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim,” Bieber said on Today. “I just think it’s crazy, because every night after the show, I’ve gone right from the stage, right to my car,” which is, you’ll recall, a Batmobile, “so it’s crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations. But to set the record straight, none of it is true.”
Earlier this week, Bieber tweeted that he was going “to ignore” the allegations directed at him, although his reps issued a statement about Yeater’s suit Tuesday, following a Star magazine report of the would-be Bieber baby. “While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, it’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims,” said Bieber’s reps.
“We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.”
And although it seemed Bieber’s appearance on Today was largely to talk up his new Christmas album — and a return appearance to the show Nov. 23 — he was apparently happy for the chance to address the paternity suit on TV. Following the interview, he tweeted to the Today Show: “thanks for letting me set the record straight. what is real are my fans . . . this album . . . and this charity work. see u guys the 23rd.” Bieber was referring to his new charity, The Believe Charity Drive, which coincided with the release of his Christmas album.
As for Yeater,
The Associated Press reports that L.A. police have not opened a statutory rape investigation against her in relation to her alleged Bieber encounter, although it is a possibility. (According to Yeater’s claims, she would have had sex with Bieber when she was 19 and he was 16; the age of consent in California is 18, and being with a partner three or more years younger would be considered a misdemeanour.) “If it’s brought to our attention, of course, we’ll look into it,” L.A. police Commander Andrew Smith
A member of Yeater’s legal team, Matthew Pare, told AP that any threat of a rape investigation is “a totally separate issue” from the paternity suit.
“The issue of statutory rape, even if she’s guilty, hypothetically, that has no bearing on the duties to provide child support,” he said. “The most important thing for our client is letting her know who her [child's] father is.” "
Anyone else read this?
This girl would go to jail for rape just so she can get some child support. Which i guess would be worth it since jail time for womens are like playing at the park.
Best Beliebe it.