Quantasia Sharpton, one of three people who have recently claimed Usher exposed them to genital herpes, is fighting back against the singer’s claims that he would never have had sex with her because she’s not “his type.” (Take a look for yourself)
In response to his efforts to malign her version of events as well as her looks, the 21-year-old claims she has a video showing her sexual encounter with him.
Moreover, in the interview with YouTube blogger Miss Jacob Kohinoor, Sharpton said Usher, 38, was aware the camera was on him at the time.
She added there were security cameras in the Days Inn in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where the alleged encounter took place in in 2014. She said her attorney, Lisa Bloom, intends to subpoena the hotel’s footage as further proof in her case.
In the weeks after it was revealed that Usher reportedly paid a woman $1.1 million in 2012 to settle a lawsuit after she claimed to have contracted herpes from him, Sharpton and two more people pressed claims against the singer, alleging he failed to warn them of his STD diagnosis. Their lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
While Sharpton said she didn’t contract herpes from her alleged encounter with Usher, she is suing the R&B singer for knowingly exposing her to the virus without telling her he had it. She said that Usher’s perceived dishonesty about his status has caused her great anguish.
An explosive report claimed that Usher knowingly gave his stylist sex partner herpes, and went as far as to explain away a greenish discharge coming out of his penis. The alleged victim said after three weeks of unprotected sex, she developed lesions on her vagina and went to an urgent care facility, where doctors diagnosed her with herpes. Usher later paid the woman $1.1 million.
The 38-year-old “Confessions” singer, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010, according to the court papers. But nonetheless, he had unprotected sex with the claimant without confessing that he was carrying the virus, the papers add.
The law is clear in California: It is illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD. Usher allegedly did just that when he told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a “greenish discharge” from his penis, the court papers say.
“Believing Raymond’s statements that (the discharge) had been nothing and cleared up, (she) continued her relationship,” the legal docs said.
The claimant was later diagnosed with herpes, complete with vaginal sores, fevers and chills, she alleged in papers.
Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. The viruses are called herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2.
Genital herpes is pretty common in the United States. In the U.S., about one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes.
You can get herpes by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the disease.
Fluids found in a herpes sore carry the virus, and contact with those fluids can cause infection. You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have a visible sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released through your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner(s). This seems like this was the case with Usher and Ms. Fox-Davis.
Currently, there is no cure for herpes. However, there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. One of these herpes medicines can be taken daily, and makes it less likely that you will pass the infection on to your sex partner(s).
Oral herpes (such as cold sores or fever blisters on or around the mouth) is usually caused by HSV-1. Most people are infected with HSV-1 during childhood from non-sexual contact. For example, people can get infected from a kiss from a relative or friend with oral herpes. More than half of the population in the U.S. has HSV-1, even if they don’t show any signs or symptoms. HSV-1 can also be spread from the mouth to the genitals through oral sex. This is why some cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-1.
Using condoms may help lower this risk but it will not get rid of the risk completely. Having sores or other symptoms of herpes can increase your risk of spreading the disease. Even if you do not have any symptoms, you can still infect your sex partners.
Usher’s other two accusers — a man and a woman — have so far chosen to remain anonymous.
During a press conference in early August, Sharpton said she was at an Usher concert when she was 19. It was her birthday and she was wearing a crown, so apparently she got noticed by some of his people.
“I was selected to go backstage before the show,” she said at her press conference. She was told that Usher had seen her backstage and asked for her number. After the concert, she said she returned to her hotel and got a call from Usher, asking for her hotel and room number. He arrived a half hour later. They talked for a while, then had “sexual contact,” Sharpton said.
Usher told members of his “circle” that he may have pulled Sharpton up on stage at a concert, though he doesn’t specifically remember. That’s because he “looks to bring a diverse group of people up onstage, not just supermodels,” these sources told the media. He believes it’s an “esteem booster” for women to be singled out by him in this way.
However, Usher has been emphatic in saying he “absolutely didn’t hook up” with Sharpton.
Usher has not publicly responded to to Sharpton’s claim, but he has denied another woman’s claim that he’s the one who gave her genital herpes. His defense is that the woman took the risk of contracting the virus by having casual, unprotected sex.
Sharpton’s attorney said Usher has not publicly denied the reports that he was diagnosed with the virus in approximately 2009.
Another lawsuit regarding Usher’s health status are heading the singer’s way, but his wife seems to unaffected by the onslaught of accusations.
On the heels of three accusations–by two women and one man–those close to Grace Miguel says she “isn’t giving the lawsuit any weight,”
Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom plans to the file the suit Monday paired with a press conference where one of the women will be present. The other two have decided to remain anonymous as Jane and John Doe. Bloom, who has represented Blac Chyna and her case against Rob Kardashian and is the daughter of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, also released the news on social media.
The suit comes after a $20 million suit was filed by a woman who claimed the singer infected her with herpes between 2010 and 2012. The woman is allegedly a close friend of Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster and was present at the couple’s wedding.
The three new accusers all claimed to have sex with Usher in 2012 with the singer refusing to disclose his STD status.
More details are emerging in the three cases against Usher that claim he knowingly gave several people herpes or put them in danger of contracting the disease. The R&B singer is being sued by two women and one man who say that the singer exposed them to the lifelong illness. More details of the accusations are coming out. Most recently we learned that the unnamed male plaintiff in the suit told the media that the pair had sex in a Koreatown spa in Los Angeles.
The other unnamed plaintiff said that she contracted the disease from Usher and that the disease caused her twins to be born stillborn. The only defendant who has revealed their identity claims that she didn’t contract the disease, but is still suing over the fact that Usher willfully exposed her to it. According to court documents obtained by the gossip website, Usher has refused to submit to an STD screening and will not clarify whether or not he has the disease.
“Usher will defend himself vigorously in court against these opportunistic claims and we will not comment further on private legal matters,” Usher’s attorney Zia Modabber said, in response to the new claims.
At one point, the lone named plaintiff Quantasia Simpson claimed she had video footage of herself having sex with Usher.
“I actually have videos,” she said in an interview with YouTube personality Miss Jacob Kohinoor.
“Do you have videos of you two, you and Usher having s*x?” the host asked, incredulously.
“I’m not sure if I’m obligated to say that, but yes,” she said.
The host then turned on Simpson, asking why she would hold onto videos of herself and Usher having relations.
“Why would you keep videos like that?” she asked.
Simpson said that the videos aren’t particularly special, she just has a phone with a large amount of storage and doesn’t delete anything from her phone.
“I have things in my phone that date back all the way to 2013. I keep everything in my phone. I don’t delete nothing,” she explained.
“This is why I kept saying ‘People lie, but video don’t,’” she said. “This is why I said that in the beginning. That’s why nobody can say nothing to me about this whole situation. Lisa [Bloom] is a lawyer. She’s been through cases. She did the Bill Cosby whatever. You think if there was no evidence, she would even take my case?”
Bloom released a statement shortly thereafter saying that her client was confused and that no such videos exist.