Usher reportedly gave herpes to a famous celebrity stylist, and after settling a lawsuit, he is paying her $1.1 million.
The R&B singer was reportedly diagnosed with herpes around 2009 or 2010, right about the time he divorced his ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Usher was accused of “consciously and purposefully” withholding his diagnosis from the woman “and continued to have unprotected sex” with her. He also lied to her by saying he tested negative, despite the “greenish discharge” she saw come from his penis.
After suffering from vaginal sores, fevers and chills, she was tested and diagnosed with herpes. She “feels that her health and body have been ruined” and “has suffered severe emotional distress and has been extremely depressed … knowing there is no cure.”
There is a California State Law that says it’s illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit a STD…ahem, Usher.
Mr. Raymond IV did pay $2,754.40 of the victim’s medical bills in 2012 according to court papers posted by Radar Online and eventually settled with her on Dec. 28, 2012 a total of $1.1 million.