Usher Is Being Sued Again By Herpes Accuser
Usher has been hit with another lawsuit by Laura Michelle Helm who initially sued the singer last year for allegedly transmitting herpes to her during two intimate trysts.
According to Bossip, Helm filed new documents in Georgia last week for several counts of battery, negligence, fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
To backtrack a bit, Helm originally filed a $20 million lawsuit against the R&B singer last summer alleging that she slept with Usher without knowing that she was being exposed to herpes when they had unprotected sex.
Helm claims they hooked up in April 2017 at her Atlanta home and then 12 days later at a New Orleans hotel room. During their second encounter, Helm claims that Usher didn't use protection.
She soon became concerned of her health after seeing reports of Usher's alleged herpes diagnosis. After going to the doctor, Helm discovered that she was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex 2.
However, in November 2017, Helm filed court documents to dismiss the case without prejudice “with intent to refile.”
In her new lawsuit, Helm states that Usher had a legal obligation to warn her of his status, and she has been suffering with embarrassment over her diagnosis.
“Plaintiff suffers mentally and emotionally from the humiliation and stigma attached a single woman infected with the incurable Herpes SV2,” reads Helm's lawsuit.
Helm, a former radio station employee and singer, is seeking a trial and wants monetary damages for her pain and suffering although she didn't provide an exact dollar amount.
Attorneys for Usher had no comment on the matter.
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