A woman who had sued Usher claiming he gave her herpes is now suing the singer again – this time on a slew of other charges.
Laura Helm claimed she contracted the sexually transmitted disease during unprotected sex with Usher in July. He denied Helm’s claims and in November her lawyer requested the dismissal of their $20 million lawsuit without prejudice.
However, Helm filed a new lawsuit in Georgia last week alleging several counts of negligence, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud.
“Plaintiff suffers mentally and emotionally from the humiliation and stigma attached (to) a single woman infected with the incurable Herpes SV2,” the lawsuit reads according to Bossip. Helm is seeking unspecified damages.
Helm’s original $20 million lawsuit against the singer claiming he gave her the disease through unprotected sex was derailed after she told someone on a recorded phone call two days before the filing that she only had protected sex with Usher.
Helm’s lawyer withdrew from the case and Helm hired a new attorney, who immediately filed to dismiss the case. However, it was dismissed without prejudice, “with intent to refile.”
Usher has yet to respond to Helm’s new lawsuit. He’s currently facing legal action from another accuser, Quantasia Sharpton, who went public with her story during a press conference in August. Sharpton revealed she had not contracted herpes from the alleged encounter at a Days Inn hotel following an Usher concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2014, but is suing because she believes she was put at risk by the singer.
Usher, 39, recently separated from his second wife Grace Miguel.
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