Usher Denies Giving Accusers Herpes, But If He Did, It Wasn't On Purpose

These are his confessions.

By Jessie Peterson Sep 8, 2017
(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Usher has been fielding off allegations all summer from multiple sources claiming that he’s exposed them to herpes. The trio of women and one man who have stepped forward include Quantasia Sharpton, now 21, who claimed that Usher exposed her to the sexually transmitted disease and didn’t disclose his status during a sexual encounter after a concert on her 19th birthday. Usher vehemently argued against all accusations of infecting his accusers. Allegations against the “Burn” singer have been floating around since 2009 reports Spin in a handy timeline.

Since then, he’s changed his statement. "Any alleged conduct by the defendant, which is expressly denied, was unintentional,” said the R&B singer in a set of court documents obtained by the New York Daily News. “Any harm that any plaintiff alleges to have suffered was caused in whole or in part by that plaintiff’s own negligence.” Usher is currently being sued for $20 million by an anonymous Georgia woman for failing to disclose that he had herpes, which he is trying to get thrown out.