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Usher Paid $1 Million to Woman He Allegedly Gave Herpes

July 20, 2017

It was revealed on Wednesday that Usher allegedly paid $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit with a woman who claimed the pop star infected her with herpes. Court documents published by Radar Online indicate the 38-year-old singer was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010, but had unprotected sex with the claimant without confessing that he was carrying the virus. While the law in California says it is illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD, Usher allegedly did that when he told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a “greenish discharge” from his penis. The claimant was later diagnosed with herpes, complete with vaginal sores, fevers and chills. In addition to the court settlement, Usher paid some of the victim’s medical bills in 2012-which amounted to $2,754.40.