Woman who accused Usher of infecting her with STD comes up with fresh allegation

Laura Helm Accused “Let It Burn” Singer Of Victim Blaming In Her Herpes Transmission Lawsuit Against Him.  The woman who is suing Usher after accusing him of knowingly infecting her with herpes said the singer needed to stop victim blaming her and playing legal games to get her case dismissed. Laura Helm said Usher has refused to take responsibility for infecting her with Herpes Simplex 2 and had the audacity to wrongly blame her and claimed that he didn’t have to tell her that he had the incurable virus.

“To put it bluntly, defendant is more egotistically interested in his own sexual satisfaction, rather than having any concern about the consequences he can, will and did inflict on others,” Helm said in new court docs. “The entirety of arguments defendant makes in his motion to dismiss are shallow attempts to divert responsibility away from defendant and lay all the blame upon plaintiff.”

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Helm said Usher’s legal maneuvers are simply a tactic to delay her case against him and stop her from collecting evidence from him to prove that he did transmit the virus. Further, she said that it’s telling that nowhere in his legal paperwork does he back up his assertion that he is herpes free. And the alleged victim also said that Usher’s claim that she knew the risks of sex with him doesn’t have a leg to stand on, because state law says that someone has to know there is actual danger in the first place in order to accept the risks.

Helm made the allegations in new court documents filed in the case last week. The singer and former radio employee sued Usher earlier this year for fraud, battery and infliction of emotional distress after she said Usher had sex with her twice last year despite being him afflicted with herpes. Usher has denied giving Helm the illness and claimed that she assumed the risk when she engaged with “casual, unprotected sex” with him, according to court papers. Helm wants the judge to deny Usher’s motion to dismiss and wants the courts to force Usher to abide by her requests to collect evidence.

Usher and his wife Grace Miguel are separating after multiple allegations and lawsuits claiming he’d givena number of women herpes.

The couple, who married in 2015, released a statement overnight, saying,“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.”

In their statement, they added “The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.” Ms Miguel reacted to Usher’s herpes accusers back in November, telling us she and her husband are “living their lives”. It wasreported the couple were still together as recently as December bur but had not been pictured together in recent months.

Speaking in 2016 about Miguel — who also worked as the singer’s manager — the star said, “I have an incredible partner and manager. She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career.” Usher was previously married to Tameka Foster and has two sons with her, Naviyd Ely Raymond, 9, and Usher Raymond V, 10.

Two years ago, he spoke about spending quality time with his family. “I went on an air balloon trip with about 15 people … both my boys were up there with me, my wife was up there with me,” he recalled about a recent trip to Italy. “The whole family was up there. It was cool to just have that little moment away.”

In July, Laura Helm filed a lawsuit against Usher, alleging he had unprotected sex with her and transmitted the disease. According to reports, Helm was one of a number of people suing the R&B artist. She alleged she slept with the pop icon on two separate occasions. After the second encounter, which involved sex without a condom, she claims to have found a pea-sized bump on her vagina and a similar lump on her cheek. The court filings also detail Usher’s allegedly bizarre behaviour including having showers before and after sex. Helm also claims the chart-topping star would grab his penis and run out the room before he ejaculated.

The pair were friends for years before their relationship turned sexual in April 2017, according to the documents. In their first sexual encounter, the singer wooed Helm by talking about his humanitarian work in Africa, his interest in water filtration and his concerns for the current state of American politics, said the claimant. The second time the pair hooked up, Usher put on jazz music before performing oral sex on the fellow musician, the filings state.