Secret Settlement: Usher Paid $1.1 Million For Giving Woman Herpes Virus

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    Protect yourself, before you wreck yourself!

    Legal documents detailed how the eight-time Grammy winner — whose real name is Usher Raymond IV — had rigorous unprotected sex without disclosing he was stricken with the rabid virus.

    Court papers also showed the former coach on NBC’s hit The Voice — whose divorce from first wife Tameka Foster was finalized in 2009 — was “exposed to herpes” in 2009 or 2010.

    In a disgusting revelation, a “greenish discharge” once oozed from the performer’s penis, but otherwise he had no signs of the infection and was labeled an “asymptomatic carrier” by doctors. After initially admitting concern to his partner, Usher — who’s worth a cool $180 million — later convinced her that an STD examination result was negative, and they continued to engage in unprotected sex.

    “Believing Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship.” ~Attorney for victim

    Their romps went without a hitch until three weeks after a passionate hookup when the victim — whose identity is being withheld by Radar — woke up “feeling very sick” with a “fever of 100 degrees, chills, headache, and aches and pains.”
    She “also developed lesions and blisters in her vagina,” and was so terrified she sought treatment at urgent care, where a doctor promptly diagnosed her with herpes.

    According to the document, the “Yeah!” singer — going by the pseudonym “Papa Bear” in messages — posted a check covering her medical bills totaling $2,754.40.

    Usher — now married to Grace Miguel, former executive chef on The Cosby Show — is accused of “consciously and purposefully” withholding his herpes diagnosis from the woman “and continued to have unprotected sex.”
    The legal complaint was filed at the Superior Court in Los Angeles. California law requires a person who knows or should know they are infected with genital herpes to avoid sexual contact with an uninfected person — or to warn potential partners before sexual contact occurs.

    After being confronted by his partner for infecting her, Usher called her two days later with his doctor, who confirmed he carries the herpes virus.

    Her test results confirmed a first-time infection and a file in the settlement reads: “In a series of telephone conversations and online chat sessions, [Usher] has apologized for infecting [her] and told her he would take care of things.”

    In a declaration, the celebrity fashionista said she “feels that her health and body have been ruined,” and she “has suffered severe emotional distress and has been extremely depressed … knowing there is no cure.”

    Usher eventually settled with his ex on Dec. 28, 2012, coughing up a total of $1.1 million.

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      • Hummm is this why Ushers mother hates Tameka Foster so much but would never say why? Perhaps she gave Usher herpes…

          • i guess you will know because you’ve given it to 20% of black women… where the hell do you ppl get your stat from… Did they test all the black females in the world to know that 48% have herpes…smfh… get off the computer and educate yourself

        • Did you actually read and understand what it said?

          It said he was exposed in 2009 or 2010 which was when or after his divorce was FINALIZED…

          Let’s not pretend usher is straight, there is no telling who or should I say what “exposed” him to HSV after his divorce.

        • The 1st ex-wife doesn’t have it. The mama didn’t like the ex because her son married a woman just like her. The whole single mama’s boy replacing mama with another mama. His 1st mama didn’t want anyone challenging her position in her son’s life.

    1. 3 minutes of pleasure caused a lifetime of pain… Oh well girl, let this be a lesson. ALWAYS Wrap it. BE RESPONSIBLE> the nucca is a celebrity NOT an invincible god.

    2. Let’s be clear you can catch/ be exposed to HSV through various forms of contact from an infected person. A baby just recently died from being kissed by an infected person.

      HSV is a skin to skin virus. Which means you can catch it even WITH a condom. You can catch HSV I from drinking from the same cup/ bottle, eating from the same utensil or from a peck from an infected person. And even WITH A CONDOM you can catch HSV II or HPV (genital warts) from just your genital area being up against an infected person’s genitals. Keep in mind the person may NOT have any symptoms at the time of infection.

      Also HSV I can become HSV II and vice versa from oral to genital area contact.

      • Shit of jim carrey can still be working after his gf killed herself after contracting gonorrhea and herpes from him…raymond will be fine. He’s just a bit more exposed.

        Besides if you have any kissing scenes in the industry you have the herps…it is one of those little secrets every one knows, but don’t talk about.

    3. Green discharge is gonorrhea or chlamydia. So despite seeing with her own two eyes green discharge (and with discharge comes foul odor) coming from his penis. Really how foolish are these females (not women with common sense and self respect) to risk life and limb because of a man’s social or economic status. And what type of butch made simp is he not to care about his own life, health, and overall well-being over raw sex.

      • I was fixin’ to make the same comment. Herpes causes no discharge, green or otherwise.

        Green discharge is gonorrhea and everyone knows that.

        And for the millionth time HSK and others, “wrap it up” doesn’t mean squat with herpes.
        You do not catch it from semen. You catch it from bumping uglies. So you gone have to wrap up all of yourself in saran wrap to prevent getting herpes.

        I do not get why the posters above act like it’s an embarrassment for black women to have it, therefore it must be white women.

        EVERYONE gets it if they have sex you fools. Safe sex!! The reason 79% of ALL women under 50 have it is because 79% of those women have a sex life. And it don’t mean they are promiscuous either. I told yall here that I got it from my husband 5 years into the marriage because he was an asymptomatic carrier. And no he wasn’t cheating and brought it home. II insisted on the DNA analysis which proved he was telling the truth.

        So according to HSK, I am “nasty?”

        • Where was race mentioned in my post. Bottom line the chick slept with her former best friend’s ex husband before during free the marriage. It was obvious the green discharge was another std. She saw for herself green discharge and she slept with him anyway. So if she contracted another std and didn’t accuse him then that means she didn’t know who gave it to her? How is this about your unfair and unfortunate circumstances? How is my pot about BW or WW? I stated the groupie slept with a male celeb hoe who’s known to lie an cheat and have at another curable std and foolishly believed his lies and fucked him anyway. Again where did I call anyone nasty?

          • She slept with him after the discharge cleared up and him lying about being STD free.

            But herps is for life and since the report says this was her first encounter with it and he admitted to having it, it was concluded he gave it to her, not someone else or he would not have had to pay.

            Of course she is stupid for trusting a man who would cheat with her, but what else would you expect from a woman who would sleep with her friend’s man to begin with?

          • I was not responding to any one poster at 0724. I was addressing comments throughout the thread. I don’t want to fight, I just want people to stop slut shaming each other for getting a disease which is incredibly easy to get.

            As for the nasty comment, if you look at the first comment in the thread you will find it.

            Ladies, I understand that it “is for life.” And no one wants to get it. But it truly is not a game changer in this day and time. The medicine which almost guarantees that you will never have a second breakout, and that you will not shed the virus and spread it to someone else is a blessing.

            I have come to think of it as like a chronic allergy. I have to live with it and accept that it’s not going away, but I hardly think about it anymore.

            I have never had any other STD. I wasn’t a ho. But even “good girls” can get this, so it would be nice if we could be a little less cruel to those who have it.

            • Almost guarantee my ass. There is no medicine that stops the spread of herps. Because if that were the case it would not be as rampant as it is.

              It might control outbreaks, to an extent but that is about it.

              • I am sorry, but you are incorrect. The anti-virals are nothing short of miraculous. They have stopped the spread of HIV, and they have stopped those using them from shedding the herpes virus. Shedding the virus is what causes it to be passed from person to person.

                Your statement that they are not effective because herpes (and HIV) continue to spread is a specious argument.
                They only work if you can afford and take the medication regularly. Not everyone who has herpes even knows they have it, and many do not have adequate access to medical information and the proper drugs.
                But please, just because you personally are not up to speed on the efficacy of anti-virals, don’t spread false information out of ignorance. There could be people here today reading this who could benefit from learning that there is life after herpes infection.

                • We are talking about HSV NOT HIV…and HIV mutates so it may stop some forms of the virus, but NOT ALL and it never will.

                  If they are using anti-virals for HSV that still does not mean it is working. Outside of the fact who can afford to take that shit for life?

                  I know there are many people who claim to not know they have it, but that is BS they may have one outbreak and because they never have another one THINK they are clear…

                  You can say whatever you choose, but it does not make it fact and believing the hype/ so-called research is BS too, because if a virus was so easily eradicated we would NOT be having this discussion.

    4. Girl u lucky it wasnt hiv. Sound like Usher stick his djck in anything RAW, including mens. U lucky it was herpes & u lucky ur dumb ass got paid, bcuz letz be honest hoe, u woulda taken the herpes for free obviously if u saw green shit coming out his dick & u still put it in ur hello kitty.

    5. While no prevention method short of abstinence is 100% effective, using a latex condom offers some protection. Your partner should tell you when symptoms flare up, which is when the virus is most contagious. Avoid sex when your partner has symptoms.

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