Justin Bieber was slapped with a paternity lawsuit by 20-year-old Mariah Yeater who claims she is the father of her three-month-old son.
As the Twitter world went into a tailspin with Belibers lambasting Yeater for her lies and calling her scum, Bieber himself stayed mum.
At around noon on Nov. 2, Bieber tweeted: so Im going to ignore the rumors...and focus on what is real. an opportunity to help by doing what i love. Judge me on the music! Love yall! and with this album Im giving portion of the proceeds to #charity ... Im trying to help #GIVEBACK..nothing will stop me from that focus. NOTHING.
Bieber's new hashtag seems to be #focused as he references the work he is doing for his new album Under the Mistletoe, which came out Nov. 1.
He makes sure to emphasize his music and his fans in each tweet, putting spotlight on his do-gooder initiatives instead of the rumors hovering around him.
Beliebers, Justin Bieber's fan base, took to Twitter to voice their support for the 17-year-old pop sensation.
Users flooded Twitter with messages like Mariah Yeater, can join Rebecca Black, Sydney Dalton, Paige Conway and iJever and sit at the irrelevant table and BELIEBERS NO BELIEVE IN MARIAH YEATER #RT.
Beliebers across the world have hunted down photographs of Mariah Yeater and posted them to various slam pages created on Facebook.
One page, Mariah Yeater Stay Away from Bieber, features five photos of Yeater, who appears rather disheveled in each. She sports a nose ring and a lip ring; and in one she is flipping up her middle finger.
But who exactly is Mariah Yeater?
LALATE reports more detailed information about the mystery woman.
LALATE reveals: Mariah Yeater has never filed a tax return, with the State of California nor the IRS, LALATE can report. But she claims that Justin Bieber's income is $4.5 million, not per year, but per month. Yeater never graduated college. She lists her highest level of education as 11th grade.
Followed by, Yeater started a new job on January 15, 2011 but has been unemployed since March 15, 2011. She claims she didn't make any money last month. But in the last twelve months, Mariah Yeater claims an average paycheck of $125... Mariah Yeater makes $500 per month, ever month, on public assistance.
LALATE, the fastest growing celebrity news site, reportedly had access to court documents, thus obtaining this exclusive information.
Mariah Yeater is currently seeking adequate support for her baby.
Yeater, from San Diego County, California, claims that she and Bieber had sexual relations on Oct. 25 of last year, when she was 19-years-old. She met him after one of his concerts. She was seated in the front row when a security guard approached her to go backstage, reports LALATE.
At the time I asked him to put a condom on for protection, but he insisted that he did not want to, Yeater tells Star magazine, who broke the story in its magazine. She claims to have taken his virginity.
At the time, Bieber was just 16-years-old. Publications are noting the fact that Yeater could be vulnerable to charges of statutory rape of a minor.
The Daily Mail reports that the tryst allegedly lasted no longer than 30 seconds and Bieber was not interested in giving her his number or getting hers.
Yeater's son Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater was born on July 6.
The encounter allegedly took place in a bathroom backstage at the L.A. Staples Center - the venue he recently rented out for a date with girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Speaking of Gomez, the petite beauty has been offered a role in the upcoming film Spring Breakers alongside James Franco, Emma Roberts, and Vanessa Hudgens.
The movie is set to be about four girls in college who decide to stick up a restaurant to steal their cash to finance a trip to the beach.
Unfortunately, Gomez's professional accomplishments may currently be overshadowed by her private turmoil, as boyfriend Bieber is slammed with this very public controversy.
Gomez has not commented on the scandal. She did, however, step out for the for the 2011 Fulfillment Fund Event at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel while Bieber performed with Boyz II Men on Dancing with the Stars. She looked radiant in a cropped leather jacket and shimmering silver dress, baring a brave face.
Bieber's representatives released a statement saying, It's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims. We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.
In the January issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Bieber, who is a Christian, said, I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.
A court hearing is said to be set for December 2011.