Never say never. After multiple statements of denial, Justin Bieber plans to take a paternity test requested by Mariah Yeater to prove he is not the father of her child.
TMZ reported that Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, contacted Yeater's attorneys on Friday, saying the Biebs will indeed take a paternity test following his return from Europe, to end rumors once and for all. According to the report, Justin Bieber and his team have even selected a lab to execute the DNA test, which TMZ reports has made Yeater's lawyers nervous.
The concession to undergo a paternity test comes a week after a lawsuit was filed against Bieber by Mariah Yeater, a 20-year-old woman from San Diego. Yeater claims Justin Bieber fathered her child, who she gave birth to in July after the two had sex backstage after a concert in Los Angeles in October 2010.
Court papers, which have been published by Star magazine, include statements from Yeater, who reportedly asked that Bieber wear protection during their episode, though she claims the singer declined, saying he wanted to feel everything.
Yeater filed the suit on Monday, requesting Bieber to undergo a paternity test and pay child support.
Though Justin Bieber has obliged to the paternity test request, the singer has denied allegations since rumors erupted. Last week, Bieber tweeted that he was 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!
Bieber also made an appearance on the Today show where he asserted he had never even met Yeater.
I'd just like to say basically that none of those allegations are true. I know I'm going to be a target, but I'll never be a victim, he told Today host Matt Lauer. Every night after the show, I go right from the stage to my car. So it's crazy that people want to make up such allegations. But to set the record straight: None of it is true.
Ironically enough, Justin Bieber is not the first target Mariah Yeater said fathered her child; Yeater reportedly accused her former boyfriend, John Terranova, to be the daddy of the nine-month-old, though it was not true.
I know it's not Justin Bieber, Terranova told the New York Post. She just wants money. It's a scam.
According to TMZ, conciliation to undergo the paternity test will prove the baby daddy rumors are false. Sources told TMZ that pending paternity test results, Justin Bieber's team will file a suit against Yeater for the false allegations.
Justin Bieber is scheduled to appear in court on December 15.