Usher is going to have some explaining to do. According to Radar Online a settled a lawsuit for $1.1 million after infecting a woman with herpes.
Based on court documents, the singer contracted the virus in either 2009 or 2010 and gave it to a celebrity stylist — who happened to be one of his ex-wife’s bridesmaids — through unprotected sex. Usher was accused of not telling the woman that he was infected until after she was diagnosed with herpes herself.
While they were dating, the R&B star did tell the stylist that he noticed a “greenish discharge” oozing from his penis but said the doctors told him that it wasn’t related to an STD. So he and the woman continued to date and have sex.
“Believing [Usher] Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship,” wrote the woman’s lawyer.
Eventually, the woman said she woke up one morning extremely ill and had a temperature, chills, headache and aches and pains. She also saw lesions and blisters on her vagina, so she quickly went to the doctor and was told she had herpes.