Well, this should be interesting. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has been hit with a paternity suit from a woman who claims he lost his virginity (and impregnated her) during a 30-second fling after a concert in Los Angeles at the end of last year.
According to RadarOnline.com, Mariah Yeater, 20, filed court papers on October 31 stating that Bieber is the father of her three-month-old baby, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater.
This could be tricky, though, as Yeater could be opening herself up to a potential statutory-rape probe. Bieber would have been 16 years old when the alleged incident occurred.
The age of consent in the state of California is 18.
In her affidavit, Yeater claims she was in attendance at the Staples Center on the night of October 25, 2010, where Bieber had just performed a sold-out show.
A security guard, allegedly working for Bieber, approached Yeater and asked if she wanted to meet the pop star. She said “yes,” and the security guard obliged, taking her backstage to meet the “Baby” singer.
“Immediately, it was obvious that we were mutually attracted to one another, and we began to kiss.” Yeater writes in her complaint. “Shortly thereafter, Justin Bieber suggested that I go with him to a private place where we could be alone. I agreed to go with him and on the walk to a private area, he told me he wanted to make love to me and this was going to be his first time.”
That “private area” was allegedly a bathroom. How romantic.
“We went inside and immediately his personality changed drastically,” claims Yeater. “He began touching me and repeatedly said he wanted to (expletive) the (expletive) out of me. At the time I asked him to put a condom for protection, but he insisted that he did not want to. In his own words, he said that because it was his first time he wanted to feel everything.”
Justin then “quickly took off” Yeater’s clothes and the couple had sexual intercourse, the suit alleges.
Sworn under the penalty of perjury, Yeater says in the court filing: “He was on top of me with my legs around him. At the time I was on top of some type of shelf. The sexual intercourse itself was brief, lasting only approximately 30 seconds.”
Yeater is demanding the singer take a paternity test “to scientifically confirm” he is the father of the child. She also asks the court for Bieber “to provide adequate support for my baby.”
Bieber’s camp is vehemently denying the charges, saying: “While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, 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.”
What about the possibility of statutory rape charges being filed?
Steve Cron, a California defense lawyer, tells the New York Post: “Under a normal situation, no harm, no foul … I would think [prosecutors] might let it go. But under these circumstances, the DA’s office has to show they’re not treating women differently, not treating a celebrity differently, [and] they might have to do something.”
A hearing has been set for December 15.
- Did Mariah Yeater Have Justin Bieber’s Baby?!? (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Mariah Yeater Pregnancy Claims by Justin Bieber (socyberty.com)
- Woman Claims Justin Bieber is the Father of Her Baby (foxnews.com)
- Justin Bieber Camp Denies Paternity Claim (mtv.com)