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Atlanta woman drops herpes case against Usher 

Usher’s herpes case has been dropped. 

» RELATED: Fulton County woman files suit against Usher for giving her herpes

Laura Helm, who lives in Fulton County, filed to dismiss her suit against the singer, born Usher Raymond, earlier this week, according to court documents. The dismissal was filed with prejudice, which means the lawsuit has been dropped permanently. Helm will not be able to refile. 

Helm, initially sued the artist in 2017. She accused him of exposing her to herpes, listing multiple counts of negligence, fraud, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress in the suit. In the suite, she claimed she contracted the virus after having sex with the star on two occasions in 2017.

A few months later, she filed to dismiss the case, but sued him once again in 2018.

The case has now officially been closed. It’s not clear whether a financial settlement was issued. The Atlanta Journal Constitution sought a comment about  from Helm and Raymond’s attorneys, but neither had returned calls as of Friday afternoon.

This isn’t the first Raymond has faced legal trouble. 

An anonymous man; a woman, identified as Jane Doe; and Quantasia Sharpton each sued the star in 2017. They also accused him of exposing them to the virus. 

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Najja Parker
Najja Parker
Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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