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Judge denies Usher’s request to sanction accuser in herpes case

Usher Raymond’s request to sanction an accuser in a herpes lawsuit was recently denied.

» RELATED: Usher reportedly wants accuser in herpes case to pay him $2,500 in sanctions

According to The Blast, a Los Angeles judge rejected the singer’s motion, which asked the court to order his accuser, identified as Jane Doe, to pay him $2,500 in sanctions for allegedly refusing to answer questions in a deposition.

During the June 25 deposition, Raymond’s team reportedly said Doe’s lawyer repeatedly instructed her client to remain quiet in an effort to protect her privacy. 

The judge did demand Doe to answer questions she previously did not answer. But she does not have to fly back to California for another disposition, according to the court documents.  

Doe is not the only person who’s accused Raymond of exposing them to herpes. 

Laura Helm; an anonymous man, identified as John Doe; and Quantasia Sharpton each sued the star in 2017. They each claimed Raymond did not reveal his alleged herpes diagnosis before having sex with them. 

Earlier this year, Helm’s case was dismissed. The dismissal was filed with prejudice, which means the lawsuit has been dropped permanently. Helm will not be able to refile. 

Raymond’s other cases are ongoing. 

» RELATED: Atlanta woman drops herpes case against Usher

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Najja Parker
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