Usher reportedly wants one accuser in a herpes lawsuit to be sanctioned for allegedly refusing to answer questions during a recent deposition.
The singer, born Usher Raymond, has asked a Los Angeles judge to reward him $2,500 in sanctions against his accuser, who’s been identified as Jane Doe, and her legal team, according to The Blast.
In 2017, the woman sued the star, accusing him of exposing her to herpes. During a deposition of Doe on June 25, 2019, she allegedly did not respond to questions regarding those allegations, according to the celebrity news site.
Raymond said her refusal to answer questions was “based on two objections, both of which are so frivolous as to be sanctionable,” The Blast reported.
Raymond’s team also reportedly said Doe’s lawyer repeatedly instructed her client to remain quiet in an effort to protect her privacy.
The judge has not ruled on the artist’s motion.
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 they contracted the sexually transmitted disease after having sex with Raymond.
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.
His other cases are ongoing.
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