Bieber paternity case withdrawn; DNA test still on
Thursday, November 17, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a woman who claims Justin Bieber is the father of her baby boy said Wednesday her lawsuit has been withdrawn as both camps await the singer to take a paternity test.
Chicago-based lawyer Jeffrey Leving told The Associated Press the suit filed in San Diego Superior Court by Mariah Yeater, 20, was recently removed without prejudice. However, the lawsuit could be refiled at a later date. A hearing set for Dec. 15 has been canceled.
“This case was never dismissed. It can be refilled today or tomorrow,” Leving said. “We are trying to settle this matter out of court with Bieber’s camp.”
Yeater claims she had just turned 19 when she and Bieber, then 16, had a brief sexual encounter after one of the singer’s concerts last fall in a backstage backroom at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Bieber has said he’s never met Yeater and has denied allegations that he fathered Yeater’s son who was born in July.