Usher is demanding that the woman accusing him of giving her Herpes be sanctioned for allegedly playing games in the lawsuit she filed.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Usher is asking a Los Angeles judge to award him $2,500 in sanctions against his accuser and her legal team.
The singer claims that during the deposition of Jane Doe, on June 25, 2019, she refused to answer questions. During the deposition, Usher clearly grilled her about the allegations he gave her the STD.
He is seeking for the judge to order Doe to answer the questions and wants her sanctioned for not giving up the information. Usher says that Doe’s refusals were “based on two objections, both of which are so frivolous as to be sanctionable.”
During the deposition, Doe’s lawyer repeatedly instructed her client not to answer saying it was an invasion of her privacy.
A judge has yet to rule on Usher’s motion to compel Doe.
Last year, a woman named Quantasia Sharpton – along with a Jane Doe and John Doe – sued the singer claiming they all had sexual relations with Usher. They all say he risked their health by not telling him about his alleged diagnosis and are seeking unspecified damages.
John Doe claimed he had sex with Usher at a Koreatown spa in Los Angeles.
During the case, the male accuser had accused Usher of refusing to turn over private medical records in the case. He even filed a motion to compel, demanding the singer be ordered to turn over his confidential medical records and any possible settlements with other people.
Doe said Usher has not only refused to turn over documents but also tried to invoke attorney-client privilege and physician-patient privilege to not hand over the records.
Usher also refused to answer a question about whether he settled claims by former lovers over Herpes allegations. Doe said his refusal was nonsense since it has been, “widely reported that Defendant has settled similar claims throughout the years.”
The singer accused Doe of trying to harass him with the demands and refused to answer his numerous questions.
John Doe would drop his demand for the medical records months later, but noted he may bring it back at a later date.
The case is ongoing.