The woman suing Usher for allegedly giving her Herpes is demanding a judge not make her pay the singer $2,500.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Jane Doe is responding to Usher’s accusations that she refused to answer questions during a deposition. He had asked the judge to sanction her for the alleged legal games.
Doe says during the deposition Usher and his team tried to mischaracterize her allegations from the lawsuit. She claims they even asked questions regarding a “sexual battery [on] plaintiff which were, absent prior Court order beyond the permissible scope of inquiry.”
She accuses Usher of refusing to meet with her legal team for the 22 months prior to the deposition. She says he is now trying to move to compel testimony that is shielded by law which “is designed to protect sexual battery survivors.”
Doe is asking for the judge to shut down Usher and make him pay her attorney fees.
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 tried to invoke attorney-client privilege and physician-patient privilege to not hand over the records.
Usher refused to answer a question about whether he settled claims by former lovers over Herpes. 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.
Recently, Usher went to court demanding Jane Doe sanctioned to the tune of $2,500. He accused her of refusing to answer questions during her June 25 deposition.
During the deposition, Usher clearly grilled her about the allegations he gave her the STD. He asked the judge to order Doe to answer the questions and to sanction her for not giving up the information. During the deposition, Doe’s lawyer repeatedly instructed her client not to answer saying it was an invasion of her privacy.
The case is ongoing.