Singer Usher has been shut down in his attempt to have his Herpes accuser sanctioned in their court battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge has denied the singer’s demand that Jane Doe pay him $2,500, over his claim she refused to answer questions during a deposition. Usher went to court asking for Jane Doe to be sanctioned to the tune of $2,500. He accused her of refusing to answer questions during her June 25 deposition.
However, the judge did side with Usher when he ordered Jane Doe to provide answers to some of the questions she did not previously answer. The court order also ruled that Doe will not have to fly back to California for another deposition, despite Usher’s request.
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.
Doe fired back saying during the deposition Usher and his team tried to mischaracterize her allegations from the lawsuit. She claimed they even asked questions to a “sexual battery plaintiff which were, absent prior Court order beyond the permissible scope of inquiry.”
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.
The case is ongoing.