Justin Bieber paternity suit dropped, weeks after Mariah Yeater made baby claim
California woman Mariah Yeater has dropped her paternity lawsuit against teen pop star Justin Bieber, who she had claimed is the father of her baby.
The 20-year-old woman's son was born in July. She had filed her paternity lawsuit against Bieber, 17, on Oct. 31, 2011 at a San Diego court, saying that the two had a sexual encounter after one of the singer's concerts in Los Angeles in the fall of 2010. Bieber had said in interviews he had never even met Yeater and that her "allegations" were not true.
"As we've said from the beginning, it's sad that someone would fabricate such a malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claim," Biebers spokesperson said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Wednesday, November 16. "We'll continue to consider all of our options to protect Justin."
Bieber still plans on submitting to a paternity test, the Associated Press quoted a representative for the singer as saying. Yeater's lawyer told the news wire that both parties are trying to address the matter out of court and that it is possible that her lawsuit could be refiled in the future.
Despite the baby drama, Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez are still together. The two recently visited Belfast, where Gomez hosted the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Odyssey Arena. Bieber performed on stage (pictured, above) and took home awards for Best Pop and Best Male.