Usher isn't backing down.
Usher has come forward with a statement for Laura Helm, the woman who is suing him for $20 million dollars after he allegedly gave her herpes. The Confessions singer is saying that Laura assumed her own risk when sleeping with him.
"With a one in six chance that any given partner could have genital herpes, [she] assumed the risk of contracting an STD each and every time she chose to have unprotected sex with a casual, consensual partner," Usher writes in legal documents obtained by TMZ.
Laura claims that she had sex with Usher two times, but one time was unprotected. We reported not too long ago on the descriptive details that Laura revealed to all. She claimed that the night the two had unprotected sex (12 days after the first time they had sex) Usher set the mood with jazz music where he proceeded to go down on her. After this particular encounter, Laura said she noticed an “unusual bump on the inside of her cheek" where she later found a bump "the size of a green pea."
Usher isn't giving up on his defence to Laura, or any of the other woman who has sued the singer for passing on an STD. One woman, Quantasia Sharpton, claimed that there was video evidence of her and Usher having sex but in the end, Quantasia's attorney, Lisa Bloom, said there was no video and said there had been a "misunderstanding."
Last month was the 20th anniversary of his studio album My Way. The last we've seen of Usher working on music was in an Instagram post made by Jermaine Dupri with the caption "C 3" hinting at another possible installation of Confessions. Also in the studio session was singer-songwriter Rico Love, and songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox who helped produce and write “Confessions Pt. II,” and “Burn” tracks on the singer’s 2004 Confessions album.