The woman who claims teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is the father of her baby hit back at his denials through her lawyers Thursday, and called again for the “Baby” singer to take a DNA test.
A day after Bieber told fans on Twitter to ignore rumors he fathered her love child, lawyers for 20-year-old Mariah Yeater said that “evidence” of the 17-year-old singer’s paternity would come out in court.
“Mariah Yeater is pursuing a modest and rightful claim,” Yeater’s lawyers, Lance Rogers and Matthew Pare, told Star magazine. “There is credible evidence that Justin Bieber is in fact the father of her baby. The evidence will be revealed in court.”
The lawyers said that Yeater had not made any outrageous demands of the Canadian heartthrob and was going through the proper procedures.
“She is not seeking a huge compensation,” Rogers and Pare said. “She merely requests that Justin Bieber provide a DNA sample to verify that he is the father of Mariah Yeater’s baby, and if so, to help provide child support as required by California law.”
Bieber’s representatives earlier told ABC News, “It’s sad that someone would fabricate, malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims” and said that they would “vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.”
Yeater’s lawyers pointed out that the singer, who is dating 19-year-old pop star Selena Gomez, had not denied the claim.
“It is noteworthy that Justin Bieber himself has not denied the fundamental fact that he had unprotected sex with Mariah Yeater following a concert in Los Angeles,” Rogers and Pare said.
They added, “If Justin Bieber is willing to voluntarily undergo a paternity test Ms. Yeater welcomes such cooperation and will be happy to resolve this issue in a less public manner.”
Yeater claims in court papers that her rendezvous with Bieber — which she alleges took place backstage at the Staples Center following an October 2010 show — was “brief, lasting only approximately 30 seconds.”
She added that Bieber “was clearly embarrassed about how the sex did not last very long.”
Unemployed Yeater claims that the singer, who is famed for his squeaky-clean image, confessed to her that he was a virgin and insisted he did not want to wear a condom, “because it was his first time he wanted to feel everything.”
The encounter, she claims, produced her son Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, who was born on July 6. She is seeking $12,000 a month in child support from Bieber.
Because Bieber was 16 at the time of the alleged sexual encounter and Yeater was 19, she is open to prosecution for statutory rape in California, where the age of consent is 18.
Bieber has been ordered to appear in court on Dec. 15 to respond to the allegation.
This is what I don’t get. Justin has always said there is a bond between him and us fans. He said that he’s able to talk directly to us through Twitter to clear up rumors and scandals. Why hasn’t he said anything about this? This is the same thing I was talking about when the “dating Selena” thing started happening. But I can understand why he might want to hide his relationship with Selena from the fans.
But this is different. I know he has managers and lawyers telling him not to talk but if this story is not true (please do not let this be true) then what’s the harm in saying right out that he did not do it? Why only speak through lawyers and managers?
The longer you wait the more it hurts everyone no matter what the real truth is. Speak directly to us. Tell us you didn’t do it. What happened to that bond? This is not the time to ignore. We need you.
And what is this “credible evidence” they’re talking about? What can be more credible than the blood test? Pictures or a video?