Grammy Award-winning singer Usher reportedly paid a woman he had sexual relations with $1.1 million in 2012 to settle a lawsuit after she had claimed the performer gave her herpes.
Court papers published Wednesday by Radar Online show that the “Confessions” singer was allegedly diagnosed with herpes around 2009 or 2010, about the time he filed for divorce from ex-wife Tameka Foster. The 38-year-old reportedly passed the disease to a celebrity stylist.
Usher was accused of “consciously and purposefully” withholding his diagnosis from the woman “and continued to have unprotected sex” with her. He also allegedly told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a “greenish discharge” from his penis.
The unidentified woman said she started suffering from fevers and vaginal sores before she was diagnosed with the infection.
Usher paid for the stylist’s medical bills, a reported $2,754.40 in 2012 and settled the suit on Dec. 28, 2012.