A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that lawyers for one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Usher is responsible for her herpes diagnosis cannot take the deposition of a third- party woman who allegedly also had sexual relations with the singer.
Judge Michelle Williams Court granted a motion by the third party, identified only as Jane Doe, to quash a deposition subpoena served on her by lawyers for Quantasia Sharpton.
No one appeared in court on Sharpton’s behalf to oppose Doe’s motion. The judge said that when she first saw the lawsuit, she expected it to be “hotly contested.” But she said there have been few court appearances by the parties to date.
In her motion, Doe stated that Sharpton was seeking “extremely private and embarrassing information” about her sexual history with Usher. She maintained her sexual past and medical info had nothing to do with Sharpton’s suit and that answering questions would violate her right to privacy and humiliate her.
“Jane Doe’s private information was stolen and illegally leaked without her consent, which resulted in the deposition subpoena by Sharpton,” according to Doe’s court papers.
Sharpton is one of three people who sued Usher, now 39, in August 2017, alleging the singer failed to disclose that he has genital herpes before having sex with them. Their complaint alleges sexual battery, fraud, negligence and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Usher’s real name is Usher Raymond IV.
–City News Service
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