Usher Fires Back at His Accusers in Herpes Lawsuit

Singer “generally and specifically denies each and every allegation” made against him

Last Updated: September 7, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Usher will not sit idly by and allow women to accuse him of transmitting herpes to them.

The musician, who lately has been besieged by accusations that he gave women herpes, has fired back at Quantasia Sharpton and other accusers, staunchly denying their claims.

In an answer to the lawsuit filed against him, Usher flatly shoots down the allegations.

“Defendant generally and specifically denies each and every allegation contained in the Complaint, and the entirety thereof, including each purported cause of action contained therein,” the answer, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, states. “Further, Defendant denies that any Plaintiff has sustained any injuries, damage or loss, in any of the sums alleged, or in any sum, by reason of any act or omission on the part of Defendant.”

The answer also invokes the statue of limitations, along with the “doctrine of unclean hands” — a nice way of accusing the plaintiffs of acting unethically or in bad faith.

Usher was sued by Sharpton and two other, anonymous plaintiffs in August.

The suit, which alleges fraud, sexual battery, infliction of emotional distress and other counts, claims that the musician was positive for the herpes virus and failed to tell the plaintiffs before having unprotected sex with them, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.