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Usher's lawyers fire back at herpes lawsuit plaintiffs

The singer has also disputed similar accusations made by a woman in Georgia.

R&B superstar Usher has denied having any sexual contact with three accusers who are suing him for allegedly exposing them to the herpes virus.

The Yeah! hitmaker was slapped with legal action by celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom last month (Aug17), claiming he had engaged in intimate acts with her clients - two women and one man - without disclosing any information about his sexual health.

The singer's lawyers, Laura Wasser and Zia Modabber, have now fired back at Bloom's suit, refuting all the accusations in a new court filing.

According to TMZ.com, the defence lawyers have also insisted Bloom's clients cannot win their case, because they have "unclean hands", hinting they did something wrong, although Usher's team has yet to elaborate on the claim.

Wasser and Modabber go on to insist that if Usher did sleep with the plaintiffs, they "assumed the risk" of any consequences, such as catching a sexually-transmitted disease (STD), while they also make it clear anything the married star may have done was unintentional, suggesting he was unaware of any issues with his sexual health.

One of Bloom's clients is Quantasia Sharpton, who went public with her rumoured night of passion with Usher during a press conference in August (17). Sharpton, 21, revealed she had not contracted herpes from the alleged encounter at a Days Inn hotel following an Usher concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2014, but is suing because she believes she had been put at risk by the singer.

Usher is also fighting another suit from an unidentified Georgia woman, who claims she was diagnosed with herpes after sleeping with the musician. She filed suit in July (17), demanding $20 million (£15.3 million) in punitive damages and another $20 million for emotional harm and medical bills.

The father-of-two has also dismissed those allegations and asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit in August (17).

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