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Usher Paid Woman $1.1 Million To Keep Her Mouth Shut After He Infected Her.

According to the paperwork, the unnamed stylist believes that the "Yeah!" singer, 38, contracted the sexually transmitted disease back in 2010, and knowingly had unprotected sex with her without disclosing his diagnosis. The court papers argue, "By engaging in unprotected sex with her without disclosing his infection, Raymond knowingly and consciously exposed [redacted] to the virus and did not give her the opportunity to protect herself from infection." The documents recovered by Radar reveal that Usher agreed to a $1.1 million settlement.

So far, Usher has not responded to the allegations. In the document, it would appear that he was remorseful for any potential wrongdoing, as it states, "In a series of telephone conversations and online chat sessions, Raymond has apologized for infecting [her] and told her he would take care of things."

According to the CDC, one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 has genital herpes. In Touchexclusively spoke to Dr. Janet Prystowsky a leading board certified dermatologist and the founder of Livid Skin Care about how to best protect yourself against the sexually transmitted disease.​

"Even if your partner does not have active lesions — i.e. blisters, crusts, etc. — they may still shed live virus through their saliva or secretions," she told In Touch exclusively. "While risk of transmission of the infection is lower when there are no active lesions, it is not zero. Condoms can help but are not a guaranteed protection since herpes lesions can often be outside of a condom's area of protect. TO ensure that you do not become infected with herpes, ask your partner about their sexual history and STD status. If your partner has herpes (oral or genital), and you want to be extra cautious speak to your doctor about taking an oral antiviral when you are likely to be at risk."

The law is clear in California: It is illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD. Usher allegedly did just that when he told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a "greenish discharge" from his penis, the court papers say.

"Believing Raymond's statements that (the discharge) had been nothing and cleared up, (she) continued her relationship," the legal docs said.

The claimant was later diagnosed with herpes, complete with vaginal sores, fevers and chills, she alleged in papers.


Usher paid some of the victim's medical bills in 2012 — $2,754.40 in all, the court papers show. That's when he also had his doctor call the woman to tell her that the singer did indeed carry the herpes virus.



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