Lawyers for a 20-year-old California woman who alleges that the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber fathered her baby have denied claims that Mariah Yeater has dropped her paternity suit against the 17-year-old pop star. Apparently, there has just been a change of legal team and she is going ahead with the paternity claim.
So, the child maintenance law suit against Justin Bieber is moving forward, claims Jeff Leving, the Chicago paternity attorney who took on Yeater as a client.
He says he is now involved with private negotiations with Bieber’s legal representatives.
Leving says that Mariah Yeater now has a new legal team, and they are rethinking their strategy after death threats were issued toward their client. The San Diego team has been replaced by John Carlson from Los Angeles.
Yeater’s attorney has currently put a stop on her giving any more media interviews. He said at the moment he was focusing on trying to negotiate a private, secure DNA test with the same safeguards that would exist if there were a court order, but without having to go to court.
In the lawsuit that was originally filed, Yeater claimed she and the Canadian pop star had sex in a backstage bathroom at the Staples Center following an October 25, 2010 concert, from which she got pregnant with her son, Tristyn.
Yeater is therefore suing for child maintenance payments.
Leving said he hoped the results of the Justin Bieber paternity test would remain confidential. What do you think the chances are of that happening?