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NOV
24
2 YEARS

Justin Bieber Addresses Paternity Claims on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' (Video)

The pop singer and CBS' late night host discussed the allegations waged against the 17-year-old by Mariah Yeater, both agreeing that the situation smelled of a "weasel."

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Pop artist Justin Bieber spoke about a woman's recent paternity claim against him on Wednesday's Late Night With David Letterman.

Mariah Yeater said she and Bieber engaged in a backstage tryst following an October 2010 concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and that she became pregnant as a result. She filed a paternity lawsuit about the matter, which was later dropped, but still pushed for a DNA test to prove that the singer was her baby's father.

Bieber took the DNA test on Nov. 18, and during their interview Wednesday, Letterman commended Bieber for going through with it, "And you were man enough in the beginning. You said, 'Oh yeah? That's not true and I'll take one of those DNA tests. Did you take one of those things?"

Bieber: "Yeah, I took it. They just swab your mouth."

Letterman: "So you're not unconscious. Is there disrobing?"

Bieber: "Dis-what?"

Letterman: "Disrobing."

Bieber: "No, I don't think so."

Bieber told Letterman he was not surprised about Yeater's claims because "people can say whatever" about him because he's "in the spotlight." He said, "I know it's pretty crazy, people make up false things. It's going to happen."

Letterman first introduced the topic by saying he was "red" with anger because he "could smell a weasel" surrounding the case. Bieber responded, "I think I could smell a weasel too."

Highlights of the interview are in the video below: