Justin Bieber Accuser's New Attorney Still Pursuing Paternity Test
Not long after a report surfaced that Mariah Yeater was dropping her paternity lawsuit against Justin Bieber, her new attorney says he's still pursuing a DNA test.
Jeffrey Leving told TMZ he's in the midst of working out terms of a DNA test with the singer's legal team. He added that Yeater dismissed the lawsuit to allow for a private settlement.
Leving also told TMZ that Bieber's threats of suing Yeater is him trying to intimidate "a 20-year-old woman with no money and no job."
Leving's interview comes on the heels of a TMZ report earlier Wednesday that Yeater had parted ways with her attorneys Lance Rogers and Matt Pare and that the charge had been withdrawn.
Yeater had claimed her 4-month-old son Trystyn was the result of a backstage concert tryst with Bieber last October. She had told The Insider that she had met Bieber after his show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“He immediately took a liking to me. We just got to talking,” Yeater recounted on The Insider. “Eventually he asked me, he said, ‘Would you mind if we could go somewhere and be alone?" Yeater claimed that she has “provided evidence” to her lawyers which will prove her allegations true in court.
Bieber, who is currently dating Selena Gomez, had denied the claims and reportedly agreed to take paternity test disproving the claims.
"I would just like to say basically that none of those allegations are true," he said on NBC's Today. "I know that I'm going to be a target but I'm never going to be a victim."
"I think it's crazy because every night after the show I'm gone, right from the stage to my car so it's crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations but to set the record straight, none of it is true. I've never met the woman,” Bieber added.
The LAPD has said it may investigate the incident, since the ages of the parties involved (Bieber was 16 and Yeater was 19) means the alleged incident would violate California statutory rape law.
Cmdr. Andrew Smith has said that no report was taken about the alleged incident in 2010.