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Usher, Herpes & Why Millions of Dollars Will Never Be Enough

Dating & Relationships / Entertainment & Celebrities / Health, Beauty & Fashion / July 21, 2017

R&B singer and heartthrob, Usher, has been in the news lately and it’s not for his latest single. Usher has reportedly paid a woman $1.1 million settling a lawsuit where a woman claimed that he she contracted herpes from the singer.

According to Radar.comthe singer was diagnosed with Herpes in 2009 or 2010 which happened to be around the same time that he filed for divorce from ex-wife, Tameka Foster

The Tea

The woman who Usher reportedly paid $1.1 million to is Maya Fox-Davis who was actually one his ex-wive’s bridesmaids in their wedding. Yes, honey! You read that right! Talk about Karma!!

According to

After initially admitting concern to his partner, Usher — who’s worth a cool $180 million — later convinced her that an STD examination result was negative, and they continued to engage in unprotected sex.

“Believing Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship,” a lawyer for the victim wrote in a legal complaint for damages.

Their romps went without a hitch until three weeks after a passionate hookup when the victim — whose identity is being withheld by Radar — woke up “feeling very sick” with a “fever of 100 degrees, chills, headache, and aches and pains.”

The records go on to say that Usher apologized for giving her the STD and even did a 3-way call with himself, his doctor and Fox-Davis, in which the doctor confirmed that he (Usher) had the STD.

That Piping Hot Tea (Breaking News)

According to TMZ, a new woman has come forward and is seeking damages in the tune of $10 million.


According to the suit, filed by a Jane Doe, she and Usher hooked up in Atlanta on April 16 at her home. She says there was some heavy petting, some kissing, and she performed oral sex on him. They eventually had intercourse, and she says he wore a condom.

However, in the docs, she says they had sex again 12 days later — this time in a New Orleans hotel room — and they did not use a condom.

Cut to this month … when Jane Doe says she read news reports about Usher admitting in docs, connected to an earlier legal case, that he has Herpes Simplex 2.

In this new suit, the woman does not say she’s infected. She is concerned because she was “exposed” and says she wouldn’t have had sex with Usher if he’d disclosed he has the virus.

She’s suing “U.R. IV” — Usher Raymond IV — for negligence, battery and emotional distress … and is seeking at least $10 million in damages.


What You Need to Know About Herpes

Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. The viruses are called herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2. In the United States, roughly 1 out of every 6 people age 14 to 49 have genital herpes.

According to the CDC,

Most people with the virus don’t have symptoms. It is important to know that even without signs of the disease, it can still spread to sexual partners.

You can get herpes by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the disease.

Fluids found in a herpes sore carry the virus, and contact with those fluids can cause infection. You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have a visible sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released through your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner(s).

Currently, there is no cure for herpes. However, there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks.

What I Know For Sure

For the rest of their lives, these women will have to divulge to any man that they are with, hell, let’s be real, social media and the internet is no joke. Everybody Googles folks nowadays, so there won’t be too many people who won’t know that these chicks are burning, so their chance of being in a serious relationship is now slim to none because let’s be honest, most men aren’t willing to knowingly want to wife up a chick with an incurable STD.

It is 2017 and for the life of me, I can not understand how people are still having unprotected, casual sex. It is never that serious. For what…10, maybe on a good day 20 good minutes of sex? Are you really willing to possibly loose your life for dick? Come on!

The excuse, “Well he didn’t look like he had anything,” is not going to fly. All that glitters is not gold. Insist on both of you going to get tested together. If a man is serious about and respects you, he will be all for it. If he has a bunch of excuses why he can’t do it, then let his ass go. You and your health are worth more than that and these millions of dollars that these women may be getting from Usher, will never be enough to cure them because there is no cure for herpes.  Remember that!

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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

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on July 21, 2017

Wow. Just…wow. I’m sure this won’t be the last woman suing him. Lets hope he don’t have a class action suit Lol!! There’s no telling how many women have slept with this dude unprotected since he contracted Herpes YEARS ago. This chick sounds like she has a pretty good case. Just sucks that now she’s branded and may have a lifetime of social and health complications to go along with it.

    on July 27, 2017

    You were right! Another woman is now suing for $10 million. LMAO at a class action suit! Now that would be crazy as hell!

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