Usher is out of luck if he thinks his insurance company is going to back him in his herpes lawsuit. The singer’s insurance company has filed court documents to request that they be excused from the case.
The filing, which was submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, shows that New York Marine and General Insurance Company reportedly claim they’re not obligated to defend Usher in his current lawsuits in California and Georgia. Of course, that will also carry over to any additional lawsuits that may be filed in the future.
The legal documents filed by the insurance company state that Usher did not disclose the fact that he had been diagnosed with herpes.
They also pointed out that he hid that he had settled a previous lawsuit for allegedly giving a woman herpes, which he reportedly settled in 2012 for $1.1 million.
The court documents stated that the “Let It Burn” singer’s insurance company policy “does not provide coverage for an ‘insured’ who has intentionally concealed or misrepresented any material fact or circumstance.”
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The New York Marine and General Insurance Company also stated in the filing that Usher’s policy “does not apply to ‘bodily injury’…arising out of the transmission of any communicable diseases by insured.”
The company requests that they be reimbursed for expenses related to the case. The New York Marine and General Insurance Company will remain on the lawsuit filed against Usher until a Los Angeles Superior Court judge makes a ruling on the case.
Earlier this week, two women and one man filed a lawsuit against the singer for exposing them to herpes without revealing he had the STD before they had sexual relations.
Two of the plaintiffs kept their identities a secret, joining the lawsuit as Jane Doe and John Doe. One of the alleged victims went public with her story, speaking out in a press conference that was held on Monday.
Quantasia Sharpton joined her attorney, Lisa Bloom, as she recalled finding out that Usher had previously settled a lawsuit for not revealing he had herpes.
Both Sharpton and another plaintiff tested negative for herpes. However Bloom claims one of Usher’s accusers was diagnosed with the sexually transmitted disease.
The lawsuit stated, “Raymond was a revered celebrity in their eyes who they believed could be loved and trusted. Each plaintiff realizes that his or her consent was obtained under false pretenses and/or by Raymond’s lie by omission, causing them severe emotional distress.”
Bloom revealed that the sexual encounters in the lawsuit occurred after the singer’s alleged 2012 settlement. That lawsuit claimed Usher was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010.