November 16, 2011 11:14

Mariah Yeater drops Justin Bieber paternity lawsuit

Reports claim she dropped legal action when Bieber's lawyers threatened to counter-sue

Mariah Yeater drops Justin Bieber paternity lawsuit

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Mariah Yeater has dropped her paternity suit against Justin Bieber, according to reports.

TMZ says that 20-year-old Yeater, who previously claimed that Bieber was the father of her three-month-old child, decided to withdraw her legal proceedings after lawyers for the teen sensation threatened to counter sue her.

Yeater had insisted that she and Bieber had had sex in October last year after he performed at the Staples Centre in LA, and demanded that he take a paternity test to "scientifically confirm" that the child was his so he could provide her with child support.

After Bieber denied the allegations and revealed he was prepared to take a DNA test to disprove the story, TMZ are claiming that Yeater's lawyers Lance Rogers and Matt Pare quit the case after Bieber's management threatened her with legal action of their own for making a false claim.

A representative for the singer had previously said: "While we haven't yet seen the lawsuit, it's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims. We will vigorously pursues all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."

Yesterday, Justin Bieber revealed that he had been invited to perform a show for US President Barack Obama this Christmas.

He released his yuletide album 'Underneath The Mistletoe' earlier this month (November 1). According to his manager, the star found it difficult to record a duet of 'All I Want For Christmas' with Mariah Carey difficult as "his balls have dropped".

Bieber is also currently working on his second album, which will be called 'Believe' and is set to feature collaborations with Kanye West and Drake.

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