Yeater has switched lawyers and is hoping for an out of court settlement
Contrary to earlier reports, Mariah Yeater is still set to pursue her paternity action against Justin Bieber.
The 20 year old has switched lawyers and her new representative, Jeffrey Leving, is apparently hoping to negotiate out of court with Bieber’s own lawyers, reports Rolling Stone.
Yeater claims that Bieber is the father of her four month old son. Her new lawyer is not allowing her to speak to the press. He has said: “The case is completely out of control and I don’t want something terrible to happen to my client or her child.”
Yeater has insisted that she and Bieber had had sex in October last year after he performed at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, and demanded that he take a paternity test to “scientifically confirm” that the child was his so he could provide her with child support.
Bieber has denied the allegations and revealed he was prepared to take a DNA test to disprove the story. TMZ state that Yeater’s original lawyers Lance Rogers and Matt Pare quit the case after Bieber’s management threatened them with legal action of their own for making a false claim.
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 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.