Well this comes as no surprise. We all knew this woman was looking to extort Justin Bieber and gain publicity. Reports have now surfaced that Mariah Yeater dismissed her paternity lawsuit last week. Yeater’s lawyers apparently dropped the case after receiving a call from Bieber’s lawyer threatening to sue.
Additionally, Bieber was prepared to take a DNA test to disprove Yeater’s claims.
What is also interesting to note is that Yeater may have also faced statutory rape charges. In the State of California, the age of consent is 18, and Bieber would have been 16 at that time of the alleged sexual encounter, according to Yeater’s accusation.
“It’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims,” a rep for Bieber previously told PEOPLE in a statement. “We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.”
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, taking a DNA test is pretty standard in paternity lawsuits involving potential fathers who are not sure if they are indeed the child’s father. Either way, a DNA test is a sure way procedure to find out if you are the father. If so, you could be exposed to potential child support, child custody and child visitation issues.
Contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.