Trouble continues to mount for ‘Moving Mountains’ maestro Usher.
The Grammy-winner has certainly been losing in the court of public opinion, as ongoing online ridicule seems to suggest, thanks to a group of accusers who claim the singer knowingly exposed them to the risk of herpes contraction.
Now, just a day after one of those accusers stepped forward at a press conference to shed some light on her alleged time with the singer, another party is coming forward claiming Ush failed to disclose his [alleged] herpes status to them too: his insurance company:
…they believe means they shouldn’t have to fork over a dime on his behalf.
According to court documents filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court…New York Marine and General Insurance Company believe they are under no obligation to defend the singer in his current lawsuits in Georgia and California or any potential lawsuits that may come down the road.
Among their list of reasons, New York Marine claims the policy between them and Usher “does not apply to ‘bodily injury’ … arising out of the transmission of any communicable diseases by insured.”
As if that isn’t enough, the story goes on to indicate:
…New York Marine claims the policy expressly states that New York Marine “does not provide coverage for an ‘insured’ who has a. intentionally concealed or misrepresented any material fact or circumstance.”
The company also says Usher never made mention of the fact he settled a prior lawsuit in 2012 for $1.1 million over the same issue.
New York Marine is asking the court to rule that they are not obligated to defend Usher in any current or future lawsuits that are related to his alleged herpes status.