Attorney Lisa Bloom is clapping back at “fat shamers” who immediately dismissed Quantasia Sharpton‘s claim Usher exposed her to herpes simply because of her size.
In an interview with Billboard recently, Bloom – the lawyer representing a number of people who allege the R&B singer exposed them to the incurable disease – directly responded to detractors who have not only dismissed his most famous accuser (Sharpton) for her appearance, but also because she was not actually infected.
Asserting the reason her law firm even chose to represent Sharpton and others is because they actually have proof to corroborate their claims, Bloom was very open about her intent for the Grammy winner and even dropped some bombshells along the way.
Responding to word Ush was planning a counter suit and more, click below to read highlights from the interview below (in case you missed it):
What made you decide to tackle the lawsuit against Usher Raymond?
…a lot of people have called me. They’re real concerned about their reproductive health, because they say that they’ve had unprotected sex with Usher since 2012. He failed to warn them. They would not have had sex with him if they knew he had a terrible STD like herpes.
Some of them are positive and some of them are negative, but in all cases, if he was positive and he knew it and he didn’t disclose it, he exposed them to the virus and that’s a violation of their rights.
Numerous sources have indicated that your client, Quantasia Sharpton, once revealed on Twitter that she was in need of money.
…it’s a simple statement.
She’s not a wealthy person. She’s a single mom. She lives in a tough neighborhood. And she has over the years made jokes to her friends on social media and they’ve joked back things like, ‘Hey! Wanna loan me me a million dollars?’
This is not a crime to be poor. It’s not a crime to be honest about it. That’s a big stretch from that to say that she’s lying about this case.
A report on TMZ came out saying that someone from his camp says that Usher denies ever sleeping with your client and that he brought her onstage as an “esteemed booster.” What are your thoughts on that new report?
I will say that all of the women who have called me have been big women, have been heavy set, plus-sized women. I think the easiest thing for us to win in this case is that Usher enjoys big women.
I also find it interesting that he’s choosing to have people make these statements for him and he still hasn’t denied the herpes allegations, which is really the core of the case. So he’s choosing to fat-shame Quantasia, who was one of his fans. Many of his fans look like her. I don’t think that’s appropriate.
How has Quantasia been dealing with the controversy since the press conference?
It’s been very hard on her. It’s been hard to see her social media posts being taken out of context to try to humiliate her for not having money, for being a plus-sized woman.
Nevertheless, she is standing strong with her story. By the way, we have corroboration for this story.
Have you looked into the possibility of Usher counter-suing?
Good luck. He has no legal basis to counter-sue. What is he going to counter-sue for? Defamation? He has not been defamed. Everything that I’ve said publicly is a truthful statement, namely that there’s been news reports… I’m very well-versed in the law of defamation.
Hypothetically speaking, if he were to have herpes, despite the STD not being transmitted over to Ms. Sharpton, does that still make him liable?
So yes. In California, he’s still liable because if he was positive, and if he had sex with her without revealing it, he’s still liable for exposing her, which is a violation of her rights.
What’s the end-goal for you in this case? Is it for Usher to admit his faults or is to help your clients seek retribution?
Justice and accountability.
Click here to read the interview in its entirety.
The story above was lifted just days before a hotel staffer at Days Inn in New Jersey claims she saw Usher and Sharpton in the hotel lobby before she took the superstar singer to her room.