Justin Bieber can put to rest allegations he fathered a child in a backstage tryst by simply taking a paternity test, according lawyers for the 20-year-old California woman who is making the claims. Time to give it up Justin.
San Diego lawyers Lance Rogers and Matthew Pare portrayed the woman, Mariah Yeater, as someone who is not seeking fame or publicity.
She is “pursuing a modest and rightful claim,” the lawyers told Star magazine, which broke the sensational sex scandal.
Untold is the toll the scandal may be taking on Justin’s relationship with squeaky clean singer Selena Gomez.
While the two weren’t dating at the time of the alleged tryst on Oct. 25, 2010, they’d knew each other for at least two years prior to that and were on the verge of a relationship.
Bieber’s reps have heatedly denied the claims and Justin himself has refused to comment. But there would be no denying a paternity test.
“There is credible evidence that Justin Bieber is in fact the father of her baby. The evidence will be revealed in court,” the lawyers added.
Yeater has not made outrageous demands, but is pursuing the matter “through the proper protocol expected in a situation as such.”
“She is not seeking exorbitant compensation,” Rogers and Pare stated.
“She merely requests that Justin Bieber provide a DNA sample to verify that he is the father of Mariah Yeater’s baby, and if so, to help provide child support as required by California law.”
While the claim seems modest enough, Yeater could potentially be awarded tens of thousands of dollars a month in support until the baby is 18 years old.
A court would use Justin’s earnings and future earnings potential as a guide to determine the level of support.
It would be commensurate with the lifestyle that someone in Justin’s position would normally provide a child.
Justin has gone about his business since the story broke, appearing as scheduled on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
He tweeted that he was going to “ignore the rumors.”
“It is noteworthy that Justin Bieber himself has not denied the fundamental fact that he had unprotected sex with Mariah Yeater following a concert in Los Angeles,” the lawyers said.
His reps have told ABC News the claims are “malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false.”
“If Justin Bieber is willing to voluntarily undergo a paternity test Ms. Yeater welcomes such cooperation and will be happy to resolve this issue in a less public manner,” the lawyers countered.
“We call upon Justin Bieber and his attorneys to reach out to resolve this issue in a reasonable manner.”
The tryst, she claims, led to the birth of her son Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, on July 6, some 36 weeks and two days after the alleged sexual encounter.