Usher Accuser Confirms She Has Herpes, Ups Lawsuit to $20M

July 25, 2017

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After it was revealed last week that Usher allegedly paid $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit with a woman who claimed he'd infected her with herpes, TMZ now reports that the woman has upped her lawsuit demands to a whopping $20 million. "Jane Doe" states in new legal documents that is seeking more damages after an STD test confirmed she'd contracted the herpes virus. Court documents previously published by RadarOnline indicate that 38-year-old Usher was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010, but had unprotected sex with the claimant without confessing to carrying the virus. While the law in California says it is illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD, Usher allegedly did that when he told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a “greenish discharge” from his penis.