Usher’s Mother Speaks Out
Usher Raymond’s mother, Jonnetta Patton, is breaking her silence. In the past, Jonnetta managed her son’s music career. The 38-year-old singer is now managed by his wife, Grace Miguel. Jonnetta appears to be reacting to Usher’s latest controversy. Alluding to the fact that she would have handled the situation differently, she says:
If I were in charge this Usher drama would never have gone down – too much positive work went into making this MEGA STAR. I can’t stand by and watch this.
I apologize to each and everyone of you – too much for me.
As previously reported, in July, documents leaked online alleging that Usher had been a carrier of the herpes virus since 2009 or 2010 and that he infected a partner with the virus in 2012. The leaked documents alleged that Usher paid the woman’s doctor bills and settled what is alleged to be a civil suit for $1.1 million. On the heels of these allegations, it was reported that another woman filed a $10 million lawsuit against Usher claiming that he exposed her to the herpes virus without her knowledge or consent, which is a crime in certain states. Multiple outlets followed up this story with one alleging that after testing positive for herpes, the woman increased her lawsuit to $20 million.
Three more individuals who say they had unprotected sex with Usher sued him on allegations of fraud, sexual battery, infliction of emotional distress and more, alleging that he was positive for the herpes virus and didn’t tell them in advance.
All three are represented by attorney Lisa Bloom who said at the news conference in August 2017 that one of her three clients had contracted genital herpes allegedly from Usher. One of the accusers, Quantasia Sharpton, said she had unprotected sex with him after a concert she attended around her 19th birthday. There were also two other accusers, one male, one female, preferred to remain anonymous plaintiffs. Sharpton admitted she tested negative for herpes and Bloom stated she didn’t know if the singer had the disease.
Usher’s team has yet to comment publicly.