REPORT: Mariah Yeater, 20-year-old California Woman, Names Justin Bieber In Paternity Lawsuit
Justin Bieber's reps have told TMZ they haven't seen the lawsuit yet but deny its claims, saying:
"While we haven't yet seen the lawsuit, it's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims...We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."
The good news: Justin Bieber dropped his much-anticipated Christmas album, "Under the Mistletoe," today. The bad news? He's also been slapped with a paternity lawsuit that surfaced today in the New York Post via an exclusive report in Star magazine's latest issue. The details are scant, but the lawsuit claims that 20-year-old Mariah Yeater of California slept with the pop star while backstage at one of his concerts when she was 19. Now Yeater claims that Bieber, 17, is the father of her three-month-old baby boy and has called for a paternity test to "scientifically confirm" his fatherhood.
RadarOnline notes that Bieber's reps have "strenuously denied the accusations but a court hearing has been set out for later this year."
Bieber is currently in a relationship with 19-year-old actress Selena Gomez; the two recently adopted a puppy together and celebrated their union with a lavish, private dinner-and-a-movie date at the Staples Center in Los Angeles while watching "Titanic."