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Paternity Suit Dropped Against Justin Bieber
November 16, 2011
The woman who accused Justin Bieber of fathering a child with her during an alleged sexual encounter after a concert last year has withdrawn her paternity lawsuit against the teen heartthrob.
Mariah Yeater's new lawyer Jeffrey Leving confirms to The Insider that the lawsuit has been dropped. Yeater, 20, claimed to have evidence that Bieber was the father of her baby boy -- born in July -- and said the evidence would be revealed in court.
The lawsuit could be refiled in the future.
Bieber, 17, has strongly denied he is the father of Yeater's son and asserted that he had "never met the woman." In a statement to The Insider on Wednesday, Bieber's spokesman Matthew Hiltzik said: "As we've said from the beginning, it's sad that someone would fabricate such a malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claim. We'll continue to consider all of our options to protect Justin."
Hiltzik also confirmed to The Insider that arrangements have been made for the singer to take a paternity test.