Justin Bieber says his new album is all about self expression, so much so that he wrote a song about the most controversial incident of his past year. “I’ve written a song about that whole situation with that girl who said she’s having my baby, Mariah Yeater. I’ve written about my mom, loads of things I’m going through,” he told Heat magazine at a listening party in London on Monday. This was just two days after he tweeted about Yeater with a link to a clip of Borat saying, “You will never get this.” Which, before that, most of us had pretty much forgotten all about her, hadn’t we? She dropped the paternity suit against him back in November, and he took the paternity test anyway. We assumed, and a PR expert agreed, that this was because he wanted to shut the story down for good. So why bring it up again, Justin? Doesn’t writing a song about a crazy chick you never met just kind of encourage more crazy chicks to come out of the woodwork, in the hopes that you’ll write songs about them one day, too?
Who knew Justin Bieber had it in him? Y’all remember Mariah Yeater, right? His fans certainly remember her. She was the woman who filed a wacko paternity suit against the Biebs last year, claiming they got down after his concert in L.A. The singer didn’t shy away from dealing with the situation, going as far as to taking a paternity test to prove he wasn’t the father of her three-month old son. This is despite her dropping the suit because, let’s face it, she had no case. The Biebs, throughout, kept saying he hadn’t even met her. And now, in a case of very randomly timed humor, he’s told the world just what he thinks about her, in case you weren’t already sure.
Justin tweeted this hilarious message along with a YouTube link of an audio excerpt of Borat saying, “You will never get this, you will never get this…” The tweet reads, “Dear mariah yeeter…we have never met…so from the heart i just wanted to say…[link.]” OUCH. Well played, Bieber. And that’s how little he cares … he even misspelled her name. (Except, if he hadn’t tweeted this, we probably would have forgotten about her sooner, so …) The tweet came right at the end of what Justin likes to call “random twitter hour” where he tweets gems like, “wish dirty diana would clean up her act” and “stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away.”
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Mariah Yeater‘s lawyer Jeffrey Leving said she’s eager to have son Trystan’s DNA tested and compared to Justin Bieber‘s, though Leving told TMZ that he’s got a problem with the fact that none of his client’s team was present when Bieber was tested on Friday. Justin’s still not worried, and he was comfortable enough to joke with David Letterman about it in a pre-taped interview to air on tonight’s Late Show.
“You were man enough from the beginning, you said, oh yeah? That’s not true and I’ll take one of those DNA tests,” Letterman said. “What’s the procedure? Are you unconscious?”
“No, they just swab your mouth!” the 17-year-old laughed. But then came a reveal that has us worried about the singer: Read more…
Justin Bieber has been taking dance lessons since he was able to tie his shoes, so you know his “You Are Not The Father” dance is going to be tight. Despite the fact that Justin Bieber’s paternity lawsuit got withdrawn on Wednesday by alleged mother of his child Mariah Yeater, Justin went in for the test today anyway. “He’s ready to take a paternity test, at any moment. We have one scheduled for tomorrow,” Justin’s manager Scooter Braun told Extra last night. Bieber himself explained, “We don’t want it to seem like its okay for everyone to say, like, ‘I had Justin’s baby or having his baby.’” Unless, you know, you’re saying it quietly it into your pillow or in your secret fantasy diary. Then feel free to go crazy!
The real question is, why would Justin Bieber even bother with the test if he isn’t required to take it? As Reputation.com’s Michael Fertik told us last week, “This test is a sign of confidence in his point of view. He says he never even met her. I think he’s like, let me just put this behind me and clearly indicate this is not who I am.” That being said, Justin had better hope he’s never in a position where a paternity test might come out positive. “What he’s done is he’s set himself up,” Fertik warned. “If he ever does hook up with someone and that person claims something and he does not take a paternity test, then there’s going to be some speculation as to why. Once you go DNA, you can’t go back.” Seems like a pretty good hook for a new song, right?
If this story turns out to be true, then the shiz is going to hit the fan. TMZ has published a story about Mariah Yeater sending an alleged text to a friend on Wednesday which could potentially blow her paternity suit against Justin Bieber apart. The friend’s identity is being kept a secret, but the text in question reads, “PleeeaseÂ ERASE ALL MESSAGES from my mom where she says Tristyn is Robbies Son Ill [sic] kick you when we get paid im trusting you pleeease. Mariah Laci.” The “Robbie” in the text happens to be Mariah’s ex-boyfriend.Â If that wasn’t bad enough for her case, her supposed “friend” in in possession of more incriminating text messages he claims are from her. Another particularly damning one reads, “[W]ould you please stress to Robbie how important it is for him to be in his son’s life?”
Howard Weitzman (Bieber’s lawyer) has already released a statement regarding this update which says, “This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story. Our independent investigation indicates Ms. Yeater never met Justin, she has consistently identified another man as the child’s father, and Ms. Yeater and her co-conspirators hatched this scheme in order to extort money from him and to sell her story to the media.Â There have been no settlement discussions and there never will be.” Quite an unfortunate development for Mariah’s new lawyer,Â Jeffrey Leving.
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So much for Mariah Yeater dropping her paternity suit against Justin Bieber. Her team of lawyers may have ditched her and abandoned her claims, but that still isn’t a big enough hint. TMZ now reports that Mariah’s hired a new lawyer, who’s apparently as convinced as she is that the Biebs is the father of her baby. Jeffrey Leving doesn’t care that the singer’s team is going to countersue for making false allegations, either. He says that’s he’s already negotiating the terms of Â that DNA test Justin was planning to take.
Leving also adds that Justin’s legal team is using strong-arm tactics to scare them off. And in this case, it’s a “20-year-old woman with no money and no job” who’s being targeted, so he is not going to back down. The only reason why Mariah withdrew the case, Leving claims, is to usher in a private settlement. Let round two begin.
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So much for this craziness. Mariah Yeater, of “Justin Bieber is my baby daddy” fame, has withdrawn her paternity suit against the singer, according to TMZ. Considering Mariah bolted out of her Insider interview bawling just last week, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
Apparently, her lawyers — Lance Rogers and Matt Pare — have also dropped her as a client. We all know that Justin was going to take a paternity test to prove his innocence in a week’s time, but how about this next bit: His lawyer, Howard Weitzman, was also going to countersue Mariah’s team for filing false claims. She supposedly withdrew her case late last week. Team Bieber, winning!
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Justin Bieber’s baby mama drama seems like it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. Though really, does baby mama drama ever get any better than this? In the portion of her Insider interview airing tonight, Mariah Yeater, the woman claiming the Biebs is the father of her child, breaks down crying and has to leave the studio when asked if any of her fellow concert goers can verify her claims. Hmmm, sobbing when asked a direct question about her extremely serious allegations? That’s what we would call, “not a great sign.”
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber’s DNA test is scheduled for two weeks from now, once the singer returns from his European promotional tour for his #1 album Under The Mistletoe. “I can confirm that the team has proactively made arrangements for Justin to be tested upon his return and we’re going to hold everyone who is involved responsible,” Bieb’s rep Matthew Hiltzik told MTV News yesterday. Meanwhile, one of Yeater’s lawyers Jeffrey Leving visited Lifechanges with Dr. Drew on Tuesday to explain how they tried to settle the matter out of court, before deciding to file a lawsuit when Justin’s camp wouldn’t reply. Hopefully the upcoming paternity test will clear up this whole sloppy mess, because, from what we’ve seen, there is no way Yeater could handle taking the stand.
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There are many different ways to approach a scandal, if you’re a public figure. You can “no comment” your way through it and hope people lose interest. Or you can deny, deny, deny. Justin Bieber and his team have chosen option B as the response to Mariah Yeater’s claims that he fathered her 3-month-old son. He told Today that he’d never even met Mariah, and he’s reportedly planning to take a DNA test to prove he’s not little Trystan’s father. We wondered why the Biebs would even deign to answer such claims, and we turned to Michael Fertik, founder and CEO of Reputation.com for his expert opinion on the matter.
“Between Wednesday and Thursday of last week, and again between Thursday and Friday of last week, you’ve had a doubling and another doubling of discussion about Justin Bieber on the Internet. A quadrupling in just four days,” Fertik explained. And that’s a good indication that the talk isn’t going to go away on its own. “The headlines are coming anyway. This topic is hot no matter what you say.”
By pledging to take a paternity test, Bieber is hoping that definitive evidence will finally shut the story down, Fertik says. “This test is a sign of confidence in his point of view. He says he never even met her. I think he’s like, let me just put this behind me and clearly indicate this is not who I am.”
“I know that I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim,” the 17-year-old told Matt Lauer of the claims that he fathered her 3-month-old son after a concert in L.A. last year. “It’s crazy because every night after the show, I’ve gone right from the stage right to my car. I never met the woman.”