Laura Helm’s lawsuit claiming singer Usher knowingly exposed her to herpes has been dismissed after both parties reach an “amiable resolution” via private settlement. TMZ reports the specific terms have not been released.
Helm was among the people, several women and one man, who accused the “Moving Mountains” singer of exposing them to the STD back in 2017.
She initially sued for $10 million before emotional harm and punitive damages brought that sum up to $20 million, The Root reports.
The R&B mainstay is currently working on a follow-up to his 2004 album, Confessions.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.