Justin Bieber appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” on Fri. Nov. 4 to put rumors that he fathered a baby with a fan to rest. “Never met the woman,” the Under the Mistletoe singer told Matt Lauer.
“I know I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim. It’s crazy, every night after the show I’ve gone right from the stage right to my car, so it’s crazy some people want to make up such false allegations. But to set the record straight, none of it is true,” he added.
California woman Mariah Yeater alleges that she met her favorite singer after a concert last October at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A lawsuit filed a California court alleges that Bieber is the father of Yeater’s 3-month-old son, Tristyn.
At least one person believes the new mom: her grandfather.
“I don’t know the whole story. But, from what I understood, she met him at a concert and he sent two security guards down off of the stage to bring her backstage to meet him,” Eddie Markhouse said in an interview with Inside Edition.
“She said they partied, had some drinks and they indulged in sex… She’s basically an honest good person. She’s got a big heart. She’s a good kid and she loves this baby,” he added.
True or not, Yeater might be in some big trouble. The girl was 19 when she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old Bieber and California Penal Code: Section 261.5 states that “unlawful sexual intercourse is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person who is not the spouse of the perpetrator, if the person is a minor. For the purposes of this section, a ‘minor’ is a person under the age of 18 years and an ‘adult’ is a person who is at least 18 years of age.”
California authorities have already indicated they’d be willing to investigate the rumors, but they might consider getting security for the new mother. Yeater has been the subject of death threats from hundreds – maybe thousands – of Beliebers.
“Marian [sic] Yeater is so DEAD,” tweeted a fan with a link to a .gif that showed a girl with a switchblade with the text, “I’ll cut you.”
“I could kill this bitch, really she messes with my baby!!! SHE IS SOOO DEAD,” wrote another.
“I should give you a device. Well, go away before millions of Beliebers kill you,” wrote yet another.
Yikes! Is this Justin Bieber’s “Billie Jean” moment – or will a DNA test prove the girl’s claims? Stay tuned.
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