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Justin Bieber paternity suit dismissed

Justin Bieber at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, where his vocal coach Jan Smith was honored. Photo submitted to the AJC

Justin Bieber at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, where his vocal coach Jan Smith was honored. Photo submitted to the AJC

Baby, baby, baby  … no.

Justin Bieber’s supposed baby mama has quietly gone away. TMZ reports that plaintiff Mariah Yeater’s case has been dismissed and that her lawyers are done with her. But his representatives may not be ready to drop the matter.

“We intend to still hold them accountable,” publicist Matthew Hiltzik told TMZ.

After coming forward with bizarre allegations that she and the Biebs met backstage at a concert and that she left pregnant with his child, Team Bieber announced he’d take a DNA test – and then would file his own lawsuit. These photos of Yeater, showing off her multiple piercings and tattoos, also surfaced.

Bieber kept above the fray, tweeting that he was focusing on what was real. He’s been busily promoting his Christmas album.

The case may make for interesting legal fodder. We just heard from New York-based family law attorney Paul Talbert, a partner at Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert, regarding the matter.

“Mariah Yeater certainly isn’t the first person to make allegations against a celebrity,” he said. “But, it is hard to remember one that has gotten as far as a paternity test. Yeater certainly reached new heights by claiming that she was impregnated by Bieber by engaging in statutory rape.”

At the time of the fictional encounter, Yeater was 19 and Bieber was 16.

“It’s a win-win-win for Bieber,” Talbert said. “He is not the father of this child; the publicity from this laughable ’scandal’ has helped shoot his new album to the top of the charts; and a lawsuit against Yeater for her false claim of paternity will keep him at the top of the headlines, and his album and any tour on top of the charts.”

Sounds like the barrister has much in common with the Belieber Nation, which quickly closed ranks around their guy. Luckily none of them got their hands on Yeater. This Fox News story details many fans’ impassioned response to the paternity suit.

A recent tweet, referring to his appearance on “The X Factor,” said, “I love and appreciate the fans! They get me through everything. I’m here for them!”

Here’s hoping Yeater focuses on raising her child, and maybe getting some counseling.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

53 comments Add your comment

the reader

November 16th, 2011
8:19 am

Good for him! He should sue the s**t out of her now, so she, and others would finally learn the lesson.

Henderson223

November 16th, 2011
8:20 am

So is she going to jail or getting paid to be quiet?

Reallly?

November 16th, 2011
8:23 am

She totally got paid. No way she just went away after she came out with it. 25 years from now after the babys grown and Beibers not famous anymore, someone will give a tearful interview to the newsperson of the day. Mark it…25 years or so!

blkshepherd

November 16th, 2011
8:29 am

She has NO MONEY so sueing her would get Justin Zero dollars. Getting paid to be quiet? I cant believe anyone would think Justin Beiber can or even Want to Make a baby at this point and time in his career. He may be young but this kid is Far from being Stupid. She only made herself Look Crazy. She went away More embarrassed and just as broke as she was before she made up the story. Still a broke ass nobody.

BigStar

November 16th, 2011
8:34 am

Did the Big Star take a DNA test?

CVILLE

November 16th, 2011
8:38 am

C’mon Really???
What world are u living in.This was a ploy to get money out of that young man!!!
Ill take you up on that 25 yr thing ,If God see it fit for both of us to still be around at that time..
Happy Holidays to everyone ~ May God Bless America !!!

ATLAW

November 16th, 2011
8:44 am

No reports are the real dad showed up and was confirmed as the childs father to her dismay, Her attorneys verified this and dropped her. She had no choice but to bow out. Now she’s hoping her welfare ass dont get sued.

ATLAW

November 16th, 2011
8:46 am

blgshperd it’s the principle, not the money. Bieb is 3rd behind oprah and Gaga on Forbes list for entertainers. He doesn’t need money. But someone needs to make an example out of all these whacko’s who make frivolous claims

Shaun

November 16th, 2011
8:48 am

Are yall serious? She did not get paid! She knew a Maury was going to say HE is not the father and she would be sued for defaming his character. She just wanted her 15 and she got it. Think about, why would she take a settlement and walk away stripping herself of all the millions this young kid is going to make the rest of his life. If he was the father there is no way she would have taken some chump change when he is already worth gazillions and her child would have been entitled to that! Stop thinking all entertainers just pay people off and use common sense! IGNORANCE! Geesh

ATLAW

November 16th, 2011
8:50 am

She looks like a meth head,have the state give her a drug test.

RAMZAD

November 16th, 2011
8:56 am

What do you expect? This is a bad economy and there is all this slime oozing around looking to get sopped up. Good for Mr. Bieber he has some disinfectant and a power hose.

Steve

November 16th, 2011
9:12 am

Shaun@8:48

You made a total fool of yourself. You act like your speculation is smarter than other peoples speculation. Geesh

Belinda

November 16th, 2011
9:16 am

If you saw any videos of interviews with her, this girl is in serious need of counseling and psychiatric care.

Justsaying

November 16th, 2011
9:27 am

Wait, wait, wait a minute… So no one is blaming this on Obama? WTF???

JustMyOpinion

November 16th, 2011
9:32 am

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JustMyOpinion

November 16th, 2011
9:33 am

It’s Obama’s healthcare!!!!! There you go Justsaying.lol

Cammi317

November 16th, 2011
9:46 am

I wonder how much they paid her to quitely go away….

Cammi317

November 16th, 2011
9:46 am

Bite me

November 16th, 2011
9:53 am

Steve @9:12 – no, YOU’re the fool. Shaun was right on the money.

?????

November 16th, 2011
9:56 am

She had nothing to lose taking the paternity test so why would she drop the suit unless she got paid quietly? The statutory rape charges could very much be brought against her. That’s the state. But my guess is, they won’t pursue it since he is denying her ever met the girl.

?????

November 16th, 2011
10:00 am

How is asking somone that you had a one night stand with to take a paternity test defaming his character? Men take paternity tests every single day and some turn out to be the father and some not. She didn’t defame his celebrity status. She didn’t say anything negative about Bieb only that she had a baby and that he could be the father. That’s the whole purpose of the test…….. to see if he IS in fact the daddy. Not to make him look bad. If he doesn’t want his name tied up with this type of crap, how about focusing on what you are supposed to be focusing on and leaving the groupies alone.

The Reverend Baby Doctor Bedpan

November 16th, 2011
10:06 am

The suit was dropped because it never happened…….Remember Ricky Martin? This kid is the next one to come out.

No surprise

November 16th, 2011
10:06 am

Glad this nonsense is over. I mean, did anyone ever think for a single second that he was actually the father????

Bo U

November 16th, 2011
10:28 am

I guess it is dismissed,,,2 girls can not make a baby

Logical Dude

November 16th, 2011
10:29 am

blkshepherd “I cant believe anyone would think Justin Beiber can or even Want to Make a baby at this point and time in his career.”

Yep, it’s called SEX. SEX happens to people and they don’t always think about making babies. I’m sure that IF he had sex, he’s not thinking about making any babies, just having a good time.

If you saw some of the statistics for teen pregnancy, you’d notice that many teens don’t want to make babies, but hey, they have sex.

Monroe Burbank

November 16th, 2011
10:37 am

One thing musicians of every genre have in common – the ubiquitous Christmas album. Ugggghhhh!

Jose

November 16th, 2011
10:43 am

Glad to see that Ms. Brett is engaging us with another Pulitzer Prize winning blog. Surely, your talents are so much more greater than just giving us, Trolls-who sleep in our mommy’s basements, better reading. I think the AJC should give you a promotion to the investigative team….. Thanks Jose Rod….

brk

November 16th, 2011
11:01 am

@Bo U I LMAO about 2 girls can’t make a baby funny but true

Pam

November 16th, 2011
11:13 am

@Jose Ms. Brett is simply doing her job, just as you are doing whatever you do in mommy’s basement. Celebrity journalism appears to be very intriguing…after all, you’re here.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

November 16th, 2011
11:21 am

I am not a fan of Justin Bieber’s music but after looking at the photos of the woman, I would certainly hope that Justin has higher standards.

She got her 15 minutes of fame with this story so now she may be able to parlay this into a playboy centerfold deal or become an adult film actress. Just say’n……… :-)

Come on Man

November 16th, 2011
11:27 am

I guess a suit makes sense but to get what? She clearly has no money.

Jennifer Brett

November 16th, 2011
11:28 am

Sick and Tired:

I bet you are absolutely right and that we have not heard (or seen) the last of her.

Jennifer

Gary Larson, creater of The Far Side

November 16th, 2011
11:34 am

Isn’t he from Canada?

Sally Boyles

November 16th, 2011
11:57 am

Has anyone considered the possibility that Bieber’s camp was behind the whole thing to get publicity for his new release and make himself seem more manly? That’s what teen stars do when they need to mature their image.

The article quotes is manager saying:
“It’s a win-win-win for Bieber,” Talbert said. “He is not the father of this child; the publicity from this laughable ’scandal’ has helped shoot his new album to the top of the charts; and a lawsuit against Yeater for her false claim of paternity will keep him at the top of the headlines, and his album and any tour on top of the charts.”

Pompano

November 16th, 2011
12:13 pm

@Sally Boyles is correct. The Beiber camp dishes some BS press release every week to keep this guy in the news. This whole thing was just another PR stunt orchestrated by the folks pulling his strings.

Mr. Ed

November 16th, 2011
12:25 pm

It very well could be a PR stunt. However, you have to remember he’s a teenager with raging hormones. He will not be the 1st, nor the last young man to experience an unanticipated booty call.

Jennifer Brett

November 16th, 2011
1:24 pm

Paul Talbert is not Justin Bieber’s manager. He is an attorney unconnected to the case; just offered his legal observations.

Jennifer

henderson223

November 16th, 2011
1:31 pm

All I’m saying is that this story is ending without all the details answered. It’s a little weird isn’t it? If she is guilty then burn her A$$ and make her an example of this. If he is the father then I as a consumer want to know if he is the role model being portrayed by him and his people. Do not forget that for him and everyone involved this is also ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!! There are hundreds of millions of dollars riding on the outcome of this. His future sales and the busiest shopping season is right now. Money has been spent promoting him to you and I in hopes we buy everything with his name on it. Yes he is talented but he is a teenage male in one of the most over sexed business there is. Sex sells. Just watch him perform and see how often he grabs himself or pouts for the camera. He knows this and see how the press plays up his relationship with his girlfriend? I really hope the best for him, but Sex = Money for everyone in this case. Unfortunately that’s your money and mine.

St Simons - we're on Island time

November 16th, 2011
2:18 pm

the actual father heard about this, did the math, and showed back up

to volunteer to take the test. At that point, the jig was up for her.

Since she lied to her counsel, they dropped her & she was done.

Mariah Y

November 16th, 2011
2:21 pm

He is my baby daddy. I remember quite well the events of that night. I fell asleep in my single wide trailer after a meth binge. Justin sneaked into my room and fathered my baby. Oh yeah and he was dressed just like the white trash dealer I bought the meth from. Where is my check?

carla roqs

November 16th, 2011
2:51 pm

you guys are so silly. and ummmmm, mariah y? the check is in the mail. lol

jeffrey d

November 16th, 2011
3:21 pm

Bieber should’ve just offered to take a pregnancy test to prove he was innocent

Diana

November 16th, 2011
3:27 pm

I watched a couple of her interviews, and i have to go with Justin Bieber on this one. I have NEVER see such an obvious lie in my life. She did not look anyone in the face. added to, changed details, possibly one of the worst acting jobs I have ever seen. If I was Justin Bieber I would demand a paternity test. What good would him sueing her do? She has nothing but a darling son. Poor kid.

Really?

November 16th, 2011
3:27 pm

Yahoo news reporting that only her lawsuit has been dismissed…paternity testing is still moving forward with both camps discussing out of court settlements and sealing the results…..so stay tuned!

Fred

November 16th, 2011
3:45 pm

Is the Bieber still “dating” Selena Gomez? My 9 year old daughter said no, (she loves Selena but thinks Justin is a girly boy), and I can’t say I’m interested enough to investigate it. Can I get some help from you celebrity watchers?

willydoit?

November 16th, 2011
3:45 pm

Sounds like a publicity stunt to me. Bieber gets the beaver fever!

Winborne

November 16th, 2011
4:35 pm

I have always thought the magazine that first printed the story is behind this mess. As a producer in Hollywood, the moment they splashed the story on the cover I though, they are desperate to sell magazines. Watch, this story unfold. She will eventually sing like a Canary.

henderson223

November 16th, 2011
6:17 pm

Never say never because anything is possible. But a test would without a doubt clear him if he is what he’s been made out to be. It’s a said thing anyway you look at it. Get the truth out and get him cleared or finish his career once and for all. He owes that to his fans and those parents that spend the hard earned cash on his merchandise. He is supposed to be good role model. I hope so but I still think we should know the truth. And the truth shall set you free JB!!!

Ron Burgundy

November 16th, 2011
8:12 pm

Exellent report Jennifer…compelling and rich.

tamaratattles

November 16th, 2011
8:28 pm

She got dropped by her attorneys. Someone else has picked her up now. She didn’t get paid off, it’s just no one wants to rep her.

http://www.tamaratattles.com