In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the paternity suit against Justin Bieber is dropped by the woman accusing him of fathering her child. Mariah Yeater withdrew her court paperwork but says she wasn’t withdrawing her claims that Bieber was the father of her baby. Rather, she said she “fears for her life” because of the suit. C’mon, Beliebers aren’t that crazy! Seems like Yeater’s a little off the rocker herself.
Instead, Yeater’s lawyers say they’re trying to settle out of court, doing the DNA test privately and working with Bieber’s counsel. Seventeen-year-old Bieber and his attorneys have denied the accusations, agreeing to a DNA test to put the claims to rest. Then, they’ve said they’ll turn around and sue Mariah.
Yeater was 19 at the time of the alleged sexual encounter and so could have faced statutory rape charges – Bieber was only 16 at the time of the alleged incident.