Usher has denied ever having sex with a woman suing him for allegedly exposing her to the herpes virus, claiming that she isn’t his type.
Quantasia Sharpton is one of three alleged victims – two women and a man – suing Usher for failing to tell them he had herpes before they allegedly had sex.
But Usher has now told friends that while he may have pulled Sharpton up on stage during a concert, he says he never had sex with the woman.
Usher ‘looks to bring a diverse group of people up onstage, not just supermodels’, one insider told TMZ, while another said he believed it was ‘an esteem booster’ to bring people onstage during concerts.
Sharpton, a 21-year-old mother of three, claims that she had sex with Usher following a concert of his that she went to with friends to celebrate her 19th birthday.
She says she was selected from the crowd to go backstage before the show and meet Usher – real name Usher Raymond – because of the birthday crown she was wearing.
Later, she says a security guard came up to her and asked for her number because Usher was ‘interested in her’.
After the show, she says she got a call from a blocked number and it was Usher, asking her what hotel she was staying in and the room number.
About an hour later, Sharpton says Usher arrived at her hotel and they had ‘sexual contact’. But after he left, she ‘never heard from him again’.
Sharpton said she was shocked last month to learn that Usher possibly has herpes.