Monday 21 November 2011, 11:28 | By

Bieber has his paternity test

Legal

Justin Bieber

The Biebster has taken his DNA test, and according to the in depth research (aka Google search) I did this morning, you’d normally expect to get the results back three to ten days after the sample is taken, so the Bieber baby story should soon be resolved.

Justin Bieber, of course, is accused of fathering Mariah Yeater’s baby during a brief sexual liaison back stage at the Staples Center in LA late last year. The pop star denies ever meeting Yeater, and various reports have suggested the 20 year old woman had previously wrongly accused an ex-boyfriend of being the father, and that there are text messages between her and friends asking for them to cover up past claims in a bid to help with her Bieber paternity lawsuit, with a promise of a cut of any money won from the pop star if they comply.

But Yeater maintains she has “credible evidence” that she had sex with Bieber, and has pushed for the pop star to take a DNA test to prove she’s telling the truth from the start. After a few days denying Yeater’s claims, Bieber agreed to take the paternity test on his return to the US, and according to his manager Scooter Braun that happened on Friday.

Once Bieber had agreed to take the test, Yeater’s original lawyers withdrew the paternity lawsuit they were pursuing for the claimant, possibly fearful that if the DNA test proves their client was lying they’d be left handling a massive defamation lawsuit for a woman of limited means. Though another lawyer was still speaking for Yeater and maintaining her claims, even as the original lawsuit was withdrawn last week, insisting talks with Bieber’s legal reps were ongoing.

Speaking about the DNA test, Bieber’s manager told US TV show ‘Extra': “[Justin] doesn’t mind. He’s like: ‘I’m just going to go ahead [with] it and be fine'”. Confirming Team Bieber still planned to sue for defamation if and when Yeater’s claims are proven to be untrue, Braun added: “I think it’s important to hold people accountable for their actions”.

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