Justin Bieber has been “ignoring” the rumors that he fathered a child with a fan, but he can’t ignore a court summons ordering him to take a DNA test.
The latest Word on the Curb has it that the 17-year-old will submit to DNA testing at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Nov. 15 to determine once and for all whether he is the father of 20-year-old Mariah Yeater’s four-month-old son, Tristyn. Yeater claims she had a 30-second long sexual encounter with the pop star backstage after a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in Oct. 2010. She says the brief affair left her pregnant.
Though the young mother initially pinned paternity on another man (and likely broke statutory rape clauses if/when she bedded JB), she insists Justin is the Pappy. The kid even has the trademark Bieber pout, Mariah argues.
“Look, just look at his mouth,” Yeater told The Daily Star Sunday. “Look familiar? I pray that Justin sees theses photos, looks at Tristyn and knows in his heart that this is his child and our child. It’s going to be a nightmare for all of us if he keeps denying it.”
She added: “I just want what is right for our son. I feel terribly hurt that we have been abandoned and none of my calls to Justin were returned.”
Yeater’s legal team say they have “credible evidence” that supports Mariah’s allegation that the pop star is Tristyn’s dad. During an interview on HLN Thursday, Lance Rogers and Matthew Pare said they have not disclosed the evidence in order to “give Justin Bieber an opportunity to resolve this.” Pare said they were “left with no other choice” than to file a lawsuit demanding Bieber take a paternity test because the singer had previously refused to respond to Yeater’s requests for child support. When asked about the possibility that Bieber may take legal action against Yeater if her allegations are proven false, Pare said it is “highly unlikely based on the evidence we have, not all of which has been released to the media, by any means.”
On The TODAY Show Friday, Bieber denied the paternity claim for the millionth time, saying:
“Never met the woman. I’d just like to say, basically, that none of those allegations are true. I know that I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim. I’m a target. That’s something that comes with the territory. I know there are going to be people who make stuff up. It’s a matter of staying strong. The allegations are definitely 100% not true.”
For now, Justin’s girlfriend Selena Gomez is standing by her man boy.
“She wants so desperately to believe Justin isn’t the father. But if he takes a paternity test that does prove positive, heaven help him. He won’t see Selena for dust,” says a friend.