Justin Bieber Paternity Suit Dropped & Lying Mom Needs Help


After a sordid whirlwind of controversy in which 20-year-old Mariah Yeater claimed Justin Bieber sexed her up backstage after a 2010 concert, filed a paternity lawsuit against him, and produced photos of a child (which sorta looked liked Bieber in the sense that they both have the squooshiest little cheeks ever), it turns out that ... *drumroll* Mariah Yeater is a nut case.

Okay, that's a little harsh. Maybe she's a perfectly nice girl who just has the odd habit of occasionally trotting out her infant son in an attempt to sue celebrities. At any rate, TMZ is reporting that lawyers for Yeater quietly withdrew the paternity case last week, and they've also quit representing her altogether.

You have to hand it to her: If her goal was 15 minutes of fame, she certainly got it. 

Assuming the paternity suit has been dropped because of being, well, whatever the legal term for totally and ridiculously bogus is -- it's hard to know just what Yeater's motives were. Was she angling for attention? Did she think she had a shot in hell at being paid off, if only to stop making embarrassing news for the squeaky-clean singer? Or had she convinced herself that the story she was spinning was true?

It's also hard to guess what Bieber's best move should be at this point. A week ago his spokesperson was pretty adamant that Team Bieber was going to 1) take a DNA test to prove the allegations false, and 2) sue the shit out of everyone:

I can confirm that the team has proactively made arrangements for Justin to be tested upon his return and we're going to hold everyone who is involved responsible. It's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims. We'll vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to protect Justin and to hold those involved with bringing this suit accountable for their actions.

That's probably the point when the lawyers tucked their tails and ran, and with good reason -- the U.S. Courts aren't supposed to look kindly upon frivolous litigation suits.

I can understand the desire for Bieber's team to send a strong message that they're not going to put up with baseless accusations, and there's an argument to be made that Yeater should be punished for defamation. I wonder what good that would do, though. If it's true that she just up and lied about Justin Bieber being the father of her son, I'm kind of less interested in her paying for her mistakes and more concerned about her ability to parent that child.

I say Bieber's legal team should spank Yeater's lawyers, maybe fine them for being ambulance-chasing sleazebags, and someone should check in with Yeater's mental health. If she's a wannabe grifter, she should be held accountable for this whole mess. If she's unstable, well, that's another story.

What do you think should happen to Mariah Yeater now?

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Lovin... LovingKentucky

I'm sure Yeater's lawyers believed her story, and when they found out it wasn't true they dropped her because they didn't want anything to do with her lies, and that isn't ambulance-chasing behavior!  But Bieber's legal team should pursue charges against Yeater for her defamatory statements, and in that case, a mental health check would definitely be in order.

bones... bones2jess

i think that he is the father and they paid both her and the lawerd off the keep his name safe. lol

nonmember avatar blh

She should most definitely have consequences for her actions. I hope they sue the shit out of her and somebody investigates her ability to take care of that baby.

nonmember avatar shannon

Anyone ever stop to consider that her withdrawal of the paternity case doesn't mean she was lying? Funny it occurs right before Justin returns from Europe to take his promised DNA test....Personally, I think the Beiber camp kept him and his DNA safely tucked away in Europe until his attorneys and hers could come up with a silent financial settlement so that Justin wouldn't have to submit to that DNA test and potentially ruin his media created reputation...

RaeAn... RaeAnne.USAF

Why should they sue her? I'm sure Bieber told his people "well...maybe I did" so they gave her a lot of hush money. I don't believe for a second that there is no possiblity Bieber is the father of her child. Why hate on her so much for wanting to confirm if he was the father of her son or not? Anythings possible people.

Lulu_B Lulu_B

Here's the thing, why would her lawyers no longer be representing her if they settled?

Why is everyone so quick to judge Justin Beiber? She had already tried to say that her ex was the father, swearing that she had only had sex with him and then only recanted after he took a paternity test that proved that he wasn't the father. What reasons do we have to believe that she's telling the truth now?

Micks... Micksbabe

She has a Personality Disorder.  Which does fall under "mental illness", but so many people are walking around among us with PD's, and they're all breeding.   The courts are FILLED with disordered personalities, wanting attention, not considering the consequences.  And in so many cases when it is a mother with a personality disorder, the courts will look the other way.  Which is really sad.  My own mother was diagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder and I can attest that growing up with one of these monsters "caring" for you is a nightmare that only years and years of therapy can remedy.  Should Mariah Yeater's baby be taken from her?  Heck yeah.  Will it be?  Hell no.

Melis... Melissa042807

The whole story was so far-fetched to begin with, I'm going to go with the theory that when he agreed to a paternity test instead of automatically writing her a big fat check she had to 'fess up, because she knew what the results would be. Seems logical to me. 

fraoch fraoch

The way I see it, if she did have sex w/him and he's JB's baby, she's make more sticking with the story than getting paid off...and her lawyers would tell her that.

I never thought the baby was his...this just proves it.

nonmember avatar cdoodle

a personality disorder does not equivocate to being unable to parent a child. most mental disorders don't. people with mental disorders can lead "normal" lives just like the others. I'm sorry your mother did not seek help so she could be a better parent to you, micksbabe, but you should not make your personal experience out to be fact for everyone.

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