Mariah Yeater baby: Justin Bieber tells Twitter fans he plans to 'ignore the rumours'
Mariah Yeater baby: Justin Bieber tells Twitter fans he plans
to 'ignore the rumours'
Star is is choosing to 'ignore the rumours and
concentrate on his music'
Performed on Dancing With The Stars last night
hours after the scandal broke
Girlfriend Selena Gomez stepped out at charity
Mariah Yeater claims she and Bieber had sex
backstage after his performance in L.A. on Oct
By Donna Mcconnell and Sarah Fitzmaurice
and Jade Watkins
Updated: 22:49 GMT, 2 November 2011
Justin Bieber has spoken out for the first time since allegations emerged that he has fathered an
illegitimate love child with a 20-year-old fan.
The 17-year-old teen idol took to his Twitter page telling fans that he was choosing to ignore the
rumours and rather concentrate on his music.
His statement comes on the day that Mariah Yeater is pictured on the cover of U.S. magazine Star
with Bieber's alleged son, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, who was born on July 6.
Speaking out: Justin Bieber, pictured here on Dancing with the Stars last night, has address the love
child rumours on Twitter
Focusing on music: The 17-year-old teen idol told his fans he was choosing to ignore the rumours
'So Im going to ignore the rumours...and focus on what is real an opportunity to help by doing what i
love. Judge me on the music! Love yall!' Justin tweeted to his fans this morning.
And the Baby star did just that last night, as he took to the stage to perform on Dancing With The
Stars, just hours after the story broke.
Performing his hit Never Say Never, he appeared unfazed by the claims, and looked relaxed in his
metallic purple jacket, leather fingerless gloves, jeans and glittering colour coordinated trainers.
magazine Justin Bieber cover
to be proven: Justin has been asked to take a paternity test following the claims made by Mariah
Bieber also sang a duet of Fa La La with Boyz II Men as he tried to plug his Christmas album Under
Across town, the show also went on for Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez, who is surely also rocked
by the claims.
The 19-year-old stepped out for the 2011 Fulfillment Fund Event at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel.
face: The Baby star took to the stage to perform on Dancing With The Stars, just hours after the
all around: Bieber received encouragement from the fellow singers
The singer and actress looked stunning in an asymmetrical silver dress with cut out detail, showing
off her enviable figure.
She teamed her revealing dress with a pair of T-bar heels for the occasion.
Selena wore her glossy hair, which had been preened at a hairdressers shortly before the event,
around her shoulders and donned a pair of silver hoop earrings.
Smiles: Across town, the show also went on for Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez, who is surely also
rocked by the claims
Ahead of the event the actress was seen leaving a salon wearing a cropped black leather jacket and
clutching her phone.
In news which has stunned the world, Bieber is now at the centre of a paternity lawsuit which 20-
year-old Yeater filed on October 31.
Yeater has asked the star to submit to a paternity test, and a claim 'to provide adequate support for
my baby', for the tryst which she allegedly lasted no longer than 30 seconds.
In a legal statement, sworn under penalty of perjury, Yeater told a California court that Bieber
propositioned her on October 25 of last year, when she was 19 after his concert and at L.A.'s Staples
Getting ready: Ahead of the event the actress was seen leaving a salon wearing a cropped black
leather jacket and clutching her phone
Serious: Selena found it hard to raise a smile
According to U.S. website Radar Online, Yeater told a judge: 'When I later realized I was pregnant
with Justin Bieber's baby, I tried to contact him through his representatives but no one ever called
She added: 'On July 6, 2011, I gave birth to a baby boy. That was exactly 36 weeks and two days
after the sexual encounter with Justin Bieber.
'Based upon the timing as well as the fact there were no other possible men that I had sex with that
could be the father of this baby, I believe that Justin Bieber is in fact the father of my baby.'
Bieber's spokesperson has vehemently denied the allegations, and told website Radar: 'While we
haven't yet seen the lawsuit, it's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and
demonstrably false claims.
of birth: Mariah Yeater gave birth to her baby at the futuristic looking Grossmont Hospital in San
certificate: The birth certificate of Tristyn Yeater, who a lawsuit alleges is Bieber's baby is seen
without the father's details on it
'We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these
Yeater wrote a detailed statement about meeting her idol in papers submitted to a Los Angeles
She claims she was approached by a security guard while seated in the front row of the star's
concert and asked if she wanted to meet the singer backstage.
She said: 'Immediately, it was obvious that we were mutually attracted to one another, and we
began to kiss.
'Shortly thereafter, Justin Bieber suggested that I go with him to a private place where we could be
'I agreed to go with him and on the walk to a private area, he told me he wanted to make love to me
and this was going to be his first time.
'We went inside and immediately his personality changed drastically. He began touching me and
repeatedly said he wanted to f*** the s*** out of me.
Getting prepared: Justin is seen ahead of his Dancing With The Star performance
'At the time I asked him to put a condom on for protection, but he insisted that he did not want to.'
'In his own words, he said that because it was his first time he wanted to feel everything.'
She is said to have described the intercourse as 'brief', lasting 'approximately 30 seconds'.Â
However, Yeater's claim that she had sex with the star when she was 19 and he was aged 16 would
mean under California law that he was underage.
And if the claims turn out to be true Yeater could lay herself open to a charge of statutory rape of a
minor and would at least be guilty of a misdemeanour. But she would not have to register as sex
offender if a conviction was upheld.
show: The woman claims she had sex with the underage star after one of his concerts in Los Angeles
Yeater claims that after the encounter he refused to give her his phone number, and was 'not
interested' in writing down her contact details.
She says that after learning she was pregnant she tried to get in touch with him via his
representatives, but there was no response to her calls.
A court hearing is said to have been set for December 15.
Justin has been dating girlfriend Selena Gomez since the end of last year but the couple waited until
the Oscars in March to make their first public debut together.
Last month when the couple were both in Winnipeg and they spent an amorous evening watching
the basketballÂ together and were seen smooching from a private box.
They also adopted a dog together, whom they have named Baylor, from an animal rescue centre in
Winnipeg on October 14.
will Selena say? Justin has been dating his girlfriend for the past ten months
Bieber continued his professional duties last night in the wake of the claims with a performance on
Dancing With The Stars.
Gomez also stepped out with a red carpet appearance at a charity event in Los Angeles.
In February this year Justin, who is a Christian, spoke out about pre-marital sex in an interview with
Rolling Stone magazine.
He said: 'I don't think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.'
Dressed down: Selena is seen being escorted to work at an L.A studio by a bodyguard this morning
as the story hits fever pitch
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