Earlier this week, text messages allegedly sent by Mariah Yeater were leaked to TMZ and seemed to include reference to someone other than Justin Bieber as the father of her child. This revelation took place soon after the accuser dropped her paternity suit against the singer.
So, case closed, right?
YES, says Bieber's attorney, telling E! News: "This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story... Yeater and her co-conspirators hatched this scheme in order to extort money from him and to sell her story to the media. There have been no settlement discussions and there never will be."
NO, says Jeffrey Leving, Yeater's attorney. He believes the messages were "fabricated," adding that "the information I have is these text messages were not sent by her."Bieber still plans to take a DNA test, sources confirm, in order to end this rumor once and for all.
His manager reiterated in a radio interview with Elvis Duran that there will be NO settlement and, in the same interview, Justin proved that he still has a sense of humor.
"If it was up to me, it would've been a better story - like Justin Bieber went off to South America with this 27-year-old supermodel," he joke. "That would've been an awesome rumor."