As the whole celebrity gossip world knows by now, Mariah Yeater has accused Justin Bieber of fathering her three-month old son.
And while the scandal has not made much news recently - Yeater's lawyer asked Bieber's camp for a new DNA test in late November, and there's been no movement on either side since - Robert Powell has come forward and said he knows why Yeater originally filed a paternity suit against the singer. It's simple:
Powell, who insists he's the proper baby daddy, recently spoke to Rumor Fix while serving time behind bars on charges of burglary and drug possession.
“We were both homeless and living in Oceanside and Mariah was trying to make some quick money," Powell claims. “She just picked him because she thought he was famous and all and thought she could get a lot of money by telling the magazine Justin was the father. She just saw him as an opportunity to make a lot of money."
$50,000, Powell says. That's the amount she was hoping Justin would settle for.But Yeater underestimated Bieber, who fought against the allegations from day one and has done all he can to prove his innocence.
Powell adds that he still loves Yeater, and he has sympathy for the Biebs.
"All I want is to be with my son, that’s all I care about. She can take all her money, I just want my son. And man, on the real, I feel sorry for Justin Bieber. He’s just a little kid, man. He don’t need to be going through all this drama. He got a career and sh*t to focus on. I feel sorry for the dude.”
Thanks, Rob. But Justin doesn't need your pity. He's doing just fine on his own, thank you very much!