Lawyer says Mariah Yeater's paternity suit against Justin Bieber is still going
Despite what you may have read on TMZ, Mariah Yeater's lawyer is saying her paternity suit against Justin Bieber is still on. And why not? It's not like she has anything to lose at this point, except millions of dollars and her ability to go out in public without some crazed Belieber spitting on her. Well, to be fair, those fans probably are doing that now.
The website posted Wednesday morning that the lawsuit was dismissed late last week, and Yeater's attorneys Lance Rogers and Matt Pare withdrew from representing her. This happened after Beiber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman told Rogers and Pare a countersuit was on the way. Unfortunately, another lawyer representing Yeater says that while the initial suit has been withdrawn, the case is still on.
"There is a legal team; it's a new legal team," Chicago legal eagle Jeffrey Leving, one of Yeater's hit men, said on the city's WGN Morning News on Wednesday (watch it above). "In light of death threats against my client, strategies have been reviewed and the San Diego attorneys are now replaced with John Carlson from Los Angeles."
Leving said he's not allowing interviews with Yeater and there are ongoing negotiations with Bieber's camp to provide a paternity test.
"We're trying to negotiate a private, secure DNA test with the same safeguards that would exist if there were a court order, but without a court order, because the case is completely out of control and I don't want something terrible to happen to my client or her child," Leving said. He added that he hopes to not file a new suit and keep everything confidential.
That sounds suspiciously like they're looking to keep potential word that Bieber knocked up a fan under wraps, including any settlement that would result, if all this turns out to be true after all. But think of poor little Tristyn -- he'll never know his daddy may have been a sickly little man-child with a bad haircut!