Justin Bieber Baby Mama's Lawyers Unafraid of Lawsuit Threats; 'Encouraged' Bieber Will Take DNA Test

Attorneys say DNA Test "only way" to determine if Bieber is the father

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November 7, 2011|10:37 am

The lawyers for Mariah Yeater, the woman who claims she gave birth to Justin Bieber's baby about three months ago, are not worried that the pop idol's legal team is threatening to sue once the DNA test settles the "baby mama" dispute.

"We are encouraged that Justin Bieber will voluntarily take the paternity test," Yeater's lawyers told TMZ. "That is the only way to definitively determine who the father is."

"The paternity suit was filed in good faith and it will continue despite the threats," they added.

People magazine spoke to family law lawyers who believe that a DNA test might be the only way to quell the rumors if there is any possibility that Bieber did indeed have sex with Yeater.

"The judge has to weigh two things: Bieber's right to privacy versus the child's right to know who the father is," Los Angeles family law attorney Steve Mindel, who is not involved with the case, told People. "Unless the judge thinks the woman made everything up, the court will likely order the test as the quickest resolution."

Yeater's attorneys claim they have evidence that there was an encounter between the two, according to several reports. If a DNA test proves that Bieber is the father, Yeater will have "hit the jackpot," says family law attorney Lynn Soodik, also not involved in the case.

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"[Yeater] could potentially receive tens of thousands of dollars in monthly support until the child turns 18. By law, a child is entitled to live the same standard as the father," Soodik told People.

Despite the allegations, Yeater's ex-boyfriend, John Terranova, thinks the whole thing is a "scam."

Terranova told the New York Post that Yeater had previously accused him of being the father of her baby, a claim he said was "impossible" due to the timing of their relationship and when she got pregnant.

"I know it's not Justin Bieber," Terranova said. "She just wants money. It's a scam."

Nonetheless, Yeater's lawyers said in a statement last week that they have "credible evidence" Bieber is the father.

A DNA test will take place once Bieber returns from Europe, according to TMZ.

 

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