After weeks of speculation and rumors, Justin Bieber is asking for the world to stop giving attention to the 20-year-old Californian woman who claims that he fathered her child.
Bieber appeared on The View recently to discuss the paternity scandal, in which he was willing to take a DNA test to prove his innocence. The 17-year-old crooner seemed annoyed that people were taking his accuser so seriously.
"I think we’re bringing too much attention to this girl," Bieber said.
The singer explained why he felt the need to take the test.
"I didn’t have to do it,” Bieber said. “I did it because I wanted to, I wanted everything to be out in the open like, listen, there’s no reason for this to even be a discussion."
Bieber said it made sense for him to take the test.
"If I have to take it, if I don’t have to take it, I’m going to take it just because it just made sense,” he said. “I don’t know if she’s going to take it or not, I don’t even know."
Bieber’s team recently admitted that the singer took the DNA test late last week, yet reports surfaced that Yeater was nowhere to be found to test the baby and end the debacle.
However Jeffrey Leving, Yeater’s lawyer, said his client was not hiding. The 20-year-old accuser who alleges that she is the mother of Bieber’s child will take a test to prove her claims true.
The lawyer told TMZ that his team had been in contact with Bieber’s despite the claims that Yeater had gone into hiding.
Although Leving told TMZ that Yeater had no problem with her baby undergoing testing, he did say the team had issues with Bieber’s team. The lawyer said Bieber should have been under closer scrutiny while taking the test, and a member of Yeater’s team should have been present.
Depending on the results, Bieber said he is looking to sue the woman who has been speaking out about him in the media for months. However, the 17-year-old crooner is not looking for monetary gain.
A source close to the Bieber camp told the Chicago Sun-Times that the singer was adamant about getting an apology.
“This is not about money,” the source said. “Clearly Mariah doesn’t have anything. It’s about getting a very public, widely televised apology - showing the world that people cannot subject celebrities to things like this simply because they are famous.”