- (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
Justin Bieber's "Baby Mama," Mariah Yeater, the woman who claims that the singer impregnated her after a concert last year, has reportedly dismissed her paternity lawsuit against the pop idol last week.
The suit was quietly dismissed, according to TMZ, a celebrity gossip website, which reported the news early Wednesday. The Christian Post did not manage to independently confirm the news.
The website also reported that Yeater's lawyers, Lance Rogers and Matt Pare, have withdrawn from the case.
Yeater claimed that Bieber is the father of her 4-month-old child, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, who was allegedly conceived in a brief sexual encounter after the pop star's concert in October 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Bieber's legal team has vehemently denied the claims, and on NBC's "Today," Bieber told news anchor Matt Lauer that he does not know Yeater and has never met her. Bieber also claims that he is actually still a virgin.
The pop idol has reportedly been planning to take a paternity test, claiming he is unafraid of proving he was telling the truth. He also threatened to sue Yeater and her lawyers for bogus claims. Bieber is represented by Howard Weitzman.
If the lawsuit – followed closely by the singer’s fans across the globe - had not disintegrated, and the DNA test would reveal that Bieber is the father, Yeater was expected to score major financial gains, experts have been saying. Yeater could potentially receive tens of thousands of dollars in monthly support until the child turned 18, People magazine reported.
Bieber’s girlfriend, Selena Gomez, has been reported to “stay by her man” amid the scandal.
Yeater's ex-boyfriend, John Terranova, reportedly declared he thinks the entire thing is a "scam."
"I know it's not Justin Bieber," Terranova told the New York Post. "She just wants money. It's a scam."
Terranova claims that Yeater had also accused him of being the father of her child, which he denied.
According to TMZ, Yeater and Terranova had a tumultuous relationship, with Yeater getting physically abusive at least one time. The celebrity website spoke to a mutual friend of the former couple, who said that after Terranova denied being the father of her child, she broke his car window "out of rage."