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Justin Bieber's alleged baby mama is faced with more opposition as her ex-boyfriend has spoken out against her, saying he is the rightful father of the child and that Yeater did it for money.
"She lied," Robert Powell told RumorFix concerning Yeater. He claimed she made $50,000 selling her story to a gossip magazine. "She just picked [Justin Bieber], 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."
Powell is in jail at the moment on charges of drug possession and burglary, and said he feels bad Bieber had to be involved in this whole situation.
"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," he said.
If his testimony is not enough, a series of texts coming from Yeater herself said Powell was the father. According to TMZ, Powell has stated he would be more than willing to take a DNA test to prove the truth because he was tired of watching Yeater use the child for publicity.
"If Robbie Powell 'actually' believes and claims he is the father, I suggest he contact me directly. Litigating this case in the media and bypassing Mariah's legal team only perpetuates the three-ring circus and accomplishes nothing as I see it," said Yeater's lawyer, Jeffrey Leving.
Despite Justin Bieber taking the DNA test three weeks ago, Yeater has yet to be found to compare with the baby’s DNA.
Leving said his client was not hiding and stated the accuser would take a test to prove her claims true.
The lawyer also said Bieber should have been under scrutiny while taking the test, and a member of Yeater’s team should have been present.
Bieber said he plans to sue the woman for her false accusations, but 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.”