What makes the Usher STD case a lesson for recording artists and musicians alike? Recently, many news outlets covered the planned civil lawsuit against Usher for exposing several individuals to Herpes without providing advance warning prior to intimate contact. California law (and the laws of every state in the nation) require those who have an STD to warn potential partners in advance of intimate contact they have an STD. Like the recent Charlie Sheen HIV case, the Usher case involves those who have tested positive after an encounter with the recording star. Mr. Sheen described this as a form of “extortion.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
It is a criminal and civil offense to knowingly carry an STD and fail to provide advance warning to potential intimate partners. California law provides a criminal path as well as a civil (financial) remedy for the failure to notify a lover in advance of civil contact if you have an STD such as HIV, AIDS, Herpes or HPV. Much like an injury case, a person who contracts an STD from any person of substance has the legal right to pursue financial “damages.” The damages are in direct proportion to the nature of the STD and the impact it has had on the recipient’s life, as well as medical costs, prescription drugs, counseling and other expenses the recipient of the STD will face in the future.
My name is Rivers Morrell and after helping many victims of STD transmission over my 40+ years as an injury attorney I can tell you these cases are absolutely legal. It is possible to prove a person was the source of your STD infection and hold them financially responsible and accountable for what has happened. If you have received an STD from a celebrity, artist, actor, or a person of substance such as a business owner, college professor or even a clergy I have the experience, legal skill and expertise to hold them accountable for what has happened to you. You don’t need to feel intimidated or ashamed as most of these cases are kept private and your name is kept out of any lawsuit required. I invite you to review the recommendations of the legal industry and my clients and call me for a free, private and confidential consultation at 949-273-2693. What makes the Usher STD case a lesson for recording artists and musicians alike? The fact that no one has the right, not even celebrities or the wealthy and powerful to transmit an STD without warning you in advance of physical contact.